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Boat Quay  

  Singapore , Singapore.
FREE

  • Landmark
    Category
    Landmark
  • duration
    Duration
    30-45 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • audio guide
    Audio guide
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • photographer
    Photographer
    Available
  • pets allowed
    Pets
    Allowed
  • Disability Friendly
    Disable
    Friendly
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • free wifi
    Free wifi
    Available
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • ExploreBees
    Children's play area
    Available
  • boating
    Boating
    Available
  • ferry ride
    Ferry ride
    Available
  • souvenir shop
    Souvenir shop
    Available
  • first aid kit
    FIrst Aid kit
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

Boat Quay, a river embankment on the Singapore River, is one of the oldest and most historical areas in the Central Region. From early times, and for more than 150 years, warehouses thriving with economic activity, lined the banks of North and South Boat Quay. Many of these original buildings have been preserved, and are now places of entertainment. Boat Quay is a historical quay in Singapore which is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River on its southern bank. 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 (both walkable). 

While presenting one of the favourite sundowner spots in the city today, the famous quay has a rich history, deeply engraved into the foundations of the county; Boat Quay actually formed part of the busiest port in Singapore, managing the supply of imports and exports that enabled Singapore to become a developed nation. 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.  As well as eating and drinking, Boat Quay is a real photographer’s playground. The coloured houses ooze personality, while the reflections at night across the water are equally as impressive. For the best vantage point head to Elgin Bridge – it’s here where you’ll be able to capture the gleaming CBD skyline towering over the pretty waterside houses in all their glory. 


Tips

  • during the day, there is not a lot of shade at these places, so these are better at the end of the day and into the evening when the sun is down and the place is about 10 degrees cooler.
  • it is well worth the time to do a river cruise and learn the history of this and other areas along the river.
  • Good pubs around the river area at night the place just lights up with good offers on drinks and quick service.
  • There are many restaurants for tourists and behind there are many tall buildings of financial institutions. Boat Quay is the place where the ancient and the modern Singapore meet.

Operational Hours

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Monday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Last Admission

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • first aid kit
    First aid kit
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.2 km
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    1.0 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.1 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    1.5 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    1.0 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.1 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    1.0 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    1.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.2 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    1.0 km

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