District 2 Singapore
Do You Know About District 2 Singapore?
District 2 Singapore is a part of Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) also includes Anson Road, Neil Road, and Tanjong Pagar. The area has grown over time, with numerous skyscrapers housing well-known multinational corporations lining the streets of District 2 Singapore. It has become a defining characteristic of District 2, which is difficult to imagine given the town’s humble beginnings as a fishing village.
District 2 Singapore includes Anson Road, Neil Road, Shenton Way, and Tanjong Pagar in the Central Business District roads lined with high-rise office buildings.
Anson Centre, a commercial and residential tower built in 1971, is located on Anson Road. Springleaf Tower was built in the 1990s on Anson Road near Parsi Road and Prince Edward Road. District 2 Singapore consists of a 37-story office and service apartment building. Another commercial and residential building International Plaza was built in the 1970s and houses several employment agencies. It gave a glass façade during a facelift in the 1980s. Fuji Xerox Towers, formerly known as the IBM Towers, is one of the four roads – Tanjong Pagar Road, Bernam Street, Keppel Road, and Anson Road. Anson House, Apex Tower, Temasek Tower, and M Hotel (previously known as the Copthorne Harbour) are among the other notable structures on Anson Road.
Tanjong Pagar Road gazes in the mid-1980s as part of the government’s conservation plan. The shophouses were restored to their pre-WWII appearance after the conservation project was completed. Despite the shops’ distinct appearance, the fusion of new and old creates an extraordinary shopping experience, providing visitors with the best of both worlds.
Chinatown is the most popular tourist attraction in District 2 because filled with Chinese elements that showcase the culture. It is also primarily populated by ethnic Chinese people, though this is less so now than during its colonial era. Visitors to Chinatown can see various cultural and historical sites, such as the Chinatown Heritage Centre, has been designated as a national heritage site by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority. There are also numerous Hindu and Buddhist temples in Chinatown, demonstrating the area’s cultural diversity. The historical significance of Chinatown can also in the street design. It is especially true of the shophouses, which combine Victorian and Baroque styles.
As you continue to explore District 2, you will discover more hidden treasures in Tanjong Pagar, an area with an active nightlife that is less known among expats and tourists. There is an exciting nightlife scene here, with various clubs, KTV bars, and pubs locates along Tras Street. Tanjong Pagar Plaza, made of shophouses with businesses, were designated for the purpose by Singapore’s Housing Development Board (HDB). The food centre in Chinatown serves traditional Chinese dishes such as fish soup and nasi lemak. Maxwell Food Centre, which serves delectable chicken rice dishes, is another “not to be missed” food paradise. Tanjong Pagar has earned the moniker “Little Korea” as more restaurants have opened.
The food centre is well-known for its tantalising local specialities like nasi lemak and fish soup. It converted into a food centre in 1986 and now serves a variety of local hawker fare. The majority of the hawkers on China Street are from the Cantonese neighbourhood. Its restaurant serves authentic local fare such as hum chim peng (crusty fried pancake), ngor hiang (Hokkien meat roll) and home-brewed herbal broths.
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