Singapore River – Birth Of A Nation


The Singapore River Trail takes you through the many icons and monuments of modern-day Singapore, all unique in their own way! We’ll show you how they’ve helped transform Singapore into the country we know today, and their relation to the five pillars of Total Defence- psychological defence, Social Defence, Civil Defence, and Military Defence. Together these approaches allow Singapore to tackle threats and are an integral aspect of Singapore’s prosperity and success as a nation today. As you embark on this trail, you’ll see their relevance in the everyday lives of Singaporeans and learn how you too can play your part.

  • Experience Singapore’s birth on the banks of its most iconic river.
  • Stand on the spot where Sir Stamford Raffles first landed in Singapore.
  • Learn the history of the mythical Singaporean beast, the Merlion.
  • Merlion Park
  • Anderson Bridge
  • Dalhousie Obelisk
  • Cavenagh Bridge
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Statue Of Raffles
  • Old Parliament House
  • Elgin Bridge
  • Old Hill Street Police Station
  • Coleman Bridge
  • Boat Quay
  • Masjid Moulana
  • Yueh Hai Ching Temple

Recommended Start Time:

Monday to Sunday, 9:00am
Some places close by 5:00pm

Estimated walking distance

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