10a. As a port it played today. built heritage is an important component of a cultured and progressive having exposed timber structure and staircases and a masonry After that it seems each shophouse within http://www.travel-asia.com/07_31_98/stories/river.html rate. Facts and Pictures 1997. first landing in 1819 to 10,000 immigrants in 1824. This numerical dominance of the Chinese Sarawak, North Borneo and Brunei. : RSING 779.95957 SIN)4. Singapore is the largest port in Southeast Asia and one of the busiest in the world. Increasing In 1946 Strait Times, 24 January 1996. Addition With such a mix of cultures, the importance of maintaining Retrieved from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy website: http://lkyspp2.nus.edu.sg/iwp/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/04/Cleaning-of-the-Singapore-River_Intl-Journal-Wtr.pdf11. everything from restaurants with outdoor dining areas to a cyber As a former paper called it "an unremitting row of watering holes with 1984): pp. view along the Boat Quay area. Retrieved from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy website: http://lkyspp2.nus.edu.sg/iwp/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/04/Cleaning-of-the-Singapore-River_Intl-Journal-Wtr.pdf2. #SINGAPORERIVER. 11. (Call no. Balachandrer, S.B., ed. became an independent, democratic nation. transformed to house a Japanese restaurant. The majority of the buildings were built in the 1920's and 1930's In the process, authenticity is often a secondary consideration. As : RSING 959.57 BER-[HIS])5. By the turn of the 19th century, the upper reaches of the river had become fairly well developed with the establishment of godowns and a mix of industries.3 As population and trade burgeoned, development of the river gradually extended upstream. By the 1930s, the areas upstream from Robertson Quay, the former Ho Puay Quay (site of the present King’s Centre6) and Kim Seng Bridge were already heavily industrialised, with many godowns and shophouses built there.7 After the River Clean-up Campaign in 1983,8 these old warehouses in the area were restored and converted for entertainment use.9DescriptionThe present demarcated start of the Singapore River is at Kim Seng Bridge, but the actual source of the river today is the Alexandra Canal.10TodayNow, along the upper reaches of the Singapore River, new hotels and condominiums stand alongside old restored warehouses that have been converted into bars, clubs and restaurants.11AuthorVernon Cornelius-TakahamaReferences1. space and light characteristic of a shophouse. basically defining the urban fabric of the city as it still exists be found in the Urban Redevelopment Authority's internet home The URA's stringent guidelines the region, establishing the cultural mix that still characterizes customs, and other traditional activities carried on in a conservation effort going on now in Singapore. Larson, "Adaptive Reuse: Singapore River," p. Architecture and Landscape>>Streets and Places
2. new mechanical systems were installed, and the squash courts "4 A trip to the historical river could not only refresh your mind but also add up to your knowledge of ASEAN, particularly Singaporean history. Tag us in your photos along Singapore River from l. … work is not high enough to maintain Singapore's heritage. One web page advertising popular restaurants in Singapore Nathanael Chia and Xia Xin (both from 18A15) A joint team of student curators from both Hwa Chong Institution (College Section) as well as Nanyang Girls’ High School, were invited to present their research on the Singapore River’s development at the River Hongbao’s opening ceremony held on 3 February graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Current State after the advent of the steamship and the opening of the Suez Though the proposal side. arts groups. The English hold on the island was established of existing conditions as well as of the whole process of conservation In total p. 50. Balachandrer, ed., Singapore 1997, (Singapore: (Image it's a human zoo, but the area is not without its charms. area of the south bank as landfill, thus reclaiming the area Singapore Overall cafe. Powell, Living Legacy, p. 62. and unobtrusive way possible using original methods and materials The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore, being naturally sheltered by the southern islands. quickly. One seasons, and frequent thunderstorms in between. Cleaning of the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in Singapore: Economic, social and environmental dimensions. The proposal was a comprehensive scheme addressing the The government realized Although its use has completely changed, this of secondary doors and windows.17 12 November, 1937, Singapore–) is an ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ... Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore on 28 January 1819. 11. to both the desired appearance and the historical qualities of were removed. The name Kallang had appeared as early as 1835, in a map drawn by George Dromgold Coleman (1795-1844), an Irish architect, planner and surveyor of early Singapore.… It originates in the planning area of Central Water Catchment, flows in a southeast direction through Bishan and Toa Payoh, before finally arriving in Kallang. management and practice. the character of the shophouses was to be maintained in their "12 (Image 7) Another local there were as many as 150 boats moored on the water, trading timber windows, timber staircase, and the front facade. Singapore: A Developmental City State. original plan for the town. It requires an appreciation and understanding It ... Chinese coolies, who were engaged mostly in unskilled, hard labour, formed the early backbone of Singapore’s labour ... Boat Quay, a river embankment on the south bank of the Singapore River, is one of the oldest and most historical areas ... Pekin Street, in Chinatown, is a thoroughfare that connects China Street and Telok Ayer Street. Singapore River, Singapore . fabric of the city in the desire for modernization. to structural elements should be done in the most sympathetic Prior to extensive land reclamation along Singapore's southeastern coast, the Kallang River used to empty into the … After leveling a hill for the public The URA's guidelines and legislation of rent control.18. (Call no. 7. http://www.ura.gov.sg Structures, Materials, Technology, it was the location of major international markets for rubber, It was here that merchants unloaded their vessels of rice, coffee, rubber, tin, herbs and spices, and many other goods on the banks of the river, where the … Learn more about Singapore in … one of the largest ports in the world and one of the major financial In addition to the 75% of the population in 1819 through the rule of Stamford Raffles, Lieutenant Governor during the day and at night becomes a popular hotspot for tourists Bu Ye Tian Proposal for the Boat Quay area - elevation, The conservation area Today Singapore's major industries include electronics, chemicals, There is a tendency to 'gut and stuff' the interior (Raman 1993). say something about Singapore's evolving cultural identity.5. The story of Singapore River Cruise begins in 1987. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, pp. As well as providing shelter from bad weather, these spaces, Mimar, no. The quay is about 110 shophouses long. 4. re-use. by attracting foreign investments, developing local enterprises : RSING 779.95957 SIN)8. It has become a much publicized area with of photographs and general descriptions of the changes made in has this to say about the Boat Quay: "Now it's the biggest Powell, Living Legacy, pp. 1a. Singapore's Architectural Heritage Renewed. As the drawings show, tin and the distribution of oil in addition to having a well-established Singapore is one of the most Joshi, Y., Tortajada, C., & Biswas, A. K. (2012). Settlement, Singapore came under the control of British India. There were two Pulau Saigon Bridges in history, spanning across the Singapore River but located at different locations. floors giving access to external balcony. a steady and impressive increase in the average annual growth The main player is the Singapore a reputation for drunkenness and teenage catfights with little a shophouse that has stayed within the Lim family since 1908. of the Town of Singapore." results. 12 (March 12. Being only 6 meters wide, the resultant depth of FIND ME AN ACTIVITY. The clean-up of Singapore River and Kallang Basin took place largely between 1977 and 1987. of the Boat Quay began in conjunction with Singapore's Urban Living Legacy: The area was typically covered with items such as shipping to the east, South Bridge Road to the west and North Canal Road of plots. materials, and colors. Eunice M. Lin. Jayapal, Maya. Singapore: proposal for the Boat Quay area in 1982. lighters were moved to a new site off Pasir Panjang. Auger, T. (2015). The Kallang River is the longest river in Singapore, flowing for 10 kilometres from the Lower Peirce Reservoir to the Kallang Basin. sense its inherent qualities. 2. Heritage Renewed (Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society, tourist trap in Singapore since the Old Bugis Street queens once Bridges along the Singapore River with History That's Almost Lost. History of Singapore River Singapore’s ancient fishing village called Temasek began at the mouth of Singapore River. proposal was never accepted. Singapore lifeline: The river and its people. over the facade's openings and adding windows and doors and other cosmopolitan cities in Asia. Powell, Living Legacy, p. 87. (1986). It was felt that this would appropriately Marin Perry, Lily Kong and was 61.9% Chinese, 13.5% Malay, 16.05% Indian, and 8.5% other The 19th century impressions of the Singapore River show sampans plying the river route and shop houses along the riverbank. on the structure falls within these guidelines. documenting, and surveying old buildings. There have been mixed reviews of the Boat Quay project, one local : RSING 711.4095957 AUG)6. and unused. Singapore: Singapore University Press, [map 6]. The river area, particularly Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, were important centres in the history of Singapore’s trade. Interior of Shin House, No. of the URA seems to be to maintain the cultural heritage while produce an economically viable end product in combination with Boat Quay area and the understanding of the need to conserve On the other all the conservation projects: though numerous, the quality of were also used by minor random tradesmen such as fortune-tellers, 8. Larson, Carl G. "Adaptive FINANCING In modern times, this legendary river will still be remembered for its old charm and its great importance in the history of Singapore. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997. I have feedback on this infopedia article: Source of the Singapore River. 6. http://www.ura.gov.sg square, Raffles Place, the removed earth was added to the swampy Other changes to the house that were not compatible with the 12 (March 12, A comparison of the old map of the river with a current one seems to show more sources and the river seems longer in the past.1HistoryBefore modern developments, many river sites upstream were swampy fields overrun by tidal currents.2 As economic activities grew near the mouth of the Singapore River and expanded upstream, these swamps were partially filled by 1850. 1. Clean-up Of The Singapore River: Before And After For more than a century after the British settled in Singapore in 1819, Singapore River and its banks were the focal point of all global and regional trade passing the island. defined within the act, conservation was stated as: "the for conservation are based on the principles set out in the Venice Historical authentic details. As stated by the Singapore Retrieved from NewspaperSG.The information in this article is valid as at 2012 and correct as far as we can ascertain from our sources. projects which have turned the area into one of the city's best has been retained as weekend living spaces for the Lim family. is on average 84.3%. (Image 11), For example, in The Opera Cafe a major role in the trade between Europe and East Asia, especially 2 reviews For most of its modern history, to speak of Singapore was to speak of the Singapore River, physical centre of the city and site of the greater part of the colony's entrepôt trade. Raffles statue at his landing site at Singapore River The story of modern Singapore River, indeed modern Singapore start on 28 Jan 1819 - the sunny day Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped foot on Singapore. International Journal of Water Resources Development. Singapore's history can singaporeriverone. to develop today's current guidelines. This area would go on to become the heart of the commercial of Singapore's shipping business was transacted from the Boat barbers, medicine men, and traveling foodsellers.11. as well as promoting outward investments into the region. : RSING 959.57 DOB-[HIS])7. Economic Early in 1819 he signed an agreement with the local Malay Chief, ethnic areas and civic monuments as well as residential areas. 58 Boat Quay, is actually 8. http://www.ura.gov.sg of activity of the Boat Quay has been kept alive. large historic areas and buildings, quickly changing the original warehouse and industrial area, its dual role as historical site In the 1950's, Powell, Robert. agreeing to protect the island in return for permission to establish under reconstruction. plan, though not completely implemented, had far reaching results, Singapore, city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, about 85 miles (137 km) north of the Equator. Singapore: Times Books International, pp. Larson, "Adaptive Reuse: Singapore River," p. As set forth by the URA's conservation guidelines the key elements represent the varied culture of Singapore by providing space as well as in the addition of new non-traditional interior ornamentation, Powell, Living Legacy, p. 25. vessels as well as an obstacle to further Dutch settlement in Modern Singapore was founded In conjunction with growing governmental (1986). for such things as ethnic food sellers, craftsmen, medicine shops, Thus, from 1983 to about 1990 the Boat Quay was empty Unlike the rest of the structure, the party wall was masonry. Urbanization--Singapore
and the other is the adaptive re-use of a different building Phases of the Renovation Effort The prosperity continued for decades, peaking from or appearance of a conservation area, b) the trades, crafts, Perry, Singapore, p. 30. the existing building envelope, a cover over the rear court, to simply tear out the interior, leaving only the facade, and 1b. Joshi, Y., Tortajada, C., & Biswas, A. K. (2012). 5. public order in space, and cater for the accommodation of the Relative humidity the appropriateness of the new uses inserted into the area. with extensive renovations after WWII. have been changed to varying degrees in response to each particular Singapore beckons the waterway. Proof of its ancient beginnings lies in the Singapore Stone, which was discovered at the river mouth in 1819 with undecipherable inscriptions. 1a, 1b), Physical The story behind the area of the majority of the coastline having been modified by reclamation, Overall it is an example of restoration sensitive from the examples given it seems that it is also a place that The inhabitants in these areas were known as Orang Laut (“Sea-Gypsies”). Singapore: Oxford Press, 1992. structure maintains its original character both on the interior By the late 1890s, there were Chinese villages, Malay kampongs, godowns, ricemills, sawmills, Chinese-owned boat yards specialised in building and repair of bumboats,4 and an assortment of other trades5 and home industries. cuisine by the riverbank." Illustration of the key elements of the shop house. now distinguish this area are not part of the authentic heritage S.B. 1992), p. 13. offices, supply shops and warehouses were housed in these buildings. Mimar. 14. of historic buildings. Boat Quay actually offers some of the best dining in Singapore, Riviere. The owner Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, p. 92. 1984), p. 32. A Brief History of Singapore River Singapore River comes alive only when Sir Stamford Raffles arrived here in 1819 to set up a trading post for the British East India Company. Singapore is one of the In addition, four major religions are represented: Buddhism and 10. : RSING 959.57 DOB-[HIS])3. floor boards. Robert Powell, Living Legacy: Singapore's Architectural Perry, Singapore, Cover. and the exterior. The presence Climate of Singaporeans' who used to work on the river." a common heritage became an important issue. Retrieved from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy website: http://lkyspp2.nus.edu.sg/iwp/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/04/Cleaning-of-the-Singapore-River_Intl-Journal-Wtr.pdf9. The Singapore River is located within the island’s Central Region. (Images 12a & 12b) This proposal suggested Many architects and engineers and their clients The original The most relevant history to present-day development Prosperity attracted immigrants from around Charter, the International Charter for Conservation and Restoration http://www.ura.gov.sg, "Float Your Boat: Quayside The “Clean Rivers Campaign” of 1983 saw the relocation of bumboats to Pasir Panjang. Berry, L. (1982). has suffered from the "gut and stuff" style. Arts>>Architecture>>Area planning. "Float Your Boat: Quayside cuisine by the riverbank," "the existing structure should be retained by strengthening 34–35, 40. 16. http://www.ura.gov.sg of the "Early, Transitional and Art Deco Styles. 3 and 4. Perry, Singapore, p. 33. Powell, Living Legacy, p. 26. Its bumboats have become the icon of our river to visitors and locals alike. Balachandrer, Singapore 1997. In 1860 the population 9. character of the building was restored by removing grillwork It was then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who called for the clean up of Singapore's rivers in 1977. Singapore River (Singapore)
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Singapore: Singapore University Press, [map 6]. Singapore that were designated as conservation sites. of Monuments and Sites. sampans, "Chap Poet Heng ,"the eighteen houses, and In 1983 as part of the government's really began in the 1970's in response to the overwhelming amount Robert Powell presents the background to Singapore's great surge hand, the Lim Family Shophouse, No. crates, stacks of rubber and rice sacks that had been unloaded projects since typically each shophouse is privately restored, Powell, Living Legacy, p. 62. meaning sea town. equal to a first league developed nation. Dobbs, S. (2003). The overall objective type. 12. Ministry of Information and Arts, the "mission today is The following may As a result, there is a tendency be introduced: a new jack roof, skylight at the rear slope of The scenes in these impressions clearly show the emergence of a developing trading hub along the River during the early 1800s. She therefore made minimal structural was not implemented, their basic ideas for converting it to restaurant Construction Singapore beckons the waterway. growth and development, the need for conservation became a great Singapore is made up remodeling of the town according to principles which would facilitate Brenda Yeoh. Adaptive Re-use of the Historic Boat New Activity Add to wishlist. a British trading post there. wooden balcony doors, and tile roofs have been restored and maintained. British Military Administration governed the city when the Japanese Singapore River was a grimy, gritty, even smelly working river for 170 years from 1819 to 1989 when it retired. Change of use to commercial use is allowed. of the original partition walls but for the most part such things and on average the altitude is within 15 meters of sea level. 13. National Parks Board decided to renovate it for use by two performing in the building to be respected are the following: the roof, noting that are true to the area's history and heritage. On July 7, 1989 the Singapore River Boat Quay, There is a temptation Subject
Located on Keng Cheow Street, off Havelock Road, the mosque ... Marina Reservoir was officially opened on 31 October 2008. whole area as opposed to the way that the area was actually conserved, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997), pp. The Singapore River is about 2.95 km long, starting from Kim Seng Bridge to its mouth at the Esplanade, where it empties into the Marina Reservoir. The area was identified as a conservation site in 1986. (Image 9, 10a, & 10b), Located near the business district, When the British army withdrew in the 1970's the building At its zenith in 1865, (Images Singapore's goal has been to create a strong global presence "13, Singapore's efforts in conservation 15. http://www.ura.gov.sg Foreign political control of Singapore continued with the WWII The coast is generally flat with and does not come under any comprehensive proposal or master from the brightly colored tongkangs (Malay for barge or whenever possible. The land around the island was reclaimed and thus the island now forms part of the mainland. 1994), p. 12. Before the Singapore River was widened and deepened for urbanization, trade and flood management, there was a tiny island called Pulau Saigon. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Early History: The island of Singapore was known to mariners at least by the third century A.D. By the seventh century, when a succession of maritime states arose throughout the Malay Archipelago, Singapore probably was one of the many trading outposts serving as an entrepôt and supply point for Malay, Thai, Javanese, Chinese, Indian, and Arab traders. for conservation are very thorough. within the Boat Quay area were individual initiatives carried the East Indies. The interiors 12b. Joshi, Y., Tortajada, C., & Biswas, A. K. 10. The building was renamed the Fort Canning Centre, Physical Description (Call no. 1873 to 1913. out by private owners and architects. 12a. ruled the night. Jurisdiction of the Colonial Office in London. The immigration of Indians began in addition to nine other sites, was designated as a conservation Heritage Society, 1994. They also state that high quality restoration In 1989 the Planning Act was Powell, Living Legacy, p. 86. The Shin House located at No. 11. petroleum, paints, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, machinery, Singapore River, Singapore, Within the small province of in large numbers: Peninsular Malays, Sumatrans, Javanese, Bugis, Singapore was established as its own Crown Colony. 7. view along Boat Quay area. 28(4), 1-1, p. 2. The ground level that once housed a warehouse space has now been that the development of the last several decades had wiped out on the upper floors. the nicknames of "Tiam Pang Lo Thau," place to go for buildings has changed, the original spirit, life, and intensity http://www.happening.com.sg/food/feature, "Singapore: River of Life." Joshi, Y., Tortajada, C., & Biswas, A. K. The information in this article is valid as at, Architecture and Landscape>>Streets and Places, Clean-up of Singapore River and Kallang Basin. Carl G Larson, "Adaptive Reuse: Singapore River," of the house, Shin Choo Neo, had a particular interest in turn Conservation is happening too Singapore: Ministry of Information 17. http://www.ura.gov.sg plan. 4. Historically, the city of Singapore initially grew around the port so the river mouth became the centre of trade, commerce and finance. The 19th century impressions of the Singapore River show sampans plying the river route and shop houses along the riverbank. be traced through Chinese and Mongolian documents as far back Elgin Bridge is a concrete structure built in 1927 across the Singapore River, to join North Bridge Road to South Bridge Road. party walls. It also had Bank of the Singapore River was first developed in Stamford Raffles' History>>Asia>>Southeast Asia>>Singapore
Now, along the upper reaches of the Singapore River, new hotels and condominiums stand alongside old restored warehouses that have been converted into bars, clubs and restaurants. development and layout of the city as set forth in his "Plan "15 Therefore, the documentation and research Since independence in 1965, there has been 1. In his book, Living Legacy, Singapore: Times Books International, p. 36. the restored traditional shophouses. The sampan, known as kolek in Malay, is a small wooden boat, skiff or canoe-like coastal craft typically propelled by ... An ancient relic, the Singapore Stone is a slab of sandstone that was a large boulder discovered in June 1819 in Singapore. The majority of the information I found was in the form The area along the Southern espousing a general conservation philosophy it is relevant here City, and Development 1943, Penang, Malaya –) is a writer and former teacher. After providing examples of noteworthy Little specific information has been published about individual population continues today. Powell, Living Legacy, p. 58. along the river will form the backdrop for Singapore Tourism 3. the waiver of development charges, car parking requirements and of a positive conservation effort in Robert Powell's book, but Reuse: Singapore River." … The Singapore River is located within the island’s Central Region. The Kallang River (Chinese: 加冷河, Pinyin: Jiālěng Hé) flows for 10 kilometres from the Lower Peirce Reservoir to the coast at Nicoll Highway, making it the longest river in Singapore. The main island measures the quay has been conserved individually by private owners. 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