3D River Valley Rd | 30 Merchant Rd | Boat Quay
Back in the days, the 3.2 km long waterway was a major trans-shipment zone and a conduit for trade. Coolies (labourers) manually unloaded cargo from the tongkangs and twakows (bumboats) to the nearby godowns and warehouses for storage and distribution. For that, the Singapore River was always bustling and river traffic was intense as The Quays developed in hubs for economic activities.
The bumboats that you see floating along the waterway today are a form of tribute to the river’s heritage. The environmentally-friendly electric bumboats take you on a historical journey as you cruise through the river and marvel at the city’s iconic landmarks.
There are 3 types of services that you can choose from: River Taxi, River Cruise, and Boat Charter. Here’s the best part – you can start your journey from any of our 3 Quays. Just locate the nearest jetty from our shophouse and enjoy the sights and sounds along the river. Try to spot the Elgin Bridge and our Boat Quay shophouse from the river taxi!