Singapore’s Urban Trail: Singapore River

Singapore’s Urban Trail: Singapore River, Singapore, Singapore (B)

Stretching 3.2 kilometers from King Seng Bridge into the Marina Bay, the Singapore River sits at the very lifeblood of Singapore, historically fueling key trading and commerce activities that bring the nation into where it is today.

Strolling across historic bridges, you will uncover key monuments and decorated shophouses now housing world-class dining, waterholes and entertainment. There are also detailed art installations charting the course of Singapore’s evolution.

For those short in time, taking a Singapore River Cruise from Clarke Quay would allow you a glimpse into the highlights of Singapore River.

Completed in 2002 at the site of a former hawker centre named the Satay Club, Esplanade’s unique design of spiky roof domes is modeled after the iconic durian fruit. Its concert hall can sit 1,600 people and its theatre 2,000 pax.

For lovers of outdoor arts, be on the lookout for sculptures of Makan Angin, Happy Family of Five and Seeds.

Built in 1943, this is one of Singapore’s oldest parks. Historical landmarks include Esplanade Park Memorials, Indian National Army Memorial, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Cenotaph, Tan Kim Seng Fountain and Lim Bo Seng Memorial. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Singapore’s Urban Trail: Singapore River
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Andrew Darwitan
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Clarke Quay
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
  • Esplanade Park
  • Indian National Army Memorial
  • Queen Elizabeth Walk
  • Cenotaph
  • Tan Kim Seng Fountain
  • Lim Bo Seng Memorial
  • From Chettiars to Financiers
  • A Great Emporium
  • Cavenagh Bridge
  • First Generation
  • The River Merchants
  • Anderson Bridge
  • The Fullerton Hotel
  • Merlion Park
  • Raffles Place
  • Clifford Pier
  • Customs House
  • Tall Tree in the Eye
  • Lau Pa Sat
  • Pioneering Spirit (Vitality of the Forerunner)
  • Points of View
  • Boat Quay
  • The Dragon Chamber
  • Dumpling Darlings
  • oyster bar at the rooftop of Southbridge
  • Elgin Bridge
  • OCBC Centre’s Large Reclining Figure
  • Yueh Hai Ching Temple
  • Old Hill Street Police Station
  • Coleman Bridge
  • G-Max Adrenaline Bungy
  • Zouk
  • Headquarters
  • Cuba Libre
  • River House
  • Former Thong Chai Medical Institution
  • Read Street bridge
  • Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka
  • Former Ministry of Labour Building
  • Tan Si Chong Su
  • Robertson Quay
  • Publico Ristorante‘s
  • Boomarang
  • Shabestan‘s
  • Salaam Bombay
  • STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery
  • Kim Seng Park
  • Alkaff Bridge

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