Kampong Java

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Kampong Java
Subzone of Kallang Planning Area
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese甘榜爪哇
 • MalayKampung Java
 • Jawiكامڤوڠ جاۏا
Kk hospital 2.JPG
Dorset Road, Aug 06.JPG
Farrer Park View, Aug 06.JPG
Row 1: KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Row 2, left: Dorset Road
Row 2, right: Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats on Farrer Park Road with Farrer Park Field in the forground
Country Singapore
RegionCentral Region
Planning AreaKallang

Kampong Java (Chinese: 甘榜爪哇) is a subzone within the planning area of Kallang, Singapore, as defined by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It is bounded by the Central Expressway (CTE) in the west; Balestier Road in the north; Tessensohn Road, Race Course Road, Gloucester Road, Northumberland Road and Tekka Lane in the east; and Bukit Timah Road in the south.[1]

Kampong Java is probably best known for being the location of KK Women's and Children's Hospital and the headquarters of the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Other significant places within this subzone include the headquarters of Tanglin Police Division, Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre, Pek Kio Community Centre, Balestier Plain, Farrer Park Field, Farrer Park Tennis Centre, the Singapore Indian Association, the Singapore Khalsa Association, Kampong Java Park and Farrer Park Primary School.

Part of the Little India ethnic district stretches into this area. Located within Kampong Java are Little India MRT station and Farrer Park MRT station.

In August 2018, the Singapore Government announced its plan to destroy the Kampong Java Park, a haven for wetland wildlife, turtles, birds and mature trees, frequented by parents and sick children from the nearby hospital, so that it can build an expressway road tunnel.

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Media related to Kallang Planning Area at Wikimedia Commons