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TRAIL TWO: The Stadium Trail


The Pride of Kallang

The Grand Old Dame

Birth of the
Kallang Roar
(Source: Singapore Sports Council)

7. The Grand Old Dame

Not long after World War II, plans to establish a well-equipped sports complex were incubated. The former National Stadium (1973 - 2010) was the centrepiece of the complex. Its construction was made possible by contributions from the public. Over her 37 years of service, the Grand Old Dame hosted countless events creating fond memories for many a Singaporean.

You may refer to pages 14, 17, 27-28, 32-35,53-54, 61-62, 79, 81-82, 85 of the Guide Book for more information.


(Source: Singapore Sports Council)
Commemorative coins from the 7th SEAP Games which were held at the National Stadium in 1973.
(Source: Singapore Sports Council)
The National Stadium Cauldron.



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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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