Tras Street Shophouse$33,000,000
Listing type: For Sale
Plot Size 8883
Tras Street Shophouse
Property Type Shophouse
Built-in Area 8,883 sq ft est.
Land Area 4,450 sq ft
This prominent trio of amalgamated shophouses stands at the corner of Tras Street, next to Maxwell House and the newly opened Six Senses Maxwell. Just a stone’s throw away from the current Tanjong Pagar and upcoming Maxwell MRT Stations, the shophouses enjoy a steady flow of foot traffic.
These pre-war shophouses were originally built in the late 1800s, beautifully conserved to maintain the façade’s natural beauty. With its elegantly carved external features, this trio outshines its neighbours. The six full-length French windows lining the façade allow abundant natural light to enter the premises.
Tras Street was named in 1898 after the Malayan town of Tras in Pahang – as part of the 1898 municipal resolution to “use names of rivers and districts in the Malay Peninsula as being better adapted to the naming of streets”. Tras Street was home to Hong San See Temple in the 1830s, and also housed the first Tamil School in the area back in 1936. Singapore Foochow Changle Association set up their first office at 94 Tras Street in 1938, and rented 79 Tras Street in 1940 to serve as a clubhouse.
As part of the Tanjong Pagar Conservation Area, efforts are underway to bring back the old charm of Chinatown to Tras Street. Over the years, Tras Street has evolved into a vibrant F&B, entertainment and lifestyle destination. The street is known for its string of Michelin starred restaurants, bars and cafes and is a popular spot among locals, foreigners and expats alike.