Singapore - Raffles


Raffles Marina - Perhaps the best known marina in SE Asia - located on the West side of the island near Tuas.
Facilities:  Gym, Tennis Court, 8-lane Ten-Pin Bowling Alley, Billiards Room, 3 Restaurants, Pub, Hotel, Swimming Pool with Hot tub, Cinema, Chandlery, Boat Repair Yard, 70-ton Travelift, Buggy Service, Newspaper delivered to your boat everyday, shuttle bus to shopping centres/MRT. 

Floating docks Self-service Laundry Yacht Maintenance Yard
Toilets Internet Access Travel Lift
Showers Receive & Hold Mail Chandlery on premises
Power and Water at berth Fuel Dock Pump Out Facility

Mailing Address:
Raffles Marina
10 Tuas West Drive
Singapore  638404

Dockmasters Office:
Phone: (65) 6861 9000
Fax:  (65) 6862 2280
VHF:  77

Advantages   Pleasant, clean location that is easy to sail to. Friendly and efficient staff that really welcome cruisiers.  Public Bus stop located just outside Marina gate.  The marina runs a  free scheduled shuttle service to the 2 closest MRT stations - takes about 15 mins.  It is very difficult to catch the return shuttle as they do not pick-up at Jurong Point Shopping Centre.  So best to take either SBS Bus 192 or 193 back to Raffles.  Very convenient for boats heading North to Phuket.
Disadvantages:  Located in a remote area of the island, away from all cruising amenities.

Cruising Amentities  

 Grocery Stores - Liberty and Fair Price at Level B1 in Jurong Point Shopping Centre at the Boon Lay MRT station.  Liberty is more expensive but has more American and Australian imported brands.  Fair Price has some imported brands but less "western type" produce. (See Shopping Centers for directions on how to get to Jurong Point.)   The unpleasant odor you will smell at the store is a local fruit "delicacy" called Durian.  They are banned on the buses and MRT for obvious reasons.
Internet Access - Raffles Marina, Dockmaster's Office.  Use their internet PC for $3.00 hr. or plug your own PC into a phone line - free 1st hr. and $S1.00 each hour thereafter.
Postal Services - Singapore Post is located at Jurong Point Shopping Mall at Boon Lay, Level B1
Propane Gas Canister Refill - Chandlery at Raffles. Take empty bottle to chandlery and leave for them to have refilled. 
Shopping Centers - The nearest shopping center is Jurong Point Shopping Centre located at the Boon Lay MRT station. To get there, catch Bus 192 or 193 at the bus stop located across the street from the Raffles Marina front gate. Take the bus to the end of the line at the Boon Lay Interchange and MRT station. The shopping center is located right there.
Self-Service Laundry - The only self-service Laundry is at Raffles Marina. As of January 2001, the washers and dryers used tokens which cost $S5.00 apiece. There is a dry cleaners/laundry at Jurong Point Shopping Centre at Boon Lay, but they charge by the piece and are quite costly.
Banks/ATMs - Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Boon Lay.
Currency Exchange Services - Blooming Enterprises, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Shop B1-32.


Buses - Buses 192 or 193 stop at the bus stop located just across the street from Raffles Marina front gate and  run approximately every 8-12 minutes. Take the bus to the end of the line to the Boon Lay Interchange and MRT station to get to the nearest shopping center and the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station. The ride will take approximately 30-40 minutes and costs $1.30 for an air-con bus or $1.05 for non air-con bus when you use a fare card.  The fare will be approximately $0.10 more for cash.  (You must have exact change for bus fare.)
Subway - The closet MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station into the city is located at Boon Lay. (See Buses category on how to get to the station.) The trains run approximately every 2-5 minutes and since this is the end of the East-West line, either track goes into the city. A fare card system is used for the MRT.
Taxis - Taxis are plentiful in the city and at the shopping center at Boon Lay and generally reasonably priced. The fare to get to Raffles from Boon Lay will be about $10.

Yacht Services

Chandleries Raffles Marina has a rather comprehensive Chandlery, but does not carry books or charts.  Also See Singapore City Yacht Services
Yacht Maintenance -
Raffles Marina Repair Facility.  They provide hull maintenance, fiberglass repair, painters/finishers, carpentry and stainless steel and metal work.


Doctors -International Medical Centre, Tanglin Shopping Centre #04-20 19 Tanglin Rd Phone: 6733 4440 , Dr. Anne Haggarty - OB/GYN, Clinic for Women, The Paragon, #09-01/02 290 Fax: 6738 3224  Orchard Rd.  Phone:  6732 7337, Dr. Cathryn Chan - OB/GYN - 6 Napier Road, #08-13 Gleneagles Medical Centre, Phone: 6473 2533 Fax: 474 3266. 
Clinics/Medical Centers - Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Rd., Singapore.
Dentists -  Dental Excellence - 19 Tanglin Rd. #05-33 Tanglin Shopping Centre, Phone:  6834 0877 Dr. Patricia Hancock, Dr. Tina Ryan  
Physiotherapists - Physiofocus, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Rd.  #06-18.  Phone:  734-815. Jessica Bryant is a very good physical therapist from NZ
Hospitals - Singapore General Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and several others


Trivia:  Mobile phone SIM cards can be purchased for all GSM digital phones at any of the telecom providers.  This allows you to make local and overseas phone calls, although overseas calls will be cheaper if you also use an international phone card.  
Beauty Salons - Toni & Guy, #03-03, The Heeren, 260 Orchard Rd.  Ph: 6835 4556.  Very pricey, but good salon.   Jean Yip hair stylists.  Level 2 Jurong Point shopping center.  They will not win any hair stylist awards, but they do a good job for a reasonable price. 
Barber Shop - Sri Nada, 03-29, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Level 3.  Haircuts about S $10. 

Recommended Things to See and Do:  High Tea at either Compass Rose Restaurant on the 70th floor of the Westin-Stamfort Hotel or Raffles Hotel (Tiffen Room) on Stamford Road.    Both are near the City Hall MRT station.  Visit the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel, home of the Singapore Sling.  Jurong Bird Park - incredible birds and on of the largest aviaries we have ever seen.  Night Safari at the Singapore Zoo.  Visit Little India, Chinatown, or take the cablecar to Sentosa Island.  Shop, shop, shop!!!
More Information  Lonely Planet Guide - Singapore.  Visitor Information Centre - Suntec City Convention Centre near City Hall MRT
Cinemas: Golden Village Cinemas, Level 3, Jurong Point shopping center.  This is a multi-cinema complex which shows all the newest Hollywood movies.  It is sometimes very difficult to get good seats as the popular movies sell out fast.  You can make reservations on their website:
Also see  Singapore City Information a list of Restaurants