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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Singapore's nightlife area

Clarke Quay was the busy commercial hub of Singapore, once the cargo services were relocated to a modern facility away from the centre of Singapore, the area was redeveloped. Its historic buildings were preserved and new buildings had to blend in with the old. The Clarke Quay area isn't anything special during the day time but at night it's popular with tourists and locals for its nightlife. There are restaurants, bars and nightclubs with live music in easy walking distance of each other.


Tourist boats on the Singapore river at Clarke Quay. The tall white poles on the right is the reverse bungy jump. The warehouses along the river have been redeveloped as restaurants.



The pedestrian mall that houses the bars and nightclubs in Clarke Quay. The huge canopy down the centre I think does detract from the colourful heritage buildings. The canopy provides protection from the weather, mainly rain!



Walking away from the quay, I got a good view of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, with the boat (cruise ship) shaped pool and garden area at the top. I like how the clock tower, one time it would have been the tallest building in Singapore is now dwarfed by modern buildings. Old and new Singapore.

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