A must-do on your itinerary, a boat trip is an easy way to take in the sights along the famous Singapore River.
The Singapore River, which cuts through the heart of the city, was for many decades the main artery of trade and commerce for the British long time ago. Today, the stately Victorian and neo-classical Roman structures still stand proudly along the river banks, but they jostle for space with the many concrete-and-glass skyscrapers that have shot up in more recent times.
The best way to view many of the buildings, statues, monuments and museums that Singapore has inherited from its colonial past is to take a river-boat tour that starts at Clarke Quay and goes up the river to meet the Merlion at the mouth. You will be brought along the Singapore River on an old bum-boat, the kind that used to navigate up and down the river in colonial times.Where: Board at Clarke Quay where ticket kiosk is located. How to get here: Clarke Quay MRT station Opening Hours: 9am till 10.30pm Admission Fee: Adult-S$22 for 60mins ride or S$18 for 40 mins ride Child-S$12 for 60mins ride or S$10 for 40 mins ride Official site: www.rivercruise.com.sg