Singapore: Clarke Quay

Located upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay and within the Singapore River Planning Area, Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore that has become quite famous to tourists for its nightlife and food. 

Clarke Quay and the street next to it -Clarke Street, was named after Sir Andrew Clarke. He was Singapore's second governor who was known for playing a key role in making Singapore a major port among the Malay colonies in the late 17th century. It played a huge part in the prosperity of Singapore during the colonial times. Warehouses were built in Clarke Quay for the tons of goods that were transported daily from the commercial center in Boat Quay. However, it was during this time that the Singapore River became heavily polluted. Because if this, the government decided to relocate the cargo services to a new modern facility in Pasir Panjang in the 20th century and because of this Clarke Quay suddenly became irrelevant. 
Cross the bridge and check out what's on the other side
Try shopping for souvenirs in some of the stores
or go food trippin' in one of the numerous restaurants here
Enjoy the nightlife
Try visiting the Riverside point too

Singapore River was cleaned up from 1977 until 1987. Clarke Quay was then restored and was turned into a flourishing commercial and entertainment area which is what it is known today. Presently, Clarke Quay's famous for its riverfront dining areas attracts thousands of visitors annually making it one of Singapore's top tourist destinations.
Try this place out
Choose from the wide array of seafoods
Including this weird looking shellfish

I got to visit Clarke Quay with my family during our 2017 Singapore-Malaysia Tour. We were invited by our close friends who were also on a vacation in Singapore to have dinner with them in one of the riverside restaurants. Overall, Clarke Quay is a great place to visit especially for those who's looking for a place to go on a food trip. It's great to visit it at night when the lights adds drama to its already attractive atmosphere. 
A great place to have drinks with close friends

Getting there:

Ride the North-East MRT train and board down at Clark Quay Station. From the station, Clark Quay is one a 5 minute walk away.


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