Permits & Passes
Cockpit Hotel becomes history
Hotel, in Penang Road, is being demolished
even as our story goes to press. As I write, only
the podium level remains. In a day or two even
that will be no more. The building was completed
in 1972 by the architect Yang Tai Tye. There were
230 guest rooms, a nightclub, a swimming pool,
function rooms, recreational facilities, offices
name Cockpit Hotel was given to the original hotel
building - a mansion sited behind the present
building - by one of its earlier operators, a
former pilot of Dutch airline KLM. The next owner
tore down the mansion and built the present
remembers that mansion as being the Oxley Rise
Station of the Japanese military police, the
Kempeitai, during the Japanese Occupation in World
hotel site will be used for a new
commercial-cum-residential project to be developed
by Wing Tai Holdings. The company received
permission in 2001 to build 234 apartments on the
150,889 sq ft freehold site. It has been reported
that there are plans to construct an 11-storey
office tower with more than 173,000 sq ft of gross
floor area next to the condominium.
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