This is a 1982 photograph showing Read Street, from the steps leading down to Clarke Quay and godowns. Clarke Quay, named after Lt. General Sir Andrew Clarke, Governor of the Straits Settlements (1873 - 1875), was once full of godowns. It is now filled with restaurants, craft shops and a Sunday market. Read Street is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.