NileGuide Expert Says:
A pleasant and relaxing way to take in the sights of the Singapore River.
1 North Bridge Road
Suite 15-06, High Street Centre
179094 Singapore, Singapore
tel: +65 6336 6111
fax: +65 6336 6112
NileGuide Expert tip:
Merlion Park is the best place to jump aboard as this is where the recorded commentary begins.
The wooden bumboats you see cruising the Singapore River used to carry the cargo from ships anchored in the harbour into the city. Today they are a great way for tourists to take in the sights and architectural variety alongside river. The Singapore River Cruise tours leave from nine different jetties along the river and take 40 or 60 minutes, depending on the tour chosen. A good place to start is Merlion Park, where you can enjoy views across Marina Bay before heading up the river towards Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay (60 minute tour). Several other tour companies offer alternative cruises, but Singapore River Cruises are the only ones using the traditional wooden bumboats.