Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay, a riverfront development, in recent years, is coming back to life, thanks in part to the fairly new mall, Central (on left). It has the usual same old mix of tenants and a hodge podge of restaurants although its ads position itself as Japanese themed. Not so true as far as I can see. Note the steel crane-like structure on the right called Extreme Swing (more of that later). If you continue walking like the folks in the picture, you'll come to...
this row of pastel shophouses with alfresco dining under big umbrellas lining the walkway.

Continue walking and you see even bigger umbrellas...

Here's an aerial view. Those umbrellas are part of British architect Will Alsop's sophisticated shading/cooling system and the result of a lavish makeover of Clarke Quay a few years ago. Aerial photograph from
I leave you entertained with a video of Extreme Swing..

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  1. Good shots. I just saw those places last month on my holiday.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

  2. Great shots, the last one is definitely my favourite.

    Regina In Pictures

  3. A lovely walk! That giant swing looks AMAZING!!!

  4. How cool is that areal view with those gigantic umbrellas. We have a mall here, that instead of a concrete roof, It has these giant tent-like covering.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  5. Great place. I always like Singapore for shopping and it's closer:). Nice shots Irene.

  6. Thanks for the great tour! That areial view was spectacular. It is so wonderful to see places having new life, through architecture and revitilization. Looks like a great city.
    Thanks for visiting me and your nice comments.

  7. That's a beautiful city scene irene. What a great city you live in.

  8. Irene,

    Thanks for the tour across the world to me!

  9. the last photo looks like a great view, Irene! and the place is a nice place to go around during the late afternoons.

    my ww is now up and i hope you can come by to visit.

    happy WW!

  10. What a wonderful tour. Thank you for sharing your photos with us; the aerial views are fantastic.

  11. My goodness things have changed, nothing of the romantic quaintness of Singapore seems left at all.

  12. So interesting! I just love to do some virtual traveling and being taken around the globe.

  13. J'adore your photos and so excited to see international places. Clark Quay is beautiful and someday, I would like to visit Singapore!

  14. I'll pass on the swing, thank you very much, but the alfresco dining is calling my name.

    I so enjoy visiting everyone for OW, but my favorite postings are those from around the world! Thank you so much for sharing a glimpse into the Singapore outdoors!

  15. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. I loved that aerial view. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  16. What lovely pastel colors! I have never been to Singapore but I know that it is the cleanest City.


Great to see you ~Irene