Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege
Singapore

The URA wants public input on turning Old Kallang Airport into a lifestyle and recreation hub

Image Credits: UnsplashImage Credits: Unsplash
  • The URA is seeking public input to transform the historic Kallang Airport into a lifestyle and recreational hub.
  • The redevelopment plan includes enhancing connectivity, introducing new sports and recreational facilities, and preserving the site's heritage.
  • Public engagement is crucial to ensure the new precinct meets the needs and aspirations of the community.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore is embarking on an exciting journey to transform the historic Kallang Airport into a vibrant lifestyle and recreational hub. This initiative is part of a broader vision to rejuvenate the Kallang River area, blending heritage conservation with modern amenities to create a unique community space.

Opened in 1937, Kallang Airport was Singapore's first purpose-built civil airport. Although it ceased operations in 1955, the iconic building has continued to serve various community functions over the years. Now, the URA is seeking public input to reimagine this landmark as a dynamic precinct that caters to both locals and tourists.

A Blend of Heritage and Modernity

The former Kallang Airport building, located at 9 Stadium Link along Nicoll Highway, is an architectural gem that has been gazetted for conservation. The URA envisions this site as a new lifestyle precinct by the edge of the city, integrating sports, leisure, and community activities. According to the URA, "The conserved old Kallang Airport area will first be made available for a variety of sports, leisure, and community uses".

Community-Centric Development

Public engagement is at the heart of this redevelopment project. The URA has launched a series of exhibitions and feedback sessions to gather ideas from the community. These sessions aim to ensure that the new precinct meets the needs and aspirations of Singaporeans. "We want your ideas on how we can make these places more inclusive and vibrant," the URA stated.

Enhancing Connectivity and Accessibility

One of the key aspects of the redevelopment plan is to improve connectivity around the Kallang River. The URA plans to introduce new walking and cycling paths, making it easier for residents to navigate the area. This includes a new underpass at Kallang Bahru and a walking and cycling bridge over the PIE, designed with a comfortable gradient for all users.

Recreational and Sports Facilities

The Kallang Alive precinct, part of the broader Kallang River rejuvenation project, is set to become a world-class destination for sports, leisure, and entertainment. The area will feature a new indoor arena, various sports facilities, and community spaces. The Kallang Football Hub and the Singapore Tennis Centre are among the key highlights, offering state-of-the-art facilities for both professional athletes and the general public.

A Vision for the Future

The transformation of Kallang Airport is not just about preserving a historical site; it's about creating a space that fosters community spirit and enhances the quality of life for residents. The URA's vision includes a mixed-use lifestyle hub that seamlessly integrates public and private housing, commercial spaces, and recreational facilities. This holistic approach aims to build a vibrant community along the Kallang River, connecting people, places, and memories.

Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege
Economy Malaysia
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 21, 2024 at 10:00:00 AM

Reconsider the prices of necessary goods, govt said

In recent months, the Malaysian government has come under increasing pressure to reconsider its approach to essential goods pricing. As the nation grapples...

Economy Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 21, 2024 at 8:00:00 AM

Trade groups emphasize swift action and clear guidelines for JS-SEZ's triumph

The Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone (JS-SEZ) has emerged as a beacon of hope for enhanced economic cooperation between Malaysia and Singapore. As the...

Economy United States
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 21, 2024 at 7:30:00 AM

S&P 500 declines amid economic data and Fed's interest rate decisions

The S&P 500 closed lower on Thursday, reflecting investor concerns over recent economic data and the Federal Reserve's stance on interest rates. This...

Economy United States
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 21, 2024 at 7:30:00 AM

Due to a drawdown in US crude, oil prices are going up

Oil prices experienced a notable uptick on Thursday, driven by a combination of factors including a decrease in US crude inventories and growing...

Economy United States
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 20, 2024 at 7:30:00 AM

As demand rises and tensions rise in the world, oil prices fall

Oil prices have experienced a notable dip recently, driven by a mix of demand optimism and geopolitical tensions. This fluctuation in the crude...

Economy United States
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 20, 2024 at 4:00:00 AM

Global stock markets show mixed results as Nvidia drives new U.S. records

The global stock markets are experiencing a mixed performance, with Nvidia's remarkable surge pushing U.S. markets to fresh records. This development has captured...

Economy United States
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 19, 2024 at 11:00:00 AM

Trump criticizes the US economy in a place where job promises were broken

In a recent rally held at a picturesque lakeside park in Racine, Wisconsin, former President Donald Trump took the stage to address his...

Economy Malaysia
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 19, 2024 at 9:30:00 AM

FBM KLCI consolidation continues amid oil and gold counter rally

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) is poised to continue its consolidation above the psychological 1,600 level, as noted by Apex Securities...

Economy Europe
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 19, 2024 at 7:30:00 AM

Geopolitical tensions in Europe and the Middle East drive oil prices higher

Oil prices have surged over 1% as escalating geopolitical tensions in Europe and the Middle East continue to threaten global supply. On Tuesday,...

Economy Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 19, 2024 at 12:00:00 AM

Singapore reclaims top spot in global competitiveness after three-year hiatus

Singapore has once again been crowned the world's most competitive economy in 2024, reclaiming the top spot in the prestigious IMD World Competitiveness...

Economy World
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 18, 2024 at 2:30:00 PM

How AI is changing emission reduction in the shipping industry

The global commercial shipping industry, responsible for transporting about 90% of the world's goods, is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, accounting for...

Economy Europe
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 18, 2024 at 9:30:00 AM

How muddy fields in the UK are jeopardizing food security

The United Kingdom's agricultural landscape is under siege from relentless rain and flooding, creating muddy fields that are wreaking havoc on food production....

Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege
Load More
Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege