July 2012
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Singapore River Cruise – Enjoy the historic part of Singapore.

On a Singapore River cruise, enjoy the historic part of Singapore.
• One can enjoy beautiful heritage buildings on this cruise.
• Enjoy -:
– The CBD skyline
– The Marina Bay skyline
– Quaintly lit bridges
– Lively riverfront restaurants and bars
• In 1987, SRC was awarded with the tender license to run river services on Singapore River.
• The bumboats were once again brought into Singapore River by SRC to preserve the river heritage of its old charm and memory.
• SRC became the first to operate such service.
• The bumboat rides have been well received by tourists and the locals.
• From a humble fleet of 4 bumboats in 1987, SRC has since increased its number to 24 today.
• SRC has developed a firm network of channel intermediaries both local and overseas, government agencies, embassies, event organizers and other operators in the tourism sectors.
• SRC is proud to be one of the finalist for the Singapore Tourism Board’s award in the Best Sight Seeing/ Leisure.

Educational Programme Category

• The Singapore River runs through the city and is known as the lifeline of Singapore.
• It was here where transformation of Singapore from an obscure fishing village to a great seaport was witnessed.
• Hop on the Original Singapore River Cruise (SRC) and soak in the tranquil ambience of the river side.

Tour Highlights of the Cruise

– Merlion Park (down-river)
– Fullerton Hotel
– Raffles Landing Site
– Boat Quay
– Riverside Point
– Liang Court (up-river)

Types of River Cruise

There are two types of River Cruise Tours:
• The Singpapore River Experience
• New River Experience
– The Singapore River Experience is a 30 mins cruise which covers from Clarke Quay to Clifford Pier.
– The New River Experience is a 45 mins cruise which covers the whole river from Robertson Quay to Clifford Pier.

River Cruises

1. Singapore River Experience
• The tale of 2 Quays (40mins)
• Highlights: Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Marina Bay
• Adult: $17; Child: $10
• Last trip at 10.30pm

2. New River Experience
• The tale of 3 Quays (60mins)
• Highlights: Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Marina Bay
• Adult: $22; Child: $12
• Only operational until the early evening

Boats used
• Re-engineered electric-powered bumboats.
• Similar to those used for carrying good pre-1970s, but minus the fumes and noise.

Recorded commentary : Operating hours : 9am – 11pm, daily ; Last boat at 10.30pm

Jetties or Booths
For 40- & 60-minute cruises:
• Merlion Park (down-river)
• Fullerton Hotel
• Raffles Landing Site
• Boat Quay
• Riverside Point
• Liang Court (up-river)

Easiest jetty
For the 60-minute cruise only:
• Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
• Robertson Quay

The best time to take the cruise is between 7pm and 7.30pm.

Essential information about River Cruise

• Usual Price: SS15.00 (Adult) / S$ 8.00 (Child)
• Operates Daily: from 09:00hrs to 22:30hrs
• Redemption Point: Ticketing Booth @ Singapore River Cruise Merlion Park

Events in Singapore

• Singapore Food Festival
• Singapore Grand Prix
• Singapore Arts Festival
• Chingay Parade
• World Gourmet Summit
• ZoukOut
• Singapore Sun Festival
• Christmas
• Singapore Jewel Festival

Places to see in Singapore

1. Beaches and Tourist Resorts
• Three beaches on Sentosa and its southern islands.
• East Coast.

2. Culture and Cuisine
• Chinatown for Chinese treats
• Little India for Indian flavors
• Kampong Glam (Arab St) for a Malay/Arab experience
• East Coast for delicious seafood

3. History and Museums
• The Bras Basah area east of Orchard.
• North of the Singapore River: Singapore’s colonial core

4. Nature and wildlife
North and West
• Singapore Zoo
• Night Safari
• Jurong Bird Park
• Botanical Gardens
• Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
• Pulau Ubin, an island off the Changi Village in the east
• Tortoise and turtle sanctuary in the Chinese Gardens on the west side of town

5. Skyscrapers and Shopping
• Orchard Road
• Singapore River
• Bugis and Marina Bay

6. Places of Worship
• Vast Kong Meng San Phor Kark
• Monastery near Ang Mo Kio
• Colorful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple in Chinatown
• Psychedelic Burmese Buddhist Temple in Balestier
• Stately Masjid Sultan in Arab Street

Things to do in Singapore

• Golfing
• Surfing
• Scuba diving
• Ice skating
• Snow skiing
• Gambling
• Races
• Spas
• Swimming
• Water-skiing
• Wake-boarding
• Windsurfing
• Canoeing
• Cable-Skiing
• Wave surfing

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

Location on Google Maps

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How to reach Singapore?

1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs/Sites about Singapore – Singapore River Cruise

Blogs at singaporecitypass.com
Blogs at etour-singapore.com
Blogs at rivercruise.com.sg
Blogs and reviews at myonlinetour.com

Images and photos of Singapore – Singapore River Cruise

Images at google.com
Images at 360cities.net
Images at rivercruise.com.sg
Images at imagesofsingapore.wordpress.com

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