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The Singapore River
is a river
with great historical importance. The Singapore River 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 90 rivers in Singapore and its islands. It is the place where Raffles
made as the 1st trading port in Singapore. The Singapore River is the most famous river in Singapore.
The Singapore River is approximately three kilometers long from its source
at Kim Seng Bridge to its mouth at the Esplanade
where it empties into the Marina Channel
and finally the Singapore Strait
; the waterway extends more than two kilometers 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......