Read Bridge (Malacca Bridge)

Read Bridge (Malacca Bridge)

Read Bridge (Malacca Bridge)
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John Jackson
Singapore, Singapore924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We used to come there for pre drinking or picnic while ago. Since IT is one of the places where you can drinks on Public till 22.00 pm as I heard ( ...)

Nowadays just empty and a few entrances are closed !

looking forward for reopening!

cheers!
Written 11 September 2020
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David D
Devon, UK20,589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Sunday 20th October and we took the Singapore River Tour which wound it's way along the River.

We travelled under numerous bridges, including this one, as we visited the Quays and places of interest and attractions along the way.

The Bridge, a beam-structure and was completed in 1889.

It is located in Clarke Quay and spans over the Singapore River and links Clarke Quay to Swissôtel Merchant Court. It is used by pedestrians and cyclists to cross

It is also known as Kampong Malacca Bridge. Was also known as the Green Bridge because of the colour it was painted.

There is a popular story that says the bridge got its name because in the past, labourers and boat people gathered there to listen to to storytellers and to read. The reality is is was named in honour of William Henry Macleod Read, a merchant and politician.
Written 26 November 2019
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Business
This bridge crosses the Singapore river. It’s a somewhat low bridge. The guide said it was made in Scotland and shipped here. Pretty nice to see.
Written 25 September 2019
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
There are a series of bridges along the Singapore River, each of which tells part of the story of this amazing settle which became the city/state of Singapore.

The photo from 1908 that I have included with this review shows the bridge from the Merchant Road side of the Clarke Quay, with Fort Canning Hill in the background.

The bridge has been widened and is now pedestrians only and is now adjacent to the Swissotel Merchant Court hotel. It still crosses to the Clarke Quay which is full of restaurants and bars rather than the merchants & traders of old.
Written 4 February 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Frankly, we only noticed this bridge when it was mentioned on our river cruise, probably more impressive from under than on road-level. It links Clarke Quay to Swissotel Merchant Court. Dating to 1887, it was officially opened in 1889 by Governor Smith and named in honour of William Henry Macleod Read, who laid the first cylinder for the bridge on 28 February 1887. It replaced the original Merchant Bridge constructed in 1863.
Written 25 October 2018
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Mohamed Sami
Alexandria, Egypt1,466 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
Just another bridge over the Singapore river. Nothing much about it but you can take the chance of getting some photos of the river and the quays
Written 31 August 2018
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,509 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Amazing spot to photograph picturesque Clarks Quay. Great place to add to your singapore walking itinerary.
Written 30 January 2018
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6,776 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Simple designed bridge to the west of Boat Quay / east of Clarke Quay. built in 1889, this is a straightforward no nonsense beam bridge, and would not win any awards for style.
Written 9 January 2018
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GoingFarFarAway
Tampa, FL575 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Nothing to say too much, it's a pedestrian bridge to get from one side of the river to the other. At night it's lit up with varying colors.
Written 27 March 2017
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Ritu V
New Delhi, India358 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
You need not to visit this bridge specially. But if you are staying nearby you will use this as crossing.
Written 30 January 2017
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