Redevelopment study on Thai Embassy site completed…

Redevelopment study on Thai Embassy site completed - The Business Times, May 4, 2004
More about the prime Thai Embassy site on Orchard Road in Singapore: The Thai government is unlikely to sell the land outright because it has historical significance. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) bought it for the country in 1893. At that time, it cost a mere $9,000...
Earlier: Redevelopment plan for Thai embassy - Bangkok Post, September 11, 2003
Anyone who has ever been to the Thai Embassy in Singapore is usually surprised to find it in one of the prime locations on Orchard Road. For years people have wondered why there was not an attempt to redevelop the site. Last week, the Thai Prime Minister, an astute businessman, took one look at the site and revived the idea of developing the area: Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai said the embassy--rambling old colonial housing and an office building in a large compound--was an eyesore. But it was in a prime area on Orchard road, a main shopping centre. Former Thai envoy to Singapore, Asada Jayanama, who was posted there from 1989-90, ordered a feasibility study into putting up a 24-floor building... Proposals include a shopping centre to promote goods made by small and medium sized enterprises, including the one tambon-one product scheme, and tourism, or swapping it for another area.
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