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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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  • tourinepp of the worst kind. tractor to tractor for mediocre restaurants. completely overpriced. looking ahead to Parliament and museums is nice. einzi reasonable pub is that good old penny black - throughout most beginning, or the end, where the Bank towers
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  • It really is a nice place by the river, with old houses turned pubs and restaurants. Beware of the restaurants here, it is OK do drink otherwise if you insist on eating here, becarful what you order b...  more »
  • I was staying at a nearby hotel and strolled down to the Boat Quay to grab a drink, an evening meal and enjoy the views of the river. I've been here a few times before and, on this last occasion, on t...  more »
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  • A place that is always crowded on evenings especially on weekends. Highly recommend if you are in Singapore. But be ready to bargain a bit on the restaurant prices. But they readily offer you discounts before asking. Have fun guys.
  • Place full of eateries. We chose an Indian place. Seems to be a good place to spend time, the water source next to it is very calming put with the setup each restaurant has.
  • Well the place has lot of restaurants which provides a lot of cusines ranging from Indian to Japanese , so one has a lot of eating options .Indian restaurant which I tried was the Indian house which had a good food. It's better to go to this place at night which makes up for a romantic dinner by the river side and gives a nice view at night time.
  • A nice place. More enjoyable during evening. A hub for lots of bars. Can enjoy a nice evening. More crowded on weekends.
  • Scenic path with great views of Singapore River on one side and mostly seafood restaurants on other. Some staff will try to hassle you to visit their establishment which can be a hassle.

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