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Kallang River – This was once a Swampland | by williamcho
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Kallang River – This was once a Swampland

The History of Kallang River

The Biduanda Orang Kallang, a people group found in Java, constituted at least 50% of the 1000 residents found in within this river at the time of Raffles' landing. In the 1835 a long stretch of the coast along Kallang was in sand and mud with mangrove marsh and swamp land blanketing the Kallang Basin.


The Kallang River is the longest river in Singapore flowing from the Peirce Reservoir to the coast at Nicoll Highway. Pollution from industrial and farming activities in the Kallang Basin was cleaned up in 1987, for development of the Kallang Riverside Park where water-skiing and canoeing is now popular. Prominent landmarks today include the Pebble Bay, Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang MRT Station and the upcoming Singapore Sports Hub.

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Taken on July 27, 2013