Singapore by Riverboat & Trishaw
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Begin with a drive to Clarke Quay, the city's earliest commercial center and a strategic location near the mouth of the Singapore River. Today, this five-block area is an eclectic mix of godowns (warehouses) and shops restored to their original 19th-century style, as well as specialty restaurants, themed pubs, bazaars, boutiques and pedestrian streets.
At the quay, board a riverboat -- a vessel that once carried cargo between ships and the riverside quays. A 30-minute riverboat cruise along the Singapore River traces the historic waterfront, past the site where Stamford Raffles first landed in 1819 to found this prosperous city. You'll also catch a glimpse, from a distance, of the famous Merlion fountain and Marina Bay Sands Hotel (weather conditions permitting).
Hop aboard a trishaw (two guests per trishaw) for a short ride through the Little India city streets, passing the Padang and St Andrew's Cathedral.
Leave the trishaw at Bugis Village, where many shops and stalls sell everything from souvenirs and clothes to handbags, at bargain prices. Bugis Village is named after the seafarers from Sulawesi who traded with merchants on the Kallang River.
Visit the Goddess of Mercy Buddhist Temple as well as a Hindu temple before returning to the ship.
Tours commencing after 4pm will include a walk in Bugis Village instead of temple visits. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not begin or end in Singapore.