Marina Square

Marina Square (centre) was a shopping, hotel and recreational complex built on land reclaimed from the sea next to the Esplanade waterfront. Originally called Marina Centre after the tract of reclaimed land it was situated on, the complex was opened in several stages with a final grand opening held in January 1988. The shopping mall segment of the complex had Japan’s Tokyu and Singapore’s Metro department stores as anchor tenants while the hotel buildings were occupied by the Marina Mandarin, Pan Pacific Singapore and Oriental Singapore hotels. In 2004, the Marina Square Shopping Mall underwent a $100 million refurbishment that saw the addition of more retail space. The revamped mall was reopened in 2006 with a new look that included glass facades and larger skylights designed to brighten up the interiors.

Mid 1980s
Object size: 10.2 x 14.9 cm
Accession No.
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore