Duo Residences Official Launch
Embrace exclusive living in the heart of the city
The city has a new capital and it is redefining Singapore's striking skyline. Welcome to DUO, ab extraordinary integrated development that features two landmark towers rising from the arts, cultural and educational precinct of the Bugis district. WIth premium residences, Grade A offices, a 5-star hotel and retail gallery, DUO is more than the sum of its parts - it will revitalise the way you live, play and work.
DUO RESIDENCES is one of the most anticipated developments to be brought to the city of Singapore. Standing tall and stunningly on the streets of Bugis. Duo Residences serves as an iconic mixed development that comprises luxury residences, office spaces, hotel, and retail gallery, all within a warm and friendly park-like environment.
Duo Residences - A prestigious mixed development that promises to change Bugis' skyline by 2017. This 2.7 ha prime site is strategically located in the heart of the City Centre along the Beach Road / Ophir-Rochor Corridor and is a natural extension from the established convention, office, hotel hub at Marina Centre. The future development will have direct basement level connections to the Bugis Interchange MRT station, with immediate access to the existing East-West RTS line and the recently announced Downtown RTS line that is scheduled to be operational in 2013. This will provide the future development with convenient MRT transport network to the financial and business hub at Raffles Place and Marina Bay as well as the shopping, dining and entertainment amenities at Orchard Road. 
Designed by internationally renowned architect, Ole Scheeren, Duo Residences will comprises of 660 luxurious residential units, 21 storeys of Grade A office, a five-star hotel and close to 80,000 square feet of retail space, all embraced within a park-like enviroment. Flanked by the charming historical and culturally rich districts of Kampong Glam and Beach Road, and in close proximity to the bustling, arts, cultural, entertainment and educational hub at Bras Basah, this new growth area has the potential to be an exciting commercial hub offering a diverse range of entertainment, cultural and lifestyle attractions.
DUO Residences Project Details
Project Name: DUO Residences
Developer: M+S Pte Ltd (A JV btw Malaysia Khazanah & Singapore Temasek Holdings)
Address: 1, 3 Fraser Street (Ophir/Rochor Road)
Tenure: 99 years w.e.f 11 July 2011
District: 7
Site Area: Approx. 26,700 sqm / 290,626 sqft 
Expected TOP: End 2017
Total Units: 660 Premium Residences (49-storey tower)

Integrated Development comprising Premium Residences (660 units), 5-Star Hotel (350+ rooms), Grade A Offices, Retail/F&B Services and Basement Carparks (3 levels)

Unit Type: Studio / 1 / 2 / / 4 Bedrooms / Penthouses ranging from 40sqm to 181sqm
Design Architect:

Buro Ole Scheeren (Germany)

Award: “Best Futura Project” category at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2012, an acknowledgement that celebrates excellence and innovation in real estate developmentGreen Mark Platinum Award for office and retailGreen Mark Gold Plus Award for residential and hotel
Eligibility: Local / PRs / Foreigners
Payment Scheme: Normal Progressive Payment 5% + 15% within 8 weeks
Unit Sizes
Why DUO Residences:
  1. Live, work, play within an integrated development
  2. Iconic architecture by Ole Scheeren
  3. Connectivity - islandwide via MRT and expressways. DUO is served by Bugis MRT station - existing East-West and future Downtown line (which will be ready in 2015). Proposed future underground links to Gateway and Suntec City
  4. Cultural, Heritage and Educational locale
  5. Excellent views of city skyline / sea / Marina Bay and towards Kampong Glam
  6. One of the tallest residential development in Bugis area
  7. Wide array of lifestyle choices – Eclectic, Cultural, Cosmopolitan
  8. Next to shopping malls - Bugis Junction, Bugis+
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Be here and everywhere else
Be a sassy neighbour to Bugis Junction, a vibrant retail mall. Live minutes from Orchard Road, the Central Business District and Marina Bay. Enjoy easy accessibility to Changi Airport via the East Coast Parkway. With a direct underground connection to Bugis MRT Station, served by the East-West line and upcoming Downtown line, home is a place that is always close to everything.
Given its strategic location, the site is envisioned to be developed with high-quality buildings with contemporary architecture and innovative urban design that respond positively to the surrounding fine-grain, street-based conservation areas and the lush, mature greenery to create a high-density, sustainable development, incorporating environmentally-friendly design and technologies. The DUO Residences, a high-rise 49-storey development, will also enjoy unobstructed panoramic views across the city to Marina Bay and the new Sports Hub at Kallang.

The Land Parcel offers an unprecedented opportunity for a high quality, integrated development that will be a defining landmark within the city centre and on Singapore’s city skyline.

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When quality time is such a priceless commodity,
you shouldn't have to go far to enjoy it. At DUO Residences, you can discover meaningful spaces for your private indulgence as well as bonding moments with family and friends.


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Make a splash at The Upper Deck. Take a serene stroll at The Green Enclaves. Retreat to The Inner Space. And to top it off, enjoy a mesmerising vista at The Peak.
Residential Amenities
4 levels of amenities decks including :
50m lap pool with spa seats
• Sun deck
• Sky pool
• Children’s pool
• Gymnasium
• Aqua Gym equipment
• Patio Gym
• Teppanyaki Terraces
• Outdoor living room
• Jacuzzi
• Function room
• Kid’s play area
• Reflective pool
Commercial Amenities
• Retail Plaza amidst a park-like environment offering food & beverages and retail services, event spaces,
• Sky Garden
• Signature restaurant with observation deck on top floor overseeing city skyline
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27 June 2011
Khazanah and Temasek announce strategic joint investments in real estate
Khazanah and Temasek commit to joint developments in Iskandar Malaysia and Singapore
SINGAPORE - Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) and Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (“Temasek”) are pleased to announce the establishment of M+S Pte Ltd (“M+S”) and Pulau Indah Ventures Sdn Bhd (“Pulau Indah”).
Owned 60:40 by Khazanah and Temasek respectively, M+S will develop land parcels in Marina South and Ophir- Rochor in Singapore. Pulau Indah, a 50:50 joint venture between Khazanah and Temasek, will develop projects in Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.
These joint developments were supported by the Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore in their Joint Statements of 24 May 2010, 22 June 2010, 20 September 2010 and 27 June 2011.
M+S develops two key sites in Singapore
M+S Pte Ltd will develop four land parcels in Marina South and two land parcels in Ophir Rochor, each as an integrated development.
An indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Land Holdings Berhad (“UEM Land”), a real estate company within Khazanah’s portfolio, and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree”), a Temasek portfolio company, have been appointed to oversee the marketing and development of the project at Marina South. For the Ophir-Rochor site, UEM Land and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited (“CapitaLand”), another Temasek portfolio company, have been appointed to oversee the marketing and development.
Khazanah and Temasek are both committed to the successful commercialisation of these land parcels, which will include office, residential, hotel and retail components.
The gross development value of the project with a permitted gross floor area (“Permitted GFA”) of up to 501,020 sqm is estimated at approximately SGD11 billion (RM27 billion), subject to design and development plans.
Pulau Indah develops two new sites in Iskandar Malaysia
Khazanah and Temasek have worked together since last May to identify suitable sites in Iskandar Malaysia for joint commercial development. Two sites, one in Medini North and the other at the Heritage Cluster in Medini Central, have been confirmed.
Pulau Indah intends to develop serviced apartments, a corporate training centre, and commercial, retail, residential and wellness-related offerings on these sites. Khazanah and Temasek are currently in discussions and negotiations with potential partners and operators for the various components to maximize the commercial potential of the location.
The gross development value of the Iskandar project with a Permitted GFA of up to 1,365,675 sqm is estimated at approximately RM3 billion, subject to design and development plans.Planning and design works for the projects had commenced in 1Q/2011. With the signing of these agreements today, the projects will move towards design and further implementation and delivery of the initial phases over the next five years.
Khazanah’s Managing Director, Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hj Mokhtar, said: “We are honoured to be undertaking these exciting developments at these key sites in Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia with our counterparts from Singapore, Temasek Holdings. The development in Iskandar with Temasek will be highly complementary and builds on the momentum of existing and planned projects in Iskandar Malaysia, in which Khazanah has been involved since 2006. Both these projects mark our first joint development investment with Temasek, and we look forward to a strong and fruitful partnership in both Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia.”
Ms Ho Ching, Executive Director & CEO of Temasek, added: “Both the Khazanah and Temasek teams put in tremendous effort, working very closely together to develop the best ideas possible for our joint projects. We were also very fortunate to have the expert and highly professional support of leading real estate companies like UEM Land from Malaysia as well as Mapletree and CapitaLand from Singapore. I am also especially grateful for the guidance, advice and support of very experienced industry leaders who will guide the Singapore developments as key Board members of M+S. I look forward to the successful development of the projects both in Johor as well as Singapore."
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Thursday November 15, 2012
M'sian and S'porean units join to unveil RM7bil DUO project
It is to complement Marina Bay and Raffles Place business clusters
SINGAPORE: M+S Pte Ltd has unveiled the design of DUO, an integrated development with a gross development value of S$3bil (RM7.51bil) at Ophir-Rochor, the up-and-coming downtown that complements the Marina Bay and Raffles Place business clusters.
DUO is developed by M+S, a joint investment by Khazanah Nasional and Temasek Holdings, with Capitaland Ltd and UEM Land Holdings appointed as project managers.
The development is designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Ole Scheeren.
Preparatory work on the project has already started and is due for completion in 2017.
DUO will consist of two towers, one housing component comprising 660 premium residences.
The other offerings include prime Grade A office space designed to meet a Green Mark Platinum rating, a 300-room five-star hotel and unique retail gallery, all set within a park-like environment.
The name DUO reflects the two towers at the heart of the development and the architect's vision to create a design that relates to the contemporary aspect of the neighbouring central business district (CBD) and the historical surroundings of Kampong Glam.
In his address at the launch, M+S chairman Tan Sri Azman Yahya said: “We are committed to delivering a development that strikes a sensitive balance between the preservation of this significantly historical and vibrant area, while at the same time enhancing it with mixed-use facilities that are relevant to the future needs of Singapore.
“Striking a balance is challenging but we are confident of meeting the task with our team of local and international consultants together with our design architect, Ole Scheeren.”
“We are confident that it will attract both local and foreign residential buyers looking for sound investment, and businesses seeking Grade A commercial space with excellent facilities and connectivity at competitive pricing,” he added.
With a gross floor area of about 1.8 million sq ft, DUO will be directly connected to the Bugis MRT interchange's East West Line and upcoming Downtown Line via unerground pedestrian linkways, providing easy access to the CBD, Marina Bay and major shopping, dining and entertainment areas at Orchard Road and Singapore River.
The construction loan for the project will be financed by eight banks DBS, OCBC, UOB, Maybank, ANZ, Sumitomo Mitsui, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and CIMB.
Speaking to reporters later, Azman said: “We do expect strong demand for the project, which is expected to be launched next year.”
In terms of pricing for the residential and office units, he said it would be announced prior to the launch.
On the hotel operators, Azman said: “We are talking to several operators and details on the matter will be announced sometime next year.”
Introducing the design concept, Schreen said the development incorporated environmental strategies through passive and active energy-design and naturally ventilated spaces.
The development has already been recognised internationally, bagging the Silver award in “Best Futura Project” category at the recent MIPIM Asia Awards 2012, an acknowledgement that celebrates excellence and innovation in real estate development. - Bernama

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Khazanah is the investment holding fund of the Government of Malaysia entrusted to hold and manage the commercial assets of the Government and to undertake strategic investments. Khazanah is involved in various sectors such as power, telecommunications, banking, automotive manufacture, airport management, infrastructure, property development, broadcasting, semiconductor, steel production, electronics, investment holding, technology and venture capital.
Some of the key listed companies in Khazanah’s investment portfolio include Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, CIMB Group, Proton Holdings Berhad, PLUS Expressway Berhad, Malaysia Airlines System Berhad, Malaysia Airport Berhad, UEM Land Holdings Berhad, Axiata Group Berhad and Time dotcom Berhad.
For further information on Khazanah, please visit
Incorporated in 1974, Temasek Holdings is an Asia investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 12 affiliates and offices in Asia and Latin America, Temasek owns a diversified S$186 billion portfolio as at 31 March 2010, concentrated principally in Singapore, Asia and the emerging economies.
Temasek's investment themes centre on Transforming Economies, Growing Middle Income Populations, Deepening Comparative Advantages and Emerging Champions. Its portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; transportation & industrials; life sciences, consumer & real estate; energy & resources.
Total shareholder return for Temasek since its inception in 1974 has been a healthy 17% compounded annually. It has a corporate credit rating of AAA/Aaa by rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's respectively.
For further information on Temasek, please visit
Internationally Acclaimed Architect Ole Scheeren (Germany)
Ole Scheeren is the leading architect behind innovative projects of civic scale and public ambition such as the China Central Television CCTV Headquarters and Television Cultural Centre TVCC in Beijing, and The Interlace in Singapore.
Buro Ole Scheeren is currently working on a range of city-defining structures and cultural projects, including an arts center near the Forbidden City in Beijing; Angkasa Raya, a 268 meter tall building of floating rectangular volumes in the heart of Kuala Lumpur; with construction underway on Mahanakhon, soon to be Bangkok’s tallest skyscraper.
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