The Cathay

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The Cathay
The Cathay Building.jpg
The new Cathay Building was constructed behind the Art Deco frontal facade of the old Cathay Cinema, which was gazetted as a national monument.
Location Museum Planning Area, Singapore
Coordinates Coordinates: 1°17′57.5″N 103°50′51.5″E / 1.299306°N 103.847639°E / 1.299306; 103.847639
Address 2 Handy Road, Singapore
Opening date 2006
Developer Cathay Organisation
Management Cathay Organisation
Owner Cathay Organisation
Total retail floor area 168,000 sq ft (15,600 m2)
No. of floors 17
Website The Cathay

The Cathay is a mixed-use 17-storey cinema, shopping mall and apartment building located at Handy Road and Mount Sophia in the Museum Planning Area of Singapore.


Owned and managed by Cathay Organisation, the original building was opened in 1939 as Cathay Building. In 2000, it was closed and partially demolished for redevelopment. Elements of the old Cathay Cinema, including its facade which was conserved as a national monument, together with a modern-day design by Paul Tange of Tange Associates Japan and RDC Architects Pte Ltd Singapore, were incorporated into the new building.


The Cathay was opened on 24 March 2006. The building housed retail, food & beverage outlets and an 8-screen Cathay Cineplex which includes The Picturehouse. The Cathay Residences opened towards the end of 2006.


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  • Fiona Chan, "Cathay tenants get new round of rental rebates", The Straits Times, 20 October 2006

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