Orchard Parade Hotel

Corporate Milestones

  1. 1967

    Incorporated as Ming Court Limited on 28 December

    Ming Court Hotel, Singapore
    Ming Court Hotel, Singapore
  2. 1968

    Listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange

  3. 1970

    Opening of Ming Court Hotel (renamed as Orchard Parade Hotel in 1991)

    Ming Court Hotel, Singapore
    Ming Court Hotel, Singapore
  4. 1987

    Acquired by Far East Organization on 20 June

    Far East Organization
  5. 1988

    First property investment via the acquisition of several office units situated in Singapore:

    (i) Tong Building, Orchard Road;

    (ii) Tanglin Shopping Centre, Tanglin Road; and

    (iii) International Plaza, Anson Road.

  6. 1989

    First overseas acquisition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, consisting of six shoplots at Sungei Wang Plaza and a 24 storey commercial building, Plaza Atrium, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Group completed the redevelopment of Plaza Atrium into Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur in 2016.

    Plaza Atrium, Malaysia
    Plaza Atrium, Malaysia
  7. 1990

    Diversified into property development with the successful tender of a parcel of 99 years leasehold land at West Coast Road from the Housing Development Board

    Change in name from Ming Court Hotel Limited to Orchard Parade Holdings Limited on 31 December

  8. 1991

    Renamed as Orchard Parade Hotel from Ming Court Hotel on 1 January

  9. 1994

    Completion of the Group’s inaugural residential development project, West Bay Condominium

    West Bay Condominium, Singapore
    West Bay Condominium, Singapore

    Diversified into the food & beverage business via an acquisition of 8.9% of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited (“Yeo Hiap Seng”)

    Yeo Hiap Seng Limited

    First foray into Shanghai, China, to undertake a major commercial development – Shanghai Raffles Square, with joint venture partners

  10. 1995

    Successful takeover of Yeo Hiap Seng with a 51% stake

    Yeo Hiap Seng Limited

    Completion of Tannery House, the Group’s first industrial property development

    Tannery House, Singapore
    Tannery House, Singapore

    First venture into China’s leisure and family entertainment sector via an investment in a bowling cum amusement centre in Chengdu

  11. 1997

    Completion of the Group’s residential development - Kew Green, the first townhouse development with a condominium status in Singapore, allowing foreigners to purchase the property

    Kew Green, Singapore
    Kew Green, Singapore
  12. 2012

    Renamed as Far East Orchard Limited from Orchard Parade Holdings Limited on 27 July

    Underwent a strategic restructuring exercise and commenced new businesses in hospitality management and healthcare real estate

    Novena Medical Center and Novena Specialist Center, Singapore
    Novena Medical Center and Novena Specialist Center, Singapore

    Divested 35.0% of its stake in Yeo Hiap Seng to Far East Organization and distributed the remaining 14.5% stake in Yeo Hiap Seng as a Dividend in Specie to shareholders

    Injection of three hospitality assets – Orchard Parade Hotel, Albert Court Village Hotel (now known as Village Hotel Albert Court) and Central Square Village Residences (now known as Village Residence Clarke Quay) into Far East Hospitality Trust

  13. 2013

    Expanded hospitality footprint into Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand via two milestone joint venture partnerships with The Straits Trading Company Limited and Toga Group

  14. 2014

    First entry into Europe with acquisition of four hotel properties in Germany and Denmark with Toga Group

    Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, Germany
    Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, Germany

    First property development project and foray into the Australian residential market - Harbourfront Balmain, located in Sydney, Australia, jointly developed with Toga Group

    Harbourfront Balmain, Australia
    Harbourfront Balmain, Australia
  15. 2015

    Diversified into student accommodation in the United Kingdom (“UK”) via the acquisition of a portfolio of purpose-built student accommodation properties in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Rosedale Court, United Kingdom
    Rosedale Court, United Kingdom
  16. 2016

    Expanded into the UK residential market with the acquisition of the former Westminster Fire Station located in the prime central borough of the City of Westminster, London, UK, for redevelopment into a mixed-use development comprising residential accommodation and a restaurant

    4 Greycoat Place (Former Westminster Fire Station), United Kingdom
    4 Greycoat Place, United Kingdom
    (Former Westminster Fire Station)