Communities - Central

Boat Quay, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Havelock Road, Holland, Little India, Newton, Orchard, Raffles Place, River Valley, Tanjong Pagar, Tanglin

Boat Quay
Boat Quay

Looking for a swinging good time? Then head on down to Boat Quay - the trailblazer of the Singapore entertainment scent. With an eclectic mix of high end restaurants and alfresco dining and lively bars and pubs, Boat Quay is arguably the favourite place to 'chill out' for most professionals and expatriates. The south side of the river was crammed with shophouses because it resembled the concaved belly of a carp, which according to Chinese believers, was the source of prosperity and wealth. Today, the row of shophouses has been carefully conserved.

Chinatown
Chinatown

Chinatown today has moved with the times, imbibling influences along the way but keeping its roots. Its pre-war shophouses show inspiration from architectural styles both east and west, and its denizens today include hip art director types as well as old-timers like the trishaw riders. On the streets, snatches of Chinese opera music mingle with mainstream Mando-pop and Asian hip-hop. Just listen.. and watch. Chinatown will reveal its many faces to you.

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Clarke Quay

Shop, eat and be entertained by the riverside! Featuring five blocks of restored warehouses, Clarke Quay offers a quirky alternative to mainstream attractions, with an amazing array of F & B options. In the evenings, dance clubs and pubs come alive with music from the 1960s to the present or get your dose of adrenaline rush with the G-Max Reverse Bungy! Designed and developed in New Zealand, the G-Max is Singapore's first extreme ride. Named after Sir Andrew Clarke, Singapore's second governor, Clarke Quay had been the commercial centre, where an unending stream of lighters would transport their goods upriver to the warehouses. Note how the Chinese and European merchants brought their own architectural styles to the area.

Little India
Little India

Little India is the focal point of Singapore's Indian community. Its spice-scented streets beckon you to a cornucopia of ethnic jewellery, jasmine garlands, treasure trove of silverware, brassware, wood carvings and colourful silk saris. From the large Tekka Centre and Little India Arcade to the small provision shops, Little India is packed with interesting things to discover. During Deepavali (usually between October/November), the Indian Festival of Lights, Little India is transformed into a fairyland of gaily decorated, brightly lit streets bustling with shoppers. Witness also the faith of devotees during the colourful and ritualistic Thaipusam in January/February of each year.

Orchard
Orchard

Orchard Road supposedly got its name from the orchards and plantations that existed in the area until the turn of the 20th century. With city development progressing, the plantations of the Orchard area gave way to residential development. For many years the major season of Christmas has been a grand annual celebration, marked by festive decorations and an official street light-up in Orchard Road. Public events like the annual Chingay Parades were held here. Orchard Road was closed to traffic and young people were encouraged to gather for a mass dance party on the street. The two train stations of Orchard and Somerset serves the dynamic and vibrant Orchard Road that has been compared to Champs Elysees and New York's 5th Avenue.

River Valley
River Valley

A spillover from the Mohamed Sultan area, River Valley also contains many clubs and pubs. Besides that, this district is also rife with businesses, residential areas and hotels. Like the river flows gently to the sea, River Valley Road connects you from Singapore's city centre to the more subdued housing estates in the Bukit Merah and Alexandra areas. River Valley came to acquire its name because it was located on the northern bank of the Singapore River and was flanked by small valleys. The River Valley district is where some of the most expensive condominium and apartments are located.

Tanjong Pagar
Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar is a historic district along the fringes of Chinatown and Raffles Place, located within the Central Business District in Singapore. Today, Tanjong Pagar has transformed to become a vibrant business location characterized by soaring skyscapers with rows of pubs, bars and karaoke lounges in exquisitely conserved pre-World War II shophouses. These historical shophouses now lie within the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority and are well-preserved to retain its original architecture. Many of them have been converted into restaurants and pubs, which operate late into the night and make up the dynamic nightlife in Tanjong Pagar. A popular food hunt for Singaporeans, one will find a wide variety of authentic local favorites at affordable prices at The Maxwell Food Centre.


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