Over the last 50 years, Singapore has transformed into a world class city with a bedazzling skyline that never stops growing. How well do you know these structures?
Designed by Carlo Ott, One Shenton Way comprises two towers, and stands out with its gold sides and blue glass panels. Residents can enjoy a leisurely stroll to MBS for dinner, and then keep their beautiful bodies in shape at the Sky Gym and Yoga Terrace on Levels 24 and 25, where the two towers are linked by a bridge. At 1 Shenton Way.
Twists & Turns
UOB Plaza One has a unique octagonal base within rotated cubic volumes that spiral towards the apex. The basement houses the Masjib Moulana Mohd Ali mosque, the first in Raffles Place. It’s one of the three buildings reaching the authorities’ 280-m height limit for skyscrapers in Singapore. At 80 Raffles Place.
Comprising two triangular structures, One Raffles Place is one of Singapore’s top three highest buildings. In 2000, French Spiderman Alain Robert attempted to scale the building before he was dissuaded by the police to stop. He eventually re-entered the building at the 23rd floor. At 1 Raffles Place.
Bay Area Living
The Sail is a waterfront condominium that is situated right smack in the Marina Bay area. Its iconic wind-sail façade faces the bay, resembling a sailboat at sea. Because of its ultra-prime location, properties in this building are some of the most expensive real estate in Singapore. At 6 Marina Boulevard.
This integrated resort concept is billed as the most expensive standalone casino property and second most expensive building in the world at $8 billion. One of the Singapore skyline’s most recognisable sights, it was built in less than five years. The infinity pool at its apex is the world’s longest elevated pool at 150 m. At 10 Bayfront Avenue.
By Joshua Tan, The Finder, July 2015