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Ngee Ann City (GPS: 1.3026, 103.83453) is a major commercial development at the heart of Orchard Road in Singapore. It is bounded by Orchard Road, Paterson Road and Grange Road. Costing S$520 million to construct, Ngee Ann City has a gross floor area of approximately 1.75 million sq feet.

Ngee Ann City takes the name from Ngee Ann Kongsi, the Teochew clan association that owned the land - previously a Teo Kongsi cemetery. To make way for the project, a ten-storey building belonging to the Ngee Ann Kongsi had to be demolished.

The project was proposed as early as 1967, but it only got under way 22 years later. The delay was partly due to the dispute between Ngee Ann Kongsi and the Metro Group which acquired the redevelopment rights.

Ngee Ann City brings together the architecture of the East and West. The exterior façade is almost socialistic in appearance, reminiscent of structures in communist China or Russia. Inside however, is an unabashed haven of commercialism, housing some of the most upmarket retail outlets in Singapore.

Ngee Ann City was opened on 21 September 1993 by then Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Goh Chok Tong. It comprises two 26-storey office blocks and a podium housing the shopping mall. The building is linked by underpasses to Wisma Atria next door and Lucky Plaza across the street.

The anchor tenant at Ngee Ann City is Takashimaya Department Store, which occupies 35,000 square metres of retail space. Another Japanese-based outlet, Books Kinokuniya, has Asia's largest bookstore in Ngee Ann City. Best Denki, a Japanese electronics retailer, is also found at Ngee Ann City. In addition, there are about 130 specialty stores from renowned brands such as Hugo Boss, Christian Dior, A|X Armani Exchange, cK Calvin Klein, to name a few.

In addition to the retail space, Ngee Ann City affords an expansive event area. The Takashimaya Square is where fairs and promotions take place. The Civic Plaza outside provides another venue for events, with capacity of holding over 3000 people.

Ngee Ann CityFront public square of Ngee Ann City (27 July, 2017)

Ngee Ann CityOne of the monolithic towers of Ngee Ann City (27 July, 2017)

Ngee Ann CityNgee Ann City, as seen from the Orchard Road pedestrian mall. (27 July, 2017)

Ngee Ann CityNgee Ann City (13 September, 2010)

Ngee Ann CityNgee Ann City, side view (13 September, 2010)

Ngee Ann CityTakashimaya Department Store at Ngee Ann City (13 September, 2010)

Ngee Ann City at nightNgee Ann City at night (8 July, 2006)

How to reach Ngee Ann City by MRT

Take the North South Line to the Orchard MRT Station (NS22).

Ngee Ann City is on the map of Orchard Road

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