Channel NewsAsia - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
SINGAPORE: Kallang Stadium is getting some final attention from a film maker before it is being torn down.
Director Cheng Ding An will shoot parts of his upcoming film "The Kallang Roar" in the historical structure.
The film, based on Singapore’s legendary coach Choo Seng Quee, takes its audience back to Singapore’s soccer heydays.
It will show the string of events leading to Singapore winning the Malaysia Cup in 1977.
And the son of legendary Singapore striker Quah Kim Song will act as his father in the movie.
Director Cheng said research for the film took three years and it will cost about S$1 million to produce the movie.
The film is expected to hit cinemas on National Day this year, for Singaporeans to
re—live the passion of the Kallang Roar.
"Every time when we trooped out into the National Stadium, you can get this Kallang Roar...the fans cheering us, it was full house....That kind of feeling, I think I cannot describe," said former national team striker Quah Kim Song.
"It was like a fire, you know, hoof! It went on fire. First game, (it) was 15,000 (spectators), second game 40,000, third game 55,000 and so on. For eight years, stadium was full," said N Ganesan, former chairman of Football Association of Singapore. — CNA/ir
one of the actors acting as malaysian player is my classmate!