Size & Population: 4 Sq km

About: There are six sub-zones in Downtown mainly Bugis, City Hall, Marina Centre, Central Business District (CBD) , Central and Bayfront.

History: These areas date back from the days of Sir Stamford Raffles and have always been Singapore’s financial and commercial hub. Some of the more important buildings and developments in Singapore are situated here. This includes: St.Andrew’s Cathedral, the Padang and Parliament House (Old & New). Beach Road used to be home to rich Europeans in the 19th century.

Place of Interest: Esplanade: Singapore's most exciting performance arts venue located at the waterfront overlooking Marina Bay. The complex with its distinctive dome-shaped roofs comprises a 1,600-seat concert hall, a 2,000-seat theatre and several recital rooms, theatre and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoor performing spaces.

Residential: About 900 new housing units including high-density ones near Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Central and Bayfront sub-zones. Cost of living is very high in this area.

Industrial: Most business activities in Singapore are conducted mainly in the Central Business District (CBD) .

The Singapore Central Business District (CBD) consists of many interesting heritage and highlights of Singapore. It is made up of - Chinatown, Orchard Road, Singapore River, Raffles Place and Riverside.

  • Raffles Place

    History: This is Singapore’s most important commercial and banking centre. Previously known as Commercial Square in 1853, Raffles place was created by draining and filling a swamp near Boat Quay. Mercantile Bank was the first bank to be built in 1855.

    Industrial: Over the years, Raffles Place continues to be Singapore’s premier area of ecommerce and financial district. You have the option of choosing many types of offices here from low, to high-rise units to even shop houses.
  • Bugis and Kampong Glam

    History: Bugis and Kampong Glam are Singapore's old Malay districts, now largely taken over by shopping centres. It was given conservation status on 7 July 1989.

    Largely intact are the two or three-storey shophouses built in a variety of architectural styles. Some of the key highlights here include the Sultan Mosque, Arab Street, Baghdad Street and Bussorah Street.

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