The magnificent architecture of Raffles Place – Singapore CBD
Experience the architecture of modern Singapore on Raffles Place. Located within the heart of the Singapore CBD, Raffles Place boasts several of the tallest landmarks in the city and serves as a symbol of the progress and success of Singapore. Home to shops, restaurants, and much more, its location on the south bank of the Singapore River makes Raffles Place a popular destination for visitors who want to admire the impressive skyscrapers and explore nearby attractions. Al fresco restaurants, upscale wine bars, bustling clubs and award-winning restaurants are all at home on Club Street, offering cuisines from around the world and drawing visitors from every corner of Singapore. Whether searching for a signature cocktail at a fashionable watering hole or an intimate meal with friends at an Asian-fusion restaurant, Club Street offers delights for every traveller.
UOB Plaza and One Raffles Place
Raffles Place has been an important commercial and financial centre in Singapore for more than a century, and is still home to many of the same businesses that originally opened in the square. What strikes visitors most about Raffles Place, however, is the architecture; the sprawling modern buildings are a truly impressive sight. Republic Plaza, UOB Plaza and One Raffles Place are three of the tallest buildings in the city, each reaching a staggering height of 280 metres and dominating the Singapore skyline.
Consequently, both UOB Plaza and One Raffles Place offer incredible views over the city from their rooftop bars and restaurants. The sophisticated eatery at the top of UOB Plaza is perfect for a more formal meal, while 1-Altitude at the top of One Raffles Place boasts the world’s largest al fresco rooftop restaurant.
Culture and Entertainment
In stark contrast to the modern skyscrapers of Raffles Place, a short walk around the area highlights Singapore’s rich culture and heritage. Situated nearby, Thian Hock Keng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. Built in 1839 in the architectural style of southern China, the beautifully restored building features intricate carvings and sculptures and stands on the edge of Singapore’s fashionable Chinatown district.
Just across the water from Raffles Place is the Asian Civilisation Museum, which celebrates pan-Asian cultures and boasts an incredible collection of rare and unique artefacts. Elsewhere, visitors can experience the live music of Singapore’s famed symphony orchestra at the Victoria Theatre. The 152-year old building is a Singapore heritage site which is, after an extensive refurbishment, as impressive inside as it is architecturally striking.
Explore the area around Raffles Place
Raffles Place is located in the heart of the Singapore CBD (Central Business District), the city's business and financial hub. Beyond Raffles Place, many of Singapore’s most popular neighbourhoods are within easy reach.
A short walk along the water will bring visitors to Marina Bay, a hub of shops and restaurants and home to the stunning Gardens by the Bay. For entertainment and nightlife, Boat Quay is also just a short walk from Raffles Place and is known for its bars and restaurants.
Getting to Raffles Place
Located less than a 10-minute drive or 30-minute walk from Pan Pacific Singapore, mixing business and pleasure at Raffles Place has never been easier. Both the North South and East West MRT lines stop at Raffles Place, making it a convenient meeting point for those travelling from nearby areas.
Discover all the area has to offer with a hotel near Raffles Place when you book your stay at Pan Pacific Singapore. With lavish rooms and suites, an onsite fitness centre and delicious bar and dining options, Pan Pacific Singapore can help make your trip to Singapore even more memorable.