CPG Corporation commemorates a 188-year legacy of the Singapore Urban Landscape

The evolution of the public works scene in Singapore since the first Public Works Office was established in 1833 has supported the Singapore urban landscape and propelled the island into a “Garden City” that is world-renowned. Founded on this 188-year legacy, CPG Corporation (CPG) as the corporatised entity of the former Public Works Department of Singapore, is commemorating its journey in the built environment industry with the publication of a commemorative book titled “CPG 188”.

"The evolving global environment is a catalyst for cities to be more versatile and adaptable. CPG has been an active contributor to the Singapore urban landscape throughout these 188 years. Our experience accumulated from this journey can inspire others in the built environment to create sustainable developments that work responsibly with the environment." said CPG's President and Group Chief Executive Officer Ar. Khew Sin Khoon.

Highlighting key and memorable projects the corporation has done, "CPG 188" offers striking new insights into some of the company's challenges and unique circumstances. The book tells of how CPG's multidisciplinary teams worked to overcome the odds to build some of the most iconic projects in Singapore and overseas, particularly in the recent two decades, when the company exported its expertise to major cities across the Asian region.

These projects have not only proven to be solutions for society but have also proved to be relevant to times. For instance, the National Centre for Infectious Diseases designed by CPG Consultants Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of CPG), played a significant role in the nation’s battle against the pandemic and has boosted the resilience of its healthcare system.

Today, Singapore and other global cities continue to evolve to meet a rapidly changing world. From the rise of digital technologies to the recent pandemic, various disruptions have profoundly impacted live-work arrangements and mobility patterns, bringing unprecedented challenges to cities.

With a 188-year legacy, CPG’s rich and vast experience enables it to stay relevant and identify opportunities in addressing the growing global population and urbanisation’s call for a more sustainable form of development. Incorporating resilience, sustainability and technology into its design philosophy and projects, the veteran corporation in the built environment believes that the solution lies in designing better and more adaptable cities. 

Some of its ongoing efforts in creating a more climate-resilient urban environment include the Bidadari Park, slated to complete in 2022. The corporation has harnessed its inter-disciplinary capabilities to integrate an underground stormwater retention tank with Alkaff Lake, a reservoir that stores and supplies drinking water to the surrounding residential estate. CPG is also appointed in 2021 to formulate a climate-resilient masterplan for the island’s City-East Coast stretch, which houses critical infrastructure such as Changi Airport, a water reclamation plant and the future Greater Southern Waterfront development.

 “As many of the urban and built environment challenges are complex and intertwined with layers of economic, social and environmental issues, we firmly believe in taking a collaborative and transdisciplinary approach to co-developing solutions. We see CPG as the built environment integrator of such solutions,” said Ar. Tan Shao Yen, CPG’s Group Chief Innovation Officer.

CPG 188” is available for public reading on CPG’s official website.





 CPG 188” Contents:


CPG 188: Bedrock of a Nation to Solutions for the World

Laying Foundations (Institutional, Judiciary, Security)

Connecting Places (Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Transportation Infrastructure, Aviation)

Building Communities (Residential, Commercial, Leisure)

Enabling Healing (Funerary, Healthcare)

Shaping Identities (Education, Cultural, Gardens) 

Redefining the Cities of Tomorrow


Projects featured in “CPG 188” 

(In chronological order by chapters)

 Laying Foundations:

  1. The Istana, Singapore
  2. Revenue House, Singapore
  3. Parliament House, Singapore
  4. Binh Duong Integrated Political & Admin Centre, Vietnam
  5. INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore
  6. New Supreme Court, Singapore
  7. State Courts, Singapore
  8. Changi Prison Complex, Singapore
  9. Woodlands Checkpoint, Singapore
  10. Tuas Checkpoint, Singapore

 Connecting Places:

  1. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
  2. Eco-centric park township, Vietnam
  3. Masterplan for Smart city development (WIP), Philippines
  4. Jurong Innovation District, Singapore
  5. Changi Airport Terminal 5 & Changi East Industrial Zone (CEIZ), Singapore
  6. Maluanwan New District Central Island, China
  7. Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), Singapore
  8. Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), Singapore
  9. Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), Singapore
  10. Marmaray Bosphorus Crossing, Turkey
  11. Gali Batu MRT Depot, Singapore
  12. Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore
  13. Ahmedabad International Airport, India
  14. Wuhan Tianhe Airport Terminal 1, China
  15. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Terminal 1, China
  16. Danang International Terminal, Vietnam
  17. Phu Quoc International Airport, Vietnam
  18. Islamabad International Airport, Pakistan
  19. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (Terminal 2 & VIP Terminal), Ethiopia
  20. Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh
  21. Penang International Airport, Malaysia
  22. CanTho and CamRanh International Airport Terminals, Vietnam
  23. Van Don International Airport, Vietnam
  24. Long Thanh International Airport, Vietnam
  25. Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam
  26. Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Bangladesh
  27. Penang International Airport, Malaysia
  28. Xiamen Xiang’an International Airport, China

 Building Communities:

  1. Huzuoan and Jiacheng Apartments by the Lake, China
  2. Changsha Beichen Super High-rise Condominium, China
  3. The Regency @ Tiong Bahru, Singapore
  4. Verdure @ Holland Park, Singapore
  5. Setia Sky 88, Malaysia
  6. Saradise Kuching Township, Malaysia
  7. Shenzhen Longhua Talent Housing, Singapore
  8. Park Central @ AMK, Singapore
  9. Gurkha Cantonment, Singapore
  10. Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore
  11. Solaris, Singapore
  12. Joy City, China
  13. Changyang Fun Mix Shopping Mall, China
  14. The Rochester, Singapore
  15. SAFRA Toa Payoh Clubhouse, Singapore
  16. The Singapore Racecourse, Singapore
  17. Bukit Batok Service Club, Singapore
  18. Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, Singapore
  19. East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Singapore
  20. Pasir Ris Sports Centre, Singapore
  21. Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore

Enabling Healing:

  1. Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium, Singapore
  2. Choa Chu Kang Crematorium, Singapore
  3. Choa Chu Kang Columbarium, Singapore
  4. National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Singapore
  5. Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI), Singapore
  6. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
  7. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital, Singapore
  8. Kunming South High-Speed Rail Station Health City, China

Shaping Identities:

  1. Eunoia Junior College, Singapore
  2. ISA Science City International School, China
  3. The National Gallery, Singapore
  4. The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts Headquarters, Singapore
  5. Central Fire Station, Singapore
  6. The Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore
  7. Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
  8. National Orchid Garden, Singapore
  9. Lakeside Garden, Singapore

Redefining the Cities of Tomorrow:

  1. Stamford Diversion Canal and Stamford Detention Tank, Singapore
  2. Bidadari Park, Singapore
  3. Coastal protection study at City-East Coast, Singapore


For more information, please contact:

Tia Kai Yen

Vice President

Corporate Communications

CPG Corporation Pte Ltd

Tel: 6357 4034 / 9276 6077

Email: tia.kai.yen@cpgcorp.com.sg


Ashley Wu

Corporate Communications Manager

CPG Corporation Pte Ltd

Tel: 6357 4890 / 9824 4447

Email: ashley.wu@cpgcorp.com.sg


About CPG Corporation

CPG Corporation (CPG Corp) is in the business of shaping enduring spaces for today and the future.

As the corporatised entity of the former Public Works Department of Singapore, CPG has played a part in shaping Singapore’s skyline with landmark developments such as Singapore Changi Airport, Gardens by the Bay, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National Gallery Singapore, as well as the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus.

Together with more than 1,500 talented individuals in the CPG group of companies, CPG Corp is one of the leading development professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, providing a full spectrum of infrastructure and building development and management services. Today, the company operates in seven countries, and has established a presence in four key regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.

To learn more about CPG Corp, please visit www.cpgcorp.com.sg or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.