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“Avoid at all costs!”
Review of Boat Quay

Boat Quay
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Ranked #79 of 848 things to do in Singapore
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Reviewed 9 November 2014

Naff, crass, rowdy and like something out of a bad Spanish resort in the 70s. Overcrowded bars with drunken clientele. Why this is deemed and 'attraction' I have no idea. We crossed the bridge towards Clarke Quay and found a small row of nice, civilised restaurants between the two celebrated Quays, thankfully, and had a nice dinner in Ricciotti. Won't be rushing back to Boat Quay in this lifetime....

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

I was in Singapore for a one-week vacation, and ended up spending half my nights having dinner and drinks at the Boat Quay/Clarke Quay areas. This area is especially beautiful at night, and even though the quay runs along the entire strip, you can't detect any "fishy" or "salty" smell of the ocean, so you can have a pleasant dinner experience right by the water :)

Boat Quay has a vast and varied selection of restaurants- anything from seafood to Mediterranean, Chinese to Turkish, Indian to Italian. Our most memorable dinner was at a Middle Eastern restaurant, but regretfully, I can't remember the name. Sorry :(

I also really appreciate that the restaurants along Boat Quay are open till quite late. Most of them stay open till past midnight, and you can order right up till 11 pm or so. Boat Quay is quiet, romantic, and you can definitely enjoy great food over some great conversation. Then after dinner, you can easily walk down the Quay for five minutes to Clarke Quay, where it is more boisterous and crowded with "party people". If you want drinks, dance, and music, here is the place to go after dinner!

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Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank GigiNyx
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Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

very picturesque. behind thise modern building this place architecture is really good. but eating there is very expensive!

Thank Mikko M
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

Singapore seems like a very modern city with skyscrapers but there is a hidden gem. This is Boat Quay. Like stepping back to Singapore I remember. Small bars and restaurants and a great atmosphere. The people are really friendly and take time to chat. Sit by the water and imagine years gone buy or party like it's 2014

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank David M
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

We marked this as average because although it is well worth a visit it gets a bit too much after a while with so many restaurants and bars it was difficult to know where to go. We did select a bar which had its own beer (Red Dot) and had a couple of drinks and a snack there which were fine but it is a busy area and although you can sit by the river and watch the boats go by it was a bit hectic and I could understand some people being put off. However, we persevered and actually quite enjoyed the place once you get used to it. From there we went across to Clarke's Quay which is another story!

Date of experience: October 2014
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