Landmarks from the set

What role have Cavenagh Bridge, Changi Airport and Gardens by the Bay played in our history? How have they shaped our present and how will they shape our future? Before using the bricks in your box to construct these iconic landmarks, learn more about them and what they have to offer to us and our country!

Cavenagh Bridge

Cavenagh Bridge, completed in 1868, is the oldest bridge in Singapore. It spans across the lower reaches of the Singapore River in the Downtown Core. Originally known as the Edinburgh Bridge to commemorate the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh, its name was changed to Cavenagh Bridge in honour of Major General William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last India-appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements. Before Cavenagh Bridge was constructed people could only travel between the Civic and Commercial District, located on the northern and southern banks of the Singapore River respectively, via a detour at Presentment Bridge (now Elgin Bridge) or by paying for a boat ride across the river. Cavenagh Bridge is currently a pedestrian bridge, and provides the most convenient pedestrian link between two other grand old dames, the Empress Place Building, where the Asian Civilisations Museum is located, and The Fullerton Hotel.

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Changi Airport

The sixth busiest international airport today, Changi Airport is a major air hub in Asia. Serving more than 100 international airlines flying to some 300 cities in about 70 countries and territories worldwide, Changi Airport handled more than 53.7 million passengers in 2013 (that’s roughly 10 times the size of Singapore’s population). A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

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Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay captures the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical garden city – the perfect environment in which to live and work. It is an integral part of the government’s vision to transform Singapore from a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’. Gardens by the Bay was officially launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 28 June 2012. Today it is one of Singapore’s favourite recreation spaces and a national icon.