The Cathay

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The Cathay is a mixed-use 17-storey cinema, shopping mall and apartment building located at Handy Road and Mount Sophia in the Museum Planning Area of Singapore.

The Cathay
The Cathay Building.jpg
The new Cathay Building was constructed behind the Art Deco frontal facade of the old Cathay Cinema, which was gazetted as a national monument.
LocationMuseum Planning Area, Singapore
CoordinatesCoordinates: 1°17′57.5″N 103°50′51.5″E / 1.299306°N 103.847639°E / 1.299306; 103.847639
Address2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
Opening date2006
DeveloperCathay Organisation
ManagementCathay Organisation
OwnerCathay Organisation
Total retail floor area168,000 sq ft (15,600 m2)
No. of floors17
WebsiteThe Cathay


Owned and managed by Cathay Organisation, the original building was opened in 1939 as Cathay Building.[1] In 2000, it was closed and partially demolished for redevelopment. Elements of the old Cathay Cinema, including its facade which was conserved as a national monument, together with a modern-day design by Paul Tange of Tange Associates Japan and RDC Architects Pte Ltd Singapore, were incorporated into the new building.


The Cathay was opened on 24 March 2006. The building housed retail, food & beverage outlets and an 8-screen Cathay Cineplex which includes The Picturehouse. The Cathay Residences opened towards the end of 2006.


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  1. ^ "That golden age..." Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  • Fiona Chan, "Cathay tenants get new round of rental rebates", The Straits Times, 20 October 2006

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