Exploring bridges in Singapore is the second purpose of our trip, next to being tour guides to Gab’s grandmothers in their first time visit in the Lion City.

Gab has been fascinated with bridges when he first read about them in the book 8000 Things You Should Know. Even our travel schooling trip to Cebu also includes the island’s famous bridges.

In Singapore, we made sure to check the different kinds of bridges that can be found in the city. These bridges can be easily be reached when you are in a walking tour.

Here the 9 Bridges to Visit in Singapore:

The rope suspension bridge in Palau Palawan. This bridge can be seen at Palawan Beach, Singapore’s family beach, in Sentosa. It leads to a small islet off the coast which is said to be the southernmost point of continental Asia, or Asia’s closest point to the Equator.

palwan rope suspension bridge singapore

The floating bridge at Siloso Beach in Sentosa.  The Silioso beach lies on the west portion of the southern coast and it is known as the place for beach volleyball and other outdoor activities.

floating bridge at siloso beach sentosa

Esplanade Bridge. This 261-m long girder bridge spans across the mouth of the Singapore River with the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on its north and and the Merlion Park on its south.

running on esplanade bridge singapore

esplanade bridge singapore

Jubilee Bridge.  It is a girder bridge that give pedestrians barrier-free access between the Merlion Park and the promenade in front of the Esplanade. This is part of the 8km commemorative walkway called the Jubilee Walk.

jubilee bridge singapore

Anderson Bridge. This is a 70-m truss bridge that spans across Singapore River. It crosses the mouth of the Singapore River and connects Empress Place and Collyer Quay.

anderson bridge singapore

Cavenagh Bridge. This is pedestrian bridge and is the oldest bridge across Singapore River to survive in its original form. It connects the Commercial Square – which is the current Raffles Place – to the government quarter then.

Cavenagh bridge singapore

Elgin Bridge in Boat Quay. This bridge is said to have existed long as early as 1819. In 1863, the iron bridge originally named Thomson’s Bridge. In Hokkien and Cantonese, it is called the “iron suspension bridge”. Our little expert says, this one is a cable-stayed bridge.

elgin bridge singapore

Coleman Bridge near Clarke Quay. This girder bridge is the second bridge built across the Singapore River and the first built in masonry. It is known as “the bridge at the second road”.

coleman bridge singapore

Helix Bridge. Last but not the least, is Gab’s favorite bridge. This 280-m tubular truss bridge has a double helix structure modeled on the structure of DNA. It is the longest pedestrian bridge in Singapore linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area.

helix bridge singapore

the helix singapore

Exploring the Helix at night!

We may have missed our usual worksheets during the trip but we are sure our little one is learning in a more interesting way. He saw and walked on the different types of bridges he read on his books. There are more interesting bridges in Singapore that we missed but that’s another reason to be back!

We are loving travel schooling, homeschooling on the road, world schooling or whatever it is called!

You may read our other trips here:

Free Things To Do in Singapore for Kids

Cebu City Educational Tour for Kids

Places to Visit in Cebu

 

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