Singapore Land Tower: Transforming an Icon

Updates | 07 June 2024


To celebrate the rich history, development, and rejuvenation of the iconic 42-year-old Singapore Land Tower (SLT), we have embarked on an engaging four-part video series in partnership with TEC Create, a marketing service by The Executive Centre (TEC).


The first video, released today, takes viewers on a journey back in time to Singapore in the early 20th century — showcasing the bustling Raffles Place, the birthplace of the nation’s commercial development. Singapore Land Tower was built on the site of the former John Little building at Raffles Place, Singapore’s oldest department store. With its height of 198 metres, the tower was one of the tallest buildings in Raffles Place when it was completed in 1982. While several upgrading works were done over the years, the building reached a key milestone when we embarked on an ambitious rejuvenation project in 2021 to transform the historic landmark into a next-generation office tower.


In the video, hear from the visionaries driving this ambitious project and find out more about their inspirations, vision, and the innovative and sustainable approaches employed to transform the building extensively yet sustainably.

“When you look at the scale of what we are doing, the magnitude of this asset enhancement exercise is probably one of the few examples in Singapore… the opportunity for us to keep the building live, comprehensively refurbish it to a Grade A standard was something we felt was feasible.”

– SingLand Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Eu

To improve the building’s specifications, Mr Gary Kamemoto, Principal, Maki and Associates, the architect behind Singapore Land Tower’s asset enhancement initiative highlighted that a high-performance glass curtain wall was installed, allowing the building’s floor plate to be expanded while bringing more natural light into the interior spaces.

The AEI will also see efforts to inject vibrancy in the building’s public spaces through greenery, art and engagement activities. Ms Goh Poh Leng, Head of SingLand’s Commercial, shared that the building’s location allowed it to have panoramic views of the Raffles Place and Marina Bay area. By adding a rooftop sky garden, these views could be shared with a wider audience.


On our aspirations for the asset enhancement initiative, Mr Heng Chin Hong, Head of SingLand’s Strategy & Planning said, “We are very proud of what we have done for the building. We want people to walk around Marina Bay and be able to pick the building out from afar.”

To hear more of what they have to say, watch the video above.

Stay tuned for upcoming videos that explore the building’s flex and amenity offerings, insights from key stakeholders, and placemaking efforts through greenery, art and public spaces. These are targeted to be released in the second half of the year and in 2025.


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