Situated in the heart of Clarke Quay – Singapore’s most popular riverfront lifestyle and entertainment precinct – and on the fringe of the Central Business District (CBD), the former Liang Court Site is set to be the next exciting mega launch of 2021 with its unrivalled and unique location.
Besides the convenience of top-notch F&B and retail offerings right at their doorstep, residents will also enjoy a plethora of top-rated attraction spots nearby such as Robertson Quay, Merlion Park, The Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore and Marina Bay Sands. For those cravings a spot of greenery and quiet, an overhead pedestrian bridge provides direct access to Fort Canning Park.
Living at the epicentre of lifestyle and entertainment, you can be sure that there will never be a dull moment when you own a piece of this most connected iconic landmark along the Singapore River – Canninghill Piers.
River Valley is known as a predominantly expat area, particularly with Europeans and other Westerners. Attracted by its proximity to the CBD and Orchard Road as well as by the large profusion of bars and restaurants in walking distance of the many condos that are a feature of the area, it is easy to see why. That is a relatively recent phenomenon, however.
Like a lot of today’s Singapore, modern day River Valley’s story began in the 1960’s. Redevelopment of the area began early in the decade and was boosted by government initiatives to clean up the Singapore River, including the removal of squatters, hawkers and the many lighter companies that operated on the river.
The former Liang Court, the first new commercial building in the area opened its doors in late 1983, followed a decade later by another mixed development UE Square. The URA’s Concept Plan of 1991 really paved the way for the area’s future, when it zoned for entertainment, hotel and residential use both Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.
Unsurprisingly, the river characterises this area, as it snakes its way from Great World City to Boat Quay. On its banks there are numerous hotels, restaurants and bars that are busy all evening and night, no matter what day of the week. Overlooking the river are many condos, the vast majority of which have sprung up in the last decade.
The recently renovated Zion Food Court is one of the few on the island with a waterfront setting. Perhaps the area’s most famous resident however, has packed its bags and moved downriver. The iconic Zouk nightclub graced River Valley from its warehouse location just south of Jiak Kim Bridge between 1991 and 2016, before moving to its present site in Clarke Quay
With the expected TOP of Canninghill Piers at Q2 2027 the area will receive a major booster in the number of visitors both domestic and tourist. One notable addition, which will further impact property prices in the area is the arrival of the MRT line. The Thomson-East Coast Line will come through the region with a station at Great World City, due to be completed by 2021. Great World City shopping mall has just completed a major renovation in 2020.
Expect premium retailers to set home at the upcoming Canninghill Square mall which will draw ever more footfall into the area making it the top spot in Singapore to spend either you day or night.