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River Transformed : Singapore River and Marina Bay, Hardback Book

River Transformed : Singapore River and Marina Bay Hardback


The story of the Singapore River, the other rivers flowing into the Kallang Basin, and Marina Bay.

It covers their commercial role over the centuries; victory over pollution, including mass dispersal of people and businesses clustered around the waterways into new towns around the island; the role of planners and the planning system in reclamation, and the creation of Marina Bay and the New Downtown; the role of Marina Bay as a water reservoir and the that of the rivers in Singapore's water supply; the transformation of the rivers and Marina Bay into a lifestyle setting, Singapore's "new Padang".




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