Monday, 20 October 2008

Old and the new - Elgin Bridge Singapore

This was the bridge where Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles once stood and decided which areas were to be set aside for Chinese commerce, Malay-Arabic settlements and the colonial seat. It was originally a wooden structure, replaced by an iron one and then, in 1926 replaced again.
It is named after Lord Elgin, a governor general of India.

Behind is the high rise of the commercial district.

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