21 Dec '11, 12am

Water taxis soon for commuters along Singapore River, Marina Bay

Water taxis soon for commuters along Singapore River, Marina Bay

Passengers alighting at the water taxi stand near the ArtScience Museum. Two companies, Duck & Hippo and Singapore River Cruise, currently offer water taxi and recreational cruises along the Singapore River and Marina Bay. Their customers are mainly tourists. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Amelia Tan & Melissa Pang The water taxis that ply the Singapore River should not be for tourists only, but also regular commuters who prefer getting to work by boat. For that to happen, they will have to be more frequent and affordable. That is the vision set out by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), which is looking for two operators to provide water taxi and recreational water transport services for two routes running all the way from Marina Barrage to the Zouk nightspot near Kim Seng Road. Related Links BOAT LANDING POINTS FOR NEW RIVER TAXI SERVICE Tender documents released on Tues...

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