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- Today, tourists cruise the Singapore River in bumboats while water-skiers zig - zag down the Kallang.
- Now all but a few of the bumboats have gone and new life has been breathed into the old shophouses and godowns along the river banks.
- Wooden bumboats chug in and out of the old jetty ferrying people to islands such as Pulau Ubin.
- At that time, sailors relied on bumboats for their daily needs.
- 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.
- The ride takes about 30 mins and you can board the bumboats at several locations along the Singapore river.
- These bumboats were used to give tourists a tour of Colonial Singapore from the river.
- Today, converted bumboats operate as river-taxis which carry sightseeing passengers, with pickup and disembarkation points along Boat Quay and Clake Quay.
- Cruise ships, freighters, pleasure craft, tug boats and bumboats vie for position on the river.
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- The bumboats leave whenever there are enough people for a trip, which is fairly regularly on weekends.
- There is no scheduled departure time but when the bumboat driver will set off when there is about 12 passengers in the queue.
- You may need to book the whole bumboat to get back to mainland Singapore.
- The National Park Service office is in the village where the bumboats arrive, and you can check there.
- The southern islands of Singapore are fun and interesting for the whole family to explore via bumboat.
- Take a bumboat from Changi Jetty, which is near the Changi Village Hawker Centre.
- However, it was the area south of the Singapore River, the area where bumboats congregated and jostled for berthing space, that saw the most activity.
- The bumboat service operates from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. by private operators.
- Now the red swaying lanterns on the low, wide bumboats come on, making some minor huckster transformation from tawdry to quaint.
- It is nice to catch glimpses of bumboats passing by while standing on Cavenagh Bridge.
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