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Saturday Night Drinks at Historic Boat Quay

Hosted by the Consul of the Singapore History & Literature Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 02 Sep 20:15 - 22:30

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History is to be imbibed! Have a memorable evening with us, meeting like minded people and kicking it back over the public holiday weekend.

The History group has had a busy past 8 months of high engagement events, and it is time for a breather.

Both the founding co-consuls, Fiona and myself will be there, so attendees can have a chance to meet the minds and personalities behind this illustrious group (in my estimation).

History isn't something restricted to the classroom. It is tactile, flavourful, vivacious and enriches our experience of the land we set foot on.

Some history of Boat Quay (from Wikipedia The Wise):

Boat Quay is a historical quay in Singapore which is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River on its southern bank.

It was the busiest part of the old Port of Singapore, handling three-quarters of all shipping business during the Protected content . Because the south of the river here resembles the belly of a carp, which according to Chinese belief is where wealth and prosperity lay, many shophouses were built, crowded into the area.

Though serving aquatic trade is no longer Boat Quay's primary role, the shophouses on it have been carefully conserved and now house various bars, pubs and restaurants. Therefore, Boat Quay's social-economic role in the city has shifted away from that of trade and maritime commerce, and now leans towards more of a role accommodated for tourism and aesthetics for the commercial zone of which encloses the Singapore River. It is the soft front to the cosmopolitan banking and financial sectors lying immediately behind it.

That's it. You've learnt something meaningful, and it will heighten your enjoyment of the place you shall be visiting.

See you there,
Ivan