So you find yourself having a night to spend in Singapore. And it’s too early to go to bed, and what you really want is to paint the town red or do something that involves drinking alcohol and having a grand time. Then, there’s no doubt in my mind that one of the best places you should absolutely consider is Clark Quay.
As the name suggests, Clarke Quay is an ultra-modern carefully designed complex along the picturesque Singapore River. I have been in this entertainment complex a couple of times, and I have to say that this is one of my favorite attractions in the whole country. Loaded with restaurants, bars and clubs, Clarke Quay is like a one-stop shop for all your drinking, eating and entertainment needs. But to me, it also perfectly captures what Singapore is all about. It exudes that busy yet energetic cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is carefully laid out and everything about it was well thought of. The area is brilliantly lit with tasteful neon colors. These lights are well-synchronized so that the whole complex looks like a large strobe light that beckons those who are in serious need of a fun night out in town. And yet, Clarke Quay is far from being chaotic or near-scandalous, instead it chooses to be posh and refined.
Clarke Quay is close to the MRT station of the same name, which lies on the North-West line of the Singapore Metro system. Thus, like most key spots in this small Southeast Asian country, you will have no problem reaching Clarke Quay. This station is attached to a small mall called Clarke Quay Central, which has its own selection of retail shops, a food court, and international joints like Chili’s, Starbucks and Burger King.
Once you arrive at the station, which is underneath the mall, all you have to do is take the escalator, follow the signs, and you will soon find your way to the glorious nightlife spot within two minutes. To give you a clear idea, the Clarke Quay complex is geographically set at the back of the mall.