http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Indoor_Stadium Let me start with the competition venue, The Singapore Indoor Stadium. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Singapore surrounded by the Kallang River, the new Singapore Sports Hub, the Tanjong Rhu private condos and some old and new commercial buildings. The Kallang River is a popular site for sea sports where canoeists and dragon boat rowers frequent in large numbers especially on weekends. This Kallang area will be a hotspot for sports and recreation, relaxation, shopping, F&B and entertainment when the entire Sports Hub complex is completed. Built in March 1987 by the famouse Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, and opened in July 1988, this quarter century old lady, with its diamond-shaped cone roof, is very comfortable with plush cushioned seats and air-conditioning that can seat a maximum of 12,000. Here are some pictures taken in January of this grand old dame with the adjacent new Sports Hub into its final stages and the surroundings. The Stadium MRT sits in between and is a welcomed transport mode for many. But by midnight, no trains will be available so badminton fans will have to leave the stadium at least 15 mins earlier to catch the last train.