Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore celebrates 90th anniversary of the Clifford Pier

18 Jun 2023 by Mark Caswell
The Clifford Pier in 1965 (Credit - Photos courtesy of Urban Redevelopment Authority)

Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the city-state’s historic Clifford Pier landmark this month.

The former landing point was built in 1933 and named after Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, Governor of the Straits Settlements.

It now serves as an events space for the hotel, and in tribute to the red lanterns which once illuminated the pier for approaching boats, Fullerton has reinstated the iconic red glass on the pier’s shoreward-facing lamps.

The hotel is also running a photo exhibition until the end of July, entitled From Port to Icon: Celebrating 90 Years of Clifford Pier, highlighting “a series of personal stories from Singaporeans sharing fond memories of the pier in its early days, paying tribute to its treasured past and celebrating its continuous development through the years”.

This autumn Fullerton will also launch The Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat – a custom-designed tiffin carrier adorned with Peranakan-inspired floral motifs, as “a nostalgic tribute to the bustling hawker scene that once surrounded Clifford Pier”.

The Clifford Pier (Credit - The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore)

Commenting on the anniversary Mr Gino Tan, country general manager of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts, said:

“We are excited to launch this series of celebrations to commemorate Clifford Pier’s 90th anniversary. The celebration goes beyond the buzz and glamour of the festivities – it is a significant moment for us to reflect on the rich heritage of this historic landmark and the role it has played in the lives of so many.

“For me, the pier holds unforgettable memories of my childhood where my siblings and I would watch leisure cruises ferry tourists and locals to neighbouring islands. Through the series of activities, guests will be able to discover many more fond memories of this landmark.

“More importantly, this milestone highlights the optimism we carry into the future, and we hope that what we have planned will tug on the heartstrings of both our local and international guests.”

From Port to Icon Celebrating 90 Years of Clifford Pier Photo Exhibition
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