The largest wharf in Singapore, followed by Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay has always been the centre of nightlife for Singapore. This giant 50-hectare place is about 1.5 km south from the mouth of the Singapore River and ends near Kim Seng Bridge. Robertson Quay is a lively place for all to visit and take in the cultural mix up. The place attends to everyone's needs and does not fall short on any front. With a large array of shopping malls, hotels, chic cafes, and activities littering the quay and its surroundings, it is definitely the perfect place to spend a luxurious and relaxing evening.
Recreational Activities at Robertson Quay
Robertson Quay may be known for its nightlife, but the lively place is also a hub for many other activities that attract millions of people to this area. With so many things to do, the quay is bound to be a hotspot in Singapore.
Shopping remains the most enjoyable and widely popular activity around the globe. Housing malls such as Liang Court, Riverside Point UE Shopping Mall, and Central Mall, Robertson Quay is no stranger to this recreational activity. In fact, the quay receives a lot of foot traffic specifically due to its malls.
Hotels at Robertson Quay provide a unique atmosphere and breathtaking views. The hotels enable you to stay in the heart of the city and experience it like no other. The quay gives guests a large variety of hotel chains to choose from and is home to top-notch hotels such as the Gallery Hotel, Park Hotel, Robertson Quay Hotel, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay and the Park Regis Singapore.
The Art Bridge attracts several art buffs as well as photographers that capture the unique colours and texture of the bridge. The bridge was a gift from Filipino Artist, Pacita Abad who conceptualised the idea of painting the Alkaff Bridge with several colours and making it look like a kaleidoscope of shapes. The bridge has since then been a go-to place for a lazy stroll, especially in the evenings when the uniqueness of the bridge shines brightest.
Robertson Quay also provides thrill seekers with an amazing opportunity as it hosts a one of its kind Reverse Bungee as well as an Extreme Swing on its banks. Famous places such as Hong Lim Park, Fort Canning Park, Clarke Quay, Mohamed Sultan, Riverside Point, etc. The famous Chinatown area is also a short walk from Robertson Quay.
Robertson Quay is largely known for its nightlife with several pubs, clubs and unique cafes in this area. However, the variety of restaurants and dining places also make it famous for its diverse cuisines from all around the world. Lau Pat Sat Market or Old Market is a popular place for people looking for local street food. Robertson walk is another avenue where cafes and shops selling delicacies inspired by various cuisines are seen in abundance. These cafes include dessert shops such as All Good Things, Canele Patisserie or Sugarica Sweet and Savoury.
Cuisines such as Japanese (Aburiya or Menya Shinchan Japanese Noodle Restaurant), German (Bacchus Bistro and Bar), Italian (Limoncello Italian Pizza and Grill) and Australian (Boomerang Bistro) are also found in every nook and cranny. Other than these, several fine dining restaurants such as Fatien Ba A Vin Restaurant @ 60. Robertson Quay is famous for its French wine and champagne or Hachi Restaurant.
How to reach Robertson Quay
By MRT Nearest MRT - Clarke Quay MRT Station
Once you reach the station, look for the Robertson Quay Exit. After that, a short 300-meter walk along the river should make you reach your destination.
By Bus Station- Havelock Rd- Opposite Hotel Miramar (4-minute walk to Robertson Quay) Bus No- 51, 64, 123, and 186
From the bus stop, continue down Havelock Rd then take a left towards Saiboo Street and continue straight on Pulau Saigon Bridge.