You can also take a leisurely bumboat
ride along the Singapore river, past the Merlion - the national icon with the head of a lion and body of a fish which symbolises Singapore's start as a fishing village and its original name, Singapura - 'lion city' in Malay.
com) start from SGD$190 (PS105) A Bumboat
at Clarke Quay
Once in Singapore, the teams rode a bumboat
from Changi Village to the island of Pulau Ubin.
Take a bumboat
ride down the river where you'll see traditional buildings dwarfed by skyscrapers and hear a guide to Singapore's history.
The fourteen major tourist spots include Singapore Flyer, The Original Singapore Walks, Sentosa Island, one-way cable car ride to or from Sentosa Island, HiPPO River Cruise, Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium, MINT Museum of Toys, National Orchid Garden, Singapore River Bumboat
Tour, Jurong BirdPark, Singapore Zoo, Chinatown Heritage Centre, The Battle Box at Fort Canning and Marina Bay Golf Course driving range; the value of entire attractions are minimum Sin$232.
Jim is a first-rate bumboat
runner for the company of Egstrom & Blake, and they "can't get a man like that every day.
One of the most favourite spectacles during a freeze-up in the 17th century was an old bumboat
woman who had been taking her girls and a couple of barrels of fruit out to the sailors moored on the river.
Singapore Airlines have launched the Fabulous Singapore Stopover package, where tourists can stay for pounds 1 per person for the first night at selected hotels, and enjoy free entry to places such as the River Bumboat
The Stopover package covers exclusive deals on hotel accommodation, airport transfers and entry to some of Singapore's leading tourist attractions including Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo, Malay Heritage Centre, National Orchid Garden, Peranakan Museum, Singapore River Bumboat
Tour and Jurong Bird Park.
The package also includes SGD10 vouchers, which can be used to pay for purchases at retail, food and beverage outlets at Singapore Changi Airport; unlimited use of the Singapore Airlines "Hop-On-Bus"; free admissions to attractions such as Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo, National Orchid Garden and Singapore River Bumboat
Tour; 50% discounts on dining at certain food outlets at selected hotels; and free SingTel Prepaid Mobile hi
Malaysians cross the border easily to southern Thailand by land or bumboat
to see friends and relatives, or for business, while tourists from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei also go there for the lure of karaoke bars, massage and girls at well-known nightspots.
Those seeking a different experience altogether can visit the island of Pulau Ubin, which is reached by hiring a bumboat
from the piers at Changi.