" Infused with generous landscaping,
Keppel Landís developments provide exclusive havens for city dwellers. "
As Keppel Land expands its regional footprint, its
commitment to caring for the environment and the guiding
philosophy of creating quality living and working spaces while
integrating environmentally viable management have become
By striking a balance between economic objectives and
environmental welfare, the Group aims to enrich lives and build
value for generations to come. This tenet, which drives the
design and development of all its projects, is part of the Keppel
hallmark of quality.
Creating Quality Living and Working Spaces
Be it homes or offices, Keppel Landís developments are
carefully crafted with detailed planning in structural design and
landscape, carving out verdant sanctuaries and green retreats
within each development. These concerted efforts are apparent
in the inclusion of green initiatives in every project, both locally
In Singapore, about 40% of the 234,362 sf site at the
480-unit Pinnacles @ Wee Nam condominium development
in the Newton area will be dedicated to lush landscaping
and recreational facilities. Designed as an urban sanctuary,
Pinnacles @ Wee Nam will feature Singaporeís first aqua-gym,
a huge open lawn, a forest track and a cave trail. Surrounding
the clubhouse and a function room are water features like an
eco-pond, a floating pavilion, a volcano-themed childrenís pool,
a beach pool as well as gushing waterfalls and flowing streams.
Discerning residents looking for a tranquil area to enjoy a
massage can also retreat to the Jungle Spa, which comes
complete with a jacuzzi.
Design Excellence Award for Caribbean at Keppel Bay
At its flagship residential development in Singapore, Caribbean
at Keppel Bay, historic docks were preserved and converted
into private waterways which will course throughout the
development. To achieve this design, engineers had to work
with the terrain, overcome obstructions from existing shipyard
ancillary structures and preserve the docks. This seamless
integration between home and sea has garnered Caribbean at
Keppel Bay the Design Excellence Award 2003 in the Civil and
Structural category, conferred by the Association of Consulting
More than just a luxury residence, Caribbean at Keppel Bay
also provides a convergence for marine life, flora and fauna.
This seafront haven is also home to over 15 different botanical
species, with some 2,200 shrubs and 800 trees.
Carving Sanctuaries within Stone and Slate in Commercial Buildings
Adjacent to Caribbean at Keppel Bay is the Keppel Bay Tower
office building. Just minutes away from the Central Business
District, Keppel Bay Tower is an urban oasis enveloped by
natural elements, including the rolling hills of Mount Faber, the
calm waters of the sea surrounding scenic Sentosa Island and
the rustic marina. To maximise the sea frontage, every floor
at Keppel Bay Tower is fitted with full-length glass windows.
Nestled between Keppel Bay Tower and HarbourFront Tower
One is a central garden complemented by reflection pools.
Cascading water features enhance these pools, whose gentle
ripples produce soothing sounds akin to rippling brooks.
Similarly, Keppel Land extends this generous use of
landscaping, lush open spaces and unique water features
to its other office buildings in the Central Business District
to offer a refreshing change to the urban skyline. All of the
Groupís commercial developments are skilfully designed to
integrate form and function, and conscious efforts have been
made to create pockets of green relief to provide a conducive
environment for both city dwellers and the working population.
Commuters at Raffles Place seeking respite from the hustle and
bustle of city life can unwind under shady palms at the green
haven adjacent to Prudential Tower, while tenants of Ocean
Building and Keppel Towers enjoy exclusive access to private
roof gardens and terraces in their buildings.
In the heart of the civic and cultural district, Singaporeís first
interactive fountain takes pride of place at Parco Bugis Junction.
Designed to provide cool relief in our tropical climate, efforts
were taken to minimise wastage by incorporating a built-in
filtering system, which constantly purifies and recycles the water.
Also within the award-winning mall is a glass-covered atrium
that traverses Parco Bugis Junction. The first of its kind in the
region, this unique feature harnesses natural light to enhance
the shopping experience for both tenants and patrons alike.
Cultivating Best Practices for the Environment
Recycling, reusing and reducing wastage of office supplies
are inherent practices adopted by staff. The Group believes
in inculcating eco-friendly practices as part of the Group-wide
corporate culture. Efforts to cut down unnecessary waste
include the disposal of scrap paper, old newspapers and
magazines at recycling bins. Used toner and ink cartridges are
also collected and sold to a recycling agency every month.
InterContinental Singapore, champion of eco-friendly practices
since its opening, has put in place comprehensive water
and energy conservation programmes. These include a linen
programme that reduces daily changes, use of biodegradable
cleaning agents and an active recycling programme involving
the reuse of paper, plastic and glass. As part of its energysaving
measures, timer switches are also installed so that lights
are turned off when not needed and energy saving cards are
provided in all guestrooms. The hotel has switched to energysaving
fluorescent bulbs, where possible.
In November 2003, the hotel participated in the National Clean
and Green Week and extended its eco-efforts to Pulau Ubin. k
Hotel staff spent a day cleaning the beach and neighbouring
areas on the island, in support of a nationwide effort to promote
Pulau Ubin as a tourist destination.