Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

1. Boat Quay

Boat Quay and Clarke Quay are on opposite sides of the New Bridge Road along the Singapore River but they are connected via two underpasses, one of which is painted with colourful murals all along the inner tunnel wall.

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

2. Boat Quay pedestrian mall lined with F&B outlets

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

3. Singapore’s first floating bar cruising along Singapore River

Both are historical riverside quays in Singapore; Clarke Quay is situated upstream from the estuary of the Singapore River, whereas Boat Quay is located on its southern bank.

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

4. bronze bird sculpture by Fernando Botero (1990)

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

5. bronze sculptures

I shall not write too much about the historical significance of either Boat Quay or Clarke Quay because these can be read on Wikipedia.

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

6. statue of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles at North Boat Quay, his landing site

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

7. Cavenagh Bridge

However, walking along the F&B outlets in Boat Quay (they call it the pedestrian mall) reminded me of a similar set-up of Het Plein in Den Haag, except that it is a town square in Holland, as opposed to a river in Singapore.

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

8. sculpture of a boy and his napping dog

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

9. underpass to/from Boat Quay

Somehow, I also compared this area with Kinta Riverwalk and felt that Kinta Riverwalk looks a bit too “plastic” compared to Boat Quay and even Clarke Quay. I think I prefer real lights from buildings in the far horizon than those from plastic LED-lighted trees from China.

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

10. one of the wall murals along the underpass

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

11. one of the wall murals along the underpass

Yes, both quays are the places to go at night, just to sit down by the bank to relax, and watch the night lights, or even pay the fare for a boat cruise along the Singapore River.

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

12. Clarke Quay

Boat Quay Clarke Quay Singapore

13. G-MAX reverse bungee in Clarke Quay

For read more about these quays, visit their Wikipedia pages: Boat Quay & Clarke Quay.

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