Clarke Quay was named after Singapore's second Governor, Sir Andrew Clarke (1873 to 1875). It was also where Sir Stamford Raffles landed in January 1819. I wonder exactly which spot? Apparently there was a debate as to whether he had remained in the ship while his men (including the Toisan carpenter, Cho Ah Chee landed first -- not along the shores of Singapore River but at Rochor River. Raffles subsequently landed, but it may be somewhere along Kallang River and not Singapore River. Information from Singapore Infopedia. Picture: Dec 2014.