To compensate from the tiring walk escapades, I decided to relax near the historical riverside they call as Clarke Quay. With various restaurants and nightclubs such as Hooters and Zouk (still closed for renovation), it may well be considered the party capital of Singapore.
Tourists can further enjoy their stay in the dazzling quay with G-Max Reverse Bungee (SGD 45 = P1575), Singapore River Cruise (SGD 22 = P770) or probably just chill on the Read Bridge with an ice cold beer while listening to some street performers.
The next day, I went to the colorful Chinese enclave in Singapore, the ethnic Chinatown. Starting from Pagoda street, I saw different kind of shops ranging from hot tiger balms to big ruby dragon statues. There were also Chinese and Indian temples near the area along with the Chinese Heritage Centre (with an admission fee of SGD 15 = P525).
I also went to two famous hawker centres along the vicinity, the Chinatown Food Street and the Maxwell Food Centre, especially the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice which gained popularity from featuring of Anthony Bourdain on one of his No Reservations program.
Across the Maxwell Food Centre, there were museums such as ‘Red Dot Design Museum and the Singapore City Gallery (formerly URA Gallery). Entrance is free of charge and the whole gallery aims to show the physical transformation in the last 40 years which are both educational and interesting. It also exhibited the city diorama of Singapore with accurate representations from buildings all over the country.