Things to do in Singapore River/Riverside

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  • Mass Lanka Tours
    Colombo, Sri Lanka9 contributions
    Clarke - A great place for fun travelers. There are plenty of F&B restaurants. Surrounded by a river, it is a beautiful tourist attraction. The old building was built in the 18th century. You can taste different types of cuisines as you like.
    Written 15 July 2021
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  • Alice Ng
    3 contributions
    Love the skyline at night, culminating in music and lights show from Marina Bay Sands. Best spot to view the light show, in my view, is at One Fullerton Hotel where one can grab a nice locally brewed craft beer from Brewerkz.

    We enjoyed the river cruise along Singapore River and there was a wide selection of food from the many cafes and restaurants on the river banks.

    Marina Bay Sands itself is a destination with casino, high end and mass market boutiques, fine dining and casual restaurants. The hotel itself commands excellent views of Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Stefan S
    Singapore, Singapore722 contributions
    When this riverside street of pubs and restaurants opened more than 2 decades ago, it wasn't as popular as the nearby Clark Quay or Boat Quay as they were closer to the business districts for the happy hour crowds. Thus since then this riverside street, being in an upper class condominium residential areas appealed to those whom prefer a quieter evening. Better ambience and a romantic evening can be had whether you wine and dine or just take a walk down the river. Today, in the Covid19 pandemic, the scene is much different. Since tourism, pubbing and clubbing is non existent, working from home encouraged thus much less working crowd in the business districts, Boat Quay and Clark Quay are quiet daily and begs for business while Robertson Quay is bustling with diners daily. Mostly residents in the area love the fact that you can now dine out, stay on for a drink till late. Afterall currently all drinking activities has to end at 1030pm thus no point going far. A change of fortune and Robertson Quay is well poised for a boom for now.
    Written 20 September 2020
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  • Lavish K
    13 contributions
    So people might not agree with me but this is small Japan in itself, Takashimaya offers you all of that but it is pretty expensive as compared to Liang Court. It is near to Fort Canning MRT and by near i meant 20 yards of distance. I have shopped from UniQlo and other store which offers so much one could not resist. Then the departmental store has bakery, beers and what not. Must visit if you love Shushi and if you go after 8 Pm you will end up getting sushi half of the orignal price.
    Written 17 March 2019
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  • Stefan S
    Singapore, Singapore722 contributions
    Just opposite Clark Quay, but not as rowdy, ambience here is better than their counterparts across the river. Harry's, Brewerkz provides of some nice beer food while Jumbo offers great seafood and wine selection. All in a nice comfortable Al Fresco dining style. There's also a river cruise stop here if a cruise down to the Marina Basin and the Merlion for the great view is your thing. Highly recommended whether you're a tourist or a resident. Beer, wings and view. My favourite chill out
    Written 20 September 2020
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China25 843 contributions
    After a massive renovation, they cleaned up well. Some of the original tenants remained, like the cineplex, starbucks, mcdonalds, toys r us, mothercare, w optics, imperial treasure. Other tenants like cold storage also renovated. Then a whole new bunch of tenants joined, like timhowan, dintaifung, shakeshack etc.
    Written 2 December 2021
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  • bhavya jain
    Ranchi, India12 contributions
    Must do if you need a quick rush of adrenaline. The first drop is awesome! Completely worth the money!
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • aloha4418
    Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
    I would always pass by this place and I still don't dare to try. Usually the opening will around the evening till night. And if you want to challenge, you can challenge both of the rides. One is like a huge huge swing, whereas the other one will shoot you up sky high
    Written 30 April 2020
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  • Leah Loy
    Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
    What a great indoor playground at Clarke Quay Central. It serves both fun for kiddos and relaxing time for parents as they have a good sofa to sit on while watching your little ones playing. And unlike other indoor playgrounds, this place doesn’t have any slides or any activity that requires bigger muscles (gross motor skills). Instead, the area is more on small wooden toys which encourages structured play like manipulative and construction for fine motor skills. Also serves an open-ended play for the great imagination of our little tots.
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • Marcel C
    Ottawa9 contributions
    Stunning to see what an ambitious, vision focused country can do in less than 60 years. The use of light, encouragement of business, culture of respect is admirable.
    Written 1 April 2018
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11 016 contributions
    This small but intricate temple once faced the Singapore River and Pulau Saigon. In 1989, the river was diverted during the building of the CTE tunnels and Pulau Saigon was later fully reclaimed and linked to the south bank. Hence, this temple is now located some distance from the river bank.
    It was built in 1876-1878 as an ancestral temple for the Tan Clan. The building expenses were borne by two well-known merchants and philanthropists, Tan Kim Ching (eldest son of Tan Tock Seng) and Tan Beng Swee (son of Tan Kim Seng)
    It was built in the architectural style of temples in southern China with ornate decorations befitting a prosperous and prominent Tan Clan.
    The Entrance hall has a trio of brightly painted timber double-leafed doors.
    Two pillars at the entrance shows carved spiralling pose of dragons flying towards the sky.
    In the prayer hall, two bells and a drum dating to the 19th century hang from the ceiling.
    The roof ridge has a blazing pearl flanked by two dancing dragons and is also rich in other jian nian ornamentation.
    Previously, only people with the surname "Tan" could worship here but it was changed in 1982 .
    It is gazetted a National Monument in 1974.
    Written 20 April 2021
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  • I_S_B_L
    Singapore, Singapore1 499 contributions
    I didn’t get down to explore the island but looked like a quaint place to spend quiet time. The ferry only goes to the Big Sister Island not the Little Sister Island.
    Written 29 December 2020
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  • Dheer Sanghi
    7 contributions
    The Singapore Tyler Print Institute is a creative workshop and art gallery situated near Robertson Quay, in close proximity to the Singapore river. This building has a full workshop with machinery, a galley, a library, housing and a restaurant for artists within its 3 floors. Started in 2002, STPI is helping Singapore achieve its hopes of becoming a dynamic and contemporary art hub. The institute focuses on artistic experimentation outside the confines of conventional fine art. It brings international artists together and challenges them to go beyond their comfort zones and try new methods of creating art in the mediums of print and paper. The institute collaborates with regional artists, organizes panel talks, conducts workshops and guided tours to share their experiences with the public.

    STPI is Asia’s largest paper mill and has specialised facilities and resources its artists use. At the STPI “paper becomes a medium that expresses itself rather than be just a medium that is expressed upon”, and is used to make sculptures, paintings, or to add texture to any artwork. The STPI blends engineering with art to create textured artworks that utilize various materials and techniques. The STPI uses lithography, screenprint, intaglio, relief print, and other techniques and processes to redefine art. The gallery showed the work of Jason Martin, through an exhibition called “Meta physical”. In particular, Jason Martin explores the possibilities of embossed relief and paper casting. He has created stunning works titled Out of My Mind, and Run to the Hills in this manner.

    This institute is one of a kind in terms of the perspective and appreciation that it gave me.
    From understanding how the art was created, to actually feeling the materials, going through the process to the final product in the gallery, the experience here was fresh and unique!

    Some interesting quotes from the tour guide:

    “Paper becomes a medium that expresses itself rather be just a medium that is expressed upon.”

    “Artists come to be pushed out of their comfort zones, and this is evident through the works produced.”
    Written 18 April 2019
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11 016 contributions
    This is a much welcome green space in the busy city centre easily accessible by bus or MRT with the Clake Quay Station exit A next to the park. Surprisingly it provides a serene environment to rest and contemplate as it is rather quiet unless there is an event taking place here.
    The Police Courts building was built on this site in 1885 and it was known as the Dunman’s Green (after the first Commissioner of Police). In 1876 Mr Cheang Hong Lim donated the land to create this park which was renamed Hong Lim Green to honour him. In 1960, it was renamed as Hong Lim Park and in 2000, part of the park was designated as the Speakers’ Corner modelled after the Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park.
    At one corner of the park facing North Canal Road is The Kreta Ayer Neighbourhood Police Post (NPP). This building was built in 1908 as the North Canal Road Post Office. Its architectural features reflect Singapore’s colonial past. The entrance is graced by a decorative arch and two large moulded brackets. The large sloping hip roof serves to shelter against the sun and rain.
    Written 6 July 2021
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  • The_Traveling_Expat
    Chicago, IL339 contributions
    The temple is located very close to the Fort Canning/Clarke Quay MRT stations, and despite being in a large urban area, it is not that crowded. The two times I went, there were very few people there aside from a few worshipers. The temple itself is not the most impressive temple in Singapore, but it is an interesting place to spend some time in looking around.
    Written 2 January 2018
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