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Singapore has many reasons to thank its Boat Quay; this area was once responsible for around three quarters of all of the city state's shipping industry. The 19th century locals believed Boat Quay's shape (that of a carp's belly) signified it as place of wealth and prosperity. This is why so many shophouses were crammed into such a small area. These days, Boat Quay is a vibrant area littered with bars and restaurants, rather than maritime trade. This is the place where Singapore's businesspeople come and relax in the converted shophouses after a tiring day in the city. Naturally, it's also a great spot for tourists.
Boat Quay is one of Singapore's drinking hotspots. There is no lack of local atmosphere here, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays when the city's workers let off steam. Choose your bar carefully; those nearer to the water are aimed more at tourists and expats, while slightly inland the deals are often better and the patrons more local. Going at happy hour helps make your Singapore Sling more affordable.
Seafood in the Boat Quay area is exceptional; produce is freshly caught and the prices are usually quite reasonable. Choose from one of the many restaurants and gaze across the river while feasting on some of the best seafood that Singapore has to offer.
As the sun starts to set, take a stroll along the water's edge and get some impressive pictures with the financial district as a backdrop. The iconic Marina Bay Casino looks especially striking when illuminated at night. Boat Quay is also impressive viewed from one of the boat tours that make their way down the river.
Boat Quay is located on the south bank of the Singapore River in the centre of downtown. It is close to many of Singapore's big hotels, therefore reachable on foot. You can also get there by bus and MRT. Numerous stops and stations are close to the area.
Want to make your time spent at Boat Quay even more unique? Don't forget to try out some of these activities:
Your next thrilling adventure has been waiting for you! You might want to try out an E-scooter adventure through Tiong Bahru & Singapore River or a City Sightseeing Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
For even more activities, take a look at our Downtown Singapore things to do page.
This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Marina Square, Raffles City and Esplanade Theatres. Singapore Flyer and Merlion are also within 15 minutes. Esplanade Station is only a 4-minute walk and Promena Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Downtown Singapore, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Raffles City and Singapore City Hall. Esplanade Theatres and Peranakan Museum are also within 10 minutes. City Hall Station and Esplanade Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Downtown Singapore, this luxury hotel is steps away from Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, CHIJMES and Singapore Art Museum. Stamford House and Bras Basah Complex are also within 5 minutes. Bras Basah Station is only a 4-minute walk and City Hall Station is 5 minutes.
Located in Orchard, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orchard Central, National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum. Somerset Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dhoby Ghaut Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Downtown Singapore, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Fort Canning Park, Peranakan Museum and Singapore River. Raffles City and Asian Civilisations Museum are also within 10 minutes. City Hall Station is 6 minutes by foot and Clarke Quay Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Downtown Singapore, this luxury hotel is steps away from Clarke Quay Central and Singapore River. Boat Quay and Chinatown Heritage Center are also within 10 minutes. Clarke Quay Station is only a 4-minute walk and Chinatown Station is 8 minutes.
This family-friendly Singapore hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Chinatown Heritage Center, Boat Quay and National Museum of Singapore. Raffles City and Gardens by the Bay are also within 3 mi (5 km). Outram Park Station is 12 minutes by foot and Fort Canning MRT station is 16 minutes.
Located in Financial District Singapore, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Asian Civilisations Museum, Raffles Place, and Merlion. Boat Quay and Merlion Park are also within 5 minutes. Raffles Place Station is only a 4-minute walk and Clarke Quay Station is 11 minutes.
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