Robertson Quay — the most laidback of the three quays along the Singapore River, this largely residential estate has become a real entertainment enclave with bars, restaurants, cafés, performing arts houses and art galleries.
It’s quite a change from its historical roots as an area filled with offices and warehouses, populated by early settlers of Singapore looking for work. Fast forward 200 years and Robertson Quay is now a completely different space. Not only is it home to a mix of local and expat residents, the area also houses The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, which has free print and paper art installations. If you’re into theatre, one of Singapore’s most progressive theatre companies, TheatreWorks, is nearby, as is the Singapore Repertory Theatre, well known for their acclaimed productions of classic pieces like Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
There’s a multitude of dining options to be found including Australian pub grub at Boomarang Bistro & Bar, Belgian establishment Brussels Sprouts which serves up some delicious mussels and fries and possesses an extensive craft beer list, and for French fare, you can’t go wrong at Brasserie Wolf.