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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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The singapore river cruise was an easy and relaxing way to view the history of singapore. while on board on a cruise boat, a video will be shown to tourists on how singapore... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

We took an evening boat ride from Clarke Quay and it was both very interesting and very spectacular. The narrative provided good insight into the history of the rivercand ajacent buildings and the lights of the city were very spectacular. We were lucky with our timing as we saw the laser light show over Marina Bay. The temperature was also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

The singapore river cruise was an easy and relaxing way to view the history of singapore. while on board on a cruise boat, a video will be shown to tourists on how singapore started and came to be now. At an affordable price and comfortable atmosphere while on board, tourists can take pictures of the singapore highlights including The Merlion.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

A must visit attraction is the Singapore river & a further must is the cruise. A very well maintained and very lively tourist area. Both side of the river have walkways, restaurants, boat cruise centres and a beautiful skyline that must be locked in your cameras. the most idle time to visit is when lights are glowing(after 6 pm). one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012 via mobile

You know it is not much to see in Singapore! I spent over 100sgn for 30 minutes ride and my kids said it was bored. Then I think it kind of wasting money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

We took the river cruise from Merlion park at night and it was amazing. A must do in Singapore. Guide was very good in explaining the history and culture of Singapore. Nice way to enjoy Singapore's light filled skyline and pretty lights from water. We took hundreds of pictures from the boat. We all loved it. Worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Even though I'm a Singaporean, this was my first time cruising down Singapore River. $18 for 45min, you will pass by Boat Quay/Singapore Business District, Clark Quay, Fullerton Bay Hotel area with the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands. I caught the 740pm ferry from Boat Quay and I was lucky to catch a little of the laser show starting 8pm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

I took this trip with my adult family recently. Although we have lived here for many years we still loved this trip. It takes 60 minutes and cost S$22.00 per person and is well worth the money. Go in the evening when it is cooler and you can enjoy the lights along the river (the bridges are beautifully lit up)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

We took a group tour on the river while visiting Singapore in March. There us so much to see along the river from unique walking bridges to different buildings ans thriving cultural areas of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Grab a 'bumboat' and go up the river for 30 mins, its a nice way to see the city and realise how small Singapore really is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Bumboat Tour We made pleasant walk in the Marina area past several large building and across the front of some waterfront dinning and cocktailing to find the boat launch next to the Merlion. The Marina area during the evening, with all of the large structures, provides some form of light entertainment and with the Marina Bay Sands complex entertaining the... More 

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