Downtown Core

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The Downtown Core is a planning area and an urban area in the Central Singapore Region. It has a land area of approximately 4.34km2, and ranks 44th, 32nd & 34th in terms of size, population and density respectively. It is situated south of Rochor, southwest of Kallang, west of Marina East and Marina South, northwest of Straits View, as well as east of Bukit Merah, Outram, Museum and Singapore River.

As the main commercial area of the city state of Singapore, offices of innumerable companies and coporations are located in this area. This area also holds main government buildings, such as the Parliament of Singapore.

The Downtown Core is located within the Central Area of the Central Region of Singapore and is made out of 8 subzones, namely Anson, Cecil, Clifford Pier, Maxwell, Phillip, Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar and Marina Bay.

Notable Structures[edit]

Government-related[edit]

  • Inter-Racial Inter-Religious Harmony Nite
  • Land Transport Authority (Bugis and City Hall branches)
  • National Library Building
  • Parliament of Singapore
  • Supreme Court
  • The Treasury

Transportation[edit]

Shopping Centres/Malls[edit]

  • Asia Square
  • Bras Basah Complex
  • Bugis Junction
  • Bugis+
  • Clifford Centre
  • Funan
  • Marina Bay Link Mall
  • Marina Square
  • Millenia Walk
  • One Fullerton
  • One Raffles Place
  • OUE Tower
  • Raffles City
  • South Beach Road
  • Suntec City
  • Tanjong Pagar Centre
  • The Sail
  • The Shoppes MBS

Parks[edit]

  • Esplanade Park
  • Merlion Park
  • Telok Ayer Park
  • War Memorial Park
  • Youth Olympic Park

Health[edit]

  • Raffles Hospital

Bridges (Singapore River/Marina Bay)[edit]

  • Anderson Bridge
  • Benjamin Sheares Bridge
  • Cavenagh Bridge
  • Coleman Bridge
  • Elgin Bridge
  • Esplanade Bridge
  • Helix Bridge
  • Jubilee Bridge

Museums[edit]

  • ArtScience Museum
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Harmony In Diversity Gallery
  • MINT Museum of Toys
  • National Gallery Singapore
  • Red Dot Design Museum Singapore
  • Singapore City Gallery
  • The Arts House

Theatres[edit]

Iconic Structures[edit]

Bus Terminals[edit]

Marina Centre Terminal1[edit]

Service Destination Notes
56 Bishan N/A
75 Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park
77 Bukit Batok
97 Jurong East
97e Weekdays PM Peak
Express Service
195 ↺ Commonwealth Avenue N/A
960 Woodlands
960e Express Service
1N Yishun Ring Road Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
Nite Owl Service
2N Tampines Avenue 3
3N Choa Chu Kang North 5
4N Pasir Ris Drive 5
5N Jurong West Street 92
6N Punggol Field
NR2 Sembawang Drive Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
NightRider Service
NR5 Jurong West Street 64
NR8 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5

Shenton Way Terminal2[edit]

Service Destination Notes
70 Yio Chu Kang Weekdays and Saturdays
106 Bukit Batok N/A
107 Hougang Central
130 Ang Mo Kio
133 Ang Mo Kio
162 Yio Chu Kang Weekdays and Saturdays
186 Saint Michael's N/A
400 ↺ Marina Coastal Drive
970 Bukit Panjang

For bus services that do not start at this terminal but layover in this terminal

Service Boarding Point Destination Notes
10e Hub Synergy Pt
(Anson Road)
Bedok Road Weekdays PM Peak
Express Service
167e Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C
(Anson Road)
Sembawang Express Service
196e Hub Synergy Pt
(Anson Road)
Marine Parade Road Weekdays PM Peak
Express Service
513 Tampines Avenue 5
652 Mapletree Anson
(Anson Road)
Upper Thomson Road Weekdays PM Peak
City Direct Service
654 Anchorvale Street
656 Canberra Road
660 Buangkok Green
663 Yishun Avenue 6
665 Marsiling Drive
850E Hub Synergy Pt
(Anson Road)
Yishun Ring Road Weekdays PM Peak
Express Service
951E Woodlands Street 82
971 Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C
(Anson Road)
Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park Weekdays PM Peak


  • 1The first stop for all bus services of Marina Centre Terminal is Aft S'pore Flyer (Raffles Avenue).
  • 2The last stops for all bus services of Shenton Way Terminal are at Opp MAS Building and Opp AXA Tower (Shenton Way).

Politics[edit]

Incumbent Role
Central Singapore CDC
Denise Phua Mayor of Central CDC
Jalan Besar GRC
Denise Phua Member of Parliament for Kampong Glam
Josephine Teo Member of Parliament for Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng
Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah Member of Parliament for Kolam Ayer
Tanjong Pagar GRC
Indranee Thurai Rajah Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru

Links[edit]

Planning Areas ViewTalkEdit
Central BishanBukit MerahBukit TimahDowntown Core1GeylangKallangMarina East1Marina South1Marine ParadeMuseum1Newton1NovenaOrchard1Outram1QueenstownRiver Valley1Rochor1Singapore River1Southern IslandsStraits View1TanglinToa Payoh
East BedokChangiChangi BayPasir RisPaya LebarTampines
North Central Water CatchmentLim Chu KangMandaiSembawangSimpangSungei KadutWoodlandsYishun
North-East Ang Mo KioHougangNorth-Eastern IslandsPunggolSeletarSengkangSerangoon
West Boon LayBukit BatokBukit PanjangChoa Chu KangClementiJurong EastJurong WestPioneerTengahTuasWestern IslandsWestern Water Catchment
1: Located within the Central Area