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The Merlion

The Merlion is located at the mouth of the Singapore River, which now opens out into Marina Bay Reservoir.

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ID 2011-12-03-43926

The Merlion and Marina Bay Sands

The Merlion is located at the mouth of the Singapore River, which now opens out into Marina Bay Reservoir, on the opposite side is Marina Bay Sands resort complex.  The approach to Changi Airport via air gives dramatic views of the resort.

ęStephen Dee

ID 2011-12-03-43917

The Merlion and Financial District

The Merlion is located at the mouth of the Singapore River, which now opens out into Marina Bay Reservoir.  The west side is dominated by the skyscrapers of the financial district.

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ID 2011-12-03-43919

The Mouth of the Singapore River

The Connaught Bridge spans the Singapore River linking the Colonial District with the Financial centre.  The bridge and the Fullerton Hotel provide the historic link to Singapore of old.

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ID 2011-12-03-43932

Connaught Bridge and The Fullerton Hotel

The Connaught Bridge spans the Singapore River linking the Colonial District with the Financial centre.  The bridge and the Fullerton Hotel provide the historic link to Singapore of old.

ęStephen Dee

ID 2011-12-03-43935

Connaught Bridge and East Bank of The Singapore River

The Connaught Bridge spans the Singapore River linking the Colonial District with the Financial centre.

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ID 2011-12-03-43914

Cavenagh Bridge

The Cavenagh Bridge spans the Singapore River linking the Colonial District with the Financial centre.

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ID 2011-12-03-43909

Cavenagh Bridge

The Cavenagh Bridge is now pedestrianised, although in it days as a main thoroughfare, there were walkways on either side. Like many structures found in the Commonwealth, they originated in the industrial heartlands of the Great Britain, such as Glasgow.

ęStephen Dee

ID 2011-12-03-43907 (L) 2011-12-03-43941 (R)

Cavenagh Bridge

The Cavenagh Bridge is named after a former Governor, Straits Settlements, and a dedication is included on the cross-braces.

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ID 2011-12-03-43908

Modern Art in an Ancient and Modern Setting

On the west bank of the Singapore River just by the Cavenagh Bridge is a nice bronze sculpture of boys jumping into the river.  On both sides of the river there are a number of sculptures to provide interest.

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ID 2011-12-04-44123 (L) 2011-12-04-44132 (R)

Cavenagh Bridge

The Cavenagh Bridge viewed from the east bank of the Singapore River.  Its a shame about the modern building on the right, remove that and the Singapore flag and you might have a photo from Colonial days.

ęStephen Dee

ID 2011-12-03-43946

The Lim Bo Seng Memorial

The Lim Bo Seng Memorial in Esplanade Park, on the east/north bank of the Singapore River.  Lim Bo Seng in addition to being a resistance fighter in the Second World War, he also was involved in anti Japanese activities when China was invaded by Japan in 1937.  For more details ask your friend Google.

ęStephen Dee

ID 2011-12-03-43934

Victoria Concert Hall and Clock Tower

The east bank of the Singapore River is where the Colonial District is found.

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ID 2011-12-03-43940

Empress Place Building

Empress Place Building was completed in 1865 and was first used as a court house, and then Registry of Births and Deaths, The Immigration Department, before becoming one of the two wings of the Asian Civilisation Museum.

ęStephen Dee

ID 2011-12-03-43945

Modern Art in an Ancient and Modern Setting

Along the east bank of the Singapore River by the Asian Civilisation Museum, are a number of busts of key figures in Asian Civilisation.  This part of the river bank is where Raffles first landed in Singapore. On the west bank there is a sculpture depicting early trade. 

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ID 2011-12-03-43947 (L) 2011-12-03-43955 (R)

East Bank of The Singapore River

The "Flying Saucer" is The Singapore Academy of Law. The Gothic Dome is the Supreme Court Building,  In front are the Parliament buildings, old to the right and new to the left.

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ID 2011-12-04-44134

Singapore River - Clarke Quay

Numerous river boats are seen here, they are working boats in being water taxis or tourist boats, unlike the working boats I saw in 1983 which were best described as "lighters"

ęStephen Dee

ID 2011-12-03-43966

Upper Reaches of Singapore River

The Singapore River is short, after a mile or so it morphs into a canal at Kim Seng Road Bridge.  The building in the centre is the King Centre (I think), with view taken from near Jiak Kim Street bridge.

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ID 2011-12-03-43971

Raffles Hotel

Colonial Elegance is still alive and well in Singapore

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ID 2011-12-03-43988

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