Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bridges Story

There are quite a number of bridges in Singapore. Bridges, especially the historical ones have stood the annals of time. They are part of Singapore's rich cultural past and each has a story to tell.

One of the most famous bridges is the Elgin Bridge in Singapore. Many Singaporeans would have passed the bridge at one point in their life before or would also have certainly seen it. It may be a shame that many Singaporeans, though knowing the bridge, may not know its name.

I like Elgin Bridge because it is a beautiful bridge, spanning across the two banks of the Singapore river, and across the finanical banks of the Central Business District too.

It appears not only beautiful but also strong and steady.

The two weeks where Singapore hosted the F1 in September last month was also the inaugural Singapore River Festival. Elgin Bridge (see picture above) came alive at night!
I believe it would be even better that in addition to the beautification of the bridges in Singapore River, for future Singapore River Festivals, the authorities could publicise the rich cultural history of Elgin Bridge to Singaporeans, young and old, for this is the bridge which is inextricably linked to Singapore and Singaporeans!


eastcoastlife said...

I'm one Singaporean who doesn't bother to remember its name. :P

Now, I will.

Singapore Short Stories said...

Its a nice bridge, isn't it?

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a lovely bridge. It must look really romantic at night surrounded by bright lights.

Singapore Short Stories said...

ya, it looks romatic! with the river against the background of the skyscrapers at night!

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