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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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  • Worth a visit. Plenty to see heaps of bars and restraunts. Wear comfy shoes, very crowded at lunchtime. Nice views of Singapore river and CBD. Can take a bum boat ride from here.  more »
  • We walked from the marina to the big beach, but the location was great, the staff was very friendly and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
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  • Lively, nice place to go for a drink or eat. There's everything: good and the least good. The view of the river is nice and in the evening, it has charm.
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  • One of the great place to travel in Singapore . This is the area for all your night party and Hangouts along with great sea food and beer. Awesome chilling place and night life for travellers. Specially the Kean dishes are awesome here.
  • Boat Quay is a historic site, famous for its boats on the river, long line of restaurants and bars, with a view to match. At one time it became a ghost town, due to several unpleasant and sometimes violent incidents, but it has sprung back to life over the years, with many reputable joints serving great food and drinks, with plenty of seafood to go around.
  • Nice part of the waterfront. Probably 40 eateries along the river and the water fountain show runs every hour on the hour most nights. Some are dives but 2-3 nice Japanese venues. One nice German pub.
  • One of the best places in Singapore. Very nice river view, lot of restaurants to hang out. Usually it is crowded on Friday and Saturday. The street serve all kind of food and visitors have lot of food options. Very nice place to have food with river view. River cruise also has a stop in Boat Quay, Ten mins walk to Clarke quay most happening night life district in Singapore.
  • Great view and a lot of food/drink choices. Live bands are also available ( some of the shops ). Night view would be very relaxing. Located in cbd area. I love to be in this kind of places. Costly for sea foods especially chili crab, check the prices before ordering🙂✌
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