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Singapore River: Past

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Reason.The city of Singapore initially grew around the port so that the river mouth became the centre of trade, commerce and finance.

From the 1880s, merchants swiftly built offices, godowns and jetties along the sheltered banks of Singapore River, which made excellent loading and unloading places. This river quickly became the island’s lifeline, as commerce flourished along the wharves

The buildings from the past had different purposes then those that remain now. In the past, the building called 'The Fullerton Hotel' was once known as the General Post Office Building.The link provided can give you more information on the building.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fullerton_Hotel_Singapore#General_Post_Office

The Singapore River's past.

The mouth of the Singapore River was once the old port of Singapore.


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