Boat Quay, Singapore

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    Enjoy the view and bars

    by redhotwax Written Aug 4, 2006

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    We've frequented Boat Quay for a number of reasons; to relax, sit on the riverbank and watch the little bumboats come by, to eat, to drink.. well, anything really! And the great thing is, you can stop by Boat Quay whenever you like, there's always a place serving food and drinks!

    On this particular photo we we're enjoying our traditional B4B (Beer for Breakfast).. don't worry, we're not drunks, it just happens we usually end up having one of those days on our trips, when the kitchen hasn't opened yet, and we crave that beer.. ;)

    Boat Quay has a large variety of outlets, ranging from simple pubs to great restaurants! Stop by Boat Quay anytime for anything!

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    Busy place

    by Carino Written Oct 16, 2005

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    Bunch of restaurant, tons of people and a touristic athmosphere! That's a summary of Boat Quay and you have to get used to the Restaurant staff trying to get you into their restaurant. But the good thing is that the staff is very friendly even if you turn them down. The food is good, the prices are allright as well, a bit pricy for Singapore, though.

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    Have a boat ride

    by rohany Written Oct 3, 2010

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    Here is the place close to the Quays of Singapore. You can take a boat trip for 25$S which is from 30-45 minutes. Includes a guide that will explain the landmarks and historical key interest of Singapore.
    This will also give you a clue where to dine and wine in Singapore.

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    Boat Quay

    by Arjaree Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    Boat Quay is a street along the river compoud with a few pubs, clubs and seafood, Indian, Thai and Chinese restaurants.

    Heard a lot about this place so my expectation was set high. Went there on Sunday, there was nothing much going on. Apparently, Sunday is not a good day to go out evening time...anywhere. Plus, the area was a lot smaller than imagined. So I ended up being disappointed.

    Obviously this place is pretty much for tourists. You pay a tourist price. Anyway, the view is nice. And you can buy a boat ride cruising along the river.

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    Boat Quay

    by aussirose Written Jul 8, 2006

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    Then some live crabs in a tank caught Jesse's eye and we stopped to have a look. The smell of food was too enticing, so we stopped for a beer and a snack. What a lovely please to sit back and relax in :o)

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    Boat Quay and Singapore River Bridges

    by Airpunk Updated May 29, 2013

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    While the old harbour area around Clarke Quay has been converted into a bar and restaurant district, the northern area of Boat Quay has polished out it colonial flair. 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.

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    New and old buildings at boat quai Singapore

    by ullfri49 Updated Mar 9, 2012
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    At good weather it is nice to go to boat quai walking around waterline,
    seeing new and old historic buildings together,
    go around from the west or south side- every sight is special.

    All also nice for a photo tour...
    but better try with a greater camera!

    And than dont forget to make a stop in this so much different restaurants at boat quai-
    I recommend to probe the north Indian cuisine see the photo!

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    The Other Side of Singapore River

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011
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    the other side of the Singapore River Embankment is Boat Quay and although Clarke Quay is the more popular of the two, Boat Quay is also packing them in full of locals and tourists. Located on the southern bank of the upstream portion of the Singapore River, the Boat Quay is a place of historical importance that dates back to the 1860s. The two- and three-storey shophouses in that area of Boat Quay, with their characteristic five-foot way beneath projecting upper floors, were preserved and transformed into new businesses the at present you will see the results as Boat Quay is a nice destination for eating and drinking and some lounge scene and the good part of it is you can just cross the bridge and hop via a brisk 10 minute walk to Clarke Quay at the other end of the Embankment for another round of fun and vice versa.

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    Words Cant explain

    by shahidrwdyo Written Dec 30, 2006

    Are you on the look for the pefect Romaantic evening? This is the place, with the endless beuty and choices of cruizne that cant even describe it self, the Boat Quey in singapore is breathtaking. Best time to go is after 7, make sure your dressed for the ocassion and you have comfortable shoes on. This starting point will bring you in for one hell of adventure. (thanks to the Ausie tourist) From the vies of the Merlion and the skyskappers of downtown, AMAZING!

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    Very international array of restaurants or pubs

    by RoseAmano Written Jun 12, 2004
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    Though the restaurants along Boat Quay are said to be more lively at night, some operate during the day as well. On a Saturday afternoon we went, and found no crowds (in fact, rather only a few people and tourists). The various shopkeepers were quite keen for the patronage, so we could expect good, personalised service.

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    Stroll along Boat Quay

    by imstress Updated Oct 17, 2007

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    Take a stroll along Boat Quay and you will see some interesting structure of arts along the Singapore River.

    Take the bump boat ride to tour along the Singapore River.

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    by Randy121 Written Sep 20, 2005

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    Boat Quay is very nice at night. Lot's of restuarants along the river. We had a couple of drinks at Hooters. About a 20 minute walk from Clarke Quay.

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    BOAT QUAY

    by das123my Written Oct 6, 2011
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    Boat Quay is a important part of Singapore where the early settlement was established.Many old important buildings are located along the bank of this river.

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    Boat Quay - 2

    by das123my Written Oct 16, 2011
    Engineering company involved in buiding bridges.
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    Beautiful sculptures erected along the bank of Boat Quay represent the early life in Singapore.
    It depcits how the British are running the day to day affair with the help of early immigrants.

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