Kallang Basin is an enclosed bay where the Kallang River, Rochor River and Geylang River empty into. In the past, its banks were lined with sawmills, oil and rice mills, abattoirs, engineering workshops and factories. Today, it is a beautiful waterfront district and a popular location for sports and recreational activities.
Learn the changes that have taken place around the Kallang Basin in this VR tour.
View this VR tour in full screen or on your mobile device by scanning the QR code below.
The photographs used in the VR tour are selected from PictureSG and the photograph database of the National Archives of Singapore
VR Tour Background Image Credit: Scene 1 and 2: © Urban Redevelopment Authority. All rights reserved; Scene 3: Google Street View.
This VR tour used related articles in Infopedia, HistorySG, BiblioAsia, and Roots as references. It also consulted the following books: Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics (2013), What’s in the Name?: How the Streets and Villages in Singapore Got Their Names (2018), Ray Tyers’ Singapore: Then & Now (2018), Singapore: A Guide to Buildings, Streets, Places (1988), In Granite and Chunam: The National Monuments of Singapore (1996), Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000 (1999), Tidal Fortunes: A Story of Change: The Singapore River and Kallang Basin (1990), Our Home by the Kallang River: Past, Present and Future (2019), The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail (2019), and A Kampong and Its Temple: Change and Tradition in Kampong Sar Kong and the Mun San Fook Tuck Chee (2016).