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What you should know about Singapore River

The city of Singapore grew up around the trading posts along the Singapore River, making it the spiritual center of the island. A trip along the river is an introduction to Singapore’s history, with views of the modern Financial District, historic Raffles landing site and a number of statues celebrating key figures from the island’s founding and development. With excellent transport links to shopping, tourist sights, and restaurants, picturesque Singapore River is a great place to start your Singapore vacation.

Hotels in Singapore River

Most Singapore River hotels sit at the upper end of the spectrum, and travelers have a good choice of 3- to 5-star accommodation. Rooms are generally large and comfortable, with high-end facilities such as swimming pools, spas, and tennis courts. Luxury hotels in Singapore River on the riverfront, like the Grand Copthorne Waterfront and Riverview, offer spectacular views across the water. Lower cost accommodation in Singapore River can be found as well, with good quality 2- and 3-star options, including Hotel 81 Osaka and the circular Robertson Quay Hotel. While some recognized names from international chains are available, many hotels on Singapore River are independent, offering unique character, warmth, and local connections.

Things to see in Singapore River

Singapore River has been at the heart of the island for hundreds of years, bringing in supplies and supporting trade. The riverside is packed with bars, restaurants, nightclubs and museums and, of course, the best place to take in the famous skyline is from the water itself. Singapore River reviews highly recommend hopping on a traditional bumboat and acquainting yourself with the principal sights during a river tour. Raffles Landing Site is the perfect first stop. This is the place where Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, first landed on his arrival. Continue your historical discoveries with a visit to the Asian Civilizations Museum. As its name suggests, this institution is dedicated to the different cultures of the Asian subcontinent and, most particularly, the ethnic groups that built Singapore. In the evenings, make your way along the river to Boat Quay, a buzzing night spot filled with restaurants, bars and hopping night clubs.

Good for couples

Singapore River provides romantic panoramas and easy access to clubs and restaurants, making it an ideal destination for couples who are looking to combine a romantic getaway with the opportunity for some livelier nights out. The river is a great entry point for sightseeing, with hop-on hop-off boat tours taking you to areas of historic importance, popular shopping areas, and other major attractions. Hotels in Singapore River are well situated, allowing you to soak up the spectacular views as you relax with a cool drink at the end of a busy day’s exploration.

How to get to Singapore River

As the name suggests, one of the easiest ways to travel in Singapore River is on the water! As well as longer tours, the river offers ferries and hop-on hop-off tours which allow visitors to explore the different areas at their own pace. The city is served by Changi airport, a large international hub which is directly connected to the MRT underground train network. The most convenient MRT stop for the Singapore is Clarke Quay, a central station located on the North East line. At busy times, getting off a stop or two early or paying for a taxi could be useful alternatives to avoid the crowds.

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