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TRAIL ONE: The Waterfront Trail


Making a Splash

Where Three Rivers Meet
&
Kallang, All Rise

Of Stilts and Cheroots
(Source: Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)

4. Where Three Rivers Meet &
Kallang, All Rise

This 1913 map clearly shows the landscape of the Kallang Basin before major reclamation works began for Kallang Aerodrome in the 1930s. In the past, the three rivers: the Rochor, Kallang and Geylang Rivers, supported a number of riverine communities. Take note that Kampongs Rokok, Laut and Kallang no longer exist.

You may refer to pages 2-4, 7-8, 14, 42-43, 74 of the Guide Book for more information.


(Source: Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)
This 1839 map by George Coleman shows the canalised sections of the Rochor River ("New Cut").
(Source: : Singapore History Consultants Pte Ltd)
The Oasis Taiwan Porridge restaurant used to occupy one of the floating structures at Kallang Basin. It has relocated to Toa Payoh Town Park.



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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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