Clarke Quay

Posted on : 19-12-2015

Clarke Quay is one of Singapore's oldest quays situated on the mouth of Boat Quay and Singapore River. There is a road stretching along the quay which has also been christened as Clarke Quay. Part of the road was developed as Pedestrian Mall. Originally there were two streets namely West Street and East Street near the Clarke Quay.

Etymology

It was christened in reminiscence of Singapore’s Second Governor, Clarke Quay who played vital part in positioning the Malay State’s main port at Singapore. 1896 the two streets were officially named as Clarke Street. Clarke Street had also been transformed as a pedestrian mall.

History

In 1819 modern Singapore was established. During Colonial regime Singapore River had served as a major trade centre. Singapore River’s upstream was developed as Boat Quay. In Clarke Quay several warehouses were founded. Bumboats transported goods which resulted in severe pollution of the River. During the later part of the twentieth century the Singapore government ordered to shift the cargo services to Pasir Panjang. The government stepped into cleaning of Singapore River and succeeded. Later Clarke Quay burgeoned into residential, entertainment and commercial area. The historical old buildings in the area were restored. The biggest conservation project of Singapore, Clarke Quay Festival Village, was officially unveiled on 10.12.1993. The Clarke Quay area was redeveloped by Alsop Architects. Over two million visitors are visiting this area.

Shopping Mall

The largest real estate company in Asia, CapitaLand, owned and managed Clarke Quay. This sole preserved historical Clarke Quay comprises of five blocks. Warehouses, Shophouses, wine bars, restaurants, entertainment spots, etc are established here. Market Valuation of Clarke Quay is 389 S$ million. It fetches Gross Revenue at 34.9 S$ million. The Net Property Income is at 20.9 S$ million. Annual Shopper Traffic is about 11 million. About 88% of the property has been occupied. This prominent shopping mall located at 3 River Valley Road, Singapore. The shopping mall remains open from 12:00 AM – LATE. NE5 Clarke Quay MRT, NS25/EW13 City Hall MRT and NS26/EW14 Raffles Place MRT are the nearby MRT Stations found near this mall. The shopping mall has ample parking space, free WiFi and ATM. Establishments at the mall are café, Pub/Bar/Club, Food Kiosk, Restaurant, Western Delicacies, Dance Clubs, Sports & Fitness, Leisure & Entertainment and Sports & Outdoors. G-Max Reverse Bungy, Jogging along the Singapore River, Brizo Restaurant & Bar, Laser Show, Asian Civilization Museum, Fort Canning Park, Central Fire Station & Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, Art-2 Gallery, Hong San See Temple and The Arts House Screening Room are prominent attractions at the Clarke Quay Riverside.

Geographical position of Clarke Quay:

Clarke Quay at Singapore is located at 1.290530, 103.846458 or 1°17'25.9"N 103°50'47.2"E.