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Clarke Quay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Singapore: Singapore River Cruise

1. Singapore: Singapore River Cruise

Explore Singapore's most important landmarks on this river cruise on a bumboat. Learn about the city's spectacular mix of heritage and modern architecture while passing historic monuments, quays, and bridges. Begin the Singapore river cruise where Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped foot onto Singapore, along the northern banks of the Singapore River. Learn about the contrast between the rich and old-world architecture of the quays and the modern skyscrapers in the central business district. See shophouses along the river banks that have been beautifully restored, which now house chic dining and entertainment spots. Discover the grand bridges of Singapore, such as the Cavenagh Bridge, Clemenceau Bridge, and Anderson Bridge. Learn about the pivotal role that the Singapore River has played in Singapore's progress by visiting the various historical landmarks: the Merlion, Raffles Landing Site, and Esplanade.

Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

2. Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the best of Singapore with a Hop-on Hop-off ticket on a Big Bus. Grab a seat with the best views on the open-top, double-decker bus, and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace. Simply hop off and explore when you see something that interests you. Return to the same bus stop and hop on to the next bus to continue your tour. Your ticket gives you access to 2 hop-on hop-off sightseeing routes and it is not only the most comprehensive hop-on touring system in Singapore but also a transport network that links you from hotels to key landmarks and attractions. Hop on to discover and hop off to explore the Lion City. For cultural discoveries, visit the 3 ethnic districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam – where you’ll find pre-World War II conserved shophouses, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and traditional trades and handicrafts. Don’t forget to check out the UNESCO world heritage site Botanic Gardens, glamourous and glitzy locations where the hit movie Crazy Rich Asian was filmed, like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Choose a 1-day Classic Ticket and hop off at any stop to explore Singapore your way. Pick a 2-day Premium Ticket for another day on the bus. Or go for a 2-day Deluxe Ticket that comes with a 3-hours guided Night City Tour. The Night City Tour is a 3 hours fully guided open-top, double-decker bus tour with excellent views of the city skyline at Marina Barrage. Enjoy a sampling of local food at Lau Pa Sat and catch the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove — an impressive set of vertical gardens that light up in a dazzling display.

Singapore: 3-Hour Fully-Guided Big Bus Night Tour

3. Singapore: 3-Hour Fully-Guided Big Bus Night Tour

Begin in Suntec City, where you will hop aboard the open-top double decker bus at dusk. With your guide, drive through the iconic Marina Bay to arrive at Marina Barrage, Singapore’s largest and most urbanized neighbourhood. Stop and watch the sun sets along the spectacular city skyline dotted with iconic landmarks is a sheer delight for all. Then, continue to your next stop Lau Pa Sat, and experience Singapore’s unique food culture housed in one of the oldest Victorian structures in South-East Asia. Your third stop is Gardens by the Bay, where you can stroll through the serene gardens and explore a little. Continue to the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove, an impressive set of vertical gardens that light up in a dazzling display. Finally, hop back onto the bus for a drive down Orchard Road, Singapore’s prime shopping belt. Enroute to Orchard, you have the option to end your tour at Clarke Quay, a busy dining and entertainment district home to restaurants, bars and clubs.

Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with Traditional Snacks

4. Singapore: Historical Bike Tour with Traditional Snacks

Discover the real Singapore on this 20-kilometer route through the city by bike. Visit a typical residential town and market to watch people go about their daily lives. Eat like a Singaporean, sampling local snacks and drinks at a “coffee shop”. See old and new public housing, as well as multi-million dollar riverfront homes.   Then, meander alongside the Singapore River, where trade brought to life a sleepy village town in the 1800s. See historically important landmarks, such as the 100-year-old fire station, museums, and places of worship. Of course, you’ll pay homage to the statue of Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore.   Learn how WWII affected Singapore, and see monuments that honor those who suffered. You’ll get to understand the melting pot of people from all over the world who call Singapore home.   Finally, fast forward to the present and admire the ultra-modern business district. Jump right into the action as you cycle right along the Formula 1 route (though at a somewhat slower pace).

Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

5. Singapore Chinatown Night Tour: Dinner, Trishaw & Boat Ride

Chinatown has also come a long way since the early days when Chinese immigrants made this enclave their home. Filled with a sprawling myriad of shops and eateries, bustling with colourful and exciting activities set against a backdrop of rich history and heritage, Chinatown is not to be missed especially in the evening when everything really comes alive. At a Chinese Medical Hall, learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to regulate your Yin and Yang. From ancient days till modern times, the Chinese have continue with herbs and practices like acupuncture, moxibustion, tai chi and tui na to stay healthy. After dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, wander along the narrow lanes of the Night Market and test your bargaining skills against street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods.  The highlight of the evening is a trishaw ride that takes you through the alleyways of Chinatown and down to Clarke Quay. There hop onto a bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River to see Singapore lit up at night, showcasing beautifully restored shop houses, modern skyscrapers of the financial district, colonial buildings and the iconic Merlion statue.

Singapore: Historical Waterway City Exploration Game

6. Singapore: Historical Waterway City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Singapore and its river while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve the case of a mysterious murder while exploring beautiful scenery and famous landmarks. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites like The Fullerton Hotel and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Admire the stunning murals of the Coleman Bridge, see one of the tallest skyscrapers at Raffles Place, and discover where creativity meets history at The Arts House. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Singapore: Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Singapore: Self-Guided Audio Tour

See the best of Singapore as you take advantage of the navigation functionality and suggested walking routes offered by this self-guided audio tour. There's so much to see, do, and explore. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city as you check out iconic landmarks including Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Botanic Gardens, and Singapore Zoo. Make sure you tune in to the audio commentary to hear all about the tourist hotspots. Go at your own pace and take a break whenever you fancy. When you’re ready, plan your next walking route, pinpoint your favorite sights, and seek out the best photo opportunities as you continue to explore the city.

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What people are saying about Clarke Quay

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 494 reviews

The voucher sent was quickly sent and accepted. The tour was eventful and for the next time (or if you want to explore Singapore for the first time) a 48-hour ticket is better because you can then stay longer at different stops of the Hop on Hop off tour and not always look for the next bus must because the day is quickly coming to an end before impressions of the city. The drivers were friendly and the tour was very enjoyable and relaxing with explanations of each stop via audio headphones.

Really good way to see the city and learn about the history and culture of Singapore. We done both routes, good commentary and lots of great information about the areas, attractions and sights.

On Board commentary was excellent and gave a good explanation of different areas and sights. Places that were included in trip were great and interesting.

nice places. very nice friendly clear tour guide. Everything well arranged???

Best way to see a city on limited time. Clean buses and very informative.