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