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Suntec City

Shopping is an activity that tourists and Singaporeans enjoy.  They can visit the Suntec City, which is the biggest privately-owned commercial office complex in Singapore. Launched in 1995, it consists of an international convention centre, four 45-storey high office towers, one 18-storey office block, and a huge shopping mall built around a Fountain Terrace.  The concept for the mega-mall and convention city is the brainchild of the architectural firm of Tsao & McKownn (Singapore) Pte Ltd while its Principal Consultant is DP Architects Pte Ltd.

The ‘Fountain of Wealth’ is the world’s largest and covers an area of over 1,600 sq m.  It is made of cast bronze and cost an estimated $9 million to build in 1997.  The Fountain has become a tourist attraction in itself.  Its elevated bronze ring,  supported by four pillars encircles the fountain.  The ring is 21 metres in diameter while the pillars are 14 metres high.  The waters can spurt up to 30 metres in height.

Many geomancy or feng-shui experts attribute Suntec City’s success to its excellent… (cont’d on next page)

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Written by victorkoo

22 April, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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