Tanjong Pagar 'The New Waterfront City'

By Wallich Residence / Brought To You By GuocoLand | May 30, 2016 1:38 AM SGT
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GuocoLand’s Tanjong Pagar Centre will be the gateway to the future Greater Southern Waterfront, with a new work-live-play lifestyle and a vibrant community
The eclectic mix of shophouses along Tras Street, Peck Seah Street and Duxton Hill in Tanjong Pagar is a reminder of Singapore’s nostalgic past. After all, Tanjong Pagar was the first district in Singapore to be gazetted under the government’s Conservation Master Plan. It was also the electoral ward of Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew for 60 years.
Conservation shophouses turned trendy restaurants
Many of the conservation shophouses, especially on Tras Street, near Wallich Street, have turned into trendy restaurants, notably Chef’s Table by Chef Stephan; The Wagon helmed by Chef Makoto Deguchi; French restaurants Brasserie Gavroche and Fleur de Sel; Sicilian seafood restaurant Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare; and sushi restaurant Sushi Mitsuya.
Retro buildings such as the 1950s Maxwell Food Centre were renovated last year, and Tanjong Pagar Plaza, which was built in 1977, was upgraded four years ago. Colonial era buildings that have been conserved and undergone a change of use include the former Singapore Traffic Police Headquarters, which is now the Red Dot Museum; the Tanjong Pagar railway station, which was gazetted as a national monument; and Maxwell Chambers, an international arbitration and dispute resolution centre.
Breathtaking views from the 39th floor infinity pool of Tanjong Pagar Centre
Part of the CBD, Tanjong Pagar is also on the threshold of the Greater Southern Waterfront, created from the relocation of the city container terminals to Tuas.The result is that by 2030, a total area of 1,000 ha – three times the size of Marina Bay – will be freed up for development.
A new waterfront lifestyle will open up in this southern part of the city. A 30km scenic pedestrian boulevard and bicyle trail is in the pipeline. In the future, one will be able to take leisurely strolls or cycle along scenic avenues, with stops along the way at places of attraction, such as Labrador Park, Harbourfront, the International Cruise Terminal and Gardens by the Bay at Marina South.
This will create an interesting waterfront experience. A future eco-corridor will extend Singapore’s green network further, linking Gardens by the Bay to the island-wide park connector network, including the Rail Corridor and Southern Ridges.
A new reservoir to be located between Tanjong Pagar and Pulau Brani not only increases local water supply, but also opens up a network of canals and waterways. With the new waterways accessible to the public, Singapore may have its own “Little Venice” with elegant cafes, eateries and fashionable shops along the waterside.
A 150,000 sq ft urban park at Tanjong Pagar Centre
Tanjong Pagar Centre will be Singapore’s tallest skyscraper at 290m. The integrated development houses Grade-A offices, a 5-star business hotel, a variety of retail and F&B options, a 150,000 sqft urban park with public spaces for performing arts, street-level shops, restaurants and pedestrian boulevards. At the pinnacle of the vertical city is the 181-unit Wallich Residence.
Given the central location, residents at Wallich Residence will have direct access to the underground Tanjong Pagar MRT station, which is linked to the East-West and North-South Lines. The area has connections to major highways, such as the Marina Coastal Expressway and Ayer Rajah Expressway. Changi International Airport is just a 16-minute drive away, while Marina Bay is a 4-minute drive and Orchard Road is an 8-minute drive away. With the CBD as a backdrop and new work-live-play opportunities opening up in the future with the Greater Southern Waterfront, Wallich Residence at Tanjong Pagar Centre provides an ideal investment for long-term capital appreciation.
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This article appeared in City & Country pullout of Issue 730 (May 30, 2016) of The Edge Singapore.

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