River Cruise, Singapore
This is a delightful river trip,especially if taken after sunset when the whole place comes to life and lights up.The trip starts at Clarke Quay and carry's on down the river to Marina Bay,the whole trip takes about 40 minutes and costs S$18.
As there was only 8 other people on our boat we had plenty of space to take photos etc.The boats are extremely quite as they run on battery power and there is a good commentary on board.
Taking a rivercruise is one of the more comfortable ways of seeing Singapore.
The cruises are mostly done by "bumboats" which are old fashioned boats that used to be used for transporting goods from the big ships in to the shore.
These days they have been modernised though and are quite comfortable to ride.
The cruises go down Singapore river and ends up at the merlion statue where you can overlook the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay.
This is a very family friendly way of seeing some of the Singapore sights.
The trips take around 40 minutes and cost 17 Singapore Dollars.
a trip along the singapour river from Clark Quay up to the merlion at the harbour. A very pleeasant way to see some of the sights. Fab old style boats too.
Also this is where the Raffels landing site is. We were $15 singapore for 45 minutes.
There is another way of enjoying Singapore's view. Either you walk around and snapping the picture or you cruise along its river. In which I chose the latter. It was a very worthwhile trip.
You will pass through a few beautiful bridges, not to mention all those historical and metropolitan buildings by the river.
It's just SGD5 for a single trip (half the route) or SGD12.60 for the whole cruise down the Singapore river. (for a bumboat) There is a different rate for the air cond top boat ones.
The Riverboat Cruises are a great way to explore the river and as the boats pass godowns and old shop houses, which now stand as silent reminders of the past. You will see government heritage buildings and imposing modern structures. You also get a close view of the water-sprouting Merlion; a half-lion, half -fish creature guarding the river mouth.
These cruises have a voice recorded commentry which allows you to learn about the places you see.
The journey begins at Raffles Landing Site. On 2 Jan 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles set the wheel of Singapore's contemporary history in motion when he stepped ashore on the northern bank of the Singapore River.
While cruising the Singapore River, one will marvel at the extravagant contrast between the richly-mellowed old architectures and strikingly skyscraper skyline of modern Singapore's tourism industry.
Admire magnificent colonial government buildings that reflect Singapore's colonial heritage .
You will fall in love with century-old godowns and shophouses restored to their original grandeur and rejuvenated into some of the most enchanting and chic quayside dining and entertainment destinations.
The cruise passes by many grand old bridges of diverse designs decorated with quaint old lamps of a bygone era.
Through all these, one will learn the pivotal role Singapore River played in bringing about the phenomenally exceptional economic and social progress tiny Singapore has made in a short period of time.On the other bank is the nation's financial wealth.
Enjoy a 30 minutes (Singapore River Experience) or the 45 minutes (New River Experience)
The cruise will definetly make your trip to Singapore a memorable one.
Enjoy the cruise on the imperial.There is few types of cruises namely
1) Morning Glory (at 10.30am)
2) High Tea / Dragon Cruise (at 3pm)
3) Imperial Dinner (at 6.30pm)
The journey each last from 2 - 2.5 hrs and the charges varies,departing from the Clifford Pier.
There are many restaurants and pubs along this stretch. This is also one good place to enjoy the beautiful night scenery of Singapore.
A very touristy thing to do but it’s a good way to see a bit more of the city. Lasts about 40 minutes. Got lost after due to not being droped off at the same place I was picked up.
A great way to see the city is a bumboat cruise. They leave from Clarke Quay and travel to the bay and back
The river cruise on old replications of the old cargo boat is definitely worth the price. Make sure you do it in the late evening when the city lights are on.
I'd took a half-hour cruising the Singapore River via traditional bumboat...It'd pass historical sites and other interesting buildings...such as The Merlion Statue, Esplanade....