Thursday, 9 June 2011

when the sun goes down on Clarke Quay ....

...... you don't have to look far to discover some of the city's trendiest nightspots.
It was on the banks of the Singapore River that the foundations for modern Singapore were laid more than 150 years ago. Beginning life as a humble bustling fishing village, it soon developed into a busy seaport as trade increased between the East and West.

It wasn't long before industrious stevedores and hardworking Samsui women filled the streets and enterprising hawkers packed the alleyways with their wares. Fishermen, traders and workers from across Asia and Europe soon flooded in - adding diversity, colour, and life into the thriving and vibrant community.

The waterfront now plays host to a colourful kaleidoscope of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail shops. The bustling market atmosphere of bygone days comes alive amidst the rows of charming shophouses, pushcarts, and five-foot-way merchants.

Today, Clarke Quay is a delightful mix of modern and traditional. A reminder of its rich heritage is reflected in the vibrantly orchestrated concept. Their vision - an innovative approach which boldly reflects the heritage and charm of Clarke Quay. Savour the many delights set amidst a backdrop of old shophouses, you can savour the many delights of Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean and local cuisine.

and when the sun goes down, 
you don't have to look far to discover some of 
the city's trendiest nightspots.

after dinner take a wander down along Clarke Quay, past Riverside Point to the 'open field' area where you can watch remote controlled night kites designed and produced in Singapore. These radio controlled (RC) kites are made from canvas, carbon fibre and covered by colorful LED lights. But they are quite spectacular and well worth going to watch!

There is always some form of an event taking place along Clarke Quay, so check often for any of the EVENTS around Clarke Quay ..... in particular the Singapore Food Festival that is on for the month of July.  Embark on food trails around Chinatown and Clarke Quay with many restaurants taking up mini booth stalls in these 'food area's' all lined with open-air seating for an authentic local dining experience.

The nearest MRT is CLARKE QUAY, but also within walking distance of CITY HALL MRT and RAFFLES PLACE MRT.

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