Boat Quay

Attraction Bonham St, Singapore Published on: 13-11-2015

30 mins
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
05:00 PM
06:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Food
Landmark
Nightlife
Kids
Free
0.00 USD

Boat Quay is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Boat Quay is a zone offering an eclectic mix of high end restaurants and alfresco dining and lively bars and pubs.

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Why Boat Quay is special ?

Boat Quay is arguably the favourite place to “chill out” for most professionals and expatriates. With a close proximity to the office towers, these groups of people look for a quiet yet energetic atmosphere to wine down and recharge for the following day’s ‘battle’ at work! Groups of working people who head down to Boat Quay surely cannot be wrong about this zone’s charm. http://www.yoursingapore.com/


What to explore at Boat Quay?

Restaurants and shops are found here as well, but things go a little quieter around here.

Not only the square with the Raffles statue on it (see separate tip) gives you an idea about how days in the Empire were. Many buildings were inspired by Victorian architecture and many bridges as well:

-Cavenagh Bridge from 1870 is the oldest preserved bridge in the country. It is the only suspension bridge over Singapore river and is used as a pedestrain bridge only.

-Anderson Bridge is part of Fullerton Road. The bridge was inaugurated in 1910 and runs parallely to Cavenagh Bridge. Though it still is part of the road system, most traffic in this area is handled by nearby Esplanade Bridge.

-Although there were several wooden bridges on the same spot in the early 19th century, today's Elgin Bridge barely dates from 1929.

-Coleman Bridge was once a Victorian iron bridge, but this has been replaced by a 1986 concrete structure. It is part of New Bridge Road and roughly separates Boat Quay from Clarke Quay.

How to get to Boat Quay?

- You can reach there very easily by METRO at BAYFRONT station

-At Clarke Quay MRT station, look out for signage for Exit E. Once you come out of the second escalator, turn left and go ahead till you come to the following sculptures.

Selling points

  • Good Location Beside the River
  • Lovely & lively place
  • Great night-time destination for the family
  • Great Place to Dine Outdoors
  • A step into the past
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
115.19 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
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Tips for you

  • You should bargain hard when buying anything
    Shopping
  • You can take a boat trip for 25$S which is from 30-45 minutes that includes a guide who will explain the landmarks and historical key interest of Singapore. This will also give you a clue where to dine and wine in Singapore.
    Things to do
  • Seafood is obviously freely available but you can also find Thai and Indian food
    Food
  • Harrys bar is a nice stop as the food and service are brillian
    Food
  • It's busy in the afternoon and evening
    Experience
  • You need to arrive early to get a good restaurant seat, good service and to enjoy the change of light from day to night. It's quite crowded at night.
    Experience
  • You should be very careful not to litter the immaculately clean area
    Experience
  • The river itself is a little dirty
    Experience
  • You can choose your one for the day looking at menu displayed outside and take a table outside to enjoy the view on river.
    Experience
  • You also will hear the bells indicating hours from a church on opposite side, something magic for europeans
    Experience
  • You should get the Singapore Street Map which will show you a map of Singapore River and other direction.
    What to bring
  • You can find the The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and waterfront dining here
    Things nearby
  • You can visit Clarke quay nearby as well
    Things nearby
  • You should very wary when ordering seafood - this is often charged by weight and can get horrendously expensive.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • You will see a ticketing kiosk when you reach shop No. 60 Boat Quay. This is where you can buy a ticket and embark on a Singapore River Cruise.
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

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A place to chill out.

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Indulge in delectable mexican cuisine for $9.99 instead of $20 at The Mexican Taco Bar, 51 Boat Quay. 50% off from 21 Feb till 23 Feb!

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She bang rocks

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Plenty of choices for satay

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Another attraction to visit when you are in Singapore! :)

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What a quaint area! We first saw it from the ferry as we did a boat cruise along Singapore River from Clark Quay and decided we would go back and have lunch there. So glad we did. So many eateries offering everything from a British Pub through to every kind of Asian and Japanese food you fancied. Wandered around for a while and finally decided to have lunch in the Penny Black Brit Pub. Interesting area.... certainly recommend a wander around there and next visit to Singapore we will do a night visit.

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This is yet another beautiful quay along the Singapore river.During the day, the heat is almost unbearable, as there is very little shade in the area, but after sunset, the place becomes almost magical with a superb lighting and atmosphere to match.

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In a nutshell, if you want a good pub, go to Boat Quay. If you want a good dining experience then go to Clarke. For me, the "vibe" over at Clarke Quay is more of a party vibe and the nights I went it was definitely busier. The Penny Black Pub at Boat Quay is my favourite and definitely worth a visit. It's nicely decked out and has a wide range of beers available. Boats for the 40 minute trip on the road Singapore River also leave from here as well.

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What a quaint area! We first saw it from the ferry as we did a boat cruise along Singapore River from Clark Quay and decided we would go back and have lunch there. So glad we did. So many eateries offering everything from a British Pub through to every kind of Asian and Japanese food you fancied. Wandered around for a while and finally decided to have lunch in the Penny Black Brit Pub. Interesting area.... certainly recommend a wander around there and next visit to Singapore we will do a night visit.

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Get to see these crabs and lobsters just gets bigger and bigger as you walk down the street.Honestly the people there were far too annoying to keep introducing NONSTOP their list of food.No peace!!

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