Why was the Singapore River cleaned?
The Singapore River was suffocated by all the pollutants flowing into it. From 1977 to 1987, there was a multi-agency effort to clean up the Singapore River. Dumping of waste and used water from industries located near the river was eliminated. Rubbish was removed from the river and the riverbed was dredged.
How old is Clarke Quay?
They were built as unmotorised cargo boats in 1968 and 1972, and had been used as floating restaurants since 1993. In 2012, Clarke Quay received about one million visitors per month.
Who used the Singapore River?
There were about a thousand of them in 1819, the year Stamford Raffles founded modern Singapore. The Orang Gelam, one of the tribes of the orang laut, occupied the area around the mouth of the Singapore River, which was the site of the ancient port of Temasek.
Can you drink Singapore water?
Singapore’s tap water quality is well within the Singapore Environmental Public Health (Water Suitable for Drinking) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 and World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Our tap water is suitable for drinking directly from the tap without any further filtration.