Who We Are

A real estate emporium with multiple businesses

Enterprise Statement

Far East Organization is a Christian enterprise. We seek to be a community of love and a workplace of grace that welcomes Christians and non-Christians alike to work joyfully together. As we join hands to build a garden of enterprise that endures (to honour the vision of our late founder, Mr Ng Teng Fong), we want to do good business and to do good in business.

As a Christian enterprise, we embrace the eternal truths of God’s Word. We apply these truths to our business as these are words of life and business is, after all, a part of life itself. Thus, we operate our business on the solid foundation of our values and our rock who is Jesus Christ. Our core values are Business with Grace, Unity, Integrity, Love, Diligence and we practise these values alongside the teachings of Jesus. Our Christian identity is integral to the brand of Far East Organization.

 

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Business With Grace

Business with Grace is about according dignity and respect to all of our staff, business partners, and customers. It is also about valuing relationships and the needs of others. With Grace, we are able to achieve win-win outcomes, without any party profiting at the expense of another. In doing so, we build relationships that endure, and are able to do Good Business and do Good in Business.

Unity

At Far East Organization, we are united in our mission to build an enduring enterprise. We recognise the importance of working together as a community, embracing individual styles while accepting differences and opinions, thereby turning our diversity into strength.

Integrity

At the centre of our business are our core values. And at the literal centre of our core values (BUILD) is Integrity, which is a symbolic expression of how Integrity ties all the other core values together.

Having Integrity means being honest in our dealings with everyone in the marketplace: our business partners, our customers and with each other. Even more importantly, having Integrity requires every individual to live an authentic life, free of personal inconsistencies and contradictions.

Love

Love is characterised by us showing genuine care towards others, whether they are our partners, colleagues, or customers. When we have Love, we will show selflessness and put their well-being before our own.

Having Love also means that we demonstrate loyalty and commitment in our relationships. This commitment is made real whenever we exercise our choices and follow up with our actions. And, the guiding principle behind our actions would be this: To do to others what you would have them do to you.

Diligence

Diligence is a value that is necessary for our other core values to truly flourish.

Diligent individuals do not need to ‘shout’ about themselves, but strive for excellence in everything they do - even the little things - with quiet confidence. Diligence may not always result in immediate payoffs that we can see. But, if Diligence is present over the long run, it creates an unmistakable impact that all can recognise.

Enriching Lives

At Far East Organization, we are obliged by our Christian values to seek the welfare of the city, support the causes of the needy and show love to our neighbours. 

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Gift of Space

Through space philanthropy facilitated by the Government’s Community/Sports Facilities Scheme, Far East Organization has gifted purpose-built spaces at our developments for community use. These gifted spaces are located at Clarke Quay Central, hillV2, Junction 10, Novena Specialist Center, SBF Center, and Orchard Central.

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Charitable Contributions

In grateful thanksgiving to God for the life of our founder Mr Ng Teng Fong, Far East Organization’s gifting initiatives aim to give back to the Singapore community in a way which also preserves the memory and honours the vision of our founder – to build an enduring enterprise, one that does good business and does good in business.

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Social Enterprise

Agape Services is a Christian social enterprise under Far East Organization, whose aim is to provide meaningful employment and benefits to people with disadvantaged background, as a demonstration of the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.

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Staff Volunteer Programme

Staff members of Far East Organization participate in volunteering projects that contribute to inspiring and improving lives, partnering charities and non-profit organisations for the underprivileged, education and youth programmes, and initiatives that strengthen the family framework.

Our Milestones

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2019

2020-Present

1962

Jalan Pacheli, Serangoon Gardens area - 72 Terrace homes
▪ First residential property development

1967

Katong Seaview Palace, East Coast area
▪ Singapore’s first 2.5 storey homes with turfed rooftop garden

1969

Watten Estate, Bukit Timah area
▪ Built major project of 2.3 million square feet. Land purchased from Harrison and Crosfield. First in Singapore to build homes linked by the car porch.

Singapore Hilton
▪ First foray into public listed company

1970s

Mugliston Hill - Terrace homes
▪ Made inroad into Yio Chu Kang area

1974

Far East Shopping Centre, Orchard Road area
▪ First retail / office development
▪ First foray into Orchard Road
▪ First development in the area to feature a covered pedestrian bridge
▪ First in Singapore to have an atrium, the most number of escalators, and a pair of external escalators

1978

Lucky Plaza
▪ First in Singapore to have a Observatory (Bubble) lift with air-conditioning instead of fan

1983

Far East Plaza
▪ Considered "The Biggest Tourist Shopping Centre in Southeast Asia" then
▪ First on Singapore mainland to have a computerised musical fountain
▪ First residential development offering services

1987

Ming Court Hotel (Renamed Orchard Parade Hotel in 1991 and subsequently rebranded Orchard Rendezvous Hotel in 2018)
▪ Acquired stake from Malayan United Industries

1994

ISO 9002
▪ First developer to attain ISO certification for project management

1995

Yeo Hiap Seng
▪ Acquired majority stake in Yeo Hiap Seng

Orchard Parksuites
▪ Completed flagship serviced residence

1997

The Bayshore
▪ Attained the highest Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS) score for the year and received BCA Best Buildable Design Award

1998-1999

Far East Square
▪ Opened a conserved commercial development
▪ Received URA Architectural Heritage Award

1999

The Bayshore
▪ First development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence award (Residential Category)
▪ Also received the BCA Construction Excellence Award

2000

ISO 9002
▪ Attained ISO certification for customer service

2001

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
▪ Opened historical General Post Office Building as restored hotel
▪ Received URA Architectural Heritage Award

Far East Square
▪ Second development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence award (Specialised Category)

2002

7 BCA Construction Awards
▪ Most BCA Construction Excellence Awards achieved by a single developer in a single year

LevelOne at Far East Plaza
▪ Launched street level retail concept

Gardenville
▪ Third development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence award (Residential Category)

Whitewater
▪ First executive condominium

2003

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
▪ Fourth development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence award (Leisure Category)

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▪ First inner city-living project

2004

The Central
▪ First 'live-work-play' project by the Singapore River

2005

Novena Medical Center
▪ First foray into healthcare services

2006

Glutton's Square site (Now: Orchard Central)
▪ Clinched key site on Orchard Road

2008

Set up of Kitchen Language
▪ Far East Organization’s restaurant and franchised food arm

2009

The Quincy Hotel
▪ Singapore's first all-inclusive boutique hotel opened

Orchard Scotts
▪ Fifth development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence award (Residential Category)

The Central
▪ Clinched regional Cityscape Asia Real Estate Award for Best Mixed-Use Development – Built

Orchard Central
▪ First new mall to open on Orchard Road in over 10 years

Rental Space for Equity Scheme programme
▪ Conceived the Rental Space for Equity programme to bolster exciting new retail brands and concepts, a first for Singapore retail market

Village Hotels & Residences
▪ Launched new hospitality brand Village Hotels & Residences and the positioning of its cluster of properties

2010

The Central
▪ Sixth development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence award (Office Category)

Inessence
▪ Introduced new ultra luxury development arm and brand Inessence

2011

Kitchen Language brought two franchise brands to Singapore
▪ Kitchen Language brought prominent USA franchise brands into Singapore - Cold Stone Creamery (2011) and Dean & DeLuca (2012)

Novena Specialist Center
▪ Second medical centre venture opened

Oasia Hotel Novena
▪ Launched new hotel brand Oasia with the opening of its flagship property, Oasia Hotel Novena

Far East SOHO
▪ Unveiled brand Far East SOHO to champion a new integrated lifestyle concept

Far East Organization
▪ Awarded Best Developer in Southeast Asia and Singapore by South East Asia Property Awards in 2011 and 2015

2012

Hillvista
▪ Seventh development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence (Residential - High Rise Category)

Far East Orchard
▪ Orchard Parade Holdings Limited, Far East Organization’s listed entity, underwent a corporate restructuring exercise and was renamed Far East Orchard

Far East Hospitality Trust
▪ Sponsored the listing of Far East Hospitality Trust (Far East H-Trust) as part of a larger strategy to create structures to support enduring, scalable and sustainable business growth

2013

Novena Lifestyle and Medical Hub
▪ Eighth development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence (Specialised Project-Purpose Built Category)

Expansion of Footprint
▪ Far East Orchard’s hospitality arm, Far East Hospitality, through its partnerships with The Straits Trading Company Limited and Australia’s Toga Group, extended its hospitality footprint into Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand

▪ Acquired Watertown Brand Outlet Centre (formerly known as Harbour Town Centre) in Perth and Clocktower Square in Sydney

2014

Acquisition of The Big Idea (TBI)
▪ Kitchen Language acquired TBI to expand its stable of F&B offerings

2015

The Westin Sydney
▪ The Westin Sydney and its adjoining Heritage Retail podium jointly acquired by Far East Organization and Sino Group

Refinery Concepts
▪ Kitchen Language and The Big Idea rebranded to Refinery Concepts

2016

Silversea
▪ Ninth development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence (Residential - High-Rise Category)

Discovery Walk on Orchard (comprising Orchard Central, 313@somerset and orchardgateway)
▪ Tenth development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence (Retail Category)

2018

Oasia Hotel Downtown
▪ Eleventh development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence (Hotel Category)

Store-Y Self-Storage & Agape Laundry  
▪ Established two new businesses - Store-Y, a new self-storage facility and Agape, a centralised commercial laundry service

2019

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
▪ Former Sydney General Post Office, a heritage landmark, rebranded to The Fullerton Hotel Sydney 

2020

Village Hotel Ariake Tokyo
▪ The first Far East Hospitality and Far East Organization joint venture hotel to open in Japan.

 

The Scotts Tower
▪ Twelfth development to receive the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence (Residential - High-Rise Category)