After visiting Singapore’s latest 2 main attractions, the Universal Studios Singapore and Marina Sands Bay casino, I’ve decided to continue adventuring into the city itself and check out the night spots downtown.
First thing most, one should take the MRT and alight at Raffles Place MRT Station and head out to the open. Immediately right after I head out of the station, I got captivated by the surroundings. All around me, towers and towers of building are climbing to the sky. A check on the signs hanging on the towers got me surprised. I’m standing at the centre of the financial district of Raffles Place, the area which helps propel Singapore’s service industry and boasts one of the main reason in which they excel in and help bringing them into a developed nation. All around me, I can see many big names in the finance industry setting up their operation centres here.
Raffles Place, the financial hub of Singapore
Down the road, I walked down to the bank of Singapore River curving back into Clarke Quay. From here you can catch a glimpse at the famous river which was the reason Singapore came to existence where Raffles made it as the first trading port in Singapore. On the right side, there’s a building shaped like two durian shell which houses the musical concerts and show for talents, the Esplanade theatre and Fullerton Hotel. Along this lane, one can find many statue carving dedicated to the cultural presence of origination of Singapore such as the depiction of people of different race having conversation with the British, the young boys having fun at the river banks and the traditional means of transportation – cow cart.
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