Panoramic view of Singapore taken from the top of the Cathay Building

Located at the convergence of Kirk Terrace, Handy Road and Sophia Road, the sixteen-storey Cathay Building (now known as The Cathay) was Singapore’s first skyscraper. It was owned by the Loke family and opened on 3 October 1939. It housed an air-conditioned 1,300-seat cinema, apartments, restaurant and hotel.