"Boat Quay" Singapore Things to Do Tip by catkin

Singapore Things to Do: 1,995 reviews and 3,531 photos

  Boat quay
by catkin

In years gone, Boat Quay was a hive of activity where sampans and bumboats ferried their cargoes of rice, spice, cotton ,rubber and the like.
When Singapores large container port, Keppel Harbour was opened, the traders in Boat Quay cleared out. Then in the late 1980s, Boat Quay was designated a conservation area and the shop houses became restaurants and bars.
Boat Quay buzzes at night and it is a great place to dine on tables set out along the river as you watch the pleasure boats cruise by.
You will find a plethora of restaurants here with a variety of flavours to tempt you ranging from local food, Thai, Indian, Italian and even Irish.
One of our favourites is the Java restaurant where you can get terrific satay and probably the best beef rending you will ever taste

Directions: Raffles place MRT

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Feb 13, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun (Katharine Hepburn)”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 1 3 3

Have you been to Singapore?

  Share Your Travels