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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:26 PM   #1
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[COMPLETED] The Fullerton Heritage (Clifford Pier Restoration)

Land Sales On URA website (today):

The commercial site at Collyer Quay comprises the existing Clifford Pier and the former Custom Harbour Front buildings. These buildings are intended for adaptive use as a retail and lifestyle development to form part of a continuous loop of activity-generating uses along the waterfront of Marina Bay. Given the planning intention for the site, no office use will be allowed for the site.


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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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So, Clifford Pier is preserved or not?
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Old June 24th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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yes, fortunately

Clifford Pier slated to be lifestyle hub

24 Jun 05

Site to go on sale by year-end. It will form a 'ring of activity' with resort across the bay

By Daryl Loo

A LEADING Singapore landmark will be given a new lease of life in the country's bid to turn the waterfront of Marina Bay into a premier playground.

The historic Clifford Pier building, built in 1933 as a landing point for immigrants, is to be turned into a retail and lifestyle centre that will include a neighbouring two-storey building once occupied by the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority.

Together with the planned integrated resort (IR) across the waters, the two old buildings in Collyer Quay will turn the Marina Bay waterfront into a strip ringed by a dizzying array of shops, hotels and nightclubs that will have commanding views of the bay.

Their future was made known yesterday when the Ministry of National Development (MND) announced its land sales programme for the second half of this year.

MND also estimated that the two IRs - the other is to be built on Sentosa - could generate 3,400 hotel rooms and 100,000 square meters of retail space.

The Collyer Quay announcement is the latest in a string of major developments being planned for Marina Bay, including a sprawling Business and Financial Centre and an MRT extension to link the various projects.

Knight Frank's analyst Danny Yeo sees the Collyer Quay site as the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle, 'completing the circle of new projects being planned around the shores of the bay.'

When redeveloped, the two quay landmarks will join such prime recreational attractions as The Esplanade, One Fullerton and The Singapore Flyer, which is similar to the London Eye, to form a New Downtown that, unlike the present Central Business District, will be abuzz round the clock.

They will dominate the 2.62 ha site, which is going to have 10,000 sq m of commercial space. No offices will be allowed, said a spokesman for the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

'We are looking for activity-generating lifestyle and recreational uses that can contribute to the necklace of attractions planned around Marina Bay,' she added.

The activities could even spill over to the waters in moored boats or floating platforms that can be turned into discos or for companies to hold parties, said Mr Yeo, executive director of property consultancy Knight Frank.

The single-storey Clifford Pier will retain its art deco design, the URA spokesman said, as it is earmarked for conservation because of its historical and architectural significance. The lease tenure for the site is still being studied and will be made known later this year, she added.

Analysts say the Collyer Quay site is likely to attract bids from such big boys as banker Wee Cho Yaw and developer Ng Teng Fong because they have companies with properties that adjoin it. Mr Wee's UOB owns Overseas Union House, which houses the Neptune Restaurant and other offices, and is being slated for a major redevelopment. Mr Ng's Sino Land owns The Fullerton hotel, the One Fullerton complex and Waterboat House.

Mr Donald Han, managing director of property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, expects the site to draw bids of up to $41 million should the Government decides on a 30-year lease, and up to $54 million if the lease term is 99 years.

Currrently, Clifford Pier is being used by the Maritime Port Authority as a ferry terminal for small vessels, and by operators of cruise boats. They will be moved to Marina South by the end of this year.

Besides the Collyer Quay site, four more plots will also go on the reserve list in the second half of this year. These plots will not be released for public tender until a developer commits to bid at a minimum price acceptable to the authorities. These other plots are a commercial site in Toa Payoh and three sites for homes: Novena, Woodlands, and Pasir Ris.
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Old June 24th, 2005, 02:24 AM   #4
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that's good

I thought redstone had mentioned something like it looks awful or something like that...
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Old June 24th, 2005, 02:37 AM   #5
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nah..I think what everyone hates is the surrounding Oversea Union House and those old ugly 70s buildings next to it...redstone loves art-deco
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Old June 24th, 2005, 03:31 AM   #6
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clifford pier looks real nice hope the redevlopment will not change that..
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Old June 24th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #7
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Combining this with the IR and nearby Marina developements, the potential is great....
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Old June 24th, 2005, 12:16 PM   #8
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More details here.....

Business Times - 24 Jun 2005

Govt sticks to reserve list for 2 sectors in H2


But major supply looms from other sources, including 2 IR projects


By KALPANA RASHIWALA

(SINGAPORE) As was widely expected, the government announced yesterday that it will not be resuming sales of residential and commercial land under the confirmed list system in the second half of this year.





Instead, it will stick to its policy of making land available only through the reserve list, under which sites are released for tender only if there is an application from a developer.

The news should be a stabilising factor in the property market. However, a substantial supply still looms from other government sources. The most notable of these are the two integrated resort (IR) developments that in total could generate about 100,000 square metres, or slightly over one million square feet, of retail space, as well as 3,400 hotel rooms.

Other government projects in the second half year that will add to the property supply include the Sports Hub in Kallang and the Tuas Recreation Hub.

Also augmenting supply will be the Economic Development Board's warehouse retail scheme, and the leasing out of vacant state buildings to allow for the expansion of commercial schools supported by the EDB.

Then there will also be sales of housing plots on Sentosa Cove and of hotel sites on Sentosa and elsewhere in Singapore. These and other government-initiated projects will supply a total of 195,000 sq m of commercial space (mostly retail), 1,200 hotel rooms and 1,000 private homes.

Said Knight Frank managing director Tan Tiong Cheng: 'It's a very clever system. By offering land under the reserve list, which is seen as market driven or demand driven, the government is not seen as flooding the market with land.

'But on the other hand, they have all these strategic projects, like the IRs, warehouse retail scheme, commercial schools, which also generate supply - and yet they can say that these projects bring more tourists, investments and students to Singapore. So it's also seen as a positive move.'

The Ministry of National Development, in its statement yesterday, said: 'It is expected that the growth in tourist arrivals and spending generated by the IRs will create more than sufficient demand for the additional supply of retail space and hotel rooms from the two IRs.'

'The IRs are also expected to generate spill-over benefits for the tourism industry and the overall economy, including the hotel and retail sectors,' it added.


For the second half of this year, the MND, which oversees the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme for the supply of commercial and residential land to private-sector developers, is introducing five new sites to the reserve list.

The most interesting of these is a plot at Collyer Quay which includes the existing Clifford Pier and the former Custom Harbour Front buildings.

The buildings are intended for adaptive use as a retail and lifestyle development. No office use will be allowed for the site, the MND said.

The new development will complete the loop of attractions and activities around Marina Bay, said DTZ Debenham Tie Leung's executive director Ong Choon Fah.

A natural contender for the plot is expected to be Overseas Union Enterprise, which owns the adjacent Overseas Union House and Change Alley Aerial Plaza and Tower. If it clinches the Collyer Quay reserve-list site, it could propose an integrated project encompassing all its properties in the area.

The other four new reserve-list plots are a small site at Toa Payoh Lorong 6 to meet localised demand for commercial amenities, and three condominium parcels.

These are at Sinaran Drive (near Novena MRT Station), Woodlands Ave 2/Rosewood Drive (next to Far East's Casablanca project), and Elias Road in Pasir Ris.

Property consultants say the condo site at Novena is the most attractive of the three housing sites. Knight Frank's Mr Tan estimates that the site could fetch $350-400 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr), with a break-even cost for a new project at $650-700 psf.

He said the other two condo plots in Woodlands and Elias Road could fetch about $200 psf ppr.

In addition to these five new reserve-list sites, MND is rolling over the remaining 15 sites from the first-half reserve list to the second half.

In total, the 20 sites can generate about 3,700 private homes, 200,000 sqm of commercial space and 345 hotel rooms.

City Developments group general manager Chia Ngiang Hong was pleased with the government's decision not to resume sales of housing and commercial sites under the confirmed list, under which a site is put up for sale regardless of whether developers are interested in it or not. This is unlike the reserve-list system, where sites are put up for tender only if developers apply for them.

'This will prevent oversupply and allow the property market to regulate based on demand,' he said.

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Old June 24th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #9
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OUH and the ICA Harbour branch dock sticks out into the bay like a sore thumb...Hope they ''un''claim land so that the channel in front of One Marina Boulevard is less narrow...

How big will the new pier at Marina South be? There have been no news about how it looks like and it is nearing completion. I was on a bus past there once and the sign board just said erection of a new clifford pier...
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How big will the new pier at Marina South be? There have been no news about how it looks like and it is nearing completion. I was on a bus past there once and the sign board just said erection of a new clifford pier...
The project is kinda low profile i would say......maybe they are focusing more on the IR and the Maritime hub development at th moment......
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What Maritime hub? Isn't clifford pier the maritime hub?
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Old June 24th, 2005, 04:29 PM   #12
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What Maritime hub? Isn't clifford pier the maritime hub?
I think star cruise has a proposal to build the maritime hub inclusive of convention, retail and entertainment facilities should it get the IR.......
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So what will the new Clifford Pier's role be once that is up? Aint Clifford Pier going to be just one boring pier...................?
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So what will the new Clifford Pier's role be once that is up? Aint Clifford Pier going to be just one boring pier...................?
Not sure about that.....maybe they'll integrate the development with the pier....
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Old June 27th, 2005, 04:17 AM   #15
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I remember that the daily operation at Clifford Pier will be moved downwards to the reclaimed land parcel and the Govt is planning to build world-class maritim pier over there.

Is it that one?



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Not sure about that.....maybe they'll integrate the development with the pier....
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I remember that the daily operation at Clifford Pier will be moved downwards to the reclaimed land parcel and the Govt is planning to build world-class maritim pier over there.

Is it that one?
I saw the model at URA, but not sure if its confirmed.
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22 August 2005

Clifford Pier to be redeveloped in URA blueprint to transform waterfront

By Farah Abdul Rahim, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Clifford Pier will be redeveloped as part of a blueprint to transform the waterfront and make Singapore a vibrant global city.

The pier, where bumboats used to line along the Singapore River, has been part of Singapore's skyline for more than 70 years.

It has also been a second home to many who work there.

Mr Zeyandin, who runs an outlet at the pier, said he had been there for about 30 years.

"I will miss this place very much," he said.

Boat operator Henry Lim, 50, shared the same sentiment.

"When I was young, my grandfather was rowing a sampan. I came here when I was 10, and now I am 50 - I have been here for 40 years."

"I feel sad to leave," he said.

The familiar sight of the bumboats will no longer be there once Clifford Pier closes its doors and makes the move to the new Straits Pier next year.

While many say they are nostalgic about leaving, they are still excited and upbeat about the plans ahead.

"If we can conserve the pier, when we are old and retired, we can still come here and reminisce our days here."

And his wish may just come true -

The site will be up for tender by year's end -

The Urban Redevelopment Authority will work with successful bidders to see how the architecture and structural features of the building will be conserved at the same time.

Mr Michael Koh, Director of Urban Planning and Design at URA, said: "Clifford Pier will be retained as a conserved building as with the Customs Harbour Branch Building next to Clifford Pier." - CNA/de

Copyright © 2005 MCN International Pte Ltd
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Old August 28th, 2005, 02:59 PM   #18
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Okay, I kinda missed this thread.

I suppose the 1970s extensions would be torn down. would any new buildings be added? The plot is so small around it.

And Change Alley Aerial Plaza and tower thingy isn't going to be redeveloped?
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In today's papers. I have yet tried the junk cruise before...

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quite sad to see her go..she was one of the unique resident ships of Marina Basin ... :X

The Admiral Cheng Ho Boat is an authentic junk boat which sails from Clifford Pier around Singapore River. It serves an Imperial Dinner for 160 people including Chinese orchestra entertainment.

http://www.visitsingapore.com/publis...periences.html
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