Singapore's historical, administrative, cultural, financial, dining, and nightlife core. When Raffles arrived he divided the city into ethnic areas that still exist today. The Colonial district has the prime position along the Singapore river on the same side as Kampong Glam and Little India, the Malay and Indian communities respectively. Lining the Western side of the river are bars and restaurants stretching from Boat Quay to Robertson Quay. This area caters mostly towards Westerners and Tourists, hence my moniker, the "Expat" Quays. West of Clarke Quay is Chinatown. At the base of the Singapore River is the bay, home to the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and Singapore's downtown financial area. Slightly further away via the metro is Orchard Road, Singapore's high-end shopping paradise.