Did you know that 3rd September is being celebrated internationally as National Skyscraper Day? It makes sense given how people perceive building and unveiling of such buildings as a signal of economic rise and pride, plus they are generally visually pleasing.
This ‘unofficial’ holiday is also a way to commemorate a few things such as
1. The birthday of architect Louis H. Sullivan, also called as the father of skyscrapers
2. To acknowledge some of the construction achievements, the architects and engineers behind them, that allowed these tall buildings to stand.
We have gathered a list of top 5 high-rise residential properties in Singapore that are ready for occupancy. If you are a huge fan of great sunset views and expansive landscapes from a height, this list is for you.
1. Skysuites at Ansons
Completed in 2015, Skysuites at Ansons is situated near landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa. This 72-storey skyscraper, which houses a total of 360 units, is known for its superb views from high floor units and its luxurious facilities including an outdoor fitness station, oriental tea garden, a lap pool, and more.
Close to Skysuites at Ansons are some dining spots (Carlton City Hotel Singapore, Amara Singapore), educational institutes (Cantonment Primary School, Outram Secondary School, Nanyang Institute of Management), and supermarkets (FairPrice Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Cold Storage Altez).
MRT stations nearest to Skysuites at Ansons are Tanjong Pagar, Outram Park and Telok Ayer stations, as well as a few bus stops.
Source: P & T Consultants Pte Ltd
2. The Orchard Residences
The Orchard Residences, a 52-storey condominium project completed in 2010, has 175 units available for sale and for rent. Located along the lively Orchard Road shopping district, the Orchard Residences promises convenience and luxurious living experience. Facilities include the Sky Lounge North & South, Island Jacuzzi, Spa Pavilion, Meditation Deck, among others.
An array of one-stop shopping destinations, restaurants and other establishments are within just a short walk away from the Orchard Residences. Other amenities close to this skyscraper are the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and some local and international schools namely, Raffles Girls School, ISS International School and the Overseas Family School.
Source: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd
3. The Sail at Marina Bay
The Sail at Marina Bay was completed in 2008 and is located in the heart of the Marina Bay area and Raffles Place. Dubbed as one of the tallest residential buildings in Singapore, the Sail at Marina Bay prides itself for its value rentals perfect for relocating expats and for corporate housing.
Some of the Sail at Marina Bay’s amenities include a sky lounge, spacious carparks, a playground, etc. It is also close to some of Singapore’s well-known recreational buildings like the ArtScience Museum, Singapore Flyer, and Marina Bay Sands.
Public transportation is easily accessible from the Sail at Marina Bay, it’s close to Downtown and Raffles Place MRT stations, and even roadways such as Marina Boulevard.
Source: List Sotheby's
4. DUO Residences
Completed in 2017, this 49-storey building houses 660 premium residential and commercial units. With its elegant structure and stylish design, this skyscraper promises its occupants a space for ‘optimised contemplation and recreation.’ Some of DUO Residences’ key features include access to themed gardens, a 50-meter lap pool, recreational lounges and more. One tower accommodates offices and a hotel, another houses over 600 residential units.
Directly connected to the Bugis MRT Station, DUO Residences is also close to shopping malls like Bugis Junction and Bugis+, and the tourist-favourite Arab Street. Schools within DUO Residences’ vicinity include Stamford Primary School, St Margaret’s Primary School, among others.
5. International Plaza
This commercial and residential property, completed in 1976, is 190-meter tall and has 50 floors. Found within the Downtown Core, International Plaza has a promise of a work-life balance at Singapore’s central business district, with its sports facilities and other amenities.
International Plaza is close to the Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market for dining. Educational institutions nearby include Cantonment Primary School, Nanyang Institute for Management and Outram Secondary School. When it comes to public transportation, this property is closest to Tanjong Pagar MRT and Telok Ayer MRT stations.
Source: International Plaza Singapore Facebook
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