3 River Valley Road
+65 6337 3292
Formerly a chain of 19th-century shop-houses, Clarke Quay now has more than 50 shops selling everything from silkwear and batik prints to home furnishings and antiques. At night, a carnival mood prevails, with street stalls, restaurants, theme pubs, bars, and alfresco eateries coming to life. For dining with a local flavor, savor satay
(Malay kebabs) at the Clarke Quay Satay Club. A bumboat ride from Clarke Quay Jetty down to the mouth of the Singapore River lets you relive the old days when these boats carried cargo instead of tourists.