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Boat Quay, Singapore
(3.7/5 based on 900+ 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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  • The Boat Quay (pronounced as "key") is a great place to unwind after a long day in the business district of Singapore. People of all hues mostly young crowd can be seen moving around and sitting outsi...  more »
  • Located along the Singapore River, surrounded many restaurants, etc.. Terrace has been installed along the river and in the evening is crowded with many customers. It is very comfortable for hanging around and exploring.
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  • The river walk. South Korea was drinking beer, if only this will be a good drink anywhere in Singapore, not knowing it was a little ash
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  • Boat Quay is an historical area of Singapore, but lots of the history is gone. The restaurants and bars along here seemed cheap and gaudy. Whilst it is a nice walk along the river here, I would just keep on walking.
  • 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.
  • Must go to place!! Night walk is the best along Boat Quay!! Happening place!!
  • 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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