Thursday, April 9, 2015

Singapore River Cruise - a Humble Fleet to History


The Singapore River Cruise travels along with these bumboats that will take you to beautiful Quays of Singapore, namely Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Robertson Quay all the way down to Marina Bay Sands. Singapore River is one of the tourism icons until today. It all started when Sir Stamford Raffles, a British Statesman stepped foot in Singapore way back 1819. Because of his great founding in the City of Singapore and his contributions, this Historian was entitled as the Father of Singapore. While on board, these bumboats will take you down to the history of the Singapore River. As it travels along the bay, a recorded voice telling stories about the history of each quays is a very unique and an amazing experience. I can tell that this is going to be the best sight seeing experience that every tourists could ever have as well as for locals. Now the journey begins!












Next image is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino in Singapore. What a very well constructed structure and image of a long garden connecting 3 buildings that I must say is also best for landscape photography. Very nice!



 
Site those Electric Trees or Power Trees of Singapore. It consists of 18 artificial trees that tower hundred of feet above the humid City that also act as vertical gardens generating solar powers and collecting rain water to generate electricity. It is an engine room for environmental system of the conservatory. The colossal solar-powered powertrees can be found at the Bay South Garden, which was officially open to the public for viewing purposes. What a great invention to make use of the natural resources with practical function. Just so cool!



The famous Merlion Park is the landmark of Singapore and is also a major tourist attraction situated in front of The Fullerton Hotel. I always make sure to take a snapshot as we travel along the beautiful river with our bumboat. It is also an enduring icon of Singapore that shows an image of half a lion and half fish. Legend states that Merlion would visit Sentosa every year to guard and preserve the City of Singapore from dark nights and violent storms.
 

This is the Singapore Flyer that is known to be the giant Ferris Wheel in Singapore. Construction to build this huge wheel took 2 and a half years and started operating year 2008.

 I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for the view!