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Singapore & New Zealand: 2003
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Just south of the Singapore River, Chinatown's streets are decorated
with red lanterns for the forthcoming Chinese New Year celebrations
The most interesting site we visit in Chinatown is the Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, which has hundreds of brightly coloured statues of deities and mythical animals
The 7.4-acre National Orchid Garden has plenty of specimens to admire including 'Margaret Thatcher' (above) and 'Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia' (right)
After the morning's City Tour, we spend the afternoon by walking to one of the area's we have just visited on the coach: the Singapore River
The imposing Cenotaph War Memorial and the memorial to
Major General Lim  Bo Seng, the Second World War anti-Japanese guerilla
(right) the historic Cavenagh Bridge, opened in 1869 it is the oldest bridge in Singapore that still exists in its original form. The police notice dates from about 1910
Two of Singapore's many bronze statues:
 
First Generation by Chong Fah Cheong (left)
 
The River Merchants by Aw Tee Hong (below)
Clifford Pier
Empress Place Building
Clarke Quay is the departure point for bumboats (small launches) that provide cruises along the Singapore River