Sightseeing around Singapore River and Quays
Background of Singapore River
- Closely linked to the economic growth of Singapore. In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles landed at Singapore-River and his vision transformed Singapore into one of the busiest trading hub of South East Asia.
- People from China, Malaya, India, Arab, Europe and many other places came to Singapore for opportunities.
- The River evolved over time, it has undergone various stages of face lift and became more beautiful.
- One of the best way to see the River is to board a River taxi which connects the 3 most important quays.
- Check out the pictures I took with my new camera.
How to get there
The River stretches along the town area. River mouth landmark is the Fullerton Hotel which is next to the Raffles Place MRT Station .
Exit at Clarke Quay MRT Station
- The old warehouses along the river bank were converted into entertainment venues. One of them is Zouk Disco.
How to go:
- Clarke Quay MRT Station
How to go:
Clarke Quay MRT Station
- This is where you can capture the spectacular view of Singapore Commerce Centre.
How to go:
Raffles Place MRT Station
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The Fullerton Hotel
- Located at the mouth of the river, the building of Fullerton Hotel was a Post Office built in 1928 during the British Colonial Era.
- Beautiful scenery and don't forget your camera here!
Tan Si Chong Su Temple
- 15 Magazine Road, Clarke Quay MRT Station
- Built in 1876, an ancestral worship temple to the Hokkien Chinese. Traditional Chinese architecture and design.
- The best way to see Singapore River and surroundings. The "Ducks" are converted Amphibious vehicles.
River Tour Route Suggestion:
- Take MRT train to Raffles Place station, walk 3 minutes to Boat Quay and enjoy a leisure stroll. Followed by taking River Taxi to Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.
- Take MRT train to Clarke Quay station, walk 5 minutes to Clarke Quay. Walk along the river bank to Boat Quay.
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