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Singapore River Cruise with Seafood Restaurant Dinner and Chinatown Murals Tour review

Zhuang Jia Wen

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On my last trip to Singapore, I wanted to pack in a few iconic experiences all in one evening. That’s why I booked the Singapore River Cruise with Seafood Dinner and Chinatown Murals Tour combo. It was a fantastic way to see the city highlights!

The evening started with an leisurely river cruise along the Singapore River. Our guide pointed out landmarks like Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Marina Bay Sands, and the Merlion as we passed by. It was mesmerizing seeing the ultra modern skyline glittering at dusk.

After the cruise, we headed to a nearby seafood restaurant hidden within Chinatown’s lanes. The minced shrimp and salted egg crab were to die for! It was the perfect setting to taste authentic local flavors.

With full bellies, our last stop was walking through Chinatown’s streets to find the famous narrative murals. Our guide explained the stories and history behind each vibrant artwork. I loved seeing this cultural side of Chinatown at night.

Overall, the combo tour was a wonderful way to pack in Singapore’s sights, tastes, and heritage in just one evening. I’d recommend it in a heartbeat to any first-timer looking for an efficient introduction to Singapore’s can’t-miss experiences. It’s definitely a memorable night out in the Lion City!

The only thing I’d change is to allow more time to explore Chinatown’s shops and markets after seeing the murals. There’s so much to see there!

FAQ

What is included in the combo tour?

The combo includes a Singapore River sightseeing cruise, a seafood dinner at a Chinatown restaurant, and a guided walking tour to see Chinatown’s narrative murals.

What happens on the river cruise?

The river cruise is about 40 minutes long. You’ll cruise by landmarks like Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park, and more. A guide provides commentary.

Where is dinner and what’s on the menu?

Dinner is at a nearby Chinatown seafood restaurant. You’ll feast on chili crab, black pepper crab, minced shrimp, and other Chinese-style seafood dishes.

What are the Chinatown murals?

Chinatown has a collection of large narrative murals depicting stories from Singapore’s history and culture. A guide explains the meaning behind each artwork.

How long does the full tour last?

The combo evening tour lasts around 3.5 – 4 hours total including the cruise, dinner, and mural walk.

When does the tour run?

Tours run daily with start times around 5:30-6:00 pm to catch the sunset river views and see Chinatown after dark.

What’s the group size?

Groups are kept under 20 people to ensure an intimate, enjoyable experience.

What should you wear and bring?

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Can you request a customized time?

Unfortunately no, you must select from the fixed tour times available. Advance booking is required.

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