PhotoHunt theme : Ways/Bridges
While looking through my photos for this week's Photohunt theme, I realised I have only 2 photos of the numerous bridges in Singapore. Fortunately a girlfriend knows a few iconic ones and drove me around in the middle of the night to snap these photos. :P
The first steel bridge in Singapore, Anderson Bridge was built in 1910. Named after Sir John Anderson who was the Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Federated Malay States from 1904 to1911.
A check with my granduncle unveils a gory past. During the Japanese Occupation (1942 to 1945) of Singapore, the severed heads of criminals were hung on Anderson Bridge as a warning to discourage citizens from breaking the law.
*shudders* Luckily I didn't have any spooky encounters that night.
Cavenagh Bridge, named after the last India-appointed governor of the Straits Settlement, Major-General Sir William Orfeur Cavenagh, was built in 1869. It is located near the Fullerton Hotel.
Built in 1931, Read Bridge was a popular spot for labourers and boatmen who would gather to listen to Teochew storytellers in the evenings.
It was a public holiday, there were lots of people on Read Bridge when I stopped by to take a couple of shots. I have no way of finding out what those people were looking at as my girlfriend was waiting for me by the roadside. We were on our way home as soon as I have the required shots. :D