This is Mrittika from India.
Am visiting Singapore from 23-Feb'15 till 1-Mar'15 for vacation along with my parents. Would like to know about the entry fee per adult for this destination. Let me know the popular restaurants or cafés onsite/nearby? Also, how do I get there using public transportation from Hotel Park Sovereign-Albert?
Well, you got all the answers in the tourist books already, but if you want to see the real Singapore you have to get away from tourist locations - but that of course depedns what kind of traveler you are. The key event in Singapore is on Feb 3rd, the Tamil Hindu festival of Thaipusam which is spectacular to watch ... Regarding food, try eating like the locals - the Boat Quay and so on are all expensive and for tourists, and to be honest, not that great. Maybe try hawker centers around Geylang or any other area you find yourself in. A favorite out of town in the West is the Big Eater Seafood Restaurant, Blk 964 Jurong West Street 91 - closest MRT is Pioneer, or go by taxi. Have fun ....
Many thanks for all your responses. This has been indeed comprehensive and very helpful. I look forward to sharing my experiences with all of you after the trip in February.
As everyone mentioned there is no entrance fee. You can enjoy walking on river bank. Try to come early so that you can get seat next to river rather than sitting next to walkway.
If you wish to go for Indian food, Kinara is good but you can also try other restro. Most of them are reasonable. On the other side of the road you will find Clarke Quay which has disc and pub area.
You can hire a taxi or use train or bus service. Your hotel receptionist can guide you better.
Yes as everyone else said-its free and just enjoy the walk around-I went to an expensive Seaford restaurant on the other side of the bridge but the chilli crab was worth it!!
Boat Quay is free - it is a section of restaurants on the boardwalk along the riverbank maybe 1km in length. There is Clarke Quay similar also and closer to your hotel.We stayed at hotel on Middle Road close to where your hotel is and we walked there. Nice walk about 30mins to get there. If you don't want to walk, taxis are best way - quite cheap in Singapore. The train system is also excellent for getting around.
Whether you are in Clarke Quay or Boat Quay there is a huge choice of restaurants to suit all tastes and most have outdoor seating as well along the riverbank boardwalk. We loved it. Alcohol is expensive in Singapore but many Boat Quay ones have a special - like $5 Thai beers with a meal etc. Walk around it first, look at whats on offer then try to decide - bet you want to go to more than one !!
Enjoy your trip,
Hi there There is no entrance fee -it's an open air collection of restaurants on the water.
Just get there early to avoid crowds and so you can choose your restaurant - it's fun to choose your own! Lovely to watch the sunset too. Enjoy!
Dr Janet Hall
ok.......first off, both clarke quay and boat quay do not charge an admission fee. its a scenic river-walk area with retail shopping and restaurants. clarke has more of the bigger chain restaurants, and the boat quay has more traditional local places to eat. food is good at both. directions to the boat quay are as follows: from your hotel, walk to little india and take the subway (purple line). its only one or two stops to clarke quay. from there you can walk along the river and experience both clarke and boat quay.
Firstly there is no charge for entry into Boat Quay.
For restaurants try Kinara which is a long-standing gem and offers North Indian food. The Shoebox Canteen provides reasonably priced food and there is amazing French food at Absinthe, For cocktails try Bitters and Love or the wonderful Spiffy Daffer. As to how to get there: there is map available from the Singapore River website which will give you all the details. Enjoy!
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