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About Singapore River Cruise
Cruising since 1987. For more than a decade and a half, bumboats have been plying the Singapore River. The story of Singapore River Cruise begins in 1987. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" of 1983 saw the relocation of bumboats to Pasir Panjang. The familiar painted faces of our Bumboats were due to disappear from its home, until SRC was awarded the tender license to run river services here - the first also, to operate such services along the river. We are entering a new chapter in the Singapore River story. In this modern age, Bumboats on this historic waterway remind us of its rustic charm. SRC has been preserving the heritage of this important river for more than two decades. Its bumboats have become the icon of our river to visitors and locals alike. 2008 was a year when our iconic bumboats underwent a transformation. The diesel-powered engines of SRC's fleet made way for a new generation of electric ones that boast quieter engines and zero CO2 emissions. These are the very boats that operate along the Singapore River today. SRC is committed to greater excellence. Under its strong management, the company has developed a firm network of channel intermediaries from government agencies, embassies, event organizers and other operators in the tourism sector, both local and overseas. From a humble fleet of 4 bumboats in 1987, SRC has since increased its number to 24 today with a few new additions coming onboard soon.
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Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village Tour (includes dinner)

Singapore’s Chinatown is a dynamic neighborhood where old meets the new. See its street markets, medicine halls, and restaurants and bars come alive at night as you explore on foot, by trishaw, and riverboat. Dine at a local restaurant, visit a street market, and view the illuminated Singapore skyline from a traditional boat.
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Ai Hui W wrote a review Yesterday
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First time going on the Singapore River Cruise. The night view was good. Value for money and good experience
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Date of experience: April 2022
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KEN1828 wrote a review May 4
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The cruise was smooth and visited many places. Wonderfull experience. Very relaxing cruise aroubd Singapore… . Easy way to see the iconic landmark of Singapore
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Lucy S wrote a review Jan 2022
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Wouldn’t really recommend this activity for families. We went on with our three children and happened to give them a snack. One of the guys came over and said that no food is allowed, so we started to put the snack away. About 30 seconds later the pilot turned off the commentary and literally shouted across the boat at us “no eating, no eating” in a very angry voice. This really upset my youngest as it was her 4th birthday request to ride on the boat and she was scared by the man shouting.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Good_Partner wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia4238 contributions261 helpful votes
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Being the first time touring Singapore CBD and Clark Quay from the river, the impression was excellent. It's just 40 minutes but sufficient to see the best sides of the island and also a touch of the heritage of Singapore River where many older generation spent time living together with. For a small price and convenient boarding point at Marina Bay Sand, it's highly recommended, especially those who haven't tried seeing Singapore from another perspective.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Shariffah Nadiah wrote a review Jan 2021
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions7 helpful votes
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Our first experience with Singapore River Cruise, touring Singapore’s bestest area. The sun and the wind complemented the Singapore-feel the guide on the LCD screen really polished our historical knowledge learnt. And there is a balance of from the crew in ensuring & managing our safety while allowing freedom to be all around snapping the breathtaking Singapore’s backdrop. Fantastic overall experience, definitely!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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