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The Esplanade is a waterfront location just north of the mouth of the Singapore River in downtown Singapore. It is primarily occupied by the Esplanade Park, and was the venue where one of Singapore's largest congregation of satay outlets until their relocation to Clarke Quay as a result of the construction of a major performance arts venue, the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, which took its name from this location. Singapore River The Singapore River is a small river in terms of physical attributes, but of extreme historical importance to the country of Singapore, the political entity which shares its name. ... Esplanade Park, Singapore. ... Grilled beef satay. ... Clarke Quay today Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. ... The durian-shaped Esplanade stands out in front of the Marina Square area The esplanade at night. ...

Etymology and history

In the 1850s, the Esplanade referred to what is now the Padang, previously known as The Plain, in front of City Hall. It is best captured in John Turnbull Thomson's 1851 painting, "The Esplanade from Scandal Point". // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... An aerial view of Singapore, showing the Padang on the right, surrounded by Singapore Parliament building, new and old Supreme Court building and Swissôtel The Stamford. ... City Hall & Old Supreme Court, Singapore The City Hall (Chinese: 政府大厦) in Singapore is a national monument gazetted on 14 February 1992. ... John Turnbull Thomson (1821-1884) was a British civil engineer who played an instrumental role in the development of the early infrastructure of nineteenth century Singapore. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For building painting, see painter and decorator. ...

With land reclamation in 1943, the term Esplanade then referred to the area of the present Queen Elizabeth Walk. Both the Esplanade Park and Queen Elizabeth Walk were built on the reclaimed land. In the park are several memorials, including The Cenotaph (completed in 1922), the Former Indian National Army Monument, the Tan Kim Seng Fountain (moved here in 1925 from Fullerton Square), and the Lim Bo Seng Memorial (which was unveiled in 1954). Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... Queen Elizabeth Walk, Singapore The Queen Elizabeth Walk (Chinese: 伊丽莎白女皇道) is a promenade located within the Esplanade Park at Connaught Drive, within the Downtown Core of Central Area in Singapores central business district. ... The memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii commemorates American dead from wars in the Pacific. ... The Cenotaph is Singapores first major war memorial. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The former Indian National Army Monument site at Esplanade Park in Singapore is now marked by a plaque erected by the National Heritage Board. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Queen Elizabeth Walk covers an area of approximately 9.5 acres. The walk was substantially completed in 1953 and was named in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth's coronation in the same year. It was declared open on Coronation Day, 30 May 1953 by T.P.F. McNiece. There was an open air bandstand near the Lim Bo Seng Memorial. An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The coronation of Empress Farah, of Iran in 1967. ... Coronation Day is the anniversary of the coronation of a monarch, the day a king or queen is formally crowned and invested with the regalia. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... A bandstand built in 1912 stands in the grounds of the Horniman Museum in London Jedforest Instrumental Bandstand built in 2006 stands in the shadow of Jedburgh Abbey Scottish Borders Eastbourne bandstand opened in 1935 A bandstand is a circular or semicircular structure set in a park, garden, or pier...

The Tamils call the Esplanade "January thidal" or "January place" because of the former sports activities held there on New Year's Day, the first of January. The Chinese called the place tua kok cheng chau po or "the grass field in front of the great court", referring to the Padang in front of the Supreme Court. Languages Tamil Religions Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism Related ethnic groups Dravidian people Brahui people Kannadigas Malayalis Tamils Telugus Tuluvas Gonds The Tamil people are an ethnic group from the Indian subcontinent with a recorded history going back more than two millennia. ... January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... This article is about January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 1 January) January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Natural vegetaton dominated by grasses Grass is a common word that generally describes a monocotyledonous green plant in the family Poaceae. ... A playing field is a field used for playing sports or games. ... A trial at the Old Bailey in London as drawn by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin for Ackermanns Microcosm of London (1808-11). ... Old Supreme Court Building The Old Supreme Court Building (Chinese: 最高法院大厦) is the former courthouse of the Supreme Court of Singapore, before it moved out of the building and commenced operations in the new building on 20 June 2005. ...

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