Singapore is the land of the ultra-wealthy. If you’ve seen the movie Crazy Rich Asians, I’m sure you can’t help but gawk at the grandeur and luxury of the Singapore setting. Of course, from Architecture, Technology, Infrastructure, and Business, Singapore has it all.
I know you’re amazed by all these striking features that Singapore has but let’s tune up your amazement a little bit more. If you’ve lived here for a while or planning to visit the country just yet, you already know that Singapore is the home of towering skyscrapers. In fact, it has the greatest number of buildings that rise above 150m among all the countries in Southeast Asia.
You’ve seen all these tall buildings but do you know what’s the tallest? In this blog, we’ve compiled the top 10 tallest buildings in Singapore! Let’s get right into it!
1. Tanjong Pagar Centre – The highest building in Singapore.
Tanjong Pagar Centre, also known as the Guoco Tower is a mixed-use development building located in Tanjong Pagar. It is by far, the tallest building in Singapore with a height of 290 meters. The building was so tall that it even exceeds the height limit imposed by the government of Singapore. However, because the building was not located along flight paths, it was exempted from the restriction.
(The skyscraper was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.)
2. One Raffles Place
One Raffles Place was the tallest building in Singapore until the Guoco Tower was built.
(The building was designed by Kenzo Tange Associates.)
It has two triangular structures built together with a small gap between them. The building’s frame is made of steel which allows column-free offices. One of the defining features of the building is its façade which is clad with a chemically treated aluminum alloy that changes color along with the light it reflects. It is 280 meters in height similar to the buildings, UOB Plaza One, and the Republic Plaza.
3. Capital Tower
Capital Tower is a 52-story building located in the financial district of Singapore. It was considered as one of the tallest buildings in Singapore constructed in the 2000s.
(The building was designed by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers.)
It was used primarily to house commercial offices. The Capital Tower stands out visually at night because its logo and the building façade change its lights every few seconds.
4. The Sail at Marina Bay Tower 1
The Sail is a 245-meter waterfront lifestyle condominium located in the Marina Bay area in Singapore.
(It consists of 70 floors and was designed by NBBJ Team design Architects.)
The building offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Marina Bay. The building is constructed around the central business district so it is close to Singapore’s famous spots and MRT stations. If you’re looking for a place in Singapore with a million-dollar view, consider checking the properties at The Sail.
5. Marina Bay Financial Center Tower 2
The Marina Bay Financial Center is a mixed-use in Marina Boulevard, Downtown Core of Singapore. It is comprised of two buildings Tower 1 and 2. Tower 1 has 33 stories and Tower 2 has 50 stories. Tower 2 has a height of 245 meters which is counted as one of the tallest buildings in Singapore.
6. Ocean Financial Center
(This building is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.)
It has 43 stories and is comprised of premium grade A offices. It is situated in the Raffles Place of Downtown core Singapore. A perfect location for the interplay between work and entertainment. The Ocean Financial center is also big in sustainability and has won the Green Mark Platinum Award recertification by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore in 2019.
7. Asia Square Tower 1
Asia Square is also one of the tallest buildings in Singapore. It is also Singapore’s first commercial development integrated with a business hotel. The building is 229 meters in height and has 43 floors. Aside from its amazing structural and design qualities, the building also integrates sustainability in its design features. Asia Square Tower has the largest solar panel installation in Singapore and also has the first bio-diesel generation plant in commercial development in the Central Business District.
8. Marina Bay Suites
The Marina Bay Suites are one of the six towers of Marina Bay Financial Center. It is a condominium skyscraper that rises at 227 meters with 66 floors. The building boasts a wonderful panoramic view of the Singapore urban cityscape. It has luxurious amenities offering a state-of-the-art lifestyle to its tenants. The condominium building is situated in the Central Boulevard District 1 which provides the residents easy access to shopping hubs and transportation.
9. Swissotel The Stamford
(Also known as the Westin Stamford, is one of the tallest hotels in Southeast Asia designed by Architect I.M. Pei.)
The hotel has 73 stories and is arguably one of the most luxurious hotels in Singapore offering a stunning view of the city from the upper floor rooms. It is located within Raffles City shopping and entertainment hub which makes it a popular hotel choice among foreign visitors.
10. Millenia Tower
The Millenia Tower is a 41-story skyscraper located just 20 minutes away from the Singapore Changi Airport.
(The building was designed by Architect Kevin Roche – a Pritzker Prize Laureate.)
Its spaces are mostly used as commercial offices. The building’s structure is such a scene to behold. Its square footprint is supported by four cylinders which frame the lobby façade. The tower is crowned with a pyramidal roof which adds visual interest to its overall structure especially when lit at night.
The sky is the limit in Singapore!
There are still a lot of amazing skyscrapers that we haven’t mentioned. But now you have an idea of which are the tallest building in Singapore in comparison to its neighboring towers. It’s quite challenging to distinguish since they all look like the same height when viewed from below.
So, the next time you and your friends will tour around the central business district of Singapore drop some trivia about which among the buildings is the tallest! What building would you like to include on the list? Comment down below!
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