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Central Business District

Singapore’s Central Business District covers the main city centre including Shenton Way and ends up in the Orchard Road area.  It is home to the most important business addresses in the city.

Raffles City & Marina Centre

A popular shopping and commercial complex in the city centre is the Raffles City complex.  Raffles City sits on the site once occupied by Raffles Institution, Singapore’s first and oldest school.  The complex was designed by world-renowned American-Chinese architect IM Pei.

This stamp features a part of the Bras Basah Road area in the 1980s.  Many old and well-known schools such as Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls School, St Joseph’s Institution and the CHIJ Convent were located in Bras Basah Road.  The schools were moved out to the suburbs in the 1970s and 1980s.  The other big buildings in the background on the left are the international hotels in Marina Centre.

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Written by victorkoo

15 April, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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