Monday, July 21, 2014

Singapore River Cruise: Get a different perspective

Singapore might be a bustling and busy business empire of the world, but even in this happening metropolis, you can get an old world colonial charm and at a much more leisurely pace. Surprised? Well, you will not be surprised anymore when you climb on one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats and take a cruise on its river.

A different view of Singapore from the river
This 40 minute long river cruise starts at all of the waterfront jetties that includes Merlion Park, Marina Barrage, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Fullerton, Esplanade, Promenade and many more. And during these 40 minutes, you can lazily watch most of Singapore’s top attractions and iconic buildings go by.

Boat cruise on Singapore river
These include the famous River valley, the River view hotel at Robertson Quay, the riverfront restaurants, bars and G-Max river bungy of Clarke Quay, the Read Bridge, the riverside walk at South Bridge, the sensational skyscraper views from Boat Quay, the iconic Fullerton hotel, the colonial Anderson bridge, the Esplanade theatres on the bay, Merlion Park – the famous landmark of Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, the downtown view of Singapore, the Helix, Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay at Marina Barrage.

Explore Singapore through a boat cruise
And while you see these sights, you can enjoy a cup of tea of coffee and listen to the commentary provided by the tour guide of this boat. This boat cruise is perfect for three kinds of travelers. One, who are are on a short trip and need to optimize the usage of time and see as many attractions as possible. Second, for photographers who wish to capture different views of Singapore. And the third kind are people who wish for a laid back and different experience to the same Singapore.

Singapore Downtown from on the bay
These cruises are held throughout the day and offer half price tickets for kids. One can get in and get out at any jetty point to explore the attractions at length and can then rejoin a different tour. Below are more pictures of the attractions as seen during the boat cruise.

Singapore skyline as seen during the boat cruise

The colonial Anderson bridge on the Singapore river

The famous Marina Bay of Singapore

The popular nightlife hub of Clarke Quay in Singapore

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