Thursday, March 22, 2012

Activities carried out along Singapore river

Explain the activities that are carried out along the river during the early days and present days.

Singapore river in the past:

In the past,there were many activities on the Singapore River. There were hawkers, coolies, lightermen and merchants on and alongside of the Singapore River. A lot of  shophouses were also situated there.Trading was common along Singapore River, since Singapore was a trading port at that time.The river was very polluted at that time.

Singapore river in the present:

Now, there is no more trading in the area but the shophouses and some other buildings of that time are preserved. There are restaurants, pubs and clubs along the river. There are also river cruises in the river for tourists . The river is much cleaner now, compared to the past. A lot of office buildings, companies and shopping malls are located near the Singapore river.

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