Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Singapore River
Singapore River, river/waterway, is located within the Central Region. The 3.2 km long river has been the lifeline of Singapore for more than 150 years. Proof of its ancient beginnings may be monumented on the Singapore Stone with undecipherable inscriptions found in 1819, at the river mouth. With Singapore's strategic location and establishment as a free-port, trade and commerce developed rapidly. The economic activity filled the river-port's waterways and quays with flotilla of boats, with workmen loading and unloading goods for import or re-export in bumboats or lighters. The river's inadequate and unsuitable berthing facilities, plus the dramatic increase of shipping led to the development and growth of the New (later Keppel) Harbour. Through the years, the river became polluted, and an environmental cleanup from 1983 cleared the waters, upgraded its banks, and gave the river "a new lease of life".

Friday, March 23, 2012


This is the map of the area.
We met up at Clarke Quay MRT.

Our path is indicated by the black arrows.

In this map you can see Coleman Bridge (Red circle).
The first landmark we saw was Elgin Bridge. (Blue circle).
We then passed the parliaments (Green Circle) and the Stamford Raffles statue (Grey/White circle).
We then went to Anderson Bridge (Yellow circle).
The Fullerton Hotel (Brown Circle) was also and important landmark behind the Anderson Bridge.
We then proceeded to the Asian Civalizations Museum. (Pink Circle)