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Things to do in Singapore River, Singapore

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Canal
“Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay”
  • 78 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge mall with a quiet cinema and gigantic supermarket.Lotsa food and shops. There's also a shuttle bus that brings you to Orchard Road.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Hotel
“Popular amongst the expat scene, this place is flooded with restaurants and bars for happy hour or after work drinks. You're sure to find a place that specialise in fine wines, cheeses, tapas, pies, Italian cuisine, Japanese dishes, etc. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A hot spot for Japanese expats, this place is full of great Japanese restaurants, cafes, shops, Kinokuniya bookshop, sushi and tempura bars, izakayas, high quality Japanese supermarket and even an awesome Karaoke house for late entertainment!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Department Store
“Have your breakfast at Delifrance, when the other shops are closed in the day! Famous pastry chain, which serves great sandwiches and pastries for your hungry morning tummy!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Fort Canning Park, an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Canal
“A full stretch of shophouses with bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants with a variety of cuisines. Overlooking the SIngapore River”
  • 29 locals recommend
Road
“On nights when you'd like to be lost in a crowd while drowning your blues...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Canal
“The Night Life! Loads of Bars, Pubs, Clubs and Restos for Tourists and Bar Hoppers.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“This gem of night entertainment located at the furthest reach of the Singapore River offers a tranquil ambience for an intimate dinner by Singapore River or a hip and happening evening to chill out with friends.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“20 + Food outlets, and Donki Japanese Supermarket, plus Speciality Shops, Subway, Burger King, Cheers etc. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to eat
  • 1 local recommends
Place to shop
“Japanese Shopping Mall. Not much shops, but there are restaurants, cafes and a huge Japanese supermarket at the basement. Money-changer, ATM machines and print shops can be found here too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Just a short walk away, Common Man is a known coffee spot for coffee aficionados and a popular place for the expat neighbourhood. Prices are inflated, but the food is delicious!”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“It's crowded everyday and I don't know why. But even my previous guests say they love this place...”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The convivial Mexican tapas bar Super Loco is a Lucha Loco spin-off and already turning heads since its recent opening. Over some margaritas, feast on pole-dancing exhibitions and occasional masquerades at the restaurant that serves a plethora of tacos like the Grilled Snapper Taco ($11) and Grilled Skirt Steak ($12). Some hot horchata here might be a good alternative to alcohol. Address: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 The Quayside, Singapore 238252 Operating hours: 5pm – 12am (Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays) | 5pm – 1am (Fridays & Saturdays) | Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“One of the home-grown brand, PS.Cafe, opened in 1999. Lovely food and ambience but too expensive for most Singaporeans.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Affordable and delicious. This chinese herbal pepper pork soup is so popular, you will always see a long queue of both locals and tourists waiting outside the restaurant. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Singapore chili crab, just beside Singapore River. MUST make reservation ( 6532 3435) before you go, very popular restaurant. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“7 mins walking. Lovely western food restaurant. I love the lamb steak they service!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bistro
“Excellent view from this Level 5 rooftop bar at Boat Quay. A bit tricky to find the entrance, so worth looking up their website. This place gets busy during Happy Hour 5-8pm, so worth booking a table. Awesome view of the city skyline.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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