40) The two arms of The Fullerton Hotel

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In my opinion, The Fullerton Hotel, from the direction of Victoria Theatre is a giant man standing in between two spreading arms with a warm cheering face!

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Cavenagh Bridge, the right arm was built in 1870.  It is the oldest bridge existing in its original form on Singapore River.  It named after the last India-appointed Governor of the Straits Settlement, Major General William Orfeur Cavenagh.
The bridge was designed by John Turnbull Thomson, under supervision of Captain Charles Edward Faber, the Madras Engineer who have Mount Faber named after him.
Before the bridge was born, there was one shaky bridge connected the both sides.  Travelers just need to pay 1 cent for passing the bridge.

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And now, Cavenagh Bridge is one of the Singapore bridges fav by lovers, after it overtook by Anderson Bridge due to overloading problem.

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Steel rivets stand still throughout the era.

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Anderson Bridge, the left arm was built in 1910.  Given a name after the Governor of the Straits Settlement and High Commissioner for the Federated Malay States, Sir John Anderson.
This beautiful steel arc shape structure was built intended to lighten the load of Cavenagh Bridge.  It is so far the last bridge built in steel along the Singapore River.

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In the past, there is a belief that men and women tossing apples and oranges respectively into the River will be blessed with a happy marriage.
And for singles hurling oranges into the River will be blessed with a partner soon.
Not so sure if this belief is still concurrence, but the reverse effect may end you getting a fine for littering the River.

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The Fullerton Hotel, glimpsed through steel arches and ribs.
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17 thoughts on “40) The two arms of The Fullerton Hotel

    yiyime said:
    December 13, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Reblogged this on vienaqui and commented:
    gorgeous architectural structure building , great photo

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Hey! Thank you so much, I really appreciate that! 🙂

        yiyime said:
        December 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

        you are welcome

    linesbylinda said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:34 am

    As always, nothing but the best!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Thanks, Linda! Merry Christmas in advance!

    Vallartina said:
    December 13, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Been there, love it! Thanks for the beautiful shots!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Thanks, Vallartina! Wishing you have a great day ahead!

    adinparadise said:
    December 13, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Yes, not a great idea to pollute the river. Nice photos an d info, Sydney. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

      And we should feel glad by not throwing durian into the river! LOL! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    December 13, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Beautiful shots! Another wonderful blog! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Thanks, Keli! Cheers! 🙂

    chris13jkt said:
    December 13, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I’ve been in that place, and it is know that I know the history of the place. You really know the history about interesting places in your country, Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 8:05 am

      I am not only know the Sydney history, Hehe! Hey! chris, have a good day! 🙂

    petspeopleandlife said:
    December 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    That is some bridge. Liked the education of it all.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Yes, is just part of it! More to come! 🙂

    moderndayruth said:
    December 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Ok, now i know where i want to go for a holiday… Awesome! And i can totally see the man with the stretched arms! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      This man, The Fulleton Hotel, many hidden stories behind, please stay tune! And thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

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