Hit the dancefloor at Clarke Quay before strolling down Robertson Quay with an LED lantern

Over the course of the next two months, all quays—that’s Boat, Clarke and Robertson—will play host to some non-stop partying for the fifth instalment of the Singapore River Festival. The festival, themed “Your River Your Vibe” this year, mashes together several known-and-loved celebratory events in Singapore such as Chingay and the Singapore Night Festival.

Having recently kicked off strong with Tiger’s booze-powered weekend at Boat Quay’s Circular Road, the party is only just getting warmed up.

Heading over to Clarke Quay for a good dancing sesh is nothing too unfamiliar but come Aug 16-17, the Fountain Square will be transformed into a giant dance floor for Stream 2019 @ Clarke Quay. Strap on your best dance shoes and take to the floor, as alternative shoegaze group Subsonic Eye, bilingual hip-hop rapper Yung Raja, 2018 Baybeats Budding Band Dreebsby, Geylang Serai-hailing viral rapper Fariz Jabba and more will bring a truly local soundtrack.

Refrain from dancing on an empty stomach though; pop-up food kiosks by crowd-pleasers like Chupitos Bar, Harry’s Bar, Get Juiced and Le Noir will be available as refuelling stations, purely for your convenience.

Also, have your Mid-Autumn festivities further down the stream at Robertson Quay from Sep14-15, where a childhood-reminiscent lantern walkabout will take place. Take a gentle stroll along the river with an LED lantern; or for something a little more unorthodox, volunteer to be part of a giant human claw machine for a chance to grab something cool.

Then, end the night with a serene boat ride against the sparkling skyscape and watch the night sky come abuzz with the crowd-favourite LED kite performance.


Singapore River Festival 2019 takes place from now to Sep 15 at Clarke Quay and Roberston Quay. More info here.