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Singapore River  

  Singapore , Singapore.
FREE

  • River and water falls
    Category
    River and water falls
  • duration
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • pets allowed
    Pets
    Allowed
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • help desk
    Help Desk
    Available
  • free wifi
    Free wifi
    Available
  • games
    Games
    Available
  • ExploreBees
    Children's play area
    Available
  • adventure games
    Adventure game
    Available
  • water games
    Water game
    Available
  • boating
    Boating
    Available
  • ferry ride
    Ferry ride
    Available
  • life guard
    Life guard
    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

The Singapore River is a river in Singapore that flows from the Central Area, which lies in the Central Region in the southern part of Singapore before emptying into the ocean. Singapore River, river/waterway, is located within the Central Region. The 3.2 km long river has been the lifeline of Singapore for more than 150 years. Proof of its ancient beginnings may be monumented on the Singapore Stone with undecipherable inscriptions found in 1819, at the river mouth. With Singapore's strategic location and establishment as a free-port, trade and commerce developed rapidly. The economic activity filled the river-ports waterways and quays with a flotilla of boats, with workmen loading and unloading goods for import or re-export in bumboats or lighters. The river's inadequate and unsuitable berthing facilities, plus the dramatic increase of shipping led to the development and growth of the New (later Keppel) Harbour. Through the years, the river became polluted, and environmental cleanup from 1983 cleared the waters, upgraded its banks, and gave the river "a new lease of life".

River Transport 

The river divided Singapore into the 'commercial' and 'government' sectors, and before the construction of bridges, the two sides were linked by dhonies (English spelling of Tamil word Thonee), a river-crossing Sampan (row-boat) operated by Indians. Propelled by oars, these small wooden boats were also outboard-motor driven and carried goods or passengers, or hawked snacks and sundry items. The much larger bumboats or lighters ferried goods for import and re-export. The "River Clean-up Campaign", which began in September 1983, saw the last of a few hundred lighters and small boats on their final journey out of the river. Today, converted bumboats operate as river-taxis which carry sightseeing passengers, with pickup and disembarkation points along Boat Quay and Clake Quay.


Tips

  • You can take the River Taxi for about 40Min, or walk along the banks and see the transformation Singapore has taken through its massive skyscrapers and well-lit skylines
  • Note that the Marina Bay attractions are located about 5-10 minutes away from this river

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • swimming dress
    Swimming Dress

Things Not Allowed

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

Near By

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

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