Expats in Singapore

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Expats in Singapore

These five buildings in Singapore's Central Business District (CBD) are all located near high traffic areas with multiple international corporate workplaces that have numerous expat employees: One Raffles Place, The Downtown Gallery, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Tanjong Pagar Centre, and The Marina Bay Link Mall.


One Raffles Place is located above Raffles Place MRT. Its website is here.

This building includes a shopping mall and two towers filled with office space. The site has six levels. The shopping area offers stores, restaurants, and a health clinic. This site is a prominent office building with high traffic. Other buildings nearby include Republic Plaza, UOB Plaza I & II, Six Battery Road, Bank of Singapore Centre, Ocean Financial Centre, MYP Centre as well as Singapore Land Tower, all of which attract a diverse crowd of customers including expats.


The Downtown Gallery is located at 6A Shenton Way Singapore 068815. Its website is here.

Downtown Gallery also has six levels including a basement. The mall area includes beauty stores, co-working spaces, fashion shops, food and beverages, and shops catering to lifestyle and wellness needs. This building's location on Shenton Way places it close to SGX Centre, 80 Robinson, UIC Building, Hong Leong Building, OUE Downtown, Robinson Point, GB Building, and Tokio Marine Centre, all major buildings which attract diverse traffic including expats.


Tanjong Pagar Plaza is located at 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 082001. Its website is here.

This building has around 130 diverse shops and services. The building is easily accessible from the Ayer Rajah Expressway or the New Bridge Road. It is located in the Tanjong Pagar area which has numerous office buildings such as AXA Tower, Springleaf Tower, International Plaza, Twenty Anson, Fuji Xerox Tower, Mapletree Anson, and 78 Shenton Way.


Tanjong Pagar Centre is located at 1 Wallich Street, #31-01 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881. Its website is here.

This site has 100,000 square feet of retail and dining space. In addition to the retail space, Tanjong Pagar Centre houses a Grade A office space, park, and 181 residences. The building houses Guoco Tower with a 890,000 square feet of office space. Located in the Tanjong Pagar area, it is close to AXA Tower, Springleaf Tower, International Plaza, Twenty Anson, Fuji Xerox Tower, Mapletree Anson, and 78 Shenton Way, all high-traffic buildings that attract diverse customers including expats.


The Marina Bay Link Mall is located at 8A Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984 and its website is here.

This is a subterranean mall situated directly below The Lawn @ Marina Bay. The mall has three sections the subterranean space, the ground plaza, and the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) Towers. The Marina Bay Area has numerous commercial office buildings such as Marina One, Marina Bay Financial Centre, the twin office towers at Asia Square and One Raffles Quay that house many multinational corporations, and global banks such as Deutsche Bank, DBS, UBS and Standard Chartered.


One Raffles Place, The Downtown Gallery, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Tanjong Pagar Centre, and the Marina Bay Link Mall, are all multi-purpose buildings with numerous shops and services in which a dental office would not be out of place. Each listed building is located in Singapore's CBD area near major workplaces with many expat employees.

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  • "As a city that is technologically advanced on a global level, the three main industries in Singapore are Information Technology (IT), marketing and finance. "
  • "Of the more than 1.32 million foreign nationals working in the city, more than 600,000 are highly skilled in technology. Since technology, IT in particular, is such a huge industry in Singapore, the allure of a good paying job in their respective fields is the main attraction."
  • "However, there is also a large population of day traders within the financial sector and Forex Singapore is already a huge industry and growing stronger within the financial sector by the day."
  • "If you look at a district map of Singapore, you will notice the business districts are in the South and East and so expats typically enjoy living in districts close to where they will almost always be working. "
  • "In District 10, Holland Village is a favourite of expats and as you can see, it is quite close to the central business district with easy access and high quality schools in the area."
  • "The CBD is Singapore’s business and financial district and home to leading international businesses and financial institutions. It starts from Raffles Place along the Shenton Way / Robinson Road / Cecil Street commercial corridor to Tanjong Pagar and the Anson Road area. "
  • "Organizations like insurance companies, professional services firms, business centres, financial institutes and banks highly seek office spaces in Raffles Place."
  • "Some of the prominent office buildings situated here are One Raffles Place, Republic Plaza, Six Battery Road, UOB Plaza I & II, Ocean Financial Centre, Bank of Singapore Centre, MYP Centre as well as Singapore Land Tower."
  • "From 1970s upward when government offices and major commercial buildings were erected there, Shenton Way area became Singapore’s Wall Street. This location competes with Raffles place today, as one of the top business addresses available in Singapore CBD."
  • "With a good proper mix of modern residential buildings, conserved low-rise shophouses, a few four-star hotels, a public housing estate known as Tanjong Pagar Plaza and ultimately good office buildings, Tanjong Pagar located alongside Anson Road area in the west region of the Singapore CBD consists of refurbished office buildings and Grade A office buildings at relatively reasonable rates."
  • "Marina Bay in Singapore is an extension of Singapore CBD. It is located on 360 hectares of land fronting the Marina Bay and southern coastal line of Singapore. It is peculiar for it’s waterfront business locality and has attracted outstanding investments and it is now the major and financial hub in Asia."