Clarke Quay, Singapore

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    Boat Trip

    by Sunchild Written Mar 4, 2004

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    Singapore from a Boat

    Well, as we only had a 2 1/2 days stay in Singapore, my advises can of course only be incomplete!

    We did a boat trip twice. Once on our second evening (within a "Singapore at night"-tour, offered by a local agency in our hotel) and another one within the last few hours next morning - just before we had to leave for the airport. That was a simple coincidence as people from another hotel, whom we met walking at the river while a boat was arriving, told us, that this was their "taxi boat ". They agreed to us joining them on their way into the city. We made the trip "down town", dropped them of and went "up" the river back to our hotel. This took approx. 1 1/2 hours and iwas absolutely great! So relaxing! And the views were splendid! It was not expensive at all and was a lovely ending of our Singapore Stay!

    Both boat trips were nice, but totally different, as Singapore at night looks totally different from Singapore at day. Moreover our day trip started "outside" the city and gave us a lovely impression of what the river banks look like there.

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    Clarke Quay

    by bryINpoland Written Jan 8, 2006

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    Clarke Quay from on the Singapore River Cruise
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    Another of the 3 famous Quays along the Singapore River. Clarke Quay was once lined with warehouses to accommodate the mass amount of goods being shipped up stream from Boat Quay.

    Today like Boat Quay, Clarke Quay has adjusted to the times and now serves as one of Singapore's thriving night spots. The Bars in Clarke Quay are a little more laid back and make a great spot to get your first drinks to start off the night. Also there are some good restaurants along the 5 blocks that make up Clarke Quay. My favorite being "Hooters!" Yes the famous International chain. If you been over seas for a while, you can use a break from the local cuisine and have some good old "Hot Naked Chicken Wings" while relaxing along the Singapore River. If doesnt get better then that.

    A great area along the river to just sit back and relax while enjoying the wonderful city of Singapore.

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    Plant your Bum on One of These!

    by arianne_1504 Updated Jul 23, 2011

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    If you're down at Clarke Quay and wouldn't mind seeing Singapore from another vantage point, grab a bumboat ride. Fully narrated with a history of the River and it's importance in Singapore's development, it is well worth it, especially on a hot day.

    A 30 mins cruise costs $15.

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    Chill out

    by MizBlack Written Feb 16, 2006

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    Looking for the perfect place to chill out with a bottle of ice cold beer? Clarke Quay for you then. Walk down clarke quay and you will be greeted by pubs, restaurants and clubs. If you are a party animal, be sure to drop by Ministry Of Sound @ clarke quay. The only branch in asia. If you are not a party animal, not to worry. You can also sit back relax and have a cup of coffee and do some people watching.

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    Stars, skyscrapers, sea, restaurants by the bay

    by WanderingFinn Written Feb 1, 2007

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    Qlarke Quay has something magical in its feeling. At least I felt very comfortable and nice there; around this half circle shaped area full of restaurants partly outside. Both dinner places and music places, next to each other.

    I enjoyed sitting outside, watching the sky and the stars at dark, the sea was there just nearby mirroring many things. All the skyscrapers and the city lights - it made Singapore look a real big city even if it is a very small one.

    Near the quay there were people selling clothes, postcards and souvenirs even late at night.

    The downtown, the city of Singapore, was such a perfect opposite to the peaceful Sentosa paradise island nearby.

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    Best nightlife in Singapore

    by Henrik_rrb Written Jun 15, 2011

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    The Singapore river has been an important spot for trade ever since Singapore was founded in 1819. At Clarke Quay and Boat Quay the traders came in with boats and sold their goods to shops and inhabitants.

    Nowadays the area has transformed into a nightlife scene which is the best in Singapore. Five blocks are filled with restaurants, pubs and nightclubs with many different styles. You can choose to sit next to the river for a dinner or a beer, or head into one of the side streets for more options. The whole area is vibrant and full of people both day and night. It's colorful and full of happenings and events.

    Due to the status prices are a bit higher than normally in Singapore, and that means it's pretty high. The alcohol tax in the country makes sure you'll get a rather big hole in your wallet after a night out.
    Good thing with this is that is rarely people get really drunk, so it's safe and nice in the area.

    Along the river there are plenty of nice restaurants. My favourites when it comes to bars is Beer Market where the price settings works as on the stock market. When a beer/drink is popular the price goes up, but if you instead choose a drink that less people wants you can find it for a lower price.
    The Clinic is also a cool place, where you'll be seated either in a wheelchair or in a hospital bed. And why not get your drink served in a needle? No worries though, you'll put it in your mouth, not in your arm...

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    Restaurants at Night!!

    by yoolya Written Dec 5, 2006

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    Clarke Quay Restaurants At Night

    Clarke Quay is a great place to go in the evening... whether it be for dinner, or drinks (or both!!)

    Plenty of restaurants of different types, Spanish, Italian, Asian, Mexican..... large variety. And a good one for the boys too.... HOOTERS!!!! Yep, the American franchise has branched out into Singapore too!! We ate at Hooters, it's just seemed to be a fun place to eat. The food was excellent!!!! And they curly fries was sensational (and the dipping sauce too)!!!

    This whole area is situated along the Singapore River, so a lot of the restaurants are outdoors with river views!! But you can also opt to sit indoors in the air-con, although the heat is bearable in the evenings!

    There are plenty of bars around for drinks too!!

    A good hotel to stay around here (well there are a few), but I suggest Novotel Clarke Quay, a very moderate price, and within an easy 30 second walk to the restaurants!!!

    Clarke Quay is a great night spot to go and have dinner!!!! And within walking distance from many places (including The Galelry Hotel, which I recommend too)!!!

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    Take the River Cruise

    by litekimchi Written Aug 17, 2006

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    I find myself visiting the river whenever I'm abroad. I've been on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and the river in Shanghai. I didn't get to see much of the Singapore River when I was there last January, so I made sure that I stayed on the river this time around. I also decided to take the River Cruise.

    The best time to take the cruise is in the early mornings. There aren't too many gawking tourists, it isn't too hot and you can enjoy the tour peacefully. I went to the River Cruise station just across Liang Court and right beside Clarke Quay. There were only 3 passengers---a couple and me. Our driver, Kim, was very friendly and kind---he even offered to take pictures of us with great views behind. I think that was sweet of him.

    You have two cruise options. The Singapore River Experience, 30-minute cruise, costs about SGD12 and takes you from Liang Court to Clifford Pier, and then back to Liang Court. Along the way, you pass by Riverside Point, Clarke Quay and Coleman Bridge, Boat Quay and the Financial District, Raffles' Landing Site and the Asian Civilizations Musuem, the Fullerton and Cavenaugh Bridge, the Merlion and the Esplanade.

    The 45-minute cruise is called the New River Experience, which takes off from the Liang Court to Robertson Quay. This costs SGD15. The couple only took the 30-minute cruise, while I opted the 45-minute one. So, from Liang Court to Robertson Quay, I had the boat all to myself. It was one of the most enjoyable things I did. Thist cruise takes you to the Alkaff Bridge, the Riverview Hotela and the Grand Copthorne Waterfront.

    The Alkaff Bridge is one of my favorite bridges (Cavenaugh is another), because it is the most colorful and most fun I've seen. It was painted by the late Filipino artist, Pacita Abad, who passed away several months after finishing her last magnum opus.

    Take the cruise, you won't regret it.

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    At night is more lively

    by fachd Written Dec 31, 2012

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    Clarke Quay during the day is good but at night is very lively (but sorry I don't have night photos). Locals and holiday makers from all over the world gathered here.

    There are lots of shops selling everything from silkwear and batik prints to home furnishings and antiques.

    The night scenery is exciting, vibrant with carnival atmosphere. You can stroll and look around at the shops, have coffee, drink at the bar or dine at one of the restaurants. The disco/night club comes to live where the party goer lining to enter. Along the bridge you’ll see people sitting drinking while watching busker perform. There are live band in most bar some doing country rock and some doing funk, jazz music. You can even try the reverse bungee or hop on a river cruise and take lots of photos.

    It is one of the best places in Singapore and I highly recommended.

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    Clarke Quay

    by Airpunk Updated May 29, 2013

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    Picking up a concept which has proven successful in other cities, the old harbour area around Clarke Quay was converted into a leisure area with cafés, shops, bars etc. The high density of them makes it an easy area for club hopping and pub crawling. Though some parts needed to be filled with life, it feels a little more authentic than in Sentosa. There are even many old low-rise buildings preserved and the area is not far away from the historic core around Raffles Hotel. As a bar and restaurant area, you can expect that life at night differs a lot from what you see in daytime. However, still in daytime there are many places from which you can enjoy a drink with a seaview.

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    Clarke Quay

    by Chellenz Written Nov 21, 2008

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    Clarke is a great area nice even just to walk around in the evening...full of rest and bars...amazing bars too....The Clinic (setup with wheelchairs to sit in, dips alike to have your drinks in) The fashion bar (fashion parade wednesdays) Ruppee Room and a bar that was an 80's with rows of fluro lights.....along the river is restuarants including the lotus which is on a fixed boat (they have lotus all through bali didn't go to this one but have been to all but one in bali)
    There is also the upward bungee and a slingapore swing (its massive) worth checking it out!!

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    A family night out

    by Ausviet Written Jun 20, 2006

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    If you want to enjoy a family night out at Clarke Quay without spending a lot of money, you can go there at night after having dinner somewhere else cheaper ,then have a river cruise (It's free if you book a Singapore stopover holiday package). After that you can have some cake or a drink there to enjoy the atmosphere of Clarke Quay.

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    Welcome

    by snuggie Written Feb 17, 2006

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    Clarke Quay is Singapore's only riverside village combining of dining,shopping and entertainment.There are 5 blocks of building housing 60 godowns and shophouses, restored to their original 19th century style. These contain a spread of specialty restaurants, themed pubs and wine bars, and pedestrianised streets.

    If you like night-life,you may not want to miss this exciting place.

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    Relax after a busy working day..

    by Stentorian Written May 4, 2011

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    Great place for hang out with friends or family. Lots of bars and restaurant with live music. Grab a pint of beer and through away all the tiredness after a busy day. There is a place for bungee jumping. And the most exotic HOOTERS are there to rock you.

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  • Clark Quay

    by albertgeorge Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    Clary Quay is a beautiful place to spend some time in the evenings. There are a number of bars and restaurants that serve good food and drinks to go along. Take a boat ride on the singapore river which goes around the Merlion statue. Its an intresting place to visit and have a good time.

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