This is a 1982 photograph showing Read Street, from Read Bridge and Clarke Quay towards Clarke Street. 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 and Clarke Street are not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.