The Singapore River is one of the main hubs for eating and nightlife in the city. While Clarke Quay and Boat Quay tend to be livelier and have a better selection of restaurants, Robertson Quay still offers patrons the chance of sampling cuisines from around the world. Thai, Japanese, Australian and Italian are among cuisines served at the three piers. Dim sum and other Chinese specialities are on the menu at some of the establishments. The bar collection includes Irish, Australian, American and a micro-brewery.Shopping
The banks of the Singapore River feature a great choice of shops and department stores. Although the larger stores are not as big as those on Orchard Road, they sell everything from the latest appliances to designer clothes. There are market zones where vendors sell a full range of souvenirs and ornaments that includes ethnic jewellery, wooden handicrafts and Singapore-logo T-shirts.