The Singapore River has served as an artery of international commerce that drew people from all over the region to work, trade, and seek their fortunes on this island even before its modern development. Today, the river continues to bustle with life, flowing past modern skyscrapers and historic buildings, and under bridges with interesting stories – think the oldest bridge in Singapore (Cavenagh Bridge), the bridge with a morbid past (Anderson Bridge), and the colourful bridge (Alkaff Bridge). There are also life-like sculptures along the river bank for a glimpse of life by the river in Old Singapore.
TOUR with Singapore River Walk by the National Heritage Board. It's a virtual tour that traces the development of the river spanning from Collyer Quay to Robertson Quay. Learn about the contributions of the river towards Singapore’s mercantile development through the various communities who lived and worked by the river, as well as the spectacular architecture and social history of the bridges that criss-cross the river facilitating the movement of people and goods across the river at various junctures.