Robertson Quay

Robertson Quay information

Getting there
Bus: 64, 123, 143
Metro: Clarke Quay
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The most remote and thus least visited of the Quays, Robertson Quay features a desultory collection of restaurants, hotels, bars, a really garish bridge and a club selling cheap drinks (accounts for its popularity with the young ‘uns). This area was once used for storage of goods that had come west up the Singapore River.

The white-walled, polished concrete spaces of the Singapore Tyler Print Institute hosts international and local exhibits, showcasing the work of resident print- and paper-makers. Exhibitions often have a ‘how to’ component, and there’s an impressive program of visual arts courses year-round.

Officially known as the Sri Thandayuthapani Temple, the open-walled, blue-green Chettiar Hindu Temple was completed in 1984, replacing a temple built by Indian chettiars (moneylenders). Dedicated to the six-headed Shaivite god, Lord Subramaniam, it’s at its most active during the Thaipusam festival.

Undergoing massive renovations recently, the Hong San See Temple was completed in 1913 and set up on a hill. The temple is built in a southern Chinese fashion, with sloping tiled roofs and ornamented columns.