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The National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Kallang, Singapore. It was opened to the public on 30 June 2014, replacing the former National Stadium at the same site, which was closed in 2007 and demolished in 2010.
The stadium features a domed roof structure with a retractable roof and configurable seating on the lowest tier to make it the only stadium in the world that is custom-designed to host football, rugby, cricket and athletics events all in the same stadium. It is also the world’s largest retractable dome stadium to be built. The lowest tier has a mechanised and automated retractable seating configurations, allowing the stadium to host concerts and other entertainment purposes anytime. It takes approximately 48 hours to reconfigure the seating arrangements to suit an upcoming event. Depending on the seating configurations, the stadium has either a maximum seating capacity of 55,000 for football and rugby, 52,000 for cricket or 50,000 spectators for athletic events or concerts.
Buses are the most common public transportation in Singapore, provided by two operators; SBS Transit and SMRT. To get to Singapore National Stadium, you can hail buses 10, 14, 14A, 16, 70, 70A, 70M and 196 at main bus transit stations and get down directly opposite the National Stadium. Bus fares range from 67 cents to SGD 1.58.
There is one station situated right next to the stadium complex. You can take a train in the Circle Line and get down at Stadium MRT Station (CC6). MRT is the fastest and affordable means of transportation as it avoids the traffic in Singapore. It is advisable that you take the train instead of other public transportations.
Taxi is not the main mean of public transportation as they are metered and can be slightly more expensive than the prior two options. However, it is best used to get to your destination easily without having to walk or figure out which route to take. Nonetheless, customers are guaranteed a fixed fare as all taxis are metered.
The stadium is a part of the large multi-purpose Singapore Sports Hub complex which comprises the OCBC Aquatic Centre, the multi-purpose OCBC Arena, the Singapore Sports Museum, the Sports Hub library, the Kallang Wave Mall and the current Singapore Indoor Stadium as well as a Water Sports Centre. Sports enthusiasts are recommended to use the facilities provided for sports events or even leisure activities with families and friends.
This attraction is located in the Kallang Wave Mall where it is an indoor wall climbing gym made accessible to climbers. Whether you are an expert climber or just a newbie who wants to try the sport for the first time, this centre provides all the necessary equipment as well as climbing courses suited for your level. Here, you can also get your gears for future use or rent them out and try out the sports. For beginners, it is a must that you go through the safety briefing and learn basic climbing techniques before you scale the walls. There are professionals to guide you through your experience here, so you do not have to worry about your safety.
This backpackers’ hostel is located 200 meters away from Kallang MRT Station and 800 meters away from Kallang Wave Mall. Guests share a sleeping space that fits up to 8 people in a room. Even so, comfort is not forgotten and equipped with friendly staffs; the hotel is ready to provide you with all the comfort you need during your stay in Kallang. There is also WiFi access given to the hotel’s guests, and there are air-conditioners in each room.
Also, another budget hotel for your consideration is the Kim Tian Hotel located just 500 meters away from the National Stadium. The price of the cheapest room starts from SGD64 for two pax per night and guests are given access to free WiFi, guarded parking space, access to the reception desk service 24 hours a day and the hotel also has an elevator for the convenience of its guests. Getting around also will not be trouble as the hotel is situated a few minutes away from Kallang MRT Station.