Singaporean Mandarin Database
This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
A historical quay along the right of the Singapore River bank.
- 新加坡河岸富有历史的地段，以新加坡第二任总督安德鲁克拉爵士 （Sir Andrew Clarke）命名。
- 1993年，这个富有历史性的地带进行了大改造，成为一个“节日村”（Festival Village) ，原先的店屋也改头换面，成为时尚、美食与娱乐的场所。2006年，克拉码头再度进行了改造，如今是新加坡人和游客休闲的热门景点之一。
- Clarke Quay is an area rich with history, named after Singapore’s second Governor, Sir Andrew Clarke.
- From the end of nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, Clarke Quay was an important port for the transportation of goods. This was also where the early Teochew and Hokkien migrants settled. Shophouses along the bank were warehouses and lodgings for the migrant labourers.
- In 1993, this historical area underwent a radical change, turning into a Festival Village. The original shophouses were transformed into fashion, food and entertainment spots. In 2006, Clarke Quay underwent another transformation and became a popular leisure spot for locals and tourists alike.
Located along the Singapore River, Clarke Quay is one of the oldest quays in Singapore. It used to be a place where boats load and unload goods, and subsequently developed into a leisure spot with shopping, gourmet and entertainment experiences all in one. (Lianhe Wanbao, 22/11/2018)