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Singapore River Tours

Flowing through the city’s dense Central Business District, the Singapore River is closely tied to  Singapore’s history and modern day-to-day life. It was on the north bank of the river where Stamford Raffles first landed to found his colony, and many government buildings still line its shores. Many of the city’s top nightlife hot spots are also situated along the river, including Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay. 

The Basics
Whether cruising its waters or sitting along the river banks, viewing the Singapore River is a quintessential experience while in the city. Night owls will want to make their way here for the party scenes along the riverfront, but it’s also possible to take in Singapore’s historic architecture and bridges aboard a Singapore River cruise or on a city sightseeing tour that also stops at other popular attractions like Merlion Park, Kampong Glam, and Chinatown.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Check out the river’s nightlife zone for a lively party scene.
  • Don’t forget your camera and comfortable walking shoes; there’s a lot to see near the river’s banks.
  • See the river aboard the hop-on hop-off bus, with stops at points of interest like Orchard Road, Gardens by the Bay, and Chinatown.

How to Get There
The Singapore riverside is most easily accessed via the Raffles Place or Clarke Quay MRT stations. Walk along the shores to get from point to point, or take a boat ride. 

When to Get There
As temperatures in Singapore can get quite hot during the day, the best time to explore the river is in the early morning (for walking or jogging) or in the evening. Things really come alive after sundown, when bars and restaurants buzz with a mix of locals and tourists. Head to the Marina Bay Sands at the mouth of the river in the evening for the free Spectra light and water show on the bay.

Views of the River from Above
Seeing the Singapore River from a bird’s-eye view is another popular way to experience it. Two of the best views are found at the river’s mouth: while riding the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel and from the observation deck at Marina Bay Sands Skypark. A great view of the river is also found at Singapore’s highest observation platform, the 1-Altitude Viewing Gallery, rising 925 feet (282 meters) above the city.

Tours & Tickets

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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer, Singapore, null
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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer

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Explore Singapore’s Chinatown district from every perspective on this enjoyable 4-hour evening trishaw, riverboat and walking tour. Witness the nighttime ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.81
Private Full-Day Tour of Singapore with River Cruise, Singapore, Cultural Tours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Singapore with River Cruise

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This private full day tour will start with a leisurely Singapore River cruise where you will hear stories about Singapore's past come alive and view the ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.37
Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Night Tour, Singapore, Day Trips
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Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Night Tour

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Savor local food, explore a street market and stroll through serene gardens in Singapore with this hop-on hop-off bus tour by night! Your 3-hour guided ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.63
Half-Day Best of Singapore Cycling Tour, Singapore, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Half-Day Best of Singapore Cycling Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This 3-hour cycling adventure introduces Singapore's past and present on a comfortable bike route through the city. Your bicycling guide introduces the history ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.58
Sustainable Singapore Guided Tour, Singapore, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Sustainable Singapore Guided Tour

The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, set a vision for the nation to become the "world's leading Smart Nation" - an eco-friendly city ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.29
Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour, Singapore, Eco Tours
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Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

Retrace the colonial history of Singapore on a jam-packed half-day tour. Highlighting the influence of Sir Stamford Raffles, the 4.5-hour afternoon tour takes ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.61
Private Tour: Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour, Singapore, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Tour: Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

Learn how Singapore became a vital international port and trading center for the Far East on this private tour that follows in the footsteps of Sir Stanford ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $116.29
Private Group Half-Day Singapore Discovery Tour, Singapore, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Group Half-Day Singapore Discovery Tour

This half-day tour is perfect for those looking to do a lot in a short amount of time. In just 4-hours, enjoy visits to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $547.38
Private Tour: Singapore Sightseeing with River Cruise, Singapore, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Singapore Sightseeing with River Cruise

Relish into the culture of Singapore on a private 7-hour tour with a professional and friendly guide. Visit several sightseeing attractions, such as the 10001 ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Singapore Night Tour: Gardens By the Bay, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark and River Cruise, Singapore, ... 
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Singapore Night Tour: Gardens By the Bay, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark and River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 351 Reviews

Enjoy the night View of Singapore including visits to top attractions like Gardens By the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Skypark and River Cruise.

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.05

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