HarbourFront Centre

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HarbourFront Centre
HarbourFront Centre 2, Aug 06.JPG
LocationHarbourFront, Singapore
Coordinates1°15′52″N 103°49′12″E / 1.26444°N 103.82000°E / 1.26444; 103.82000Coordinates: 1°15′52″N 103°49′12″E / 1.26444°N 103.82000°E / 1.26444; 103.82000
Address1 Maritime Square
Opening date1977 (World Trade Centre)
2003 (HarbourFront Centre)
DeveloperMapletree Investments
ManagementMapletree Investments
OwnerMapletree Investments
Total retail floor area100,000 square feet (9,300 m2)
No. of floors14
Websiteharbourfrontcentre.com.sg

HarbourFront Centre is a shopping mall and ferry terminal that connects to nearby Indonesian ports, as well as the city of Batam and Bintan Island. It is at 1 Maritime Square, in HarbourFront, Singapore. The mall is part of a development known as HarbourFront which is connected to VivoCity, the country's largest shopping mall. It was formerly known as World Trade Centre,[1] which was completed in 1977,[2] and was renovated beginning January 2000 with a connection to HarbourFront MRT Station, and was reopened on 20 June 2003, at the same time as HarbourFront MRT Station.

HarbourFront Centre is directly connected to HarbourFront MRT station of the Mass Rapid Transit, The Circle Line and the Singapore Cruise Centre is in the building. HarbourFront Bus Interchange is directly opposite Telok Blangah Road. Towards the west of HarbourFront Centre are HarbourFront Tower 1, HarbourFront Tower 2 and Keppel Bay Tower; all are office buildings. The Sentosa Cable Car station is housed in HarbourFront Tower 2, which replaced the old Jardine Steps Station atop the PSA Tower. All buildings are connected to HarbourFront Centre.

When HarbourFront Centre was known as World Trade Centre, it featured exhibition halls. These halls have since been demolished. Major exhibitions now take place at the Singapore Expo and Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Presently VivoCity occupies the land where the exhibition halls used to be.

HarbourFront Centre (World Trade Centre) hosted Miss Universe Pageant in 1987, the winner in this opportunity it was Cecilia Bolocco from Chile. It also houses the Honorary Consulate of Ivory Coast on the 9th floor of the building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tor, Ching Li (17 February 2003). "WTC is now HarbourFront Centre". Today. p. 5. Retrieved 15 March 2016 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ "Centre to Boost Trade in Sea". New Nation. p. 23. Retrieved 8 April 2018 – via NewspaperSG.

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