This is Clarke's Quay, a newly-developed residential and commercial area in the southern area of the city. Singapore is a very modern city by anyone's standards. However, it is severely limited in terms of space, and traffic congestion is one of its main concerns.
Singapore is particularly attractive at Christmas, when Orchard Road takes on a special charm, lit up magnificently with lights, nativity scenes, and other displays.

The views and opinions expressed here are entirely those of the author. They are based on a very short exposure to the country, and as such are coloured by personal biases, impressions and subject to potential inaccuracies of interpretation.

This page was last updated on:  03-Jun-2007
Al Robinson, 2007, all rights reserved