Clarke Quay used to be a trading and godown area from the early days of colonial Singapore, when bumboats operated to ferry goods from ships anchored off the Singapore River mouth.
Today, Clarke Quay has been developed into an open F&B area comprising rows of shophouse restaurants, bars and night entertainment venues. Many eateries on the ground floor tend to spill out onto the sidewalks, offering al fresco dining and drinking - some with a riverside view.
The restaurants and cafes here offer cuisine ranging from Indian, Chinese, to Italian and Mediterranean as well as many others. Clarke Quay is also where you can check out the Nearly World Famous Girls of Hooters (Singapore).
It's not all eating and gawking though, there's also the reverse bungy to try at G-Max Reverse Bungy - remember to do it before having your dinner! For gifts and souvenirs shopping, check out the Royal Selangor branch here for pewter ware, and various other retail kiosks along the sidewalks.
Via subway/train: alight at Clarke Quay MRT Station (NE5 North-East Line (NEL)).
Via public buses: alight at bus-stops along Eu Tong Sen Street, North Bridge Road and River Valley Road, near MITA building, The Central mall or Liang Court shopping centre.