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Boat Quay, Singapore

(3.7/5 based on 950+ 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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  • Great place to learn about the history of Singapore's colonial past and also to take many photographs as keepsakes. Lots of art and sculptures along the way for the art buff. I would skip the eateries...  more »
  • This is a place to get to from somewhere to somewhere. Good to pick up a boat trip to tour the Singapore River, but otherwise not worth going to on it's own.  more »
  • Stopped here for lunch and was impressed. Great restaurants overlooking the water. You can even catch some otters if you are lucky.  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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