CITY BY THE LAKE
Insight about location
The Central Area or Central Business District (CBD) contains the core financial and commercial districts of Singapore, including eleven urban planning areas, namely Downtown Core, Marina East, Marina South, Museum, Newton, Orchard, Outram, River Valley, Rochor, Singapore River and Straits View as defined by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Part of the Central Region in the southern part of Singapore, it includes high-value land intensely regulated by the URA's urban planning initiatives. It approximately equates to the area which may be referred to as the city despite Singapore being a city in itself. Singapore River which currently empties into Marina Bay by the Merlion is a major landmark in this Central Area.