Singapore River Then and Now Notebook

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May 29, 2017

The mouth of Singapore River used to be the Old Port of Singapore. It was the centre of trade, finance and commerce. Due to the heavy traffic, expanding trade and increasing immigrants along Singapore River, the river start to get polluted and congested from 1880s. Disposal of garbage, sewage, industrial waste products and oil spills polluted […]

May 29, 2017

Singapore’s history of skyscrapers began with Cathay Building, the tallest building in South East Asia in 1939. Since 200, there has been a sharp increase in the number of skyscrapers. Due to air traffic regulation, the maximum height of building in the Central Business District area is 280 metres. 

May 29, 2017

Singapore has come a long way in our greening and conservation efforts. Today, it has become well-known for its three-lined roads with greenery seamlessly woven into our urban cityscape. There are also many pockets of parks and nature reserves, serving as key destinations that attract people to learn, play, relax and exercise. In addition, despite […]

June 05, 2015

Truly Marina Bay development, Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort are located at the Southeast tip of Marina Centre reclaimed land in Singapore. Singapore Flyer comprises of a 150m (492ft) diameter graceful bicycle wheel in the sky, built over a three-story terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and offers broad views […]

June 05, 2015

TRIBUTE TO SINGAPORE comprises of several landmarks of Singapore as well as the tourism icon, Merlion, and the national orchid flower were selected carefully to present Singapore’s gift to the world. Swissotel, Stamford is the tallest building in Singapore, previously known as The Westin. It is situated in the heart of Singapore and contributes to […]

June 05, 2015

Vanda Miss Joaqium was chosen as Singapore’s national flower from among 40 other contenders, including some 30 orchids. It was selected particularly because of its hardy and resilient qualities and its ability to bloom throughout the year. These are characteristics which reflect Singapore’s quest for progress and excellence in all aspects of life.

June 05, 2015

Singapore’s history of skyscrapers began with Cathay Building, the tallest building in South East Asia in 1939. Since 200, there has been a sharp increase in the number of skyscrapers. Due to air traffic regulation, the maximum height of building in the Central Business District area is 280metres.

June 05, 2015

Merlion is the icon of Singapore’s Tourism Industry. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have taken snapshots of the Merlion when they visit Singapore. The most frequently asked question – Does the famous Merlion really exist? The truth is that the half-man and half-fish creature is actually half fact and half […]

June 05, 2015

Opened on 12 October 2002, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a shimmering glass and steel structure along the magnificent Marina Bay waterfront. Designed by local firm DP Architects and Michael Wilford and Partners from the UK, Singapore’s national arts centre has irrevocably changed the city skyline, and is today a cultural and architectural […]

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