Kallang (Whampoa)

Kallang Whampoa

Kallang, also known as Whampoa, is a developed urban area that has been serving the people of Singapore with HDB housing facility for a number of years. Several areas within the Kallang HDB estates date back to 1970s and 80s. Since those times, the residents of Kallang HDB Estate have enjoyed the great services and high quality amenities offered by the HDB estate located in this area. Some of the older blocks in the estate are undergoing a complete makeover to suit the present housing requirements. They fall under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) to undergo redevelopment. The new blocks comprise of some high-rise buildings which are more than thirty storeys high. Around 120,000 local residents reside in the Kallang area.

Kallang (Whampoa) HDB estate takes pride in having a developed neighbourhood with shopping malls, clinics, banks, educational institutes, supermarkets, places of worship, recreational facilities and an excellent transport system. Residents of the HDB estate living in flats parallel to the Kallang River can enjoy the beautiful view of the waterfront. This makes investing in the property of Whampoa (Kallang) HDB estate a win-win bargain for every property investor.

Location Specifics

The Kallang (Whampoa) HDB estate is located to the south-east of Singapore. Kallang covers an area of 9 square kilometres. The regions that are close to the area are Katong (District 15), Lavender (District 12), Jalan Besar (District 08), Fort Road (District 15) and Beach Road (District 06)

Kallang area comprises of nine sub-zones, each of which have great facilities for the residents of the region. The sub-zones include:

  • Tanjong Rhu

  • Bendemeer

  • Kallang Bahru

  • Boon Keng

  • Geylang Bahru

  • Crawford

  • Bugis

  • Lavender

  • Kampong Java

Transportation Facilities

The Kallang (Whampoa) HDB estate residents have access to a convenient travel experience via the road and railway transportation network.

The local residents of Kallang / Whampoa HDB Estate are served by Kallang MRT (EW10) and Boon Keng MRT Station (NE9) while commuting by train. Construction of the Stadium MRT Station, which is proposed to be functional by 2010, is also underway.

Road transportation is manned by mainly two operators: Singapore Bus Services (SBS) and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) buses. The bus services that ply the area are:

  • SMRT - 546, 67

  • SBS Transit - 7, 13, 2, 63,100, 33,12, 32, 197, 51,80

  • Night Services - NR7

A variety of Taxi and shuttle services are available to locals and tourists alike.

Educational Institutions

Reputed educational institutions are present at close proximity to the Kallang / Whampoa HDB estates. The residents have access to a number of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutes. The educational facilities provided by these institutes are on par with the modern day education system.

Some of the famous institutes of education have been listed below:


Primary Schools

  • Kong Wen School

  • Bendemeer Primary School

  • Vacant School

Secondary Schools

  • Geylang Methodist Secondary

  • Telok Kurau Secondary School

  • Broadrick Secondary School

Tertiary Institutions

  •  Shines Education Centre
  • ITE West

Facilities / Amenities

The amenities and facilities provided to the residents of Kallang HDB estate are worth mentioning. Everything from reputed hospitals, educational Institutes, shopping centres, banks and a theatre is accessible to residents at short distance. Sports lovers have the option of various water-sport activities popular in the Kallang Riverside Park. Enthusiasts can also enjoy bowling, ice-skating and movies at the Leisure Park close to the estate. One may also be interested to note that the Urban Redevelopment Authority in their latest Master Plan 2008 have intentions to transform the Kallang Riverside into a new lifestyle district, offering waterfront homes with an exciting mix of retail and entertainment facilities.

The new Singapore Sports Hub would be operational by 2011. This would provide the perfect venue to attract the residents of the HDB Estate to various sports events of a national level.

Shopping Centres

  • Eminent Plaza

  • Mustafa Centre

  • Serangoon Plaza

Dine-Out Places

  • Oasis Restaurant

  • The Mushroom Pot

  • Hinode Japanese Restaurant

  • PastaMania

Community Centres and Clubs

  • Federation Of Youth Clubs, Singapore

  • Geylang West Community Centre

  • Singapore Martial Arts Instructor Association

Healthcare Facilities

  • Singapore Cancer Society

  • Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

  • Boon Keng Clinic & Surgery

Places of Worship

  • Chwee Kang Beo Temple

  • Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple

  • Faith Sanctuary

  • Masjid Hajjah Fatimah

Others

  • Kallang Theatre

  • Singapore Indoor Stadium

  • Kallang Cricket Ground

  • Moulmein Community Children's Library

  • Aljunied Park

 

It is evident that the Kallang / Whampoa HDB estate is a high priority for any housing and real estate investment. With all the amenities needed for quality living easily available, it makes this HDB estate a fine housing choice. There are many housing units available for both the low income group as well as the affluent classes. With Kallang being a popular tourist destination residents will be able to spend quality time amidst the superb ambience and vibrant living conditions there.

Did you know...

  • Singapore's first indoor soccer stadium, also known as "The Cage", can be found in the Kallang area.
  • The Singapore Sports Hub, with an expected completion date of 2011, will take the place of the Singapore National Stadium, which until June of 2007 used to be the site of the yearly National Day Parade.

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