The Singapore River was the heart of the country’s development and remnants from our colonial past still stand proudly on the river banks. Lovingly restored shop houses stand side by side with stately historical buildings such as the Supreme Court and The Art House ” the Old Parliament. From here, you can board the authentic traditional bumboat from the Raffles Landing Site jetty behind the New Parliament House, Asian Civilisations Museum and the Victoria Concert hall.
These buildings bore witness to a time when coolies an samsui women laboured along the river banks. Now, the past and the present mingle in true Singaporean fashion. Trendy bars, clubs and eateries at Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Collyer Quay have set up shop. The River Explorer Boat Tour shows you all this before it segues into the stunning Marina Bay, where contemporary architectural wonders at the Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay await.
Come on a journey with us to discover exciting chapters in Singapore’s continuing tale.