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Love affair with Kallang gets much-needed spark

An artist impression of the various components of the Kallang Alive project, with the Singapore Tennis Centre in the foreground.
An artist impression of the various components of the Kallang Alive project, with the Singapore Tennis Centre in the foreground.PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE

It doesn't have the glitter of Jewel Changi Airport, or draw hordes of tourists like Gardens By the Bay. But Kallang has McDonald's, KFC and Decathlon, the sports shopping haven that families flock to at 10pm, as I discovered one Saturday night when I walked into the 24-hour store.

Eating and shopping - easily two things Singaporeans love - as well as an occasional big football game and mega concerts are what draw people to Kallang these days.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2019, with the headline 'Love affair with Kallang gets much-needed spark'. Subscribe