Singapore is popularly known as a well-developed city in its region, and can be easily recognized by its amazing city skyline. Tall skyscrapers, impressive architecture…
But do you know amongst them lie many historic Singapore landmarks?
Little did I know that many of these landmarks have rich history behind them, and some more than a century old!
As part of Singapore’s redevelopment plan, most of these landmarks have undergone significant ‘makeover’ and ‘preservation works’ to keep them strongly intact today.
Thankful for these works, I’m still able to locate and land foot on them!
How about you? Ready to spot these popular landmarks all over Singapore? Below is your list of landmarks all over Singapore!
The Alkaff Bridge is a vibrant and multi-colored bridge that you will not miss when you take a walk along Singapore River at Robertson Quay. This 55 metros bridge may just be another bridge from afar. But taking a closer look, it does resembles a boat! The Alkaff bridge is shaped like a tongkang, which was [Continue Reading…]
The Cavenagh Bridge is one of the oldest bridges, and the only suspension bridge in Singapore. Located along Singapore River, the Bridge was originally built to link the two banks of the river during the 1800s when Singapore was still under the Government British India. It is kind of amazing that this near 150 years-old bridge is [Continue Reading…]
Elgin bridge is said to have existed long as early as 1819, the year when Sir Stanford Raffles landed in Singapore. Then, it was just a footbridge to link the Chinese merchants on the southern side of the Singapore River to the Indian traders on the northern side. That explains the reason why the two roads [Continue Reading…]
If someone asked for proof that you’ve been to Singapore, simple! Just show them the photo you had with the Merlion! The Merlion is said to be the iconic landmark of Singapore. The one you see beautifully located right here is at the Merlion Park @ One Fullerton. What’s The Merlion About? You’re probably wondering why so many [Continue Reading…]
The polymarble statue at Raffles Landing Site commemorates the arrival of Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles (1781-1826) on 29 January 1819. When Raffles arrived in Singapore in search of a new trading port for the British East India Company, it was merely a placid little village which belonged to the Temenggong (State Official) of Johor in Malaysia. [Continue Reading…]
Which other Singapore landmarks do you think we should include in this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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