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Near Singapore River, Singapore
Robertson Quay is the least-visited of Singapore’s quays, making it a good option for travelers seeking a local experience. In addition to numerous restaurants, the neighborhood is home to the Hong San See Temple and the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, which hosts rotating exhibitions of printmaking and paper art. Enjoy views of the quay from cycle paths along the Singapore River on a bike tour or sample the area’s local delicacies on an evening food tour.
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Singapore. Our guide Eunice was very engaging and knowledgeable. Bikes were good quality and the route was well thought out - mostly using footpaths.
Escape607489, Jul 2019
Things to Know Before You Go
Robertson Quay is a hotspot for food and nightlife.
Just about all the restaurants and bars in Robertson Quay accept credit cards.
Be sure to wear sunglasses and a hat for al fresco dining during daylight hours.
The riverside promenade is accessible to travelers with wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Get to Robertson Quay by taking the Singapore MRT to Clark Quay, Outram, or Chinatown stations. The quay is a 10-minute drive from the popular Orchard shopping district, and is also a stop on Singapore hop-on hop-off bus routes.
When to Get There
There isn’t really a bad time to visit this laidback quay, though it tends to be at its liveliest at night when bars, clubs, and restaurants open their doors. Businesses at the quay maintain their own operating hours, so check ahead if you have a specific location in mind.
Lau Pat Sat Market
While Robertson Quay is best known for its international restaurants, it’s also home to one of Singapore’s most famous hawker centers; Lau Pat Sat Market. The octagonal market, one of the oldest in Singapore, houses more than 200 food stalls that sell affordable hawker fare, including Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Singaporean dishes. The hawker center was also featured in the blockbuster movieCrazy Rich Asians.
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