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- October 31, 2023
Orchard Towers 400 Orchard Road – Excellent Location
Discover orchard Towers Singapore Premier Destination for Shopping and Entertainment
Orchard Towers is an 18-story office building in Singapore located on the corner of Claymore Road and Orchard Road. Construction was completed in 1975.
The first five floors are a combination of bars and retail outlets with the remainder leased as offices.
During the day the building functions as a retail and office style building, but the building is best known as a landmark entertainment complex famously described as the “Four Floors of Whores” or simply the “Four Floors”.
In addition, one of the towers houses 58 freehold condominium residential units.
Orchard Towers houses the Embassy of Romania on the 8th floor, Honorary Consulate of Mauritius on the 9th floor and the Embassy of Cambodia on the 10th floor.
Located at the junction of Orchard and Claymore Roads, and occupying two freehold plots with a total area of 66,000 square feet (6,100 m2), It comprises two separate buildings straddling Claymore Drive. Linked together by an overhead walkway, each building consists of a tower block and a podium.
The building facing Orchard Road comprises a 18-storey office tower and a six-storey podium, while the other building comprises a 17-storey residential tower block and a seven-storey podium. The lower floors of both podiums, and the basement, are set aside for commercial use, while the upper floors of the seven-storey podium houses the development’s carpark.
Orchard Towers differs from conventional Singapore red light districts such as that in Geylang. Instead of providing brothels.
It serves as an establishment where clients are able to meet and pick up prostitutes whom they take to nearby hotels.
Wanted to know but these prostitutes are mostly freelancers who are in Singapore on tourist visas and thus working illegally, and the complex thus regularly raided by police. The prostitutes are primarily from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia with a few from Vietnam and Eastern Europe. The mall includes basic amenities such as ATMs, as well as a supermarket and a convenience store.
In the early 2010s well-known bars in the shopping mall included Ipanema, Top 5 (formerly known as Top Ten), Harry’s Bar and Naughty Girl.
Plans for the development of Orchard Towers were first drawn up by Golden Bay Realty in the early 1970s. Conceived as a “multi-purpose development”, the development included offices, retail space, and residential units, and was expected to cost S$35 million. Sime Darby acquired the development in May 1973, as part of their takeover of Golden Bay Realty, and the building was completed by 1975.
Upon completion, It was contained a roof garden, a 450-seat theater, and 150 retail units in the building along Orchard Road, as well as 58 residential units and a two-floor supermarket in the other building. A cinema was located on level 4 in the early 1980s. Know but were afraid that orchard towers was subsequently converted into a nightclub and performance space called Top Ten, later renamed Top 5. By the mid-2000s the building’s nighttime prostitution had come to dominate its daytime retailing of electronic goods and jewelers.
- Year of completion: 1975
- Building height: 25 storeys
- Typical size floor plate: 7,500 sq ft
- Ownership: Strata Titled
- On-site car parking: Yes
- Car Park Allocation: 1:1,000 sq ft
- Nearest MRT Station: Orchard
How old is Orchard Towers?
Price 4.5psf nego
OFFICE (FRONT BLOCK) Bare / Fitted with central aircon
From 347 to 635sqft
From 210sqft 312sqft to 721sqft
520sqft and 2,488sqft
From 1,936sqft to 6,236sqft
From 398sqft to 1,690sqft
From 3,241sqft to 6,492sqft
OFFICE (REAR BLOCK) Bare / Fitted with individual aircon
From 603sqft to 3,261 sqft