Singapore Sports Council announced the final moments of the stadium as part of a finale to the National Stadium Photography Competition.
As part of a finale to the National Stadium, a photography competition was held to reminisce the past and capture the final moments of the stadium. The objective is to bring together Singaporeans to be part of National Stadium closing and reminisce memories through past photographs.
What do Singaporeans remember about the National Stadium? Perhaps it’s the numerous soccer matches that were held there. Or perhaps it’s the loud jeers of “referee kayu!” (Singlish for “stupid referee”) from angry spectators when their favourite players are being sent out of the field. Still others would remember it as the venue of the NDP from the mid-1970s.
Completed and opened to the public in 1973, the National Stadium was part of the Singapore government’s efforts to promote a physically fit society. Preliminary studies of possible sites for a national centre of sporting activities first began in the late 1950s. Kallang was ultimately chosen because there were already a few existing sporting facilities in the area (such as the Badminton Hall).
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