If you have been looking for a property or properties in Singapore, then in this article you’ll find out why you need to consider buying and living by the Singapore River. Otherwise, you can also find out more about the history and fun facts of the Singapore river through this article.

The Singapore River runs parallel to Alexandra Road and feeds into the Marina Reservoir in the southern part of Singapore. The immediate upper watershed of the Singapore River is known as the Singapore River Planning Area, although the western part of the watershed is classified under the River Valley planning area.

The river flows from its mouth at Anderson Bridge of the Central Area stretching to Kim Seng Bridge at the other end. This river is closely tied to the country’s economy, history and social culture thus making it one of the most important factors to the success story of Singapore.

Singapore River today

Reason # 1: The Heart-Touching History of Singapore River

Sir Stamford Raffles was the person who landed along the banks on 28 January 1819. He changed the fortune of this small fishing village and settlement changed. When this remote area was declared as a free trading port, this area started to transform. Immigrants from China, India and other neighbouring countries came to seek fortune and settled near the banks. In 1823 the first quay was built on Boat Quay, a commercial centre where barge lighters transport goods upstream to the warehouses at Clarke Quay. Soon after, commerce boomed along the jetty, the trading made way for finance and banking to grow and high-value services transpire.

Old Singapore River

Reason # 2: The Economic Transformation of Singapore River

Under the leadership of Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew, in 1977 an ambitious project for the government – to clean up the Singapore River and Kallang Basin was taken up.  As a part of the plan, infrastructures were built – hotels, houses, industrial workshops, sewages and other recreational establishments.

After 10 years the massive purification and development project was completed. A 6km promenade and river wall were constructed. The old quays were turned into entertainment zones – al fresco dining, live music, disco- dancing and shopping, thus offering a multi-sensory lifestyle experience.

Modern Singapore River

Reason # 3: Fun Hangouts At Singapore River

Visitors can capture the essence of the Singapore River using two routes. Each route showcases different aspects of the country’s historic beginning and its current judicial, civil, commercial and cultural heart.

Clarke Quay at night
Route 1 – the Rafflesian Legacy, within this route are the Esplanade, an avant-garde performing arts and entertainment centre; the waterfront promenade and a vast of historical landmarks such as the Tan Kim Seng Fountain, Cenotaph, Lim Bo Seng Memorial. Along this route is the Anderson Bridge, the Dalhousei Obelisk, the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles and his landing site, the Elgin Bridge, Boat Quay, the world-known Asian Civilisation Museum, the Cavenagh Bridge and the magnificent Fullerton Hotel.
Cultural Site along Singapore River
Route 2 – the River Celebration, structures here mostly play an important part in the bloom of Singapore. Along the river is St. Andrew Cathedral, the oldest Anglican house of worship, Civilian War Memorial, City Hall and the Supreme Court – the buildings are significant symbols of the end of World War II in Singapore. There is also the Padang, the Old Parliament House, The Art House, the newest art and lifestyle area in the city. There are also quaint emporiums and bazaars along the way. Also seen in this route is the Neo-Classical architecture of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. This theatre was constructed in 1863 for the memory of Queen Victoria.
Clarke Quay
Marvel at the sights of Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay, the landmark of the Merlion Park and Parliament House. Enjoy the river cruise in a bumboat, the reverse bungy and the weekend flea market at Clarke Quay.

Truly the river’s role in the economy of Singapore has shifted away from one that of trade towards an artistic taste for the commercial zone and accommodation role for tourism.

Reason # 4 Happening Lifestyle Along The Singapore River

A much-beloved stomping ground for bar-hopping travellers, cocktail connoisseurs and local party-goers, the neighbourhood boasts a range of buzzing bars, pubs and clubs.

Nightlife in Clarke Quay and Riverside presents some of Singapore’s top bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in a vibrant after-dark playground. As soon as the working day is over, Clarke Quay is the buzzword on everybody’s lips. Lying in close proximity to the Central Business District, this cute collection of bars and restaurants in Singapore’s go-to area for chilled out alfresco wining and dining.

Restaurant and bar
The colourful intertwining boulevards are perfect for bar-hopping on any night of the week, and there’s also a good helping of all-out nightclubs for those that want to keep the party going well into the morning. Food, drink and partying are what this area specialises in. Most of the best nightlife spots in Clarke Quay and Riverside are a short walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station.
Tongkang Riverboat Dining
Take a jaunt back to 19th-century Singapore with a visit to Tongkang RiverBoat Dining. This experiential restaurant is housed aboard Singapore’s last surviving tongkangs (light wooden trade boats) and specialises in Western cuisine.

Reason # 5 Excellent ROI For New Home Property Owners

In the articles, Property Prices have INCREASED since Circuit Breaker. Will the Trend Continue? and there will be NO COOLING MEASURES in 2021, we have discussed why it is the right time to invest in real estate now. Before the prices go up again, here are 4 great new constructions that can elevate your lifestyle, give you a safe and lovely living experience in their premises and multiply your ROI at the same time. Don’t say we never share.


Part of a larger development consisting of three meticulously restored warehouses and newly built serviced apartments, Rivière comprises two gleaming towers of luxury residential apartments, rising 36 storeys above the river. Reflecting the sky above, the water below, and the city around, the stunning architecture is an icon in the making.

Designed by renowned architecture practice SCDA, Rivière is a showpiece in mastering the elements of architecture – light, space, transparency, materiality and order. The residential towers are raised elegantly on structural stilts, framed by intimate gardens and sensuous water pavilions. The overall design aspires to the humanist qualities of serenity and calmness, giving poetic beauty to everyday moments.

Check out more about Riviere at https://bit.ly/3xn2gH2.

Irwell Hill Residences

Irwell Hill Residence
Irwell Hill Residences is a 99 Years development located at 2, 6 Irwell Hill (off Irwell Bank Rd) in D09 – Orchard / River Valley of Singapore. The development is brought to you by CDL Perseus Pte. Ltd. Irwell Hill Residences comprises a total of 540 units. Irwell Hill Residences is targeted to be completed on 30/12/2025.

More information is available at https://bit.ly/2Zv5bRx

The Avenir

The Avenir
The Avenir gives you a strong feeling of familiarity as if it has been all along. This familiarity is powerful, and pertinent to this day and age when things around us change so rapidly.

A rare new project in this matured prime district, The Avenir combines thoughtful modern design and unrivalled accessibility with the privileges of cosmopolitan living at its doorstep, coddled within a lush and spacious botanical park. The Avenir has devoted 80% of its land area to be artfully developed into a unique botanical garden and arboretum of native flora, forming an enchanting natural park that will embrace the two-tower development.

More information about The Avenir is available at https://bit.ly/32vJEJD.

Canning Hill Piers

Canninghill Piers
Canninghill Piers launched with a bang with over 77% sold during its first day of launch. It has captivated savvy investors with its prime location and status as an integrated development developed and managed by Singapore’s top developer, Capitaland and CDL. It offers up to 696 luxury apartments ranging from studio to 4-bedders and penthouses. More information is available at https://bit.ly/3ELOe4e.
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