Singapore River-change And Continuity

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Singapore River-change And Continuity - Quiz

Test your knowledge of Singapore River and its surrounding areas! How much exactly do you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How long is the Singapore River?
    • A. 

      8 km

    • B. 

      9 km

    • C. 

      10 km

    • D. 

      11 km

    • E. 

      12 km

  • 2. 
    When did Raffles first land at the Singapore River?
    • A. 

      28 January 1819

    • B. 

      29 January 1819

    • C. 

      30 January 1819

    • D. 

      31 January 1819

    • E. 

      1 February 1819

  • 3. 
    How tall is the Merlion? 
    • A. 

      8.6m

    • B. 

      8.7m

    • C. 

      8.8m

    • D. 

      8.9m

    • E. 

      9.0m

  • 4. 
    Boat Quay was formerly known as __________?
    • A. 

      Commercial Square

    • B. 

      South Bank

    • C. 

      Public Quay

    • D. 

      Singapore River

  • 5. 
    The Fullerton was completed in which year?
    • A. 

      1925

    • B. 

      1926

    • C. 

      1927

    • D. 

      1928

    • E. 

      1929

  • 6. 
    When was Elgin Bridge opened?
    • A. 

      30 June 1929

    • B. 

      1 July 1819

    • C. 

      6 June 1910

    • D. 

      6 May 1910

    • E. 

      30 May 1929

  • 7. 
    The first bridge built across the Singapore River was _____________?
    • A. 

      Ord Bridge

    • B. 

      Presentment Bridge

    • C. 

      Elgin Bridge

    • D. 

      Esplanade Bridge

    • E. 

      Read Bridge

  • 8. 
    The Fullerton Waterboat House was built in _______.
    • A. 

      1915

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1917

    • D. 

      1918

    • E. 

      1919

  • 9. 
    Why was Cavenagh Bridge built?
  • 10. 
    How were people transported before the building of bridges across the Singapore River?
    • A. 

      Ferry

    • B. 

      Hot air balloon

    • C. 

      Car

    • D. 

      Helicopter

    • E. 

      Bus

  • 11. 
    Where was Raffles believed to have first stepped ashore onto Singapore?
    • A. 

      Clarke Quay

    • B. 

      South Boat Quay

    • C. 

      North Boat Quay

    • D. 

      Boat Quay

  • 12. 
    What is the statue of Raffles standing at North Boat Quay made of?
    • A. 

      Silver

    • B. 

      Bronze

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      White Polymarble

    • E. 

      Copper

  • 13. 
    What did the Fullerton Building house in its early days?
  • 14. 
    Who inititated the clean-up of the Singapore River in the 1970s?
    • A. 

      Lee Kuan Yew

    • B. 

      Goh Chok Tong

    • C. 

      Tan Kim Seng

    • D. 

      David Marshall

  • 15. 
    Which year exactly was the cleanup of the Singapore River initiated?
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      1974

    • C. 

      1975

    • D. 

      1976

    • E. 

      1977

  • 16. 
    The Singapore River was a _____________.
    • A. 

      Malay Trading Outpost

    • B. 

      Indian Trading Outpost

    • C. 

      American Trading Outpost

    • D. 

      British Trading Outpost

    • E. 

      Chinese Trading Outpost

  • 17. 
    The town hall was built to commemorate __________.
    • A. 

      Benjamin Sheares

    • B. 

      Queen Victoria

    • C. 

      Stamford Raffles

    • D. 

      Yusof Bin Ishak

  • 18. 
    The Singapore Stone was discovered by the Singapore River in _________.
    • A. 

      1822

    • B. 

      1820

    • C. 

      1819

    • D. 

      1818

    • E. 

      1816

  • 19. 
    What is the Alkaff Bridge commonly known as to Singaporeans?
    • A. 

      Bridge of Wonders

    • B. 

      Bridge of culture

    • C. 

      Bridge of joy

    • D. 

      Bridge of Art

    • E. 

      Bridge of wealth

  • 20. 
    Anderson Bridge was constructed to replace which bridge?
    • A. 

      Anderson Bridge

    • B. 

      Esplanade Bridge

    • C. 

      Alkaff Bridge

    • D. 

      Presentment Bridge

    • E. 

      Cavenagh Bridge

  • 21. 
    What was not allowed on Cavenagh Bridge upon its change to a pedestrian Bridge?
  • 22. 
    Who was Clemenceau Bridge named after?
  • 23. 
    Why was the Merlion relocated from the back to the front of the Esplanade Bridge?
  • 24. 
    When were rickshaws introduced to Singapore?
    • A. 

      1870

    • B. 

      1880

    • C. 

      1890

    • D. 

      1900

    • E. 

      1910

  • 25. 
    What dictated the charges of rickshaw pullers?
    • A. 

      Ordinance of 1892

    • B. 

      Ordinance of 1890

    • C. 

      Ordinance of 1888

    • D. 

      Ordinance of 1886

    • E. 

      Ordinance of 1884

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