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Singapore River

Once Singapore was a meagre little fishing village and now thanks to the Singapore River. It has become a major seaport that has life back into many villages along its banks. The Singapore River has many spectacular stories to tell about its rich history and its inhabitants.

Sinagpore River TaxiThe new found glory of the Singapore River is thanks to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Although, new development has been done
for many centuries, since it's founding by Sir Stamford Raffles, it is still evolving today.

Many merchants, businessmen and coolies, who lived on the Singapore River, were later to be forefathers of Singapore. Soon with creation of the Merlion and more industrial marvels, Singapore's prosperity grew. Many Bridges span the Singapore River.

These bridges range from quaint and simple to elegant and audacious. When heading up river people will see the historic Anderson and Cavanaugh Rivers. The Cavanaugh Bridge was built in 1869 and now is only used by pedestrians. This bridge also leads to the Empress Place.

Empress Place is home to the elegant Victoria Concert Hall. Many concerts, by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra are held at the Concert Hall. Along with the beautiful scenery, the Singapore River has the Clarke, Robertson and Boat Quays along its banks.

Major landmarks and memorials like the Merlion Park, Parliament House and Asian Civilisations Museum, are some of the attractions found on the Singapore River. There are an abundance of glass-topped boats or bumboats, to take you on a leisurely cruise of the marvels of the river.

The Singapore Riverboats services offer many types of sightseeing tours like loop hop-on and off, river express and river taxis. Many of the boats can be found at Raffles Place and Landing site, Boat and Clarke Quay and the Clifford Piers.

 

 

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