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Walking four bridges on the Singapore River

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Read Bridge near Clarke Quay

Read Bridge near Clarke Quay

One of my favorite walks in Singapore is down the Singapore River from Read Bridge near Clarke Quay to the Cavanagh Bridge near the Fullerton Hotel.  Along the way is also Boat Quay and its boisterous pub and restaurant row.  (Of course Clarke Quay is home to many restaurants and bars.)

The walk is best done during the evening as the heat and the humidity during the day can be overwhelming.  There are paved walkways down the river with pedestrian tunnels to avoid having to cross busy streets.

As you proceed from Read Bridge, the bridges become more beautiful and elaborate, especially at night.  First comes the Shaw Bridge, then the beautifully red-lit Elgin bridge and finally the Cavanagh Bridge with the backdrop of the Fullerton Hotel.

I recommend you make the walk a loop, starting at Clarke Quay down to the Fullerton Hotel and then around to Boat Quay and back.  I believe the loop is around five or six kms but this is a guess.  There are many online map sites which will help plan your walk.

These photo were taken with a Leica M8 and a Carl Zeiss Biogon 28mm f/2.8 lens and a Panasonic Lumix G1 with Lumix 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Shaw Bridge in the late afternoon sun

Shaw Bridge in the late afternoon sun

Elgin Bridge

Elgin Bridge

Elgin Bridge looking at Boat Quay

Elgin Bridge looking at Boat Quay

Cavanaugh Bridge

Cavanagh Bridge

Cavanagh Bridge and the Fullerton Hotel

Cavanagh Bridge and the Fullerton Hotel

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Written by leolaksi

March 26, 2009 at 7:06 am

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