Robertson Quay

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Robertson Quay
Historic Warehouses on Robertson Quay, 2011
Land area0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi)

Robertson Quay is a wharf near the source of the Singapore River. It is the largest and most upstream of the three wharfs (the other two being Boat Quay and Clarke Quay) on the river.[1]


The upper reaches of the Singapore River were originally mud flats and swamps. As the population and commerce of Singapore increased, the area was reclaimed in the mid nineteenth century. Warehouses and boatyards were constructed in the 1880s in both European and Chinese styles.

In the 1990s, the Urban Redevelopment Authority rezoned the area for new development of residential, hotel, and commercial use.[2]


Robertson Quay occupies 51 hectares of the Singapore River planning area. It starts roughly midway, or about 1.5 km from the river mouth, and terminates at the river source near the Kim Seng Bridge.



  1. ^ Koh, T. Singapore: The Encyclopedia (2006), p. 498, Didier Millet, ISBN 981-4155-63-2.
  2. ^ Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority On-site History sign.

Coordinates: 1°17′25″N 103°50′23″E / 1.29028°N 103.83972°E / 1.29028; 103.83972