Listed on Main Board of the SGX-ST in August 1994, Koh Brothers Group Limited (“Koh Brothers”, or together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is a well-established construction, property development and specialist engineering solutions provider, which was started as a sole proprietorship in 1966 by Mr. Koh Tiat Meng. Today, the Group has more than 40 subsidiaries, joint venture companies and associated companies spread over Singapore, PRC, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Over the years, the Group has undertaken numerous construction and infrastructure projects with its A1 grading by the Building and Construction Authority. It is currently the highest grade for contractors’ registration in this category, and allows the Group to tender for public sector construction projects of unlimited value. In addition, the Group has developed a name for itself as a niche real estate developer, with an established reputation for quality and innovation.
The Group’s diversified businesses present them with multiple revenue streams from three core areas:
- Construction and Building Materials
- Real Estate
- Leisure & Hospitality
The Group is also the single largest shareholder of SGX Catalist-listed Koh Brothers Eco Engineering Limited (“Koh Brothers Eco”), a sustainable engineering solutions group that provides engineering, procurement and construction services for water and wastewater treatment, hydroengineering, bio-refinery and bio-energy projects.
Following a restructuring exercise that combines the capabilities of Koh Brothers Eco with the Group’s previously-owned civil engineering construction arm, Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering (Pte.) Ltd. (“KBCE”), through its shareholdings in Koh Brothers Eco, Koh Brothers can reap synergies and sharpen its competitive edge to offer turnkey engineering solutions and tap opportunities in the water, wastewater treatment and hydro-engineering sectors.
Marina Barrage (2008)
The Marina Barrage project was awarded to Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor Pte Ltd in early 2005. The Marina Barrage is a dam built across the Marina Channel to create a freshwater reservoir. Officially opened on 31 October 2008, it is Singapore's first urban freshwater reservoir – at 10,000ha, or one-sixth of Singapore land size – to provide desalinated water to meet the country's growing demand.
Koh Brothers designed the barrage using a system comprising gates and pumps. It has nine steel crest gates spanning the 350m-wide Marina Channel, and seven drainage pumps capable of displacing a combined total of 280 cubic metres of water per second. With this system, the barrage alleviates flooding in low-lying areas in the city including Chinatown, Jalan Besar and Geylang.
On 6 May 2009, The Marina Barrage was conferred the Superior Achievement Award - the highest honour for the best project entry - at the American Academy of Environmental Engineers Annual Awards, becoming the second project outside of USA to win the award in the last decade.
Punggol Waterway (2011)
The Punggol Waterway (Part 1) project is an essential element in HDB’s Remaking Our Heartlands Programme, which will transform Punggol into the all new Punggol Waterfront Town. Punggol Waterway is connected to two of Singapore’s newest reservoirs and offers a unique waterfront lifestyle complete with recreational water sports, stretches of landscaped promenade and sustainable water technologies.
This project encompasses the construction of a 2.4 kilometre long waterway and the main vehicular bridges going across the waterway. Offering state-of-the-art technologies in ground improvements, Koh Brothers constructed the waterway despite the poor soil conditions and converted Punggol town from the old pig farm into the newest waterfront living hub.
Parc Olympia (2015)
Parc Olympia is a condominium with 8 blocks of 8-storey residential buildings where residents not only get to enjoy fine quality finishing with built-in oven, electric hob and hood, washer and dryer, refrigerator and more, they will also be inspired to exercise and stay healthy with the conveniences of the “Olympian” cum recreational facilities such as air-conditioned recreation badminton court cum function room, indoor gymnasium, 50 metre lap pool, aqua gymnasium, kid’s adventure pool, splash pool, wading pool with water slide, tranquil pool with Jacuzzi, floating cabanas, putting green, basketball, futsai court, skate park, kid’s fun zone, barbeque pavilions, tennis court, fitness and wellness corner, family fun zone, synthetic jogging track, recreational rock climbing wall, and cascading waterfall with viewing decks.
Located in the east at Flora Drive, it is only a short distance to access Changi Airport and to many major expressways to schools and retail outlets.
Parc Olympia, which is developed by Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd who is noted for its “lifestyle-and-theme” development, is branded as a unique condominium with “Olympian” lifestyle theme.