The Singapore River
Singapore’s lifeline for over 150 years, this 3.2-kilometre long river that flows through the Central Business District was once bustling with trade and commerce. Today, the Singapore River and its famous quays—Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay—are littered with world-class restaurants, hip watering holes, cool guesthouses and iconic attractions, promising an exciting adventure ahead.
All venues are near the Raffles Place/Clarke Quay MRT stations
Built in 1827, 1 The Arts House was Singapore’s first Parliament House. Here, art enthusiasts can look forward to engaging programmes and festivals including Singapore Writer’s Festival and Singapore International Festival of Music.
What used to be a former congregation spot for members in Singapore's gambier and pepper community is now a sleek all-American dining spot—2 Dallas Restaurant & Bar. Be sure to order the massive slabs of fiery baby back ribs if you feel carnivorous!
Presenting over 5,000 years of recorded history across 11 galleries, discover a diverse collection of Asian artefacts, including detailed sculptures of Buddha and the Gandhara culture, in 3 Asian Civilisations Museum.
Hop onboard 4 TongKang Riverboat Dining, one of the last surviving pair of tong kangs (traditional riverboats used for carrying goods back in the day), for a unique dining experience. One houses a bar for post-work drinks, while the other is where you can feast on succulent meats and seafood cooked on volcanic Serpentine stones from the European Alps.
Getting to 5 The Mad Men Attic Bar takes a little bit of effort—look out for the alley next to Kama British Indian Company Kitchen & Bar on North Canal Road, find the glass door at the back of the restaurant, and take the elevator up to the fourth floor. Its black forest mojito, Aussie bottled beers, roast duck quesadilla, raucous atmosphere, and great live music will be worth it.
Nestled in between the bars and restaurants along Boat Quay, Singapore's first capsule hotel, 6 The Port by Quarters Hostel, offers a comfortable and affordable stay along the Singapore River, with picturesque views of the city’s skyline.
Imagine the old days through the myriad of sculptures that depict the life of people who used to work and live along the 7 Singapore River.
Apart from being one of the city’s hottest nightlife destinations with exciting happy hour deals and great restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines, 8 Clarke Quay is also where you can be a human slingshot with G-Max, a thrilling ride that launches you up at a terrifying speed of 120mph.
Experience Broadway, the West End and the richness of Singaporean culture at this local theatre. 9 Singapore Repertory Theatre is known for staging highly popular and critically acclaimed productions such as Shakespeare in the Park series, and Spider Woman, which star local and regional performers.
10 Red House Seafood Restaurant, established in 1976, is one of the best spots in Singapore for crab. Select your crab (Sri Lankan mud, Scottish brown, Alaskan King) and have it any way you like—wok-fried and tossed in white pepper, charcoal-grilled, or with salted egg yolk… take your pick!