Alcohol ban sees Clarke Quay’s Read Bridge attracting students looking for conducive quiet place to study

Posted on 22 June 2015

People who enjoy meditating also go there now.


Students from all walks of life, who like to go outside of their house to study because studying in the comforts of one’s own home is too mainstream, said they have found a new study haven in Clarke Quay.

This after Singapore’s alcohol ban came into force on April 1, 2015, where drinking in public is banned from 10.30pm to 7am, and suddenly, Clarke Quay has become very quiet.

One student Ai Tak Chek, said: “The authorities have done a great job opening up Clarke Quay to different users. It used to be all party and revelry, but now students and people who enjoy meditating come here as it is quiet and conducive for concentrating.”

“What’s more Read Bridge, which was filled with party-goers, has finally lived up to it’s name: It is now a library-like place, quiet and peaceful.”

Another student, said more can be done in Singapore to turn other party areas into centres for cerebral concentration: “I would really love to see Zouk being turned into a library. That would allow those who enjoy reading to have a place to read at night.”

“When that is done, maybe some time at the end of this year, St James Power Station can be turned into a library.”


No alcohol, no cry:

Alcohol failed to cause riot at Clark Quay the past year since Little India riot occurred





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  • lim

    St James a library? youre pushing your luck! lol