A walk along the Singapore River

The area along the Singapore River is a place that is not very touristy and worth the visit. During the day have a cup of coffee and enjoy the tranquil scenery at the riverside. At night, enjoy Al fresco dining as here in Singapore it is always summer.

You can reach this area by foot, from the Mrt station Somerset or by taxi. Taxis are very affordable in Singapore, either Grab or Uber are very good options, you can ask the taxi driver to drop you at the River Valley Primary School, then walk down the stairs left to the river. This itinerary will take between an hour and a half and two hours.

At the other side of the river, you will see the Warehouse Hotel, formerly a warehouse that has been renovated into a charming “Boutique Hotel”. It retains its original details and is certainly a hotel with character and history.

Warehouse Hotel Singapore

Warehouse Hotel Singapore. A walk along the Singapore river.

The Filipino artist Pacita Abad was in charge of the artistic concept of the Alkaff bridge, which is named after a very rich family that lived in Singapore. To paint the bridge he used Stencil. It is painted with cheerful circles and vivid colors. After visiting the bridge, you can stop for a cup of coffee at SPRMRKT Daily.

Alkaff bridge, Singapore.

Alkaff Bridge, Singapore. A walk along the Singapore river.

Robertson Quay has been rebuilt in European style, the area is not only residential but also has many restaurants, cafes, and bars.

The Hong San See temple, although is not a common tourist spot, it is worth a visit. Its roof was completely destroyed by termites and the whole temple has been totally restored. It has been awarded the “Awards of Excellence 2010 UNESCO Asia, for cultural heritage conservation. The temple was built in 1836 and has beautiful carved wood details.

Hong San See temple. A walk along the Singapore river.

Hong San See temple. A walk along the Singapore river.

After visiting the temple we come back to the riverside and walk to Clarke Quay.

It is hard to imagine that The Singapore River was the den of delinquency and was completely polluted. Rotting food from the food vendors (Hawkers) ended up in the drains. Pig and chicken manure ended up in the rivers. Until the prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew decided in 1977 that it was time for the big clean up.  Clarke Quay is an area with many restaurants and bars with live music, along the river. It is also the most popular nightlife spot in Singapore.

Clarke Quay Singapore

Clarke Quay. A walk along the Singapore river.

Clarke Quay Singapore

Old warehouses painted in vivid colors.Clarke Quay. A walk along the Singapore river.

Clarke Quay Singapore

Roof canopies, Clarke Quay. A walk along the Singapore river.

Clarke Quay Singapore

Clarke Quay. A walk along the Singapore river.

Clarke Quay Singapore

Old Hill Street Police Station. The building has a total of 927 windows and they are painted in the colors of the rainbow. A walk along the Singapore river.

If you still have time, you can visit Fort Canning, a beautiful park walking distance from Clarke Quay that used to be the headquarters of the British in South Asia.

I hope you have enjoyed this article, this is definitely my favorite walking itinerary in Singapore. I would love to hear your comments, and if you had the opportunity to do the tour.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Other articles about Singapore: A PHOTO WALK THROUGH LITTLE INDIA-SINGAPORE

angela

2 Comments

  1. Es una delicia para caminar y gozar de tanta belleza, ojalá pueda visitarlo en el futuro, me encanta

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