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Singapore: Singapore River Cruise

1. Singapore: Singapore River Cruise

Explore Singapore's most important landmarks on this river cruise on a bumboat. Learn about the city's spectacular mix of heritage and modern architecture while passing historic monuments, quays, and bridges. Begin the Singapore river cruise where Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped foot onto Singapore, along the northern banks of the Singapore River. Learn about the contrast between the rich and old-world architecture of the quays and the modern skyscrapers in the central business district. See shophouses along the river banks that have been beautifully restored, which now house chic dining and entertainment spots. Discover the grand bridges of Singapore, such as the Cavenagh Bridge, Clemenceau Bridge, and Anderson Bridge. Learn about the pivotal role that the Singapore River has played in Singapore's progress by visiting the various historical landmarks: the Merlion, Raffles Landing Site, and Esplanade.

Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

2. Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

Chinatown has also come a long way since the early days when Chinese immigrants made this enclave their home. Filled with a sprawling myriad of shops and eateries, bustling with colourful and exciting activities set against a backdrop of rich history and heritage, Chinatown is not to be missed especially in the evening when everything really comes alive. At a Chinese Medical Hall, learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to regulate your Yin and Yang. From ancient days till modern times, the Chinese have continue with herbs and practices like acupuncture, moxibustion, tai chi and tui na to stay healthy. After dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, wander along the narrow lanes of the Night Market and test your bargaining skills against street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods.  The highlight of the evening is a trishaw ride that takes you through the alleyways of Chinatown and down to Clarke Quay. There hop onto a bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River to see Singapore lit up at night, showcasing beautifully restored shop houses, modern skyscrapers of the financial district, colonial buildings and the iconic Merlion statue.

Singapore: Guided Boat Tour and Kelong Visit

3. Singapore: Guided Boat Tour and Kelong Visit

Escape the concrete jungle, it’s time for an adventure! Get out to sea on our fine catamaran and discover the North Eastern Banks of Singapore on this 3 hour Kelong Tour. The waters around the North-eastern islands are buzzing with a different kind of charm – seamen fishing, an abundance of nature, mangrove swamps and the idyllic life of residents who live in kelongs. All these are sights that normal city dwellers do not get to experience. We will also take you up close to Pulau Ubin (the only inhabited island out of Singapore’s 63 islands) and explore it from the sea. You will be surprised to discover that the habitats surrounding this rustic island are brimming with life! Topping off the intriguing boat tour would be a visit to a kelong-restaurant, where you get to experience life on a floating fish farm. Soak in the sun, let your hair down in the wind and just breathe in the salty sea air. It will be an unforgettable mini-vacation experience!

Singapore DUCK Tour

4. Singapore DUCK Tour

Board a refurbished World War II amphibious vehicle from Vietnam and depart from Suntec City to make a splash in Marina Bay. See the sights of Singapore from a different perspective as you make your way around the city on land and in the sea. Get stunning views of the urban skyline and marvel at iconic landmarks, such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade Theater, and magnificent statue of the Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore. Waddle back onto land and drive past the Singapore Flyer and into the Civic District. See the steps of the Old Supreme Court, where the British surrendered to the imperial Japanese army during World War II. Continue past the War Memorial Park, paying tribute to those who gave their lives during the Japanese occupation. End with a good luck loop around the world’s largest water fountain at Suntec City, named the Fountain of Wealth.

Singapore: Amphibious Vehicle Tour & Singapore Flyer Ticket

5. Singapore: Amphibious Vehicle Tour & Singapore Flyer Ticket

There is no better way to experience Singapore than from the land, sea, and sky! Embark on a land and sea adventure with The Original DUCKtours, a remodeled amphibious Vietnamese war craft, followed by a ride on the Singapore Flyer, lifting you 165 meters into the sky above the city. Catch breathtaking views of Singapore's major landmarks from Marina Bay and beyond in 3 different ways. The Original DUCKtoursn @ Suntec City is the Singapore Tourism Award-Winning Attraction. First in Singapore, an impressive 18-year perfect safety record, and 1 million passengers – nothing comes close to the Original DUCKtours @ Suntec City. This hour-long adventure starts with a big splash into the Marina Bay and swimming off like a duck for a picturesque harbor tour before you enjoy a city tour of the historical Civic District. Climb aboard a refurbished WWII amphibious vehicle from Vietnam for a unique tour of Singapore. Depart from Suntec City, and start your land and water adventure with a big splash into the Marina Bay! Cruise along Marina Bay, where you can admire views of the bustling urban city's skyline and marvel at Singapore's most iconic landmark—the Marina Bay Sands, gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade Theatre and the towering Merlion. Your journey continues as you waddle back onto land and drive past the Singapore Flyer and into the Civic District. There you’ll see the steps of the Old Supreme Court where the British surrendered to the Imperial Japanese army during WWII, and the War Memorial Park, a tribute to those who gave their lives during WWII's Japanese occupation. End the tour with a loop around the world’s largest water fountain at Suntec City, named the Fountain of Wealth, for good luck! Board the Singapore Flyer (at your own time and pace) for a scenic spin that takes you 165 meters above ground, or as high as 42 stories. Step into one of the 28 fully air-conditioned glass capsules, and be transported on a 30-minute journey as you marvel at the spectacular scenery below. Plan your trip to the Flyer according to what you wish to see. Ride the Flyer during the day for a clear view of the cityscape, or board it at night for stunning night scenes.

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What people are saying about Singapore

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Great sites, photo opportunities, and fun! The seat assignments are automatically generated. If you want a window seat, you must specifically request it at the time of purchase.

I always enjoy visiting Singapore and so this was just a nice way to see the downtown area, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and other icons from a different viewing perspective.

Nice view from the river. You can see the Merlion Park on the boat. Strongly recommend 7pm session with night view

Great cruise. Very informative and relaxing. Did not know most of the history so educational too.

Great experience, good historical background, very organized and on-time.