Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Singapore River

  • This is the very origin of Singapore's prosperity, with the Merlion standing guard at the mouth of the river. Quaint bridges span the river, ranging from the elegant Anderson Bridge to the simple Ord Bridge. Heading upriver, you will see the historic Anderson and Cavenagh Bridges.
    Cavenagh Bridge, built in 1869 and now for pedestrians only, leads to Empress Place, which was named in honour of Queen Victoria. At Empress Place, you will find the elegant Victoria Concert Hall, where classical concerts by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra are held regularly.
    Highlights on the banks of the Singapore River include Boat Quay, Clark Quey and Robinson Quey, landmarks and memorials such as Merlion Park and Parliament House, museums such as the Asian Civilizations Museums.
  • Observe the sights and sounds of the present day Singapore River. Based on your observation, make inferences to explain the activities that are carried out along the river during the early days and the present day.
  • Using photographic evidences, do you think the shape course of Singapore River will change in the future? Justify your answers.

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