I visited Singapore for the first time in three and a half years. Actually, I used to live in Singapore for one and a half year to attend a business school. A reunion was held in Singapore, so that’s why I came back there. This times, I spent about a week going around Singapore to take as many photos as possible. In this article, I will write about Clarke Quay as part of Day 5.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Fly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
* Day 1 (2) Merlion Park
* Day 1 (3) Merlion Park (night view)
* Day 2 (1) National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
* Day 2 (2) ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer
* Day 2 (3) Marina Bay Sands
* Day 2 (4) Marina Bay Sands (night view)
* Day 3 (1) Singapore Botanic Garden
* Day 3 (2) Orchard Road
* Day 3 (3) Gardens by the Bay
* Day 3 (4) Gardens by the Bay (night view)
* Day 4 (1) Little India
* Day 4 (2) Chinatown
* Day 4 (3) Arab Street
* Day 5 (1) Singapore Zoo
* Day 5 (2) River Safari
* Day 5 (3) Clarke Quay (night view) [This article]
* Day 6 (1) National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum etc.
* Day 6 (2) The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (night view)
* Day 7 (1) Sentosa Island: S.E.A. Aquarium etc.
* Day 7 (2) Sentosa Island: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
* Day 7 (3) Orchard Road (night view)
* Day 8 (1) Fly back home with Singapore Airlines
Following Singapore Zoo (the related article) and River Safari (the related article), I will walk around Clarke Quay area in the evening.
What is Clarke Quay?
Clarke Quay is an entertainment area along the Singapore River with lots of restaurants and bars. Actually, Clarke Quay is the largest night spot in Singapore. In addition, in terms of taking photos, Clarke Quay is one of the night view spots in Singapore. There is Robertson Quay in the west and Boat Quay in the east around Clarke Quay.
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Before walking around Clarke Quay, I visited “Song Fa Bak Kut Teh” for an early dinner.
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is one of the famous restaurants for Bak Kut Teh, a Singapore local food. There are two outlets along New Bridge road at Clarke Quay.
Here is menu.
The restaurant was full of both Singaporean and foreign tourists.
I ordered Premium Loin Ribs Soup, which was a little bit more expensive than standard Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Soup).
Bak Kut Teh is one of my favorite Singapore local food and I recommend Song Fa Bak Kut Teh due to its taste and good location.
Evening view at Clarke Quay
I will take evening view photos at Clarke Quay after dinner. Although the light-up started, the sky was still bright, so I took snap photos just for practice around “The Central”, a shopping center.
It was a magic hour just after sunset.
River cruise ships went by.
The main area of Clarke Quay was Read Street, which was located ahead of Read Bridge.
It was something like a cosmic fortress in a science fiction movie.
Night view at Clarke Quay
Now the sun completely went down and the following photos were about night view at Clarke Quay.
Here are view from Coleman Bridge near the MRT Clarke Quay station and Song Fa Bak Kut Teh where I had a dinner.
Around the Central.
I included trajectory of river cruise ships by lengthening the shutter speed of my camera.
Here are some snap photos around the Central.
View from Read Bridge.
It was in front of Jumbo Seafood, a famous restaurant for chili crab.
I just changed color setting from blue to umber.
I also made a short visit to Robertson Quay, which was located in the west of Clarke Quay.
There are several upscale condominiums around here, so the area had more relaxed atmosphere compared with Clarke Quay.
Clarke Quay again
I returned from Robertson Quay to Clarke Quay. I took snap photos and went back to the hotel.
That’s it for the article about Clarke Quay as part of Day 5. Clarke Quay is quiet during the daytime, but it becomes alive in the evening. If you have a chance to travel to Singapore, I would recommend you visit Clarke Quay to have a dinner 🙂
In the next article, I will write about museum hopping such as National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum as part of Day 6.