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River Valley area is directly south of Orchard Road that features well-known places such as River Valley Road, Grange Road, Robertson Quay, Jiak Kim Street and Mohammed Sultan Road. Not only is the area have new housing developments, but also the proximity to the city’s shopping centres and nightlife are also near and easy to access — other facilities like schools, pre-schools, childcare as well as hospitals, and apartment-style living cosmopolitan.
The area is surrounded by Orchard Boulevard and Eber Road to the north side and Ganges Avenue and Havelock Road to the south while Clemenceau Road is situated to the east and Nathan Road to the west. Not only is the area filled with modern architecture style of living but also traditional-style housing and bungalows present in the area. Different ranges of ethnicity mostly from the expatriates opt to live here. Even though there are quite some high rise buildings placed surrounding the area, but there are many parks and green spaces available. What originally was an area filled with storehouses are now replaced by restaurants, shops and hotels that look affront the Robertson Quay, making it an attractive place for evening walks and family activities.
Overall, River Valley no doubts one of Singapore’s premium residential areas. If you are opting for a choice of living to be in the centre of things while living in a cosy neighbourhood, then this is the place for you to have that permanent residency.
Although there are no direct trains that stop by River Valley, however, there are still some options that can be taken. Stopping by Orchard Road, you can then take the Somerset Station on the north-west line. Little further east is the interchange station of Dhobby Ghaut station that enables you to access the circle line, northeast line as well as the north-south line. On the southeast side are the Clarke Quay station and the Outram Park Station just south of the river.
Buses are also another type of transportation that you can opt for in which they can take you to and from nearby MRT stations, including Orchard Road, the City, Great World City, Valley Point. There are many other bus stops dotting along the River Valley Road, Irwell Bank Road and Hoot Kiam Road or Zion Road as well as surrounding Great World City and Valley Point shopping malls. New visitors should refer to the SBS transit online map for extensive details and views on the routes of the buses all over Singapore.
Although this is not the preferred choice of transportation in Singapore, the cheapest and quickest option of transportation would be by taking the river taxi. Stops are conveniently available at Robertson Quay and all along the river situating between Esplanade Drive and Jiak Kim Street. This choice of transportation runs from 9 am to 11 pm and cost the rider around SGD 2 to SGD 8.
Lies at the heart of Clarke Quay, this river is the central artery of the area, namely its thriving nightlife. Offering visitors and tourists more than just a place for that perfect Instagram photo, the river has much more to offer such as its boat tours that cruise along the entire river from Clarke Quay to Boat Quay and eventually Marina Bay. It goes past historical sites such as Clemenceau Bridge and the Anderson Bridge as well as passing by important landmarks like the Merlion and Esplanade as the boat makes its way to the Singapore Straits.
Boat Quay is an area of water between North Bridge Road and Anderson Bridge which is just a walking distance from the Clarke Quay MRT station. This place is best if you are up for that leisure stroll or simply just there having a picnic to admire the spectacular view from the restaurants available surrounding the area. Most would recommend visiting this place at night as you will have Singapore’s towering buildings lighting up the sky on your east while to the north is the brilliant view of the Marina Bay Sands, in which every night at eight they will put on an amazing laser shows for the eyes to feast upon.
This hotel is located 7 minutes away from the Suntec Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre and offers visitors a luxurious and comfortable stay. Accessing the nearest MRT station which is Bras Basah is not hard as it is only a 5-minute walk away from the hotel. The nearest eateries are only 13 minutes away by foot situated at Clarke Quay riverfront.
Also set conveniently next to an MRT station in the bustling Chinatown district situating nearer to Marina Bay, this is a stylish boutique hotel that was built during the colonial era, and the beauty of its architecture is still being preserved until today. Although it is placed nearer to Marina Bay, this hotel can still be accessed from the River Valley area