Riverside, Singapore




Merlion Park (near Raffles Place MRT Station at Exit H and off Fullerton Rd). 
Singapore's official symbol, a statue of a mythical creature (half cat and half fish) 
standing 8.6 meters tall and weighing 70 tons, spouting water daily into the mouth of the Singapore river. The statue previously resided further down the river but moved in 2002 after the opening of the Esplanade Bridge. 
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Any time of night or day, a steady stream of tourists troops up to see this mythical beast. A purpose-built pier lets you take pictures with the Merlion and the Central Business District in the background. Don't miss the bite-sized Mini-Merlion (officially known as the "Merlion Cub"), a mere two metres tall and just a short distance away towards the bridge. 
Singapore Merlion

Singapore Merlion

Cavenagh Bridge
Next to Fullerton Hotel.
The Cavenagh Bridge is Singapore's oldest and only suspension bridge to exists in its original form. O
pened in 1870, the bridge was actually built in Scotland and reassembled in Singapore by convict labour. The bridge was used to carry goods across the river but due to heavy traffic and overloading, it became a pedestrian only bridge beginning in the early 20th century. Note the original sign forbidding cattle and horses to cross.

Raffles Statue
1 Empress Place (next to Asian Civilisations Museum). This statue of Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, is built on the (supposed) exact spot where he first landed in 1819. The Raffles Statue is s
econd only to the Merlion as the most popular place in Singapore to take a picture of yourself. Having the skyscrapers and the shophouses of Boat Quay in the background helps to explain why! The statue here is actually a replica and the original can be found in front of the Victoria Theatre.

Stamford Raffles, Singapore

Statue of Stamford Raffle

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