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

Read More

Careers Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
CareersJune 17, 2024 at 9:30:00 PM

Why checking emails during meetings can be beneficial

The line between multitasking and distraction is often blurred. While many managers frown upon checking emails during meetings, recent insights suggest that this...

Tax Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
TaxJune 17, 2024 at 6:30:00 PM

Making the most of your FSA funds before year-end

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) offer a valuable opportunity to save on medical expenses by using pre-tax dollars. However, the "use-it-or-lose-it" rule means that...

Relationships Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
RelationshipsJune 17, 2024 at 3:30:00 PM

2024 wedding trends: Extreme events and mandatory dress codes

The landscape of wedding events is evolving dramatically in 2024, with couples opting for more extreme and personalized celebrations. Gone are the days...

Careers Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
CareersJune 17, 2024 at 3:00:00 PM

Should you accept a promotion without a raise?

Promotions are often seen as a reward for hard work and dedication, but what happens when that promotion doesn't come with a pay...

Economy Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 17, 2024 at 1:30:00 PM

How Singapore’s transport accident investigators piece together the puzzle in just 3 hours

When a transport accident occurs in Singapore, the clock starts ticking for the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB). Within just three hours, these...

Economy Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 17, 2024 at 12:30:00 PM

The Middle East's ascendancy: The new 'gold rush' in marketing

The Middle East has rapidly ascended as a crucial player in the global gold market, marking a significant shift in the dynamics of...

Economy Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 17, 2024 at 12:00:00 PM

Political battle over corporate tax rate puts over $1 trillion on the line

The corporate tax rate has become a flashpoint in American politics, with more than $1 trillion in potential revenue hanging in the balance....

Politics Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
PoliticsJune 17, 2024 at 12:00:00 PM

"The Hostages Next Door" tells the dark secret of a famous Gaza family

In the heart of Gaza, a region often synonymous with conflict and strife, lies a story that transcends the usual narratives of political...

Technology Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
TechnologyJune 17, 2024 at 11:30:00 AM

Google's strategies to combat ad-blockers on YouTube

Google has been ramping up its efforts to tackle ad-blockers on its YouTube platform. This ongoing battle is not just about technology but...

In Trend Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
In TrendJune 17, 2024 at 11:00:00 AM

8 people die in China from suffocation in a refrigerated truck

Eight people have died from suffocation inside a refrigerated truck in central China's Henan province. The tragedy, which occurred on June 17, 2024,...

Economy Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJune 17, 2024 at 11:00:00 AM

Singapore oil spill: Johor Strait fish farms unaffected, SFA confirms local fish are safe to eat

The recent oil spill off the coast of Singapore has raised significant concerns about its impact on marine life and local fish farms....

Technology Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
TechnologyJune 17, 2024 at 10:30:00 AM

How social media drives two-thirds of Americans to overspend

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, offering a platform for connection, entertainment, and information. However, it also presents...

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