There are 17 reservoirs, 32 major rivers, 990 km of drains and canals, and 7000 km of roadside drains in Singapore. (Source and image credit: PUB)
Does Singapore have natural rivers?
The geographically small island nation of Singapore has few rivers of significant length or width. The longest of these, the Kallang River, is only 10 km in length.
|River||Drainage area(s)||River mouth|
|Kallang River||Bishan, Central Water Catchment, Kallang, Toa Payoh||Kallang Basin|
Where does Singapore River start and end?
How Clean Is Singapore River?
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 long did it take to clean Singapore River?
The 81-year-old civil engineer and his team were handed the task of ensuring fishing and other recreational activities would be possible along the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in 10 years’ time.
Why is the Singapore River famous?
Singapore’s free port status and strategic location attracted all types of sailing craft, especially those plying the trade routes between India and China. From the beginning, the Singapore River had been the focal point of trading activities. The river’s calm waters served as the harbour for the growing settlement.