Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview Hotel along the iconic Singapore River, is strategically situated near Clarke Quay, Chinatown and Orchard Road, and just opposite Robertson Quay.
Located just opposite Riverview Hotel across the river is Robertson Quay, named after Dr J Murray Robertson, a prominent Municipal Councillor during 19th century Singapore. With its many shophouses built after 1880 using a fusion of Eastern and Western architectural styles, Robertson Quay offers a unique ambience with its laid-back atmosphere.
At night, with its array of wine bars, restaurants offering outdoor dining, art houses and cafes, the area transforms into a bustling nightlife venue where many people unwind by the Singapore River. Robertson Quay is part of the Singapore River Trail (SRT) organised by the National Heritage Board (NHB). You can cross the Robertson Bridge just outside our River Terrace to go to Robertson Quay.
Singapore Tyler Print Institute
The Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), an international publisher and dealer of fine art prints and works on paper, is also located at Robertson Quay. With its unique facility and dedicated team, STPI collaborates with outstanding artists from around the world to push the technical and aesthetic frontiers of printmaking and papermaking, creating edition prints and unique works on paper.
You can visit STPI’s many exhibitions or even purchase works by artists who have exhibited at the venue. STPI is just around a 8 to 10 minutes walk from Riverview Hotel after crossing the Robertson Bridge.
Great World City Shopping Mall
Only a 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, Great World City is a one-stop family shopping mall with a wide range of products and services. These include dining, fashion, entertainment to beauty and banking, electronic goods and beauty and hair services. There is a 6-screen Golden Village Cineplex showing the latest blockbusters, a food court with a variety of local food and you can shop for groceries at its Cold Storage supermarket. Great World City also provides free shuttle bus services to Orchard Road and Raffles City.
Take a 20 minutes’ leisure stroll from the hotel to the glittering lights and buzzling nightlife of Clarke Quay. Located along the iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay sits on a historical commercial site dating back to the 19th Century.
Today, Clarke Quay has been boldly refurbished into five beautiful waterfront godowns under a climate controlled canopy lit by coloured lighting, creating a modern and cosmopolitan ambience amidst the tradition and history. You can board a Singapore river cruise from the jetty at Clarke Quay for a historic tour of this iconic landmark of the city.
On its premises is an amazing array of 62 distinctive dining, entertainment, retail and lifestyle outlets. You will find the city’s trendiest nightspots and cuisine from across the globe, all at Clarke Quay- the Soul of the City.
Clarke Quay is also very near Boat Quay, another popular dining and entertainment hub along the river. The Singapore River Festival, one of the largest sundown events in the city, is held at these 2 venues every year.
The Chinatown in Singapore is one of the must-see cultural enclaves for visitors to have a fascinating peek into the city’s Chinese culture and history. Here, you will enjoy a mix of heritage, shopping as well as a good variety of food options, which are sure to leave a traveller happy and satisfied at the end of the day.
The heart of Chinatown is a bustling, colourful mix of old and new, from family-run goldsmiths and medicine halls, to textile stores and dim sum restaurants. Popular bakeries like Tong Heng Oriental Pastry on South Bridge Road, tea houses like Kwong Chen on Sago Street, hawker stalls, as well as stylish bars along Club Street, are also housed in this precinct, making Chinatown a well-balanced heartland.
Stop at the impressive Chinatown Heritage Centre to get a cultural introduction of this neighbourhood. Housed in three beautifully restored shophouses along Pagoda Street, you’ll get to learn about Chinatown’s social history and development via photographs, recorded oral interviews and exhibits, allowing you to retrace the journeys made by Singapore’s earliest Chinese migrants.
There are also several prominent religious landmarks in the area and you might be surprised to see that there are also Hindu temples and mosques amongst them. Both the Sri Mariamman Temple and Jamae Mosque on South Bridge Road are among the oldest places of worship in Singapore, while a little further down the road, you can also find the visually stunning Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which reputedly contains a tooth of the Buddha.
You can take a 5 minutes’ taxi ride to Chinatown, hop on to the free shuttle bus service from the hotel or board bus number 51 from the bus-stop outside the hotel, alight at Apollo Centre (third bus-stop from the hotel) and walk to Chinatown. If you prefer to walk, Chinatown is around a 20 minutes’ stroll from the hotel.