Thursday, March 22, 2012

Information About Singapore River: Change And Continuity

The singapore river a very prominent part of early Singapore. The river goes all the way from central area to the southern region of Singapore, where it connects to the indian ocean. The Singapore river runs 3km from the source, Kim Seng Bridge. The Singapore river was a well-known trading and commerce spot. Some quays around Singapore river are Qlarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay. However, being a very famous spot, many people visited and boats were docked at the Singapore river, causing a whole lot of pollution to affect the river.

The river was very badly in the early 1800s.
Mass trading and urbanization caused the Singapore river to have heavy boat traffic. Litter from boats, disposal of garbage, sewage from industries, pig and duck waste were a common sight at the Singapore river. In 1977, Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Kwan Yew, suggested an idea to the government to clan up the Singapore river. In October of 1977, plans were made and submitted to the Prime Minister about the river clean-up. Action was then taken to change the urbanization and infrastructure at the Singapore river. Giving industries and hawkers, proper disposal places and moving pig and duck farms away to reduce pollution. After 10 years of hard work, the Singapore river clean-up proect was complete and it was a success. To celebrate the success of the clean-up, people enjoyed activities such as wayang performances and pontoons.

It is very common, today, to see people enjoying the Singapore river. Be it through water sports such as the dragon bats and speed boats that are commonly docked at the Singapore river. The Singapore river is now part of the Marina reservoir. A dam was build over the Singapore river. That dam is called the Marina Barrage. Marina Barrage is an interesting tourist spot for people today.

Picture of early Singapore River,

Picture of Singapore River 2011,

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