New 7th Storey Hotel to make way for Downtown Line development

New 7th Storey Hotel to make way for Downtown Line development


SINGAPORE: One of Singapore’s oldest hotels – New 7th Storey Hotel at Rochor Road – will be demolished to make way for the new Bugis MRT station for the Downtown Line.


The hotel’s owner and occupants will have to move out of the premises by the end of December.


The quaint hotel was well-known in the 1960s and 1970s when its pub was one of the main nightspots to be seen.


Its iconic spiral staircase has been a favourite backdrop of photographers, and the hotel still has a lift which is manually operated.


The authorities say the demolition is unavoidable due to engineering constraints which cannot be avoided.


The new Bugis station is one of the six stations that make up the 4.3-kilometre Downtown Line One, which is scheduled to open in 2013.


Once completed, commuters will have more transport choices in the city as the Downtown Line One will serve existing and upcoming developments in the Marina Bay area, including One Raffles Quay, The Sail @ Marina Bay, Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort and the Marina Bay financial centre. – CNA/ac


Source: Channel NewsAsia

One Response

  1. Wow! That’s really sad! Not many hotels have the same ambiance as the New Seventh Storey Hotel.

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