On Anson Road stands Anson Centre, a commercial and residential tower built in 1971. In the 1990s, Springleaf Tower was built Anson Road near Parsi Road and Prince Edward Road. It is a 37-storey office and service apartment complex. The International Plaza, another commercial and residential building, was built in the 1970s and it houses a number of employment agencies within. It underwent a facelift in the 1980s and was given a glass façade. Formerly known as the IBM Towers, Fuji Xerox Towers is one of the landmarks on the four roads – Tanjong Pagar Road, Bernam Street, Keppel Road and Anson Road. Other famous buildings on Anson Road include Anson House, Apex Tower, Temasek Tower and M Hotel (previously known as the Copthorne Harbour View Hotel).
Tanjong Pagar Road was gazetted under the government’s conservation plan in the mid-1980s. After the completion of the conservation project, the shophouses were restored to their quaint pre-WWII façade. Even though the shops feature a distinct historic look, the fusion of new and old creates an extraordinary shopping experience, giving visitors the best of both worlds.
Neil Road starts at the junction of South Bridge Road, Maxwell Road and Tanjong Pagar Road and ends at Jalan Bukit Merah. At the end of the road is a conservation area of shophouses and a three-storey Victorian style school building which was the former site of Fairfield Methodist Girls’ School.
Shenton Way was named after Sir Shenton Thomas, Governor of Singapore 1934-1946. It was built almost entirely on reclaimed land which was previously known as Telok Ayer Basin. Dubbed as Singapore Wall Street, it was officially inaugurated in the year 1951.