Pearl’s Hill is named after Captain James Pearl who sailed into Singapore in 1819 with Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. In the early days of Singapore, the yet unnamed hill was the location of gambier plantations owned by the Chinese. As Captain James looked to settle down in Singapore and liking the look of the hill, set about acquiring plot after plot on the hill from the gambier planters until he owned the entire hill in 1822. He first named it, Mount Stamford as a compliment to Raffles. However, after an incident with Raffles, the disgruntled captain renamed the hill after himself. In 1828, Pearl’s Hill was sold to the government after he retired in Europe.
Perched atop the verdant Pearl’s Hill City Park, One Pearl Bank is set to be the tallest residential development in the Outram-Chinatown district in Central Singapore. The development comprises two gently curving 39-storey towers linked at the roof by dramatic sky bridges and will feature panoramic views extending from the Central Business District to Sentosa. Its wide selection of unit types from studio apartments to penthouses, ranging in size from approximately 430 to 2,800 square feet, will support even more urbanites in leading their dream city lifestyles.
One Pearl Bank’s design is inspired by the vibrancy of the Chinatown district and the dynamism of the business district. Offering city living amidst a lush garden setting, One Pearl Bank is directly connected to the adjacent Pearl’s Hill City Park. The development will also feature a world-first – a series of sky allotment gardens arrayed vertically. Extending from the edges of the two towers, the sky allotments gardens offer exceptional views over the city and integrating nature to enrich residents’ quality of life and wellbeing.
One Pearl Bank is a mere three-minute walk via a sheltered linkway from Outram MRT Station, a triple-line interchange station connecting the East-West Line, North-East Line and upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line. It is also linked to two highways, namely Central Expressway and Ayer Rajah Expressway. One Pearl Bank’s completion is slated after the opening of the Thomson-East Coast Line, making the commute between home and Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Orchard even more convenient for residents. Given One Pearl Bank’s unparalleled location in the prime Outram-Chinatown district, it is set out as an iconic building that will allow more Singapore residents to live in a beautiful environment with strong communal spirit.