Keppel Singapore

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Keppel district is well-known for its world-class port at Keppel Harbour that is handled by PSA International. The Keppel Harbour refers to the stretch of water between Singapore 's mainland and the islands of Sentosa and Pulau Brani. Keppel, as a district, includes the island of Pulau Brani and certain parts of Tanjong Pagar.

Keppel Port Night View
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Keppel Harbour used to be inhabited by the Orang Lauts, which refer to sea gypsies in Malay, and was first noted by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. The district is named after Captain Henry Keppel came to Singapore and helped to clear the Straits of pirates. Whilst based in Singapore, he discovered the deep water anchorage that came to be the new harbour of Singapore, which was completed in 1886.

New Harbour Road was renamed Keppel Road in 1900.

Pulau Brani means ' Island of the Brave' in Malay. There used to be a tin smelting plant on the island in the 1890s and was owned by the Straits Trading Company. In 1971, the island housed a naval base for the then Singapore Maritime Command and was subsequently named Brani Naval Base. The naval base was closed down in 2000.

Places of Interest
Singapore 's oldest flour mill in operation, Prima Tower, is located on 201 Keppel Road. Prima Tower also houses Singapore 's first revolving restaurant, Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant, which has won many accolades with its exquisite Cantonese cuisine.

PSA International operates 3 container terminals in Keppel – namely in Tanjong Pagar, Brani and Keppel ports. 31 berths are available in these 3 ports.

The Keppel Group announced plans to build exclusive villas and private condominiums in the Keppel district, especially on Keppel Island. Besides Carribean, which is located at 4 Keppel Bay Drive, a 1,200 unit waterfront condominium called Keppel Bay Phase Two is expected to be launched in 2007.

The Keppel district is sandwiched between the Tanjong Pagar (EW15) and Harbourfront (NE1) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train stations.

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