CDL was among the Top 20 companies ranked by highest overseas revenue in the Singapore International 100 Ranking 2006.
CDL supported a daring feat for charity. Chairman and Honorary CEO of Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre, Venerable Shi Ming Yi, walked across 20m-long, 15cm-wide parallel beams suspended outside the top of Republic Plaza, CDL’s flagship building, to raise funds in the Ren Ci Charity Show for the hospital.
CDL was the sole recipient in the Best Social Report category of the Singapore Environmental & Social Reporting Awards 2005 awarded by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
CDL purchased a Thomson Road site that includes Lock Cho Apartment, Comfort Mansion and a four-storey walk-up apartment for $156.3 million. By amalgamating with an adjoining state land, the site may be enlarged to 179,828 square feet to be redeveloped into a 36-storey project comprising 380 to 400 units.
Hive @ RP, located at the basement of Republic Plaza was launched. It is the new gastronomic haven at Raffles Place featuring numerous trendy food and beverage (F&B) outlets.
CDL’s projects received the most honours at the Building and Construction Authority Awards (BCA) 2006. The 10 awards include three Construction Excellence Awards (Goldenhill Park Condominium, Goldenhill Villas and Nuovo Executive Condominium [Merit]); three Best Buildable Design Awards (Savannah CondoPark, The Esparis and Monterey Park Condominium [Merit]); two Green Mark GoldPlus (City Square Residences and St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Singapore) and two Green Mark Gold (The Sail @ Marina Bay and Tribeca).
In Reader’s Digest’s Annual Consumer Brand Preference Survey 2006, CDL was the only Gold Award Winner in the Property Developer category in Singapore.
CDL’s projects take the spotlight once again when they won the most number of awards at the prestigious BCA Awards 2006.
CDL’s first hotel in Thailand, the five-star Millennium Hilton Bangkok with 542 rooms along the Chao Phraya River was officially opened.
CDL made a successful bid for Lucky Tower through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aston Properties Pte Ltd, for $383 million. Located along Grange Road, this prime 169,189 square feet freehold site can be built into a 24-storey condominium.
For its excellence in Occupational Health and Safety management in the workplace for 2006, CDL was the only company in Singapore to be conferred the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award.
CDL was the proud recipient of two FIABCI Prix d’Excellence awards under the Residential Category for Changi Rise (1st Runner-Up) and Goldenhill Villas (2nd Runner-Up). The prestigious Award recognises projects of outstanding achievement and overall merit that best embody excellence in all the real estate disciplines involved in its creation.
Goldenhill Park Condominium won a Merit Award at the 3rd International Federation of Landscape Architects (Eastern Region) for landscape architecture. CDL was the only Singapore developer to receive this prestigious award for 2006.
The Pier at Robertson, a luxurious mixed development comprising 201- residential units and numerous F&B and retail outlets along Mohamed Sultan Road, received its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) and Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC).
St. Regis Residences, Singapore, the one and only branded residences in Singapore was launched. The epitome of refined elegance and sophisticated living, this exclusive 173-unit development located at Tanglin Road, Tomlinson Road and Cuscaden Road will be adjoined to St. Regis Hotel, Singapore. Touted as the most exquisite launch of the year, the high-profile, red-carpet event was widely covered by the local and international media. The project is a joint venture between CDL, Hong Leong Holdings Limited and TID Pte. Ltd..
The freehold 208-unit Residences @ Evelyn was officially launched. A prime elevated site offering one of the best views in the Newton vicinity, it received very positive response and Phase One units were quickly snapped up and over 93% has since been sold.
Celebrating the glamorous launch of St. Regis Residences with the traditional popping of champagne and toast.
CDL subsidiary, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C), announced its initial public offering of CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) on 19 July. CDLHT is the first hotel REIT in Singapore and is a stapled group comprising CDL Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust (H-REIT) and CDL Hospitality Business Trust. In its trading debut, CDLHT’s trading price rose to $0.85, above its IPO price of $0.83.
The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove set a new benchmark price in Sentosa Cove when it was launched at an early bird average price of $1,300 per square foot. The 264-unit waterfront development, a joint venture with TID Pte. Ltd., achieved phenomenal success with 90% sold within a week!
Establishing another foothold at Sentosa Cove, CDL was awarded the tender for The Quayside Collection at Sentosa Cove for $235.75 million. Set to be the only commercial and hotel site on Sentosa Cove, this 523,251 square feet site can be developed into a seven-storey, 320-room fivestar hotel; a three-storey waterfront commercial and retail development and a separate six-storey high residential development.
The luxurious 604-unit Millennium Residence @ Sukhumvit located in the heart of Bangkok was launched for sale. CDL is the overseas development consultant.
The Singapore Young Photographer Award was initiated by CDL’s Managing Director, Mr Kwek Leng Joo, to seek out and groom young photographic talents. As part of the Award, CDL also sponsored the CDL Young Architectural Photographer Award to cultivate further interest in the area of architectural photography.
CDL was the recipient of the Minister for Defence Award, the highest accolade presented to employers at the Total Defence Awards (previously known as the SAF Awards for Employers and the Total Defence Awards for Civil Resource Owners). CDL was also inducted into the prestigious Minister for Defence Awards (MiDAS) League as a leader and advocate of national defence.
Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, CEO of Singapore Exchange Limited (left) and CDL Executive Chairman Mr Kwek Leng Beng striking the gong to mark the commencement of trading of CDL Hospitality Trusts.   Minister for Defence Mr Teo Chee Hean, presented the prestigious Minister for Defence Award to CDL’s Managing Director Mr Kwek Leng Joo.
CDL announced at its Half Year 2006 Analyst/Media Briefing that its residential property sales value of $1.7 billion as at 10 August 2006 had already surpassed 2005’s full year sales value of $1.66 billion.
CDL was voted one of Singapore’s most transparent companies in SIAS (Securities Investors Association Singapore) Investors’ Choice Awards 2006.
In recognition of the company’s contributions in enhancing the lives of lonely senior citizens, CDL’s employee Volunteer Platform, City Sunshine Club, received the Friend of the Elderly Award by the Lions Befrienders for the second consecutive year.
CDL was selected to be part of PUB’s (Public Utilities Board) Friends of Water initiative. This accolade is in recognition of organisations that have contributed to raising awareness about water conservation and answered the call to do their part towards Singapore’s water sustainability.
Ferraria Park, a freehold condominium along Flora Drive was launched. Over 70% of the 250 units released have since been sold. It is developed by Tripartite Developers Pte. Limited which is a joint venture between CDL, Hong Leong Holdings Limited and TID Pte. Ltd..
CDL purchased Futura for $287.3 million. This District 9 freehold residential site along Grange/Leonie Hill Road is a sizeable 87,034 square feet in area and can be built up to 36- storeys with more than 100 generously- sized apartments.
M&C officially opened Millennium Hongqiao Hotel, Shanghai, its first hotel in China. The five-star hotel, located along Yan An Xi Road, has 369 rooms.
In recognition of CDL’s support and contribution towards National Service activities in the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force, it was accorded the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) Award for NSmen’s Employers.
The Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H. (Helping Employees Achieve Life-Time Health) Award 2006 – Gold Award was presented to CDL by Health Promotion Board in recognition for its commendable Workplace Health Programmes to encourage employees to lead healthy and vibrant lives.
For its significant contribution to the promotion and development of the arts in Singapore, CDL was again presented the Friend of the Arts Award for the tenth consecutive year.
CDL was presented the Friend of the Arts Award by MInister for Information, Communications and the Arts Dr Lee Boon Yang.   M&C’s first hotel in China, Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai was unveiled.
CDL launched the hip and happening 175-unit condominium Tribeca by the waterfront. The exclusive freehold development boasts panoramic views of the Singapore River and the city. Enjoying popular demand, more than 75% has already been sold.
In recognition of its firm commitment to active corporate citizenship over the years, CDL was conferred the prestigious Corporate Citizen Award by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre. CDL is the first local-based company to win this prestigious award which has previously been accorded mainly to multi-national corporations.
Republic Hotels & Resorts Limited, a wholly-owned M&C subsidiary, was awarded a hotel site at Mohamed Sultan Road/ Nanson Road for $45.8 million. The proposed hotel can be built up to 10 storeys with about 350 to 400 rooms.
CDL was conferred the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards 2006 – Developer Award by the Ministry of Manpower, in recognition of its contribution in promoting Occupational Safety Health (OSH) practices at the work-sites and for assisting contractors to achieve WSH excellence. CDL has previously been accorded the award in 2003. To-date, it is the only private property developer to have received this honour.
At the Annual Safety & Health Performance Award 2006, CDL’s projects, Residences @ Evelyn and Parc Emily received a Gold Award each and Butterworth 33 received a Silver Award. Residences @ Evelyn, Parc Emily and City Square Residences also received the Occupational Safety & Health Best Practices Award for Safety Solutions.
Savannah CondoPark received a Gold Award (Implementation Projects– Residential Category) and Changi Rise Condominium a Merit Award (Maintenance Projects – Residential Category) at the LIAS (Landscape Industry Association Singapore) Awards of Excellence 2006.
H-REIT’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CDLHT (BVI) One Ltd, completed its purchase of Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, a prime freehold deluxe hotel in Auckland City, New Zealand, for about NZ$113 million.
In support of the inaugural Singapore Garden Festival, Mr Kwek Leng Joo showcased a collection of his nature photo works. 12 of his works were auctioned, raising $80,000 for the Garden City Fund, which will finance programmes that are essential for the conservation and enhancement of the natural greenery in Singapore.
CDL’s Le Grove Serviced Apartments was voted the winner for Serviced Apartment Category in the HR Vendors of the Year by 466 senior HR managers from 462 organisations across all industries. The awards, organised by Human Resources (HR) Magazine, recognise the high value contributions of HR product and service providers to the HR profession in Singapore.