The Clifford Pier
Built in 1933, Clifford Pier was a landing point for immigrants and other sea passengers.
The pier was later used as a terminal for tourists and day trippers who boarded small boats and ferries heading for the Southern Islands.
I can vividly remember those childhood days where I departed from Clifford Pier to Kusu island for my field trips. It was rather saddening to find out that Clifford Pier had ceased operations in 2006, and developed for other business purposes.
The existing Clifford Pier you see in the above photo has been safeguarded for conservation. Over the years, the pier and its surrounding land have been developed into the current Fullerton Bay Hotel.
The roof structure of the pier has a simple but unique architecture. They were evidently conserved and then restored using like-new designs with much consideration.
Made a recent visit to The Clifford Pier for a lunch tasting, I was cheered by friendly smiles of the staff here, the huge glittering chandeliers and the amazing waterfront view.
I was surprised why didn’t the former business occupant, a contemporary Chinese restaurant – One On The Bund live up to expectations. Then I only got to know the main reason for One On The Bund’s closure was the ending of their lease which took place early quarter 2014.
Dishes That I Love
Wagyu Beef Rendang
Uni Glass Noodles
If you don’t mind paying premium prices for hawker food, you will probably enjoy a plate of Wanton Noodles but with better quality ingredients, plus you get a better ambience and service at The Clifford Pier.
I would recommend The Clifford Pier for a business lunch, with 2-course set starting from $28.00 / 3-course set for $33.00.
For those in search of supper places, The Clifford Pier opens for dinner till 10pm while supper will extend to 12:00 midnight. On Fridays and Saturdays, Supper & Cocktail will end at 1:00am.
The Clifford Pier
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
80 Collyer Quay Singapore 049326