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Singapore: Clarke Quay (Day 1)

posted by Martin Rubli at 08:40

Taiwanese weather around Chinese New Year has a very bad record. The only year we had a few nice days in a row I couldn't go out much because I was hampered by an injury. The other times it was mostly wet and cold, so we made a resolution to go abroad this year. South, of course.

Now, on an ordinary trip all the photo and track log processing would take longer than the trip preparation. However, when you try to use your hard-earned frequent flyer miles to get a free Singapore Airlines flight the workload timing shifts a little bit forward. Given their abysmal web site (made, by the way, in a country whose average software engineering skills I am confronted with on a daily basis at work) and their helpless support staff it's a miracle we even made it to Singapore.

Fortunately, once we landed, things took a turn for the better. We had an evening flight, but with our hotel located right next to the airport metro line we got there early enough to be able to take a stroll around the city. So, we headed to one of the centers of night life, Clarke Quay along the Singapore River.


The fancy entrance to the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

The fancy entrance to the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

The beautiful building of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA).

The beautiful building of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA).

The MICA building again.

The MICA building again.

Clarke Quay and Riverside Point along the Singapore River.

Clarke Quay and Riverside Point along the Singapore River.

These masts are for scaring people ...

These masts are for scaring people ...

One set of masts belongs to this huge swing. A metal cage is pulled up to the top of the mast and then dropped as the passengers swing only meters above the crowd and the Singapore River.

One set of masts belongs to this huge swing. A metal cage is pulled up to the top of the mast and then dropped as the passengers swing only meters above the crowd and the Singapore River.

The other one is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_bungee reverse bungee] whose lift-off I happened to catch on camera.

The other one is a reverse bungee whose lift-off I happened to catch on camera.

The inside of Clarke Quay where restaurants and clubs are located.

The inside of Clarke Quay where restaurants and clubs are located.

Riverside Point, on the other side of the river.

Riverside Point, on the other side of the river.

Clarke Quay with its "umbrellas" as seen from the opposite side.

Clarke Quay with its "umbrellas" as seen from the opposite side.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Central The Central], a shopping mall along the Singapore River, lit in blue.

The Central, a shopping mall along the Singapore River, lit in blue.

Yet another shot of the colorful MICA building.

Yet another shot of the colorful MICA building.


  1. Karen says:

    I been Singapore for several times, but I never saw those pretty place. ( Pictures. ) Even though I been there before. It's really strange. Is your camera good?

  2. Martin says:

    It must be either the camera (Nikon D90) or the fact that Singapore constantly changes. I know it can't be the photographer. ;-)

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