Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

The former British administrative enclave is Singapore's showcase, home to a swathe of grand colonial buildings, modern architectural marvels, superlative museums and parks and the track for the Formula One night race. High rollers try their luck at futuristic Marina Bay. Bisecting it all, the Singapore River also connects the three quays – home to restaurants, clubs and bars which bring a buzzing nocturnal life to the area.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay.