The river cruise is a delightful way to not only see Singapore in all its evening glory, but also know about the country’s history.
A lot of questions which we had on our minds, like the colonial architecture, and the presence of commercial buildings on only one side of the river – all were answered thanks to their well-put-together presentation.
The cruise lasts for about 35 minutes, and tells you everything you want to know through an interesting A/V presentation.
It was intriguing to know why the early Chinese settlers chose only one side of the river to camp at – it’s the prosperous side according to Chinese tradition, we were told. Therefore, you find all these skyscrapers on only that special side. And guess what, the offices in those buildings are in the business of money, literally. All those offices are, wait for it, banks from all over the world!
The charming Fullerton Hotel too gets a special mention. Built in 1928, this iconic building was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, as well as Singapore Club. Now it’s a stunning 400-room heritage hotel and a visual treat to be experienced while on the cruise.