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Address: Singapore 179094, Singapore
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Cruising since 1987.

  For more than a decade and a half, bumboats...

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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An evening cruise for lovely views of Singapore

This short but most enjoyable cruise was part of the Singapore Night Tour I took - colourful and spectacular on a balmy night. A lovely experience

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Anna R
Adelaide, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

night and day both ride is worth you can have a good views of all the buldings and its all explained by a video in the cruise its good ride

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not expensive but only around a 40 minute trip. The commentary (recorded) is pretty good but not great. A bit of a wait can occur if a boat has just left. However, if you like boat rides this is one not to miss

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This short but most enjoyable cruise was part of the Singapore Night Tour I took - colourful and spectacular on a balmy night. A lovely experience

Thank Anna R
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Apparently the harbor and river were pretty polluted not that long back, now after a major clean-up it's clean as. The traditional boats that carry you are electric powered as part of that. The commentary is fascinating, we learned a lot. This trip should be a first thing to do, it also goes up the river past the promenade and... More 

Thank MerlinBlaise
Morinda, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When u go Singapure don't forget super star cruise.there is huge options to enjoy tour.like disco,circus,pizza party,cackle party,most attractive dream girl etc.beautyfull pool where full take enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is preferable to ride at night..lights of different bridges and reflection of light will blow your mind.

Thank Ashiqur R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a river tour boat from Clarke Quay for a different way to see the city. Get to see the old quayside buildings and the head out into the marina for a view of the new skyline.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Adults cost $25 and children were $15. We travelled up and down the Quay passing wonderful old and new buildings as well as the iconic places such as Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer. Make sure you take water with you as it can get quite hot. Also, a hat would be good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Anyone who been to Singapore should take a little boat ride in the Clarke Quay . Various reason given but simple one is this is the ONLY way to visualize the old Singapore River before it prosperous , or rather when Sir Stamford Raffles made Singapore a Free Trade Port. Believed it or not, Singapore has gone thru so much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice way to see the river area Make sure you have Singapore dollars as they Only take cash . Not a long trip but worth doing

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