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Rivière: Beacon of legacy

By Rivière
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Every city has a special relationship with its river. An inseparable part of the cityscape, the river shapes the city’s rich history, economy and even its identity – from Huangpu River that flows through Shanghai, to Hudson River in New York, and River Thames in England. Rivers are considered the lifelines of human civilisation, where people have been building their homes across the generations. It is no different for the Singapore River.
The lion city is one that is built on water, from its humble origins as a fishing village, to becoming a trading port under the British Empire. In each era, the Singapore River plays a key role. It was where prince Sang Nila Utama saw the mythical lion after which the city is named, and also where Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of modern Singapore, first stepped foot onto the island.
Now, at the hundred-year-old Jiak Kim Street where the former Zouk once stood, a towering contender has emerged to continue the legacy of the Singapore River.
Rivière, the new luxury condominium by Frasers Property, is an iconic development next to the Singapore River. Part of a larger development consisting of three meticulously restored warehouses and newly built serviced apartments, Rivière comprises two gleaming towers of luxury residential apartments, rising 36 storeys, with the river meandering around it.
Rivière, the new luxury condominium by Frasers Property, is an iconic development next to the Singapore River
Elevated more than 18 metres above ground, all 455 luxurious units will enjoy unblocked views of the picturesque Singapore River. Meanwhile, the three restored warehouses will be transformed into a trendy, stylish lifestyle destination.
One with nature
Designed by SCDA, “Rivière is grounded in history”, says award-winning principal architect Soo K. Chan. In conceptualising Rivière, he brings together the tranquility of the river, the surrounding natural landscape, and the bustling community around it.
Framed by intimate gardens and water pavilions, the residential towers are transformed into a private oasis that naturally flows to the river. Rivière’s entrance plaza will be elevated, and integrated with views of the river to create an exclusive sense of arrival into a private world with lush greenery. A heritage walk will link Jiak Kim Street to the promenade.
Mornings at Rivière take on an elysian mood, while peace and a rare quiet wash over the residence at night. After all, the development, while in the heart of the city’s bustling nightlife, lies snugly in the idyllic enclave of Robertson Quay.
Nestled at the quieter end of Robertson Quay, Rivière is placed perfectly between the serenity of the quay and the excitement of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay where the nightclubs and restaurants are. Further down, the CBD, Marina Bay, and the rejuvenated Civic District will provide a plethora of arts, entertainment, and recreational choices for the residents.
The New Standard of Luxury
The apartments at Rivière are designed with high-end specifications, with marble flooring for the living and dining areas, full marble bathrooms, and the inclusion of imported top-end German brands like Poggenpohl cabinetry and Gaggenau kitchen appliances. Bathroom accessories and sanitary ware are by Duravit and Italian brand Gessi.
The 2,002 sq ft four-bedroom unit comes with private life access, a wet and dry kitchen with an island counter, and a wine chiller
Units range from one- to four-bedroom apartments with sizes from 560 to 2,002 sq ft. At 560 sq ft each are the one-bedroom apartments; two-bedroom units are sized from 818 to 840 sq ft; while the three-bedroom and three-bedroom premium units are from 1,141 to 1,711 sq ft. Exclusive to the three- and four bedroom premium units is a private lift access.
Rivière will be within walking distance to two MRT stations: The future Great World City and Havelock Stations, both part of the Thomson-East Coast Line, will be just a three to four-minute walk away.
At Rivière, residents will be properly pampered with the availability of bespoke services, from concierge to laundry and housekeeping. To top it off, residents will enjoy preferential rates at the serviced apartments, a convenient touch when relatives and friends hop by for a visit.
With all these offerings, calling Rivière home is not just about enjoying the best of riverfront living but continuing the fabric of history that the Singapore River has become synonymous with. Home is truly where the river always flows.
Open Daily:
10am–6pm (weekdays)
10am–7pm (weekends)
For enquiries, call 8129 2122
This article appeared in The EdgeProp Pullout Issue 891 (July 22, 2019) of The Edge Singapore.

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