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Boat Quay, Singapore

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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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  • Lokasi  Boat Quay tidak jauh dari Clarke Quay dan sangat gampang dijangkau karena dekat dengan stasiun MRT. Di sini banyak terdapat restoran dan kafe yang menghadap langsung ke sungai dan selalu ramai...  more »
  • On a cruise down the Singapore River downstream, and the width of the River became clean at the look on the right side. Along the river and skyscrapers, shophouses in retro, that behind, could enjoy the scenery which symbolized Singapore.
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  • There are many restaurants and bars along the riverfront. They all offer good dining specials. We enjoyed a bite to eat with our family after a nice walk along the riverfront  more »
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  • Attractive place for tourists as there are lots of restaurants & bars through the riverside. This place remain very lively from evening to 10 PM at night. Loads of food options are available here. Japanese, Chinese, Sea foods, Indian foods and all. But everything is very expensive here compared to other areas of the city. There are some small hotels and hostels on the upstairs of every restaurants. So tourists can find cheap accommodation in hostels in Boat Quay. This is one of the reasons why this is a place crowded with tourists from across the world. If you are a solo travelers you won't feel lonely here. Anyone will be able to easily pass some great time on the river bank in the afternoon or evening.
  • I would recommend a walk from Clarke quay river walk to merlion singapore... Such a nice view and numerours pubs and restaurants all along...
  • If you are in Singapore you must visit Boat Quay.. beautiful view of the river esp in the evening, great options for sea food
  • A good place to dine and enjoy scenic views of downtown Singapore. Expect mid-range prices at most restaurants.
  • There are lots of restaurants and bars on this street along the bank of the river. The atmosphere is lively, especially in the evening. It is a good place to come during day as well, though, as it is one of the many contrasts of Singapore, with small nice buildings surrounded by giants.

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