Farrer Park to make way for redevelopment

Farrer Park, an icon of Singapore sports, will be returned to the state by mid-2020. Former national footballer Fandi Ahmad and former national swimmer Ang Peng Siong share their fond memories of the place.
The yellow building houses the boxing gym, while the open fields are a popular spot for people to play sports such as football and ultimate frisbee. The Farrer Park fields were a hallowed ground for sports from the 1930s through to the 1980s.
The yellow building houses the boxing gym, while the open fields are a popular spot for people to play sports such as football and ultimate frisbee. The Farrer Park fields were a hallowed ground for sports from the 1930s through to the 1980s. ST PHOTOS: JONATHAN CHOO
This gym at Farrer Park has been home to the Singapore Amateur Boxing Association for 50 years. It will move into a space at Bedok Sports Hall soon.
This gym at Farrer Park has been home to the Singapore Amateur Boxing Association for 50 years. It will move into a space at Bedok Sports Hall soon.ST PHOTOS: JONATHAN CHOO

Boxing gym, swim school among facilities to move from area rich in sporting history

An icon of Singapore sport will soon be no more.

By the end of next month, the Singapore Amateur Boxing Association (Saba) will vacate the gym at Farrer Park, its home for 50 years, to move into a space at the Bedok Sports Hall.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2018, with the headline 'Farrer Park to make way for redevelopment'. Print Edition | Subscribe