30 May 2013

Singapore River / Cavenagh Bridge / The Fullerton Hotel Singapore / Asian Civilisations Museum / Merlion Park / Lim Bo Seng Memorial / The Cenotaph / Civilian War Memorial

Singapore River
Plays an important role in Singapore history as it became the 1st trading port in Singapore.
For more information, visit National Heritage Board website.

How to get started?
By Car - Park along Connaught Drive. Otherwise, avoid driving as parking rates could be expensive. Take public transport!

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 03011 (Fullerton Sq) - Bus No. 10, 10E, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196E, 531-536, 538, 539, 542-545, 548-550, 552-561, 563-566, 569, 585-700, 761, 850E, 868, 971E, NR2, NR5, NR7, NR8 (Walk towards Cavenagh Bridge)
  • For information about bus transportation, visit SBSTransit or SMRT website

Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place (Exit H, turn right)

Cavenagh Bridge / The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Cavenagh Bridge is one of the historical bridges in Singapore, meant to commemorate Singapore's new Crown colony of Straits Settlement. For more information, click here.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a five-star luxurious hotel located near Cavenagh Bridge. For more information, click here.

After turning right from Raffles Place MRT Exit H, you'll see the Singapore River. Cavenagh Bridge and Fullerton Hotel are just nearby.

Asian Civilisations Museum 亚洲文明博物馆
One of the National Museums of Singapore that aims to encourage better understanding of different cultures that contributed to Singapore's multi-ethnic society. 

Address: 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555 (Located nearby Singapore River, after crossing the Cavenagh Bridge, opposite of Fullerton Hotel)

Opening Hours: Monday (1pm-7pm) / Tuesday to Sundays (9am to 7pm) / Opens till 9pm on Fridays

Website: http://www.acm.org.sg

Merlion Park
Located opposite The Fullerton Hotel and beside One Fullerton, this park has became one of the Singapore tourist attractions. From the Merlion Park, you could enjoy the view of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and the Esplanade. Good to take some photos!

Lim Bo Seng Memorial / The Cenotaph 战亡纪念碑
From Merlion Park, you can take the underpass towards Connaught Drive where Lim Bo Seng Memorial is located. This Memorial was built in memory of Lim Bo Seng who was a resistance fighter during the World War II. For more information, click here.

The Cenotaph, is located nearby Lim Bo Seng Memorial, a war memorial built in memory of those soldiers in Singapore who had gave up their lives during the World War I and II.  

Civilian War Memorial 日本占领时期死难人民纪念碑
From The Cenotaph, walk towards Stamford Road and you'll see the Civilian War Memorial.
The Civilian War Memorial was built in memory of the civilians who were killed during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II, thousands of Chinese civilians were killed in the Sook Ching Massacre. For more information, click here.
Hope you'll enjoy this short trip!


  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

    1. Thank you! Have you visited these places in Singapore?