Coming this March 2010, the Singapore River will come alive at twilight every weekend with the Singapore River Market. Be prepared for goodies and entertainment galore! Definitely something you should not miss, it is poised to be a weekend getaway for everyone in the family!
If you think about it, practically every great city around the world has a market (or two) it’s famous for; there’s the Portobello Market in London, and then there’s Taipei’s Shihlin Night Market, just to name a couple. The fact that we are blessed with a lovely, riverfront setting, with the sophisticated Central right in the midst of it all, it’s a wonder we hadn’t thought of it sooner.
Better late than never. Coming March, the Singapore River Market will host more than 40 stalls featuring unique local as well as international wares – arts and craftwork, home ware, clothing, handmade gift and accessories items and more – providing a wonderfully fresh alternative to the savvy consumers.
Picture a leisurely family day out or a romantic evening stroll with your partner, all to the tune of entertainment, scrumptious eats and an eclectic shopping experience.
There’s something for everyone at the Singapore River Market! While adults shop to their hearts’ content, the kids may treat themselves to an exciting weekend of face-painting, balloon sculpturing and street jugglers. For art lovers, come view our impressive displays of beautifully painted lacquer art pieces or pick out an abstract painting for your home!
Shop within the air-conditioned comfort of the Central, and then hop outdoors to enjoy the view along the cool, breezy riverfront.
Sip on a glass of exquisite red wine or savour the wide selection of yummy pastries and cakes while browsing the myriad of things on sale. Alternatively, step into one of the delectable eateries available within Central, like Watami, Santouka Ramen, Seoul Yummy and Gobi for desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Exclusive Singapore River Market Perks
5-28 Mar 2010, Every Fri – Sun
5pm to 11pm @ River Promenade Redemption Booth
Stand to win F&B vouchers and other attractive treats in the instant lucky dip* when you spend minimum $50 at SRM stalls!
*Terms & Conditions apply
Weekend Fiesta @ Central
5-28 Mar 2010, Every Sat and Sun
11am – 10pm @ The Gallery, 1F
Get to play life size Reversi board game to win attractive prizes. Just spend any amount at Central or Singapore River Market to qualify. Get entertained after a day of pulsating shopping or take a funny snapshot with roving buskers at 7pm, every Sat and Sun at the Gallery . Log on to www.thecentral.com.sg for more information.
The Singapore River Market is something we will be proud of. It’s an R & R weekend experience; an oasis within our crowded little city; a revitalizing getaway both locals and foreign tourists will come to know and love.
Good food, great shopping, breathtaking view. Yes. It really is time we joined the ranks of the world’s greatest cities.
Log onto www.singaporerivermarket.com for more information.
SINGAPORE RIVER MARKET – Where and When:
The Singapore River Market is located on the River Promenade in front of Central at Clarke Quay, stretching to the Read Bridge. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street Singapore 059817
Getting There By Train Take the North-East Line and hop off at the Clarke Quay MRT Station.
By Bus Bus services stop along Eu Tong Sen Street, directly in front of Central. Bus Nos. 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 197, 61, 190, 851, 961, NR 1, NR 2, NR 3, NR 5, NR 6, NR 7.
By Taxi Taxi Concierge service is available at the Basement 1 taxi stand.
By Central Shuttle Bus Catch free shuttle bus rides daily from 12pm to 8pm.
Retail shops – 11am to 10pm daily Restaurants – 11am to 11pm daily
Singapore River Market Dates:
1) 5th, 6th, 7th March 2010
2) 12th 13th, 14th March 2010
3) 19th, 20th, 21st March 2010
4) 26th, 27th, 28th March 2010
*more dates TBC.