Living in Singapore’s Tallest Building – Wallich Residences
At a time when urban centres are growing increasingly crowded, the only thing land-scarce Singapore can do is to adopt high-rises as its preferred building style. UOB Plaza One, One Raffles Place and Republic Plaza jointly held the title as the tallest structure in Singapore for more than 20 years, before being overtaken by the 290-meter-tall Tanjong Pagar Centre in 2016. Situated in the CBD, a 181-unit luxury residential component Wallich Residences is one part of the $3.2 billion 64-storey development which comprises of Guoco Tower, 890,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space; 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and F&B space; a 150,000 sq. ft. urban park and the 5-stars 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre hotel.
Wallich Residences are lifestyle buildings. They look like hotels and everything you need is right here. Residents can enjoy private and exclusive spaces, while having numerous amenities offered by the mixed-use project, Tanjong Pagar Centre. GuocoLand has engaged the architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to design this latest iconic addition to Singapore’s skyline. Residential units starts from the 39th floor to 64th floor, rising from 180, to 290m above sea level; and according to List Sotheby International Realty, 5 out of the top 10 luxury apartments globally are above 200m and Wallich Residence is the only property in Singapore to be among the top 10. This meant that these exclusive luxury residential units will be a great source of pride for not only its developer but also its owners.
Location, location, location.
As they say, location is everything. Wallich Residences is located along Wallich Street in Tanjong Pagar and it is part of the mixed development, Tanjong Pagar Centre. Surrounded by a plethora of amenities, those living at Wallich Residences are also ideally located to reach the CBD and other areas of Singapore, from the Tanjong Pagar MRT station located below their building. The Tanjong Pagar MRT offers connectivity to the East West Line (EWL). This is not the only MRT station within vicinity. A short walk away would be the upcoming Prince Edward Road MRT station which operates on the Circle Line (CCL) and the upcoming Shenton Way MRT station which is part of the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). For those who prefer to drive, not to worry as Wallich Residences is also located near to the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). In short, whether you choose to commute via public transportation or drive, the whole island is in easy and quick reach and if you are working in the CBD, you will not have to suffer from long commutes to work since your home is in the heart of the city.
A creative variety of culinary highlights await your discerning palate at the various dining options within the vicinity of Wallich Residences. Whether it’s a leisurely indulgence, quick picker-upper or light refreshment, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice with the huge number of options here – from bars, restaurants, and food outlets, both local and international. There is a good mix of F&B outlets catering to diverse budgets in Tanjong Pagar Centre (TPC). Among the few F&B outlets which can be found nestled in TPC are Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, Pura Brasa, Japan Rail Café, SBCD Korean Tofu House, Guzman Y Gomez and many more. Fancy all these delicious food (that won’t break your bank!) at your convenience right at your doorstep! On top of that, there are also many food courts nearby such as Amoy Street Food Centre and Maxwell Road Food Court. There also many famous restaurants and bars at Duxton Hill, Club Street and Ang Siang Hill which are all nearby, so you will definitely be spoilt for choice when it comes to food.
Living at Wallich Residences, you’ll find everything you need to make your life easy. 5 – 15 minutes from all of Singapore’s greatest attractions, Wallich Residences provides easy access to various retail outlets and unparalleled entertainment of the city. Wallich Residences is close to many shopping malls such as Marina Bay Link Mall, Icon Village, China Square, People’s Park Complex and Chinatown Point. Adding on, just an elevator-ride away, there are also retail outlets like Little Farms, Miniso and Precious Thoughts.
Equally within reach is its breath taking parks and outdoor spaces just waiting to be explored. As part of TPC’s live-work-play vision, TPC offers the luxury of green open space in the heart of the city; an urban oasis for you to unwind from work and break away from the hustle and bustle of life. Spanning at 150,000 sq. ft., this landscaped urban park features a green lawn, rooftop gardens and a wide, open space sheltered by a glass canopy for recreational and lifestyle activities. It is a great place to take a stroll, jog, cycle or to simply just relax with your family during the weekends – children playing outdoors while the parents dine al fresco. There are also various recreation clubs and parks near Wallich Residence such as HomeTeam NS at Chinatown, Singapore’s Mariners’ Club, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Hong Lim Park, Singapore Cricket Club, Esplanade Park, Fort Canning Park, HomeTeamNS at UE Shopping Mall and Singapore Recreation Club. Being super close (or within a reasonable drive) to this many recreation facilities can keep you riding high about your home.
For homeowners with children, great schools top their list of what makes a great neighbourhood. Cantonment Primary School is within walking distance while other nearby schools includes Radin Mas Primary School, Outram Secondary School, CHIJ (Kellock) and CHIJ Saint Theresa’s Convent whereas Saint Andrew’s Village and Nanyang Junior College are located slightly further down. If you are keener in enrolling your children into international schools, Overseas Family School and International School Singapore are also nearby Wallich Residences.
Catering to your every need
Wallich Residences – the residential component of TPC is only part of a whole. The entire complex comprises of several components. So, let’s break this down for a closer look:
Guoco Tower comprises of 890,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office spaces spanning over 21 floors, a 6-storey retail and dining podium of around 100,000 sq. ft. and also a luxurious 223-room 5-star hotel by Sofitel.
A 150,000 sq. ft. of urban park with lush greenery landscapes and garden which can be used for recreational and lifestyle events.
Unlike most typical developments in the area, the 181-unit Wallich Residences sits on top of Guoco Tower and spans the 39th to 64th Typical apartments at Wallich Residences range from one to four bedroom units sized from 614 to 2,034 sq. ft. The tower is topped by four penthouses spanning the 58th to 61st floors with sizes from 3,509 sq. ft. and the crown jewel would be the super penthouse of 21,108 sq. ft. occupying the 63rd and 64th floor.
Wallich Residences is equipped with many luxurious and extensive facilities and amenities to cater to the needs of its residences. Within Wallich Residences itself, it has a total of 4 levels of amenities and facilities, from its signature concierge services, a breath-taking infinity pool on the 39th floor, a private library, a theatrette and a private dining on the 52nd floor, and the stunning sky observatory deck on the 62nd floor.
There are 3 levels of condominium facilities – the Apex, Cloud 220 and Social 180, which houses an extensive range of facilities for its residences to indulge in for personal relaxation or to host gatherings or functions. The Concierge is the only level the public will have access to.
The Concierge: This bespoke concierge services is managed by Guocoland’s land concierge team in partnership with Sofitel Singapore City Centre. The Concierge will elevate the ‘Wallich Residences Experience’. The concierge team can assist you in creating the most perfect and memorable experiences – skilled in booking of residence amenities and facilities, grocery and luggage handling, and laundry services. The Concierge may also assist with home maintenance, transportation arrangements, housekeeping and entertainment planning; however services will be subject to costs and expenses.
Social 180: Unwind, relax and recharge at Social 180. Dip in the stunning infinity pool at 180m above sea level with its breath taking views of the sea and beyond or sit back in the sanctuary landscaped gardens or one of the many upscale cabanas with a book. Break a sweat at the gym or ‘don’t break sweat’ by spending more time relaxing in the Jacuzzi rather than exercising; or simply get together with friends and family over a BBQ or dine at the casual dining rooms.
Cloud 220: With the city skyline as your backdrop, invite your guests to an intimate dining experience at The Wallich Room with a private chef for a personalised culinary experience – making all your gastronomic desires come true. You can also host private screenings at the theatrette. As night falls, unwind with friends or family amidst the lush greenery of the sky gardens with cocktails to complete the atmosphere; or you can simply go gentle into the good night at Wallich Residence’s library.
Apex: Soaring approximately 270m above sea level on Level 62, the sky observatory that crowns Singapore’s tallest building is the apex of perpetual living. Enjoy spectacular views from the Airdeck, exquisite cantilevered glass viewing platforms. With unparalleled views of the city, sea and beyond, Apex allows you to get a bird’s eye view of Singapore from the top of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Children will love seeing this bustling city shrunk down to look like a playscape of tiny cars, buses, trains and little-ant-like-people.
Here is a fun fact for you. Cloud 220 and Social 180 are named to signify their towering height among the clouds, with these floors standing at the height of 220m and 180m respectively above sea level.
Bringing homes to life
How we inhabit our home comes down to well it is designed. With rapid innovation in the interior design space, home life is fast becoming more efficient. To adjust to the constant changes, Guocoland are forced to find new ways to approach Wallich Residences, and when good design meets innovation, the results are exciting and transformative. This success can only be achieved by a relentless pursuit of excellence, creative brilliance and a deep commitment to GuocoLand’s enduring values.
Guocoland provides you with products that not only revolutionise your experience within your homes, but also transform the way you customise your spaces. All units feature top-end finishing and fittings such as marble flooring from the Middle East, full Gaggenau kitchen appliances including dishwasher and double-door integrated refrigerator and freezer, and full-marble bathrooms with a smart TV in the master bathroom. For the 4-bedroom units and penthouses, the master bathroom comes with an a steam bath. Here are a few of our top picks that are bringing excitement and innovation to your homes at Wallich Residences:
- It is often assumed that there are no options outside the standard white plastic switch. Nothing could be further from the truth. These switches add elegance, colour and modern simplicity with metallic finishes to offer flexibility to a broad range of décor styles.
- There is a TV included in the bathroom without having to worry about the space or unfriendly conditions from the particular room of the house. You can now enjoy the time spent in the bathroom with this vanity TV mirror.
- Each unit also comes with electronic access systems to complement modern lifestyles.
Bungalows in the sky
Across the world, there are some incredible landed properties and apartments on offer and if you have the money, the world is quite literally your oyster. The penthouse units in Wallich Residences are the true epitome of a dream home among the clouds. The unrivalled apartments offer a new height of luxury living in the city. They are also the only unit types with a private lift lobby with a personal access into their homes – truly defining exclusivity and privacy. However, with only a very limited number of units available (4 Junior Penthouse units and 1 Super Penthouse unit), the chance to call one of these units your home is truly a privilege like no other.
The Junior Penthouse is one of the most impressive penthouses in Singapore – a gem (to be exact, only four of these) of Guocoland’s offer. This 3,509 sq. ft. penthouse is only of 4 of its kind in Wallich Residences. As mentioned earlier, one of the first outstanding traits of this apartment complex is a private lift lobby only accessible to home-owners allowing for immense privacy and security for those who value their personal space. The kitchen area is segmented into dry and wet kitchens. Guocoland has created an impeccable space by uniting the kitchen, living, and dining areas not only with an open concept, but also with a coherent aesthetic which results in a graceful flow of space. This design is a big win as it is more social; it connects spaces for family togetherness and it also draws in more light, which can make a small space feel bigger than it already is. Moving on, there are four bedrooms in the house – a master bedroom, junior master bedroom and two other smaller ones. Each bedroom comes with an ensuite bathroom and additionally, the master and junior master bedrooms have their own additional walk-in-closet. Adding on further, the master bath also comes with a bathtub for those rejuvenating days.
The Super Penthouse has a whooping size of 21, 108 sq. ft. and there is only one such unit perching at the top of the tallest building in Singapore. It is unarguably one of the best designed and best furnished apartments in Singapore. The home spans across three levels of perfection and exquisite. Embellished with a wide collection of private facilities and top-quality and long-lasting fixtures and furnishing, this super penthouse captures life’s most avant-garde moments. Guocoland has incorporated brands one of the world’s finest and renowned brands such as Hansgrohe, Poggenpohl and Gaggenau; delivering you with luxury customer experiences. There are 5 spacious bedrooms within this unit and each comes with an en-suite bathrooms. Similar to the Junior Penthouse, both the master and the junior master bedrooms in the Super Penthouse unit also comes furnished with their own walk-in closets. The open layout in the Super Penthouse is perfect for casual family living or easy entertaining. The kitchen, dining and living area are stylishly connected while multifunctional, fun and efficient. If this doesn’t appeal to you, you can breathe in fresh air while dining alfresco in your private outdoor garden, where you will be treated to a stupendous view of the city, sea and the skyline. It is worth mentioning that this penthouse has one unique feature that is barely present in other real estate properties – a wine cellar that can hold up to 600 bottles. Indeed, the Wallich Residences Super Penthouse delivers a sense of daring, coupled with an innovative and exciting feature or focal point which showcases luxury at its pinnacle.
Living on top of the world at Wallich Residences is the pinnacle of luxury living. Singapore is the new heart of Asia, Wallich Residences is located at the heart of Singapore’s CBD. At its prime location in the district, Tanjong Pagar Centre is poised to become the gateway to this waterfront city and the exhilarating new live-work-play opportunities to come. This is a piece of real estate that Property Collectors and investors must have in their portfolio.