Date(s) - 26 May 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dear Members & Friends
Step back in time with our guide, Charlotte Chu, as she takes us on a vibrant journey along the river – or the ‚Äúlifeline of Singapore.‚ÄĚ
The rainbow of colours that mark Singapore‚Äôs Riverfront today are mere glimmers of its richly hued past. The waterway that once witnessed the arrival of tea, rice, sugar and spices from afar, has been transformed into one of the most popular hangout place. Lots of lively characters contributed to the river‚Äôs illustrious past. Learn about intriguing personalities like G.D. Coleman and William Read, after whom bridges spanning the Singapore River are named. We will also visit a clan temple that has been preserved as a national monument.
Did you know that at one time an island could be found in the middle of the river and was part of the first railway line route? While the island may have disappeared (or perhaps not!), many buildings and bridges remain. Discover where and what they are today as Charlotte leads us through the river‚Äôs centuries-old transformation. Hear the stories that make the people embodied in the area‚Äôs sculptures come to life.
Meeting point: At Cavenagh Bridge, directly in front of the Fullerton Hotel, at the walkway between Maybank Building and Fullerton Hotel. (Nearest MRT: Raffles Place)
End Point: At Robertson Quay (Nearest MRT: Fort Canning)
Date: Wednesday, 26th May 2021 (public holiday!)
Time: 4pm to 7 pm
Fee: 40$ for members, 55$ for non-members
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note that due to the Singapore Government’s regulations, this event will be restricted to three groups of 5 people (max. 15 persons), keeping 1m safe distance. Registration is mandatory¬†if you wish to attend this event. In order that this event can take place we need a minimum of 10 people. Please register by 24th May.