Last updated by jenifer f at 2013-11-3
Clarke Quay Overview
Clarke Quay is a famous place of interest located in the corner between the Singapore River and the River Valley. It is named after the second governor-general in Singapore, Sir Andrew Clarke. Around the plaza center, Clarke Quay is divided into five zones named from A to E. Along the riverbank lies Zone A, Zone D, and Zone E. This part is famous for its catering industry. There are branches of the most famous restaurants in Singapore, cafes, and open-air waterfront restaurants. Located in Zone B and Zone C are entertainment centers. In addition to the special local products, artwork, and various high fashion, there is also a large video game center. Furthermore, Read Road between Zone B and Zone C bustles as a temple fair when night approaches, and open-air stalls and street games abound. At the entrance of the Road River Valley in Clarke Quay, there is an ice cube factory, namely Hunag Pu Ice House. In Sundays, Clarke Quay becomes a large flea market where shoppers can find more than 70 stalls selling antiques and artwork. These stalls are open from dawn to late night.
Clarke Quay used to be the place where businessmen unloaded their boats. But now, the boats are used to carry people. Along the Singapore River, the warehouses and stores took a new look as well. They have become canteens, bars, and entertainment centers. Currently, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay are the newest entertainment centers in Singapore. In Boat Quay, there are at least 35 canteens and bars, which is the most attractive open-air dining place along the river. However, Clarke Quay is the heaven for shopping, eating, and entertainment. The 60 old warehouses and stalls have become 200 canteens, stores, bars, and clubs, full of festival atmosphere. Streets in this area are of typical Singaporean style. For example, the famous Clarke Quay Satay Club, street dinner and activities along Hawkers Alley, and 40 carts selling accessories are all unique to Singapore.
In 2008, a 165-meter high Ferris wheel was built near the Singapore River. Boats that run directly to the Ferris wheel from Clarke Quay attract many visitors. Taking a boat from Clarke Quay along the Singapore River, guests can dine and drink while appreciating the beautiful scenes of the riverbank such as the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, the Merlion, gambling houses, major financial buildings of the skyline, and even the Formula One night circuits. This boat trip has become a top choice for many new visitors to Singapore who wish to know more about the beautiful country.
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