Chalo Singapore #9
Clarke Quay is located in the city’s traditional centre on the banks of the Singapore River. A gorgeous place during the day, sprinkled with beautiful colonial-era architecture, it undergoes a boisterous transformation at night when its famous nightclubs come alive.
If you ever come to Singapore, you will likely pass by Clarke Quay. The best time to go is from evening till late at night. This is when the various warehouses and storage facilities of the past, which have been repurposed into iconic clubs and restaurants, come into their own. It’s easy to get lost amid the electrifying buzz, so trust in Culture Trip’s ultimate guide to exploring this lively place.
You will immediately notice that Clarke Quay is right next to the Singapore River. This river used to be the beating heart of the city that gave the quay its initial life. Here, bumboats docked and unloaded their exotic wares for trade and commerce across the island. You can choose to ride on those same bumboats used hundreds of years ago, exploring this river and in doing so, see plenty of Singapore’s landmarks while experiencing the island as those ancient travellers used to.
Clarke Quay also offers some great eating options and you cannot go wrong at Ramen Keisuke Lobster King. Though a Japanese restaurant, it utilises a French culinary approach in its preparation, creating an unforgettable taste. Check out the tantalising Lobster Broth Ramen, one of their specialities.
Nightlife in Clarke Quay
If anything can be described as being Clarke Quay’s current claim to fame, it’s the nightlife. Two of Singapore’s biggest nightclubs, Zouk and Attica, are located within the vicinity, catering for those who enjoy banging dance beats and a wild, intoxicating atmosphere. F. Club is another popular venue with a focus on hip-hop and electronic music, and worth exploring for its splendid decadent interiors alone.
If you enjoy adrenaline-inducing fun of a different kind, the G-Max Adrenaline Bungy is a fun way to spend the day – that is, if you’re brave enough to get in. The Bungy falls from 80m at speeds of 120 km/h. All this while you and your mates are held tightly into place between two swaying metal poles!
Bursting to life at night but with plenty of history to see during the day, Clarke Quay is a well-deserved addition to your Singapore itinerary.
Nearby attractions include the Asian Civilisation Museum; the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery located in Singapore’s oldest fire station; and the Hong San See Temple, a picturesque century-old Buddhist place of worship.
Hope everyone enjoyed today. Thank you. 😊😊
Next week…Universal Studios