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Boat Quay, Singapore

Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Follow in the footsteps of Sir Stamford Raffles at Boat Quay, where tradition says the modern founder of Singapore first stepped ashore. Since then, the quay has served as important hub of commercial and economic trade. The area was once swampy, but in the 1820s raft houses were built over by local vendors selling everything from rubber, tin, and steel to coffee and rice. The kiosks were eventually replaced by the pedestrian mall of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and clubs that exists today--though much of the original architecture has since been restored. The quay is now a bustling nightlife scene, with a blend of old and modern architecture and plenty of bright lights. Make Boat Quay a centerpiece of your Singapore vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Singapore holiday planner.
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  • Best hotels and relaxing dinner on the bay. Lot of sea food restaurants, bit pricey but worth the ambiance and location. best to hang out drink and have dinner with friends. 
  • Beautiful River, the port is not. Murky brown, and enjoy the views of the far is good to the surface of the water is disheartening. Seems that the poor transposition in the flow of the river and tides. No floating trash, also felt the motivation is doing so in places forced water circulation (fountain),.
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  • A long river very nice, but that has nothing to envy to many others that can be found in Europe (see Danube, Po, Senna, etc.); Indeed the wallpaper with all those skyscrapers are likely to tire out soon
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  • This is just a great place to chill at night if you do not prefer the bars. Grab a couple of drinks from a nearby pub (or 7Eleven or McD) and just chill by the quay.
  • Good place to capture some shots of the Singapore River
  • Old buildings are lined up along the river. You can admire the views while drinking coffee at the matter and everything.
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  • Also that night Singapore River Cruise recommended Singapore River seafood shops ripped off from tourists
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  • A place where interesting long sit, watching people. And a lot of interesting objects on this promenade.
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