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[QUOTE=cmakin;192230]The Coffee Shop. . . is that the one that became “very interesting” once the sun went down? I haven’t been to Singapore in many decades, and I believe that it was at or near the foot of the pier. . .[/QUOTE]
Yes that is the one. Now long gone, but Clifford Pier is still there, although no longer a landing point for seafarers.
Here is what it looked like in the mid-1970’s or so:
It is now an up-class Chinese Restaurant:
This picture is a few years old. It has been renovated and changed style since then.
The famous Clock used to hang from the rafters in the middle of the pier. It was the meeting point; “meet me under the clock” was the standard instruction.
The landing steps are still there, but now any bumboat you see is a replica, playing their trade as River Cruise boats on what is now a fresh water reservoir:
The view from Clifford Pier has also changed:
I don’t think you would recognize much if you returned today, although some of the old Singapore have been preserved, like the Fullerton Building, which housed the old General Post Office, the Marine Department and the Tax Office, among others
Here seen together with Clifford Pier back in the 70’s:
It is now the Fullerton Hotel, totally renovated but with the exterior largely preserved: