Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, officially opened Marina One and DUO recently – two landmark developments by M+S and the result of the 2010 Singapore and Malaysia land swap deal – ahead of the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat.
The opening ceremony for both developments, held in Marina One’s Green Heart, was attended by a delegation of ministers from Malaysia and Singapore and around 300 other distinguished guests. In the Green Heart at Marina One, the waterfall and accompanying lights were turned on to mark the momentous occasion, completed by a pyrotechnic display. Simultaneously, DUO’s façade was lit up in a vibrant display of light.
Marina One – the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay
An award-winning, premier integrated development strategically located in the heart of the Marina Bay financial district, Marina One is designed by Christoph Ingenhoven, a world-renowned leader in sustainable architecture. Currently the newest and largest integrated development in the financial district, Marina One offers a mix of Grade-A offices, lifestyle amenities, luxury residences and the largest biodiversity garden within Singapore’s CBD.
The prestige of the office address, along with its connectivity to a comprehensive transport network are some of the reasons why global brands have made Marina One home. The development also boasts two high density floors of approximately 100,000 square feet each – the largest prime Grade- A office floor plates in Asia – allowing for workspace flexibility and efficiencies. Tenants include Swiss private bank Julius Baer, consultancy PwC Singapore, co-working space provider JustCo, financial services provider Prudential, ride hailing platform Grab, agri-business Olam International, BP Global, Daiwa Capital, and Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group (MUFG), amongst others.
Marina One Residences has recently been completed and the unlaunched tower will be released for sale in 2018. The development also comprises a variety of lifestyle experiences and signature dining outlets within The Heart, a retail podium consisting of premium lifestyle retailers with many new-to-market brands. Retailers include Virgin Active, Nude Grill, Wakanui Grill, Majestic Restaurant, Teppei Syokudo, Wolf Burger, Cookhouse by Koufu, amongst many others.
One of the highlights at Marina One is the Green Heart, Singapore’s largest biodiversity garden within an integrated development in the CBD. Embodying Singapore’s vision of a ‘Garden City’, it is a unique garden on an unprecedented scale: a space equivalent to five Olympic sized swimming pools, and boasting a total of 386 different plant species and special technologies to recreate a three-storey waterfall feature. These features combine to create an urban sanctuary for the communities in and around the development and respite from the pace of the CBD.
DUO – modernity to the heritage-rich Ophir-Rochor District
An award-winning, premier integrated development, DUO is located in the Ophir-Rochor district near Singapore’s city centre and adjacent to Kampong Glam, a Malay heritage conservation district. In line with URA’s vision to transform Ophir-Rochor into a vibrant new growth area, DUO brings change with its modern amenities and a brand new work and residential demographic, marrying modernity with the precinct’s heritage charm.
An eye-catching architectural masterpiece, the development is designed by internationally acclaimed architect Ole Scheeren, who is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic buildings.
Owing to its unique proposition, DUO is also home to Andaz Hotel Singapore, a five-star boutique- inspired hotel brand by Hyatt Hotels & Resort. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, Andaz provides a novel experience to guests by weaving the city’s local culture and Ophir-Rochor’s rich heritage into its aesthetics and offerings.
The only Grade-A office space within the micromarket, DUO brings to life a new district with the introduction of niche and fast-growing industries. Tenants include Abbott Laboratories, Mastercard, Regus Serviced Offices and Golden Equator Group, Amcor, and Chevron, amongst others.
Surrounded by the bustling Bugis area, cultural sights and local heritage sites in the Kampong Glam conservation district, DUO offers a rare opportunity for luxury living in the heart of one of the most vibrant and fast-growing districts in Singapore. DUO Residences received its first resident in July 2017.
DUO’s retail offerings include curated lifestyle experiences which are complementary to the offerings in the vicinity. An expansion to the food diversity, its retail mix consists of new-to-market concepts and features food and beverage outlets from the world over – Peruvian, French, Japanese and Spanish. Tenants include Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant, TONO Cevicheria, Pizza Express, and many others.