Be a tourist in Singapore for a day

We like to travel. We like to explore new places. We just want to take in the sights and experience new things. There are places in Singapore that we have not been to and yet tourists know these places more than we do.

Yesterday, we decided to play tourists. We visited the heart of Singapore that is rich in history.

When I was working in Shenton Way area in the 1980s, I travelled pass the General Post Office (GPO), the Clifford Pier and the Custom House. Now the GPO is the Fullerton Hotel and the Clifford Pier and its surrounding buildings are now converted to the Fullerton Bay Hotel.

Steps leading to boats and bumboats (of the past)

Steps leading to boats and bumboats (of the past)

Boat used this to secure the boat to the pier

Boat used this to secure the boat to the pier

Kept to remind us of Clifford Pier

Kept to remind us of Clifford Pier

I moved from the Clifford Pier and walked the new Jubilee Bridge (a footpath beside the Esplanade Bridge) towards the Fullerton Hotel. Along the walk, you can see the Merlion.

Iconic Merlion got tourist excited

Iconic Merlion got tourist excited

Jubilee Bridge - SG50 Golden Jubilee Celebration

Jubilee Bridge – SG50 Golden Jubilee Celebration

When we were at the Fullerton Hotel, we viewed the FatCatArt by Russian artist Svetlana Petrova featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra.

Cats are true angels Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra Cat

Cats are true angels
Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra Cat

Chua Mia Tee, Epic Poem of the Cat in Malaya. Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra Cat

Chua Mia Tee, Epic Poem of the Cat in Malaya.
Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra Cat

Our last stop was the Esplanade (“The Durian”) to see the exhibits for the cones of the Esplanade. The theme was Colours and Saris for Deepavali.

Colourful Saris

Colourful Saris

Colourful Saris

Colourful Saris

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