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Robertson Quay

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Exercise friendly
River view
Quiet
What used to be the one of largest of three wharfs in Singapore, Robertson Quay today has been zoned for residential, commercial and hotel use. Situated right next to the Singapore river, Robertson Quay offers a tranquil ambience for a nice intimate dinner setting or a happening evening out with friends at one of the many pubs located in the area.

Summary

What used to be the one of largest of three wharfs in Singapore, Robertson Quay today has been zoned for residential, commercial and hotel use. Situated right next to the Singapore river, Robertson Quay offers a tranquil ambience for a nice intimate dinner setting or a happening evening out with friends at one of the many pubs located in the area.

Stay

One of the most distinctive icon in Robertson Quay is the Alkaff Bridge. Built in 1997, as part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority plan for a promenade, the steel truss Alkaff bridge improved pedestrian connectivity between the two river banks. Pacita Ahbad, a Filipino artist transformed the cold steel bridge into one that exudes cheer and happiness with 55 different colours. The Alkaff bridge is now the centrepiece of the promenade and Singapore’s first art bridge.

Eat and Drink

Robertson Quay offers its regulars an eclectic mix of alfresco dining, wine bars, international cuisines amongst the upmarket residential housing. Patrons will find themselves spoilt for choice here with restaurants like Bella Pasta with its riverfront alfresco dining and its sister store Bella Pizza. For fans of KBBQ, don't miss Ju Shin Jung, an authentic KBBQ chain that has been around for 20 years in singapore.

Brunch and Coffee aficionados should pay Common Man Coffee Roasters at 22 Martin Road a visit. Common Man Coffee Roasters was awarded Readers Choice Best Cafe by SG Magazine in 2014 and 2015. Other cafes include PS. Cafe and The Book Cafe.

Shop

If you have some time, check out the shops in the area. Patrons like coming to Robertson Quay as its fairly central but away from the hubbub of Orchard Road and the city. You will find pockets of salons, pampering spas, art and retail stores and provision shops. For malls, swing by UE Square and Robertson Walk, both walking distance to each other.

Play

For entertainment, mention Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Mohamed Sultan Road and most locals will tell you that these are entertainment hotspots. While Mohamed Sultan Road has lost its luster, Boat and Clarke Quay are very much alive and only a few minutes walk from Robertson Quay. Spend your halloween here!

Move

Robertson Quay is very accessible by train and buses. It’s close proximity to Fort Canning, Clarke Quay MRT stations and Great World City mall allows it to be plied by plenty of buses, notably service 51, 64, 123 and 186. 


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