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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. 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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  • If you have not been to Singapore the Boat Quay is a location situated in the Historical part of the city right on the Singapore River with the Financial district behind . Good restaurants along the Q...  more »
  • Singapore was a clean and good atmosphere country but things are so expensive. The Boat Quay always so crowed with a multi cuisine restaurant and pub with a great band. Many kinds of foods are availab...  more »
  • Near the mouth of the Singapore River was once a warehouse district. Are restaurants with its quasi-colonial-style building, is currently being redeveloped. Is a little expensive too, but always between Riverside tent tells seats. It is a place an open feel.
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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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