PMs of Malaysia and Singapore officially open M+S’ developments

Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia and Mr. Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister of Singapore, officiating opening of Marina One and DUO

PM Najib and PM Lee officially opened both developments ahead of the 8th Singapore Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat. Developed by M+S, Marina One and DUO are two landmark properties borne out of the historic 2010 Singapore and Malaysia land swap deal

SINGAPORE – Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, today officially opened Marina One and DUO – 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.

Bird’s eye view of Green Heart by Ingenhoven architects and HG Esch

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.

M+S prides itself on being a visionary developer with bold ambitions to constantly employ newer and better ways to raise the bar of how people live, work and play within its developments.

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.

Tenants of the largest prime Grade A office floor plates in Asia 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.

DUO – modernity to the heritage rich Ophir-Rochor District

DUO Galleria aerial shot by Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS. Photo by Iwan Baan

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 micro market, 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.

Article by M+S Pte Ltd.