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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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  •  We explore the place 6:00 PM, but it was crowded with many people. Unless it rains, and thus cool off on the outside terrace to relax but also being possible to do is good. After enjoying night cruise past 7 a.m., started from 8 a.m. on the shores near the merlion, a light show was impressive! I felt compared to two years ago is not what...
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  • Here you can meet up after work, and many tourists come here. It is one of the meeting places for people from all over the world. So are the pubs, bars and restaurants: international and versatile. You will find everything that has to offer Singapore, even though it is there somewhat more expensive than in other places of the city. Nevertheless, strolling should be there on the plan. For more information visit please to our blog: joinourjourneys
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  • 其實不管你是遊船或是步行,都會經過駁船碼頭,我覺得這里算是一個新加坡的地標之一,它可能很難與魚尾獅和金沙酒店會和大家只想到新加坡的印象連想在一起,但不可否認駁船碼頭低矮的建築物和附近的高樓,形成的一個很強烈的對比,新舊的交會形成了這里的獨特,碼頭這邊泰半都是餐廳林立,晚上這里可是熱閙不已. 來這里我多半是在對面望著碼頭,因為我喜歡那種色彩感,白天比晚上來的好,在相機里望著建築物外觀各自的顏色所組成...  more »
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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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