The Singapore River is a river in Singapore that flows from the Central Area, which lies in the Central Region in the southern part of Singapore before emptying into the ocean. The immediate upper watershed of the Singapore River is known as the Singapore River Planning Area, although the northernmost part of the watershed becomes River Valley. As the Central Area is treated as a central business district, nearly all land surrounding it is commercial. It is one of about 40 rivers in Singapore and its islands.
The river is approximately three kilometers long from its source at Kim Seng Bridge to where it empties into Marina Bay and finally the Singapore Strait; the river extends more than two kilometres beyond its original source at Kim Seng Bridge as Alexandra Canal, as far as the junction of Commonwealth Avenue. Here there is a break with Buona Vista Road where Sungei Ulu Pandan starts and flows into Sungei Pandan which in turn flows into the sea at West Coast Park. Thus, the source of both these waterways is in the Queenstown, Ridout Road Estate and Tanglin Halt area near Margaret Drive.
The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore, being naturally sheltered by the southern islands. Historically, the city of Singapore initially grew around the port so the river mouth became the centre of trade, commerce and finance. To this day, area around the old Singapore River mouth, the Downtown Core, remains the most expensive and economically important piece of land in Singapore.
Critiques | Translate
emka (104334) 2014-02-25 23:49
Nice photo from your archive. I would prefer this view without the high buildings but what can be done, life must go on. beautiful row of these colourful small houses on the water. Must be nice to go with this narrow boat.
Warm regrads MAlgo
carlo62 (53394) 2014-02-26 0:41
incredibile il contrasto tra le architetture in primo piano e quelle dello sfondo, linee e colori completamente diversi. Una città che di è evoluta in fretta, con un passaggio repentino da un secolo a un altro.
Ottimo scatto, è tutto ben visibile e la staticità dei palazzi è riequilibrata dalla presenza della barca.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-26 0:57
Nice mix of old and new architecture in this shot. I like the fact the more urban and new buildings in the BG look bland in front of these bright and colourful beautiful old houses. The boat creates nice FG interest. A fine old photo from Singapore, thanks for sharing.
dkmurphys (62947) 2014-02-26 1:16
Spectacular colors of the river houses. I like this composition, well taken.
mirosu (16273) 2014-02-26 1:26
Beautiful photo from fabulous Singapore's Riverside. Excellent view of nice colourful houses and the modern buildings behind. The river cruise boat is an excellent focal point.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-26 1:44
Hello Stephen - I like this a lot. When I think of Singapore I visualise modern, clinical highrise buildings and I am thrilled to see the old shop houses, strangely enough they look like some we have in the main street of Windhoek. The colours are vibrant and hint at Singapore's bustling past where activities centered around the river and not the financial district. A super shot which includes both the historic and the new. Warm regards Rosemary
Nicou (148666) 2014-02-26 2:00
quelle vue sueprbe ce bâteau qui passe devant toutes ces façades colorées sueprbe ensemble et compo avec les immense building en fond quel ensemble.
bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (41909) 2014-02-26 2:30
I never imagined Singapore to be so colourful! The mixture of houses along the river bank are just amazing; like something from a children's book! Everything looks pristine!
A fine shot, with he boat giving a directional lead and animation, before we concentrate on the context.
My only suggestion would have been to capture the whole boat but not easy when it is moving at speed.
Have a great day,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-26 3:10
this is magic! So colourful and made all the more punchy with the fg interest to add to the wonderful contrast of distant architectural styles and shapes. A fascinating and tantalising presentation. Like this a lot!
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-26 4:43
il colore e la composizione sono impeccabili.
Una Singapore dai colori vivaci e nella quale il contrasto tra antico e moderno è molto evidente e ti aiuta a fare una composizione di grande effetto.
Ciao e buona giornata
Sergiom (86177) 2014-02-26 6:00
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur la ville surtout que le bateau passe juste au bon moment pour donner de la profondeur à la composition. Les couleurs donnent beaucoup de caractère à l'ensemble.
Kielia (24077) 2014-02-26 7:23
wonderful shot. Interesting cities feature a lot in your work but this has to be one of the most colorful. The boat is of course a very interesting element for me. My compliments!
cornejo (45498) 2014-02-26 11:27
Salut Stephen très bonne photo de cette composition belle et intéressante avec des bâtiments intéressants du fond, et de jolies maisons colorées sur les bords de la rivière, magnifiquement capturés dans cette image intéressante, avec une bonne netteté, la profondeur, la lumière et belle couleur. Excellent et intéressant travail bien fait, félicitations mon ami. Merci pour le partage de ce beau travail.
Bonne nuit et reste heureux de la semaine.
Salutations chaleureuses du sud de l'Espagne.
jemaflor (101437) 2014-02-26 11:33
Well composed with these coloured houses and the boat in the Fg, Interesting contrast between houses and buildings, tfs.
Fis2 (104100) 2014-02-26 12:08
An interesting mix of architecture!
Good POV and superb colors.
I like boat.
pierrefonds (69873) 2014-02-26 17:26
La distance entre le bateau et la rive donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des immeubles. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-02-26 20:40
Nice colorful composition of the cruise on the river from Singapore and the colorful buildings in the BG.Sharp and crisp image.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-26 22:36
A bright and cheery river scene in Singapore, love the colours of houses, restaurants against the modern buildings of the city behind. The boat makes us want to hop on and explore more of this delightful area.
Well managed, Tfs,
Cricri (123866) 2014-02-27 11:13
Quelle vue colorée de ces bâtiments, charmantes ces maisons le long du fleuve et les hauts buildings en arrière plan, bon moment avec l'arriver du long bateau, belle présentation
amaryllis (37039) 2014-03-01 8:43
c'est vraiment diversifié en couleurs comme en architecture avec les hauts immeubles en arrière plan
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-02 2:18
beautiful view. Like the cruise in middle with a colourful background created by those beautiful houses. Excellent depth and sharpness. You managed the light really well. Superb work. Tfs.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (104877)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-25 23:45