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Dining By The River: Where to eat and drink at Robertson Quay.

Once a swampy land, Robertson Quay—named after municipal councillor Dr. J. Murray Robertson—was transformed into an entrepot hub in the mid-19th century with European and Chinese-style warehouses and boatyards, and bumboats bringing goods in and out of the river. It was only after 1970 when trading was phased out along the Singapore river that the large wharf was developed into a residential and dining district. Today, the upmarket neighbourhood is the place to see and be seen.