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TRAIL TWO: The Stadium Trail

The City of Fire

Prepare for Take-Off

Bridging the
Merdeka Dream
(Source: Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)

10. Prepare for Take-Off

One can delve deeper into the former Kallang Airport's rich 18-year history, from land reclamation to the multiple uses of the building after the airport closed. The image below shows the Airport at its peak, with hordes of spectators gathered to watch the air displays at Singapore Air Day in 1950.

You may refer to pages 8 - 11 of the Guide Book for more information.

(Source: Wikipedia, United States Library of Congress)
The famous aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, who landed at Kallang Aerodrome as part of her round-the-world flight, called it the "aviation miracle of the East".

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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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Daisy on the Ohoopee
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