Fort Canning Park, an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Malay Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box.
Located right along the iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay well loved by the city dwellers and tourists alike. In the present day, colourfully painted shop-houses, a myriad of themed restaurants, hip cafes, party clubs and bars are what Clarke Quay has to offer!
Come night, this entire area consisting of five blocks of restored warehouses illuminates a kaleidoscope of city lights, welcoming gourmands and party-goers to partake in its vibrant modern offerings. Beneath its hip front, Clarke Quay’s hidden trading background in Singapore’s early years is a fascinating fact waiting to be unravelled by the curious traveller.