CBD condos: Where to live in the city that only sometimes sleeps
If time is the ultimate luxury, then a short walk to work is apex living. Here are five of our favourite city condos that will elevate you to the rarefied ranks of CBD-dwellers.
V on Shenton
There’s something wonderful about the chaotic honeycomb facade of V on Shenton – and not least its reflective properties that are a pillar of the development’s eco credentials.
A collaboration between internationally acclaimed UNStudio and local heroes Architects 61 – or “a61” – V on Shenton is not just great to look at, but also great to look out of, commanding views of the Strait and surrounding CBD area for miles around.
V on Shenton features, as you’d expect, world-class amenities including:
- A sky garden on level 34
- Aqua and non-aqua gyms
- Kids pool and playground
- “Outback grill” (read bbq)
- And perhaps the loveliest touch we’ve encountered to date: a nutmeg grove
Discover V on Shenton, 5A Shenton Way, 068814.
Never mind walking to work. Strolling home from a night out on Amoy Street is the ultimate in city living.
Towering up from the corner of McCallum and Telok Ayer – where shophouses meet the CBD – The Clift is one of very few condos right at the heart of this work hard, play hard district.
Resort-style facilities at The Clift include:
- Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi
- Dining areas and entertainment deck
- Cabana lounge
- Massage parlour
- And this stunning steam room with a view:
Discover The Clift condominium, 21 McCallum Street, 069047.
Marina One Residences
The newest kid on the block is also one of the most striking.
With 1,042 residential apartments hitting the market (alongside the sizeable commercial space), Marina One is an epic development. The luxury city condos range from the pied-à-terre at 657 sqf through to four truly indulgent penthouses at up to 8,568 sqf.
Marina One Residences’ amenities include, well, everything (such as the above, lovely water feature). But most especially:
- A wellness sanctuary
- The always-essential teppanyaki terrace
- And a putting green
Discover Marina One Residences (and the joys of putt putt), 21/23 Marina Way, 018979.
One Shenton, 1 Shenton Way
We’ve already discussed the stunning modern architecture of One Shenton condo, and it’s back thanks to its enviable position right above the kopi and kaya toast mecca of Lau Pa Sat on your way in to the office.
One Shenton’s two skybridges offer a wealth of facilities including:
- A wellness centre with spa lounge and garden
- More pools than a mid-sized cruise liner
- A theatrette
- And two “reflection pods”
Discover One Shenton condo, 1 Shenton Way, 068803.
Lastly, and perhaps mostly, Wallich Residence – sitting atop Singapore’s tallest tower, Tanjong Pagar Centre, and offering 181 units starting from a height of 180m.
Wallich Residence’s most famous resident, Sir James Dyson, made headlines earlier this year with his $73.8m purchase of the 21,000 sqft triplex penthouse. But there was much to recommend the development before this nod from one of the world’s greatest designers.
Think panoramic views from the sky terrace infinity pool, an observatory “air deck” at a height of 290m, and cloud-top private dining in The Wallich Room.
Aside from the triplex, there are four further penthouses of 3,509 sqft to tempt you, along with units ranging from one through to four bedrooms.
address: 3 Wallich St, Singapore 078882
Where to now?
- More on the architectural splendours of One Shenton condo;
- Discover the highs and lows of condo living and the coveted Balmoral enclave;
- Along with everything you need to know before moving into a Singapore condo;
- Your city-slickin’ pad will need some very, very good-looking home tech.