Enhancing the unique allure of a lovely heritage enclave, Olloi stands as a modern-day interpretation of traditional Singapore charm. Located in District 15, this exclusive freehold residence boasts 34 multi-generational apartments that are designed to last a lifetime and beyond.
Crafted by Park + Associates, winner of ‘Design of the Year’ at the 2015 President’s Design Awards, Olloi is your trophy home in every sense.
In the 1820s, this area consisted of coconut and cotton plantations, including Confederate Estate (which is today part of Joo Chiat Road), The Grove and Perseverance Estate.
Besides plantations, the area also contained country houses and seaside bungalows built by the wealthy towkays.
In an 1885 map of Singapore’s East Coast, the area that later became Joo Chiat is not delineated and lies between the areas of Geylang and Siglap!
From 1900, people leaving the overcrowded city centre were drawn to the cooler East. The establishment of Catholic churches and schools in the early 1900s brought a significant Eurasian presence into the neighbourhood.
Soon after, Peranakan families began to settle in Joo Chiat, building the Peranakan-style shophouses that Joo Chiat is known for today.
Joo Chiat is named after Chew Joo Chiat, a migrant from China turned wealthy philanthropist, who had acquired considerable amount of land in the area before generously making it available for public use.
In the 1950s and ’60s, landmarks such as the Roxy and Odeon cinemas, and the Tay Buan Guan supermarket and departmental store were constructed in the Roxy area that straddled Joo Chiat and Katong.
In 1991, the Urban Redevelopment Authority gazetted 518 buildings in Joo Chiat for conservation. These were mainly two-storey shophouses and terrace houses of the Transitional, Late and Art Deco architectural styles.
Joo Chiat was designated Singapore’s first ever Conservation Town in July 1993.
Almost 10 years on since URA’s 2008 Master Plan outlined the designation of a new commercial hub around Paya Lebar MRT station, the precinct appears to be shaping up nicely.
Just a short walk away from the iconic cultural hotspots of Joo Chiat, Olloi is made to be not just a place but a community where you can capture precious moments.
Come home to an exclusive space for you to unwind, in a lovely locality that promises a different experience each day.
One can still admire many well-conserved Peranakan shophouses in the low-rise neighbourhood now known as one of Singapore’s best food destinations.
In addition to the newly completed Paya Lebar Quarter, a massive development encompassing residential, retail and offices, the fruition of other new developments also introduce numerous new amenities to local residents.
By 2023, the opening of the Thomson-East Coast MRT Line further enhances connectivity to the city center, bringing home nearer to work.
With the government’s continual efforts in rejuvenating the surrounding areas while conserving the Heritage Town, Joo Chiat is well poised to become Singapore’s True Heritage Hub.
From 2030, the relocation of Paya Lebar Air Base will pave the way for potential further development activity in the area.