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This is one of the walks that we did in Singapore. It is fairly hot and humid, so before embarking, make sure you have a hat, comfortable shoes, sunscreen on, and drinking water.

The walk began at Boat Quay on the Singapore river, at the ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM. We had a look at the Museum and at the sculpture outside (see other tip)

The next stop was at the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, which is situated where he is believed to have landed in 1819. After reading this we then headed back in the direction we had just came from, onto Cavenagh bridge. Located between here and the Asian C/Museum is a Time Capsule which was sealed in 1990, and will be opened in 2015 on Singapore's 50th national day.

The Cavenagh bridge is the oldest bridge standing on the river, in its original form. It was completed in 1869 and was converted into a pedestrian bridge in 1910, this was when the
new Anderson Bridge was completed.

Across the river, is the beautiful Fullerton Hotel which is located on the site of Fort Fullerton, a garrison which was constructed in 1829 to defend Singapore against attacks.

Next, we headed across Victoria Parade from the Fullerton Hotel to Merlion Park, where a Merlion is situated and is spouting water from its mouth.

All of these sights are within a short walking distance of each other.

Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179941
Directions: Singapore River area near Asian Civilization's Museum
Phone: +65 6332 5592
Website: http://heritagetrails.sg/

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2011
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