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About Singapore River Cruise
Cruising since 1987. For more than a decade and a half, bumboats have been plying the Singapore River. The story of Singapore River Cruise begins in 1987. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" of 1983 saw the relocation of bumboats to Pasir Panjang. The familiar painted faces of our Bumboats were due to disappear from its home, until SRC was awarded the tender license to run river services here - the first also, to operate such services along the river. We are entering a new chapter in the Singapore River story. In this modern age, Bumboats on this historic waterway remind us of its rustic charm. SRC has been preserving the heritage of this important river for more than two decades. Its bumboats have become the icon of our river to visitors and locals alike. 2008 was a year when our iconic bumboats underwent a transformation. The diesel-powered engines of SRC's fleet made way for a new generation of electric ones that boast quieter engines and zero CO2 emissions. These are the very boats that operate along the Singapore River today. SRC is committed to greater excellence. Under its strong management, the company has developed a firm network of channel intermediaries from government agencies, embassies, event organizers and other operators in the tourism sector, both local and overseas. From a humble fleet of 4 bumboats in 1987, SRC has since increased its number to 24 today with a few new additions coming onboard soon.
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Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village Tour (includes dinner)

Singapore’s Chinatown is a dynamic neighborhood where old meets the new. See its street markets, medicine halls, and restaurants and bars come alive at night as you explore on foot, by trishaw, and riverboat. Dine at a local restaurant, visit a street market, and view the illuminated Singapore skyline from a traditional boat.
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Good_Partner wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia4238 contributions256 helpful votes
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Being the first time touring Singapore CBD and Clark Quay from the river, the impression was excellent. It's just 40 minutes but sufficient to see the best sides of the island and also a touch of the heritage of Singapore River where many older generation spent time living together with. For a small price and convenient boarding point at Marina Bay Sand, it's highly recommended, especially those who haven't tried seeing Singapore from another perspective.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Shariffah Nadiah wrote a review Jan 2021
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions6 helpful votes
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Our first experience with Singapore River Cruise, touring Singapore’s bestest area. The sun and the wind complemented the Singapore-feel the guide on the LCD screen really polished our historical knowledge learnt. And there is a balance of from the crew in ensuring & managing our safety while allowing freedom to be all around snapping the breathtaking Singapore’s backdrop. Fantastic overall experience, definitely!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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N21dx wrote a review Dec 2020
Singapore, Singapore192 contributions47 helpful votes
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This River cruise along the Singapore River is nostalgic. You will see both historical landmarks and beautiful iconic structures of Singapore. A must go for every locals/tourist. Its about 40mins ride. I would suggest to go around 7pm, to see the lighting effects.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Pruguy wrote a review Nov 2020
Bensalem, Pennsylvania696 contributions153 helpful votes
A nice evening activity. Best when the river is all lit up. Doesn't last very long and sometimes the wait for the boat can be very long. The 20 minute wait they told us ended up being almost an hour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Robert Gaxiola wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions35 helpful votes
There are few Singapore attractions that cover so much of Singapore's past, present, and future. I have lived in Singapore for years now but I always bring my visiting friends and family to the River Cruise. It is a perfect little cruise following dinner or drinks. It goes down the historical Singapore river all the way into the Marina Bay which is really a sight to behold. The Esplanade Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, and the Merlion are all there for you to take in. I would suggest a sunset or evening cruise when it is cooler and you enjoy the city lights on this charming little trip back in time and back to the future.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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