The growth of Singapore as a trading port and the fortunes that came along with it are inextricably tied to the river. As trade flourished, trading houses and godowns were built upriver. These businesses brought wealth and opportunity to their owners, among whom were prominent Chinese leader Tan Jiak Kim and his forefathers.
As a philanthropist, Tan Jiak Kim continued his family’s legacy of giving back to society and helping to better the lives of his fellow countrymen. In his honour, Jiak Kim Street, which is next to the Singapore River, was named after him in 1920.
"No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
Rivière will be within walking distance to 3 MRT stations. The future Great World City and Havelock MRT, both part of the Thomson-East Coast Line, will be just 2 minutes’ walk away, and will connect directly to Orchard, Shenton Way, Marina Bay, and Gardens by the Bay. Fort Canning MRT, part of the Downtown Line, is also minutes by road from Rivière.
By road, the major expressways are also within easy minutes’ drive. There is also a river taxi that stops just by the Rivière, connecting all the way to the Esplanade via Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.
All travelling time is approximate only.