Mandarin Hotel, which was Singapore’s tallest building and largest hotel with 700 rooms when it opened in 1971. It was established by Lien Ying Chow, founder of the Overseas United Enterprise, which bought the hotel’s site from the Ngee Ann Kongsi in 1964.
Lien then named the hotel Mandarin after a famous hotel in Hong Kong. The 40-storey hotel featured Top of the M, Singapore’s first revolving rooftop restaurant, and Chatterbox, a 24-hour coffee house famous for its chicken rice. Today, the hotel is known as the Mandarin Orchard Singapore.
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