This shopping, commercial and residential complex was one of the earliest large-scale buildings designed for mixed use in Singapore. Originally known as “Woh Hup Complex”, the complex was officially declared open in 1972. It is also the first building in Singapore to use step-terracing in its architecture, which reduces noise impact from road traffic, enhances natural ventilation and allows for natural light to enter the building.
In the 1980s, shops selling Thai products and food were opened, and the complex became a popular hangout amongst Thais working in Singapore, thus earning the nickname, “Little Bangkok”. The complex is also a hub for travellers taking buses to Malaysia and Thailand.