Skyscrapers of the Downtown Core, Singapore
(27 July, 2017)
The Downtown Core
(GPS: 1.28669, 103.8535) is one of the 55 urban planning areas in Singapore
. It is located within the Central Area, a sub-region of the Central Region. The Downtown Core encompasses the Central Business District of Singapore
, covering an area of 266 hectares.
The planning area of Downtown Core is divided into 12 neighbourhoods called subzones. They are Anson, Bayfront
, Bugis, Cecil, Central, City Hall
, Clifford Pier
, Marina Centre, Maxwell, Phillip, Raffles Place
and Tanjong Pagar.
Much of the Downtown Core was built on reclaimed land. Land reclamation in the area began as early as the 19th century, when the coastline was extended out from Telok Ayer Street
. As a result, the sea-facing Thian Hock Keng Temple
was no longer facing the sea. Successive land reclamation created the Financial District within Shenton Way
and Robinson Road
as the main arteries.
Newer areas within the Downtown Core include Downtown Central
. These reclaimed lands are being set apart to become full-fledged urban planning areas over time.
To fuel further economic growth in the post-independent decades, the coastline was extended out from Queen Elizabeth Walk
, creating the man-made Marina Bay, which is surrounded by the reclaimed urban planning areas of Marina East
, Marina South
and Straits View
. These are presently undergoing rapid urban development.
Map of the subzones of the Downtown Core
Subzones of Downtown Core
Map of the Downtown Core of Singapore
MRT Stations in the Downtown Core
The MRT stations serving the Downtown Core are the City Hall MRT Station
, Esplanade MRT Station
and Raffles Place MRT Station
Streets in the Downtown Core of Singapore
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