Clarke Quay and The Merlion

14th November, 2016 | Article By Lesley Tan

This year we had a trip to Singapore and one evening we walked to Clarke Quay. We had been there years ago and it was really nice, with lots of quayside restaurants to choose from, but it has been totally transformed and is now an even more fabulous tourist attraction.

People walking everywhere, taking in the sights. People (like us) sitting at the edge of the quay just looking around in awe, and the whole area colourfully and beautifully lit up!

There are activities like bouncing up and down on a gigantic elastic band, listening to bands playing, eating at quayside restaurants or joining boat loads of revellers cruising up and down the quay – I loved watching it all!

We walked the whole stretch of the quay until we reached the famous Singapore Merlion. This had, at one time, faced out to the open sea from the harbour, but it is now surrounded by many more sights including the fabulous Marina Sands Hotel and the Marina Barrage,  most of which have been built on reclaimed land.

We arrived in time for the Water and Light Show from the Marina Sands, which we watched from a very convenient set of steps leading down to the water, directly opposite. Another entertaining attraction well-worth a watch.

We then walked back to our hotel and were able to see the colourful bustling sights all over again.

Definitely recommended!

By Lesley Tan

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