Singapore River Cruise

Clark Quay Singapore

 It wasn’t all work in Singapore, not that I call eating delicious street food work, when I attended the World Street Food Congress 2013 last June. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) made sure we saw the best that Singapore had to offer and I was definitely impressed. 

My previous trips to Singapore were mostly dedicated to eating and shopping so our trip to Clark Quay for the Singapore River Cruise was a first for me.  

The modern umbrella like clear canopies, also known as Angels, were meant to shield people against heat and rain but for me they’re an architectural marvel. The modern structure somehow fits amidst the colorful shops. 

Clark Quay Singapore - 1

I just met  Alya and Monique but we immediately bonded for a photo op. 
Alya, Monique and I

 Our STB tour guide, Eros, made the smartest decision of moving our river cruise earlier and you will see from the pictures that sunset is a very good time to join the cruise. 

Singapore River Cruise

Singapore River Cruise price list

Singapore River Cruise boats

Singapore River Cruise - 1

Has anyone tried this restaurant? Do they really serve the ultimate fried rice? 

The Ultimate Fried Rice
The Ultimate Fried Rice
Colorful widows of the Ministry of Information and the Arts Building
Colorful widows of the Ministry of Information and the Arts Building

I hope one day the Pasig river will be clean enough that we can have restaurants beside it.
restaurants along the river

 Old shop houses were preserved to keep with tradition. You can see them here overshadowed by tall, modern buildings. 

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Fullerton Hotel
Fullerton Hotel

bridge

 I was incredibly lucky to get this shot of The Marina Bay Sands with the sun reflected off the middle building. This shot alone was worth the river cruise. 

Marina Bay Sands at sunset
Marina Bay Sands at sunset

Here’s the iPhone 5 version with some filters.

taken with my iPhone 5

We also got to see the iconic Merlion, Singapore’s mascot. 

The Merlion
The Merlion

steps near One Fullerton

I have to visit One Fullerton on my next trip. I heard they had good restaurants there. 

One Fullerton
One Fullerton
Clifford House

buildings along the river

ArtScience Museum
ArtScience Museum
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer

 

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Due to our excellent timing I got to see Clark Quay during the day and night. It was quite “happening” at night. All that was lacking were the throngs of young people with drinks in their hands. 

Clark Quay

The lights on the canopy changed periodically. 
Clark Quay by night

Clark Quay by night - 1

 I don’t know what this reverse sign meant but there’s no question that Clark Quay is a must visit when in Singapore. I also highly recommend taking the Singapore River Cruise’s The tale of 2 Quays which lasted for 40 minutes. It gave me a great overview of that part of the city. It also gave me great pictures and memories of my trip. 
Clark Quay

 

 

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