The River Comes to Life for Revellers
Incepted in 2007, The Singapore River Festival is known by many locals to be one of the largest sundown parties in the city area spanning two bustling weekends.
This year, the festival will take place from 25 June to 3 July. Located by the Singapore River, which is one of the city’s most prominent heritage spots, the festival will leave you spoilt for choice with an assortment of events taking place. From Empress Place and Boat Quay to Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay, the whole river will come alive with free nightly events and activities.
Mostly free of charge, they are specially created for merry-making locals and visitors to revel in. Events include the romantic bumboat parade, spectacular aerial shows, various music festivals and themed parties, all set across magnificent river views.
With celebrations that go well into the night, the Singapore River Festival is definitely an event to look forward to, whether you’re looking for an awesomely fun time in the city with newly-made friends or a moment to remember for your family scrapbook.
Here are some of the highlights not to be missed at the Singapore River Festival 2010.
What’s On at Clarke Quay?
Billed as the headlining event of the festival, AIR is a breathtaking aerial aquatic production that explores the life and rich diversity of Singapore. Held along Singapore River between Clarke Quay and Central, AIR takes you on a journey with amazing acrobatics, dazzling choreography and whimsical characters staged on the surface of Singapore River as well as above it.
What’s On at Empress Place
From Indie to rock to traditional, Kinestasia celebrates the best of the Asian music scene. Catch free performances at Timber@The Arts House and ACM Green @The Asian Civilisation Musuem. With activities like street jugglers, stilt walkers, henna tattoo and face painting, it’s definitely a treat for everyone.
What’s On at Robertson Quay
Held at Robertson Quay, the Singapore Wine and Jazz Festival is the Grand Finale of the Singapore River Festival. For only SGD25 each day or SGD45 for both days, you get to sample chardonnay, sauvignon, Riesling, merlot and more, from the best vineyards around the world. What’s not to love about that?