Boat Quay

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Boat Quay featuring street scenes, night scenes and a bridge

This prime waterfront location is the ideal place to order a cool cocktail and relax.

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.

Top things to do in Boat Quay

Top 10 Hotels Near Boat Quay

M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$132 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in River Valley, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Clarke Quay Central and Plaza Singapura. Raffles City and Bugis ...
4.2/5Excellent! (992 reviews)
"The room is nice but the Toilet and shower is on the smaller side. Can do better with the cleanness of the room."

Reviewed on 14 Jul,2021

M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore
The price is S$287 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Marina Square and Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,522 reviews)
"Beautiful refurbished interior and nice views. Pillows were too soft though."

Reviewed on 13 Sep,2021

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$292 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Outram, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chinatown Point and Clarke Quay Central. Club Street and Fort Canning Park are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)
"Good design, nice environment"

Reviewed on 31 Aug,2021

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Boat Quay


Top Boat Quay Hotel Deals

Hotel G Singapore (SG Clean)
Hotel G Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
200 Middle Road, Singapore
The price is S$126 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel G Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore
The price is S$287 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
The price is S$292 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean)
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore
The price is S$132 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
M Social Singapore (SG Clean)
Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore
The price is S$206 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore
The price is S$311 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore (SG Clean)
Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore
The price is S$230 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore (SG Clean)
Heritage Collection on Clarke Quay (SG Clean)
Heritage Collection on Clarke Quay (SG Clean)
3 out of 5
36 South Bridge Road, Singapore
Heritage Collection on Clarke Quay (SG Clean)
Heritage Collection on Boat Quay (South Bridge Wing)
Heritage Collection on Boat Quay (South Bridge Wing)
3 out of 5
80 Boat Quay, Singapore
Heritage Collection on Boat Quay (South Bridge Wing)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.