The Singapore River has great historical importance as the city initially grew around its trade and subsequent commerce development. Up to now, the area remains an economically important piece of land in Singapore.
Highlights along the Singapore River include the CBD, pub area Boat Quay and Clarke Quay and landmarks such as the esplanade and Merlion Park. It is most commonly visited at night where tourists hop onto bumboats to enjoy a leisure cruise on the river. Prices start at $3 for a simple ride and $15-$25 for 40-60 min tours.