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Reviewed 29 October 2014

Singapore seems like a very modern city with skyscrapers but there is a hidden gem. This is Boat Quay. Like stepping back to Singapore I remember. Small bars and restaurants and a great atmosphere. The people are really friendly and take time to chat. Sit by the water and imagine years gone buy or party like it's 2014

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank David M
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

We marked this as average because although it is well worth a visit it gets a bit too much after a while with so many restaurants and bars it was difficult to know where to go. We did select a bar which had its own beer (Red Dot) and had a couple of drinks and a snack there which were fine but it is a busy area and although you can sit by the river and watch the boats go by it was a bit hectic and I could understand some people being put off. However, we persevered and actually quite enjoyed the place once you get used to it. From there we went across to Clarke's Quay which is another story!

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Cavershamroyals
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

For an area right in the centre of Singapore, it grates that this place is still lined with cheap restaurants where the staff accost you as you walk by and almost drag you in. This is central, waterfront Singapore, and it could be so much better done: LKY and LHL take note, please.

Sure, the Penny Black's an old favourite, there's a decent tapas place and an Indian with a nice roof garden...but overall this is a missed opportunity, and time it was cleaned up and sent upmarket. The fact that the first place you come to from the banking end is McDonalds sums it all up.

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank MacDaddyinSing
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

Very accessible by MRT and with some great dining options, and the promise of a walk by the quay you won't forget in a hurry - a must visit at least one night in your Singapore stay!

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

I like Boad Quay ... it has three very different sides to it: sleazy, touristy, upmarket. The road behind the quay is clearly red light with scantily clad young ladies inviting passers by into bars - there are also excellent food places there for local Indian / Malay food. Then, just walk down an alley to the main Boat Quay and it is full of tourists and ex-pats enjoying riverside dining and a variety of wine bars, pubs , restaurants and so on to fit most tastes. Then just behind is Raffles One with the very hip, cool, and amazing 63rd floor altitude bar with views of 3 countries from the top. Lastly, just across the river is the wonderful Asian Civilizations Museum. In essence, something for everyone all in one place in Sinapore - Culture, views, food, music and wine ...

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank The-Happy-Traveller0
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