|Anderson Bridge in front of Fullerton Hotel
Starting from the mouth of the river one could see the Civic District on the right and the financial district on the left bank. Some of these are the old and new Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall and the newly renovated Victoria Theatre.
|Asian Civilisations Museum
In front of the Fullerton Hotel (formerly the General Post Office) is the Cavenagh Bridge. What is interesting about this pedestrian bridge is a sign forbidding crossing by cattle and horses - a hint of the past mode of transportation.
The first building we passed was the Asian Civilisations Museum ACM (free entry for locals). It used to house the Immigration Department in the '70s. The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles used to be between here and the Victoria Theatre. On this walk we noted the statue was at a different location near the former Parliament House with his back to the river. It was supposed to mark the location where Raffles landed in 1819.
On the left bank (relative to our walking direction) are the eateries of Boat Quay. Soon we passed the new Parliament House and then through the underpasses below North Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street.
|Site of first landing of Sir Stamford Raffles
We soon arrived at Clarke Quay. It was relatively quiet at this time and would come to life late in the afternoon and evening. There were a sprinkling of tourists wandering around who dare to brave the hot and humid atmosphere. Lots of F&B outlets here such as Brewerkz, Jumbo, Ba Ba Blacksheep, Zouk, etc.
We followed the river upstream until the Zion Riverside Food Centre where we stopped for lunch. After that, our walk was more or less in a westerly direction along the river past Valley Point, Tanglin View and Tanglin Regency. At the Tanglin Regency the river was covered over with landscaped gardens. After crossing Tanglin Road, the canal is covered over the rest of the way.