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Elizabeth Walk

The stamp above depicts  Elizabeth Walk in the early 20th century.  This was before land reclamation pushed the mouth of the Singapore River out towards the sea.  Elizabeth Walk (named after Queen Elizabeth II) was popular with families and courting couples strolling by the waterside.

Queen Elizabeth Walk is still popular with tourists and locals alike.  Along Elizabeth Walk, you can see a few other prominent landmarks.  The first landmark, located neares the Esplanade is the Tan Kim Seng Fountain.  This fountain commemorates the contributions of Chinese pioneer philanthropist Tan Kim Seng to the development of the waterworks and piped water in Singapore.  Another historical landmark along the route is the Cenotaph which commemorates the British and Commonwealth soldiers who died during World War I and World War II.  The other landmark on the other end of Elizabeth Walk is the Lim Bo Seng Memorial.  This Chinese pagoda style structure reminds the people of the bravery and sacrifice of the military leader and World War II hero Lim Bo Seng.

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Written by victorkoo

31 December, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Philatelic Book

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