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a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor

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In the afternoon the bumboat came off, laden with fresh provisions, and there was much checking and chaffering by the commissariat staff.
The Stopover package covers exclusive deals on hotel accommodation, airport transfers and entry to some of Singapore's leading tourist attractions including Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo, Malay Heritage Centre, National Orchid Garden, Peranakan Museum, Singapore River Bumboat Tour and Jurong Bird Park.
The package also includes SGD10 vouchers, which can be used to pay for purchases at retail, food and beverage outlets at Singapore Changi Airport; unlimited use of the Singapore Airlines "Hop-On-Bus"; free admissions to attractions such as Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo, National Orchid Garden and Singapore River Bumboat Tour; 50% discounts on dining at certain food outlets at selected hotels; and free SingTel Prepaid Mobile hi!Cards for calls.
36), when it actually derives from English "bumboat," a boat from which provisions are sold in a harbor, as it is identified in DEA, 104.
The first tour demonstrates the fusion of east and west in Singapore and features a 20-minute bumboat cruise on the Singapore River.
What she experiences is not necessarily the twentieth century but rather the power and endurance of the Elizabethan age roaring against the "narrow plank of the present." The solidity of a modern handbag is disrupted by the associations with "an old bumboat woman frozen in the ice," and the firmness and normalcy of Marshall and Snelgrove's is weakened as "the shop seemed to pitch and toss with yellow water and far off she saw the masts of the Russian ship standing out to sea" (303).
To fully experience the island, take a bumboat cruise along the Singapore River.
Singapore really comes to life at night, whether you are sat by the river or on board a bumboat to take in the atmosphere after dusk, marvelling at the towering illuminated skyscrapers dwarfing the colonial-era buildings below.
Taking a twilight bumboat down the Singapore River allows you to step back and take in the view of this architecturally eclectic city.
Catch a bumboat to explore Singapore's tiny islands
TAKE a bumboat to the tiny island of Pulau Ubin and a quick winter trip to Singapore can become a tropical Asian adventure.