A paean to Singapore's other river

Seemingly second fiddle, the Kallang River, Singapore’s longest waterway, can play a bigger role in our collective imagination.

The Kallang River, which winds through Ang Mo Kio, Potong Pasir and Bendemeer, is rich in history, going back to pre-colonial times. PHOTO: ST FILE
The Kallang River is physically different from its past incarnations. PHOTO: ST FILE
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It's a river marked out in the oldest colonial era maps of Singapore. Tied to the nation's history, it has over the years been cleaned up and now forms an integral part of many residents' daily commute and active lifestyle. Otters have been spotted frolicking and feeding in it.

No, it's not the Singapore River. Rather, I am referring to Singapore's longest waterway, Kallang River, which has Lower Peirce Reservoir as its source, courses some 10 kilometres through Ang Mo Kio, Potong Pasir and Bendemeer before emptying into Kallang Basin.

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