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Boat Quay is one of the favorite nightlife spots in Singapore, but this was not always the case. Located between tourist-magnet Clarke Quay and the largely residential Robertson Quay, Boat Quay is the social waterfront directly in front of the Central Banking District's banking and financial towers. Currently, Boat Quay is undergoing a massive revamp that is scheduled to be completed at the end of the year and will result in a significant amount of waterside seating available to the public, as opposed to being forced to patronize the bars and restaurants that previously occupied the riverbank. Boat Quay became an exceptionally successful port and was integral in Singapore’s economic activities, in part because of its free port status. A second harbor was built at Tanjong Pagar to handle the increasing traffic. However, Boat Quay still received more than half of all shipping in the Port of Singapore because of the opening of the Suez Canal, which led to steamships using the port. From the late 1800s until World War 2, there would be over 100,000 people living and working along the Singapore River.
The riverside is best accessed by MRT Raffles Place (North-South/East-West Lines) and Clarke Quay (North-East Line) stations. There is no convenient MRT station for the western end of the river though: you'll have to hike on foot for 15 minutes, try to work out the buses or hop on a bumboat.
Located close to the Singapore River, the Tan Si Chong Su Temple enjoys fantastic feng shui. The entrance alone had me gaping in wonder, with its lavishly sculpted columns and ornaments. Pictures hardly do it justice. Hence, you have to visit this temple for yourself! We visited slightly before noon, and we pretty much had the place to ourselves, save for a temple worker who kindly welcomed us to explore the premises. Make a wish at the wishing well or explore the temple's different halls, each stunning in its own way. The tranquillity of the place is rejuvenating, even for the non-religious.
Coffeemin, located in the corner of Central, is a pay-as-you-go concept cafe. For just $6 an hour, take advantage of their range of x-box games, pool table, and computers, while enjoying an unlimited amount of drinks and snacks. The cafe doesn't get too crowded - we had most of the place to ourselves when we were there - so it's a conducive place even to get some work done, with free Wi-Fi and charging ports available as well. Connected to Coffeemin is Lockdown, a real-life 5D escape game that requires you to crack your brains to solve puzzles and get out of a simulated scenario within a specified timeframe. Lockdown is a brilliant source of alternative fun - come in a group of 4-8; online booking is recommended for peak hours, but walk-in appointments are generally available during non-peak hours. From $19 per person, choose from 5 different rooms, each themed with different scenarios and difficulty levels. Celebrate your victory afterward with their photobooth corner, equipped with a variety of props.
When visiting Singapore, you'll feel right at home at Heritage Apartments @ Clarke Quay, which offers quality accommodation and excellent service. The excitement of the city center is only 1.9 kilometers away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Heritage Apartments @ Clarke Quay also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Singapore. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities such as elevator, smoking area, laundry service and luggage storage to satisfy even the most discerning guest. The ambiance of Heritage Apartments @ Clarke Quay is reflected in every guestroom. Experience high-quality room facilities, including a handy phone and Apple TV during your stay here. Linens, mirror, towels, closet are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Heritage Apartments @ Clarke Quay is a smart choice for travelers to Singapore, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
If what you are looking for is a conveniently located property in Singapore, look no further than 5footway. inn Project Boat Quay. It is a 10-minute walk to Clarke Quay MRT station and is across the river from the Asian Civilization Museum and Parliament House. Changi International Airport is just a 30-minute taxi ride away or an hour away via train and bus. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay offers contemporary dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi. All bunk beds come with individual reading light. Electrical sockets and personal lockers are also provided. Guests have access to a shared bathroom with hot/cold shower facilities and free toiletries. The property features Gallery 76, a photography gallery displaying iconic black and white images by renowned international photojournalist Edwin Koo. There is also an outdoor terrace with partial views of Marina Bay Sands and an indoor dining area where guest can bring in their own food. Whatever your purpose of visit, 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay is an excellent choice for your stay in Singapore.