Set to rise soon along the busy streets of Bugis is a luxurious development sure to attract people from all walks of life, the DUO Residences. It is an integrated development set to house different luxury buildings: a premium residential block, a 5-star hotel, and “Grade A” offices & commercial stores.
These are spreaded across an approximate 289,422 square feet (sqft) of site area, comprising of 660 residential units across 49 floor levels in total. All these are made possible by the joint efforts of M+S Pte Ltd (a joint collaboration between Khazanah Nasional from Malaysia and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings) and designed by infamous German architect Ole Scheeren.
The project was awarded to a Japanese-based firm, Obayashi Corporation, and is set to be complete by 2017.
The name “DUO” was coined after its representation as an iconic bond between two countries, Malaysia and Singapore. The new launch development is situated along Ophir Road and Fraser Street in District 7 of Singapore.
Outside this magnificent development are well-known commercial establishments such as the Bugis Junction, a favorite among millennials for shopping, food, movies, and all sorts of entertainment.
Many other go-to places are merely minutes away such as the Orchard Road shopping belt, Suntec City, Raffles City, Clarke Quay, the Central Business District (CBD) and Marina Bay Sands etc.
As for transportation, DUO Residences is also pretty accessible via a mere 2-minute walk from the Bugis MRT Station, which is connected to the Downtown Line MRT, an upcoming train station set to be open for public use by 2015.
On top of this direct link to the MRT Station, the complex also has an underground passageway which leads directly to Suntec City.
Of course, there are also a function room, an outdoor living room, and a good old kid’s play area for the little ones. Teppanyaki terraces are also available which can be an excellent spot to entertain your guests and friends with a good meal.
Apart from these, there also are commercial amenities such as the retail plaza at DUO Residences – an area similar to a food court which also offers other kinds of retail services and event areas. Another commercial amenity is the sky garden, a beautiful place to bond and relax with family and friends.
Lastly, those looking for a luxurious meal can try dining at the signature restaurant with observation equipment, all located at the top floor of this high rise wonder, giving way to a grand view of the city skyline.
DUO Residences has the potential to become a long-term investment due to its proximity to not only existing establishments such as the CBD area, but also to upcoming commercial developments. Without a doubt, the DUO Residences will be the next big thing people would be raving about around the Bugis vicinity in the coming years, even decades.