“The Old Man and the Sea” is the blog title to borrow from a book of the same title by Ernest Hemingway, written in 1951.
Except for the title, the content of the book is unrelated to the story of a battle between an old, experienced fisherman, Santiago, and a large marlin.
In a previous blog “Memories of Sembawang” , I mentioned about “The Old Man and the Sea”.
This blog is a sequel to another blog, “Tanjong Rhu in the Past” on my recent trip to use another route to the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.
Standing on the bridge to watch the ocean ships and vessels berthed or passing by in the sea in Singapore, I reminisce my childhood memories which I used had enjoyed on many occasions from Changi Point, East Coast Park, Sembawang and the Clifford Piers decades ago.
The Port of Singapore refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions in harbours and which handle Singapore’s shipping.
Currently the world’s second-busiest port in terms of total shipping tonnage, it also trans-ships a fifth of the world’s busiest transshipment port. It was also the busiest port in terms of total cargo tonnage handled until 2005, when it was surpassed by the Port of Shanghai.
Thousands of ships drop anchor in the harbour, connecting the port to over 600 other ports in 123 countries and spread over six continents.
The staircase to the pedestrian section of the Benjamin Sheares Bridge is the spot facing the “Gardens By The Bay” and the sea where the countless international ocean-going ships and other vessels of all types and sizes.
The convenient staircase path is directly opposite the Singapore Flyer, the giant Ferris Wheel in Singapore where it is located.