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Boat Quay, Singapore

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Follow in the footsteps of Sir Stamford Raffles at Boat Quay, where tradition says the modern founder of Singapore first stepped ashore. Since then, the quay has served as important hub of commercial and economic trade. The area was once swampy, but in the 1820s raft houses were built over by local vendors selling everything from rubber, tin, and steel to coffee and rice. The kiosks were eventually replaced by the pedestrian mall of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and clubs that exists today--though much of the original architecture has since been restored. The quay is now a bustling nightlife scene, with a blend of old and modern architecture and plenty of bright lights. Boat Quay is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Not too long back in Singapore’s dramatic young history (70s) as an independent city-state, Boat Quay was the epicentre of the aquatic trade of Singapore’s economy. What is now rows of F&Bs were...  more »
  • Sit by the Singapore River and enjoy glass of wine with your loved ones. There are many restaurants for you to choose from but be aware that some restaurants might overcharge you just because you are....  more »
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  • One of the great place to travel in Singapore . This is the area for all your night party and Hangouts along with great sea food and beer. Awesome chilling place and night life for travellers. Specially the Kean dishes are awesome here.
  • Boat Quay is a historic site, famous for its boats on the river, long line of restaurants and bars, with a view to match. At one time it became a ghost town, due to several unpleasant and sometimes violent incidents, but it has sprung back to life over the years, with many reputable joints serving great food and drinks, with plenty of seafood to go around.

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