Where to stay in Singapore | Riverview Hotel Singapore

We returned to Singapore from Batam on the 29 Dec. For a change, we moved to the Riverview Hotel. Previously, we spent four nights at the Sheraton Towers. Riverview is an affordable 4-star hotel for business and leisure travellers. One night at Sheraton cost us USD $204 while one night at Riverview cost us USD $162. It was cheaper to stay at the latter.

Riverview Hotel Singapore Review

Riverview Hotel Singapore is located in a convenient location, just a step away from Zouk, Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay, Chinatown and Great World City Shopping Mall. Free shuttle service is available to Orchard Road, Clarke Quay MRT station and Chinatown.

Riverview Hotel Singapore

We booked three Superior Weekend Deal rooms on Agoda and we were given three Deluxe rooms. The hotel building seems a little bit old but the design of the room was quite modern. The room was equipped with a flat screen TV, coffee and tea making facilities, mini refrigerator, in-room safe, hair dryer, etc.

Riverview Hotel Singapore Deluxe Room

The Singapore River view from the room was stunningly beautiful, and everything was very clean. My only complaint was that there was no free Wi-Fi in the room and the lobby area. You have to pay a ridiculous amount for the internet.
Address: 382 Havelock Road, Clarke Quay/Riverside, Singapore

Alkaff Bridge

Clarke Quay Singapore

Found the Singapore’s first “Bridge of Art“, the Alkaff Bridge on my way walking to Clarke Quay. It was looking like a work of graffiti rather than a pedestrian bridge. The 55 meter-long Alkaff Bridge spans the Singapore River at Robertson Quay. The name Alkaff came from a prominent Arab family, the Alkaffs, who were amongst the wealthiest in early 20th century Singapore.

Alkaff Bridge Singapore

The unique shape was inspired by a light boat used in the early days to transport goods along rivers and was built in 1997. In 2004, the bridge was painted in 55 different vibrant colors in more than 900 liters of industrial-strength paint by Filipino artist Pacita Abad and a team of rope specialists.

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