Clarke Quay is considered to be one of the oldest of historical riverside quays in the country of Singapore. It is located upstream from the Boat Quay and the mouth of the Singapore River. You can also find it within the Singapore River. It would interest you to know that Clarke Quay Singapore was named after Sir Andrew Clarke, who was the second Governor in the country of Singapore during the colonial era. He played an important role in the establishment of the country as the main port for several states of Malaya such as Perak, Sungei Ujong and Selangor.
When you take a look at the Clarke Quay Singapore, you would come across some five blocks of restored warehouses that is home to a number of nightclubs and restaurants. Apart from this, there are some moored Chinese junks also known as tongkangs. These have been rehabilitated into fascinating floating pubs and restaurants. Here, you would also see the Clarke Quay MRT Station which is found in the area.
There is also a new SOHO concept development with a shopping centre known as The Central. This is just above the MRT station that was duly completed in the year 2007. Certainly this is one of the main landmarks in the country of Singapore. One of the interesting things you can do at The Central is to visit Lockdown Singapore. This place features an escape game room where you and your family or friends are ‘trapped’ in a room, and have to work hand in hand to escape it. You all will be given one hour to solve puzzles to aid you in the escape, but fret not if you are clueless, because you can seek assistance for the amicable staff. If you are unable to escape the room before your time is up, you can always call it quits and exit the game through an emergency escape door.
Another main feature of the Clarke Quay Singapore is the Cannery, which is one of the main anchor tenants of the place. There are more than five varying concepts in one block which would even dazzle you. There is another anchor tenant known as The Arena which housed the First Permanent Illusion Show in Singapore. This show started in August of 2008 and stared ‘Magic Babe’ Ning and J C Sum. The most recognised of nightclubs and restaurants in this area would include Indochine and Hooters. There are also rover taxies and river cruises on the Singapore River than can be reached from the Clarke Quay Singapore.
It is important to note that one of the most famous attractions is the fantastic hosting of Clark Quay’s signature events that occurs once in every quarter. There is the G-Max reverse bungee that is the first of its kind in the country of Singapore. It is found just at the entrance and was opened for activity in November 2003. Some other activities here also include the Clarke Quay Festival Village which has recently being developed to offer the place a better tenant mix. There is now The Clinic and the Zirca.