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TRAIL ONE: The Waterfront Trail


Where Three Rivers Meet
&
Kallang, All Rise

Of Stilts and Cheroots

The Pride of Kallang
(Source: Worak, Wikipedia)

5. Of Stilts and Cheroots

One of the riverine communities at Kallang Basin was Kampong Rokok. It was named after the traditional hand-rolled cigarettes made by the Malay villagers at the turn of the 20th century. While these villages disappeared in the 1930s, tobacco production persisted in Singapore until the 1980s.

You may refer to pages 7-8, 19, 74 of the Guide Book for more information.


(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Kampong Bugis in 1889. Different types of boats can be seen moored on the river.
(Source: Survey Department Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)
A 1938 map of Kallang Aerodrome and surrounding areas. On the map, various features of the aerodrome can be seen, such as the seaplane approach and anchorage, seaplane slipway, the Terminal building, the landing grounds with wind indicators and boundary lights.



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A Stage for Sports Tanjong Rhu and Pulau Geylang Making a Splash Where Three Rivers Meet & Kallang, All Rise Of Stilts and Cheroots The Pride of Kallang The Grand Old Dame Birth of the Kallang Roar The City of Fire Prepare for Take-Off Bridging the Merdeka Dream When Kallang was Gay Courting Glory A Park for the People The Home of Sporting Singapore From Runway to Subway Showtime in Kallang See This Stadium Soar

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