Kal­lang

Bring a cam­era along when you take this green-swathed route through parks and tem­ples. By Sai Vid­hya and Gla­dys Tan

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START Tan­jong Rhu Bridge END Sri Man­matha Karunesh­varar Tem­ple DIS­TANCE Ap­prox. 10.7km DURATION 100 mins with no stops

3 KAL­LANG BASIN

You’ll def­i­nitely want to whip out your cam­era for some panoramic shots upon en­ter­ing the east­ern bank of the Kal­lang Basin. A hid­den gem that of­fers an amaz­ing view, this van­tage point al­lows you to cap­ture Ma­rina Bay Sands, Art Sci­ence Mu­seum and the Sin­ga­pore Flyer, with our favourite CBD sky­scrapers lined up tall be­hind them – all in one frame. Pro tip: come Na­tional Day, the Kal­lang Basin of­fers (rel­a­tively) crowd-free spots to take in the fire­works.

4 OLD KAL­LANG AIR­PORT

Here’s an­other gem you’ll un­cover in your tracks. Hid­den be­tween the Na­tional Sta­dium and a bus de­pot lies what re­mains of the former Kal­lang Air­port: the ter­mi­nal build­ing, East and West Blocks, hangar, lion- crested gate posts, and orig­i­nal lamp posts. Built by the Bri­tish colo­nial govern­ment and serv­ing the city-state from 1937 to 1955, the struc­ture was hailed as the finest air­port in the Bri­tish Em­pire, plac­ing Sin­ga­pore as a gateway be­tween Eng­land and Aus­tralia. Im­merse in its his­toric beauty and snap some pic­tures as you cy­cle past one of Sin­ga­pore’s most iconic mon­u­ments.

5 CAFÉ MELBA

Fill your tummy for the jour­ney ahead at this quaint hide­out in Good­man Arts Cen­tre, a tran­quil es­cape away from the bustling city. Bring­ing Asian-Aus­tralian fu­sion food and bev­er­ages to this side of the is­land, Café Melba is a fam­ily-friendly hot spot that of­fers solid cof­fee, wood-fired thin crust pizza and other home­made café favourites. And did we men­tion there’s a big bouncy play­ground for the kids, too? à# 01-56 Blk N, Good­man Arts Cen­tre, 90 Good­man Rd. Mount­bat­ten. Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat & Sun 8.30am-10pm.

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