Earlier this week, after my visit to Singapore’s “Asian Civilisations Museum” I decided to go to Mariamman Temple in China Town area. Instead of a cab or bus, I walked the way going through Boat Quay, New Bridge Road, Mosque Street to South Bridge Road where the temple is. It took some 30-45 minutes to reach there but was quite relaxing and a good exercise. Though I have been to Singapore many many times, I have not come to this part of Singapore.
First was to cross over the bridge to the other side near The Fullerton Hotel, then walk past all the restaurants in Boat Quay – which has restaurants that serve cuisines from around the world.
Finally, when I reached the temple, it was closed due to a Lunar eclipse.
I then decided to walk through the China Town shops doing Window (windowless, roadside shops) shopping.
In China Town, I saw the Singapore Coins and Notes Museum, where I saw two interesting items. One a replica of World’s Largest coin and the other were a replica of World Currencies (US Dollars, British Pound sterling, Japan Yen and so on) made in the Gold paper.
After all the walking, I came back to my hotel (Park Royal at Kitchener Road) by taking the MRT from China Town to Farrer Park station. Overall, had a wonderful day of sight-seeing in Singapore.