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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Predicting the shape course of the Singapore river

Based on photographic evidence of the Singapore river, I doubt that the shape course of the river would not change as on the side of the river are pretty well established landmarks, like for example Boat Quay, the Fullerton Hotel, etc. The once dirty river of filth was cleaned up and now became the clean river where recreational activities now take part along with leisure around the river we know now are offered to people. 

Basically the river cuts through the city area of Singapore, where trading takes place. The parliament was located along with some of the important activities took part in the past. Also, as the river ultimately leads to the ocean, that means that the main commercialized part of Singapore is directly linked to the strategic trading route where Singapore is.

In the past, as the river that was directly connected to the main trading square, it was easily for traders to dock in and trade more easily, and in all these years, this route wasn’t changed at all. Also, bridges that were built in the past that linked each end of the river like for example Elgin Bridge, Coleman Bridge are still in use today that illustrates the importance of the Singapore River.

The once commercial activity buzzed river is now converted into a more of a tourism area with various attractions, such as the Duck and Hippo Rides, but however some of its commercialized heritage still remains, such as the UOB bank office is located there, and the shopping mall, Central is located there as well.  Basically, the Singapore River is already integrated into the Singaporean Culture and its shape course would never change for generations to come. 


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