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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. Boat Quay is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Singapore Edition.
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  • Located on the opposite bank of the Raffles landing site of the Singapore River and the downtown area that surrounds it. It was felt and restaurants, such as Singapore's MRT. It was seen from a distance and somehow quaint atmosphere, where you can enjoy the local atmosphere.
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  • If you are looking for a place to eat on the bay which won't require you to remortgage your house. This is probably the place. Informal, bustling and eclectic atmosphere and lots of food to choose fro...  more »
  • Fun alone just to take a walk, restaurants and bars along the river. Also the restaurant has lots of charm in a multinational.
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  • This is a great place to walk around, take in some Singapore scenery, and do some people watching. The picturesque street along the river is lined in cafes, restaurants, and bars. It is quiet during the day, and lively at night. Be careful which restaurant you wander into! The hosts and hostesses standing on the street can be a bit aggressive about trying to get you inside. I went into a seafood restaurant because they promised me a discount, but this turned out to be a lie, and I was charged a very high price for terrible food and rude service. I would recommend looking at reviews before going into a restaurant here.
  • A very lively and energetic place to spend a nice evening eating and drinking with your friends. The place really comes alive during the evenings, especially on Fridays, when busy corporates from the nearby offices gather to grab a bite or gulp down a cold one after a hard week's work. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from, with a variety of cuisines. This place is popular with the tourists as well, with its splendid view of the iconic Singapore skyline and the Singapore river.
  • It was amazing time during my holiday in Singapore. Boat Quay serves as one of the most popular places for a waterside drink or nibble in Singapore, with its wide range of colourful and charismatic bars and alfresco restaurants. The compact area is sandwiched in between Clarke Quay in the north and Marina Bay in the south .The main Boat Quay stretch comprises a pedestrianised lane that loops its way around the curve of the Singapore River, spilling out into Marina Bay and then eventually the Singapore Straits. Most of the bars and restaurants here are set in the iconic old multi-coloured houses, with the lane starting at Elgin Bridge and ending near the Fullerton Hotel.
  • Serenity in the midst of the financial & banking area. In the morning or evening enjoy the breeze & calm view of southern part of Singapore river. Take a walk or unlock a bike. Just nice!
  • Incredible view on the banks of Singapore sea and located around the shadows of Fullerton hotel international. The gateway to the most fascinating places to visit in Singapore. Boat quay is also a romantic yet historical place.
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