About the United Overseas Bank Office Building at 80 Raffles Place
Walking into 80 Raffles Place, the address opens up to UOB (United Overseas Bank), is a Singapore–based international banking organisation with headquarters in Singapore and an extensive presence in Indochina. The Bank, founded in 1935, offers its services through 68 branches within Singapore and over 500 offices around the world, including Western Europe and North America. The unusual shape of a skyscraper is two buildings in the form of triangles with a slight space between them. There is a special coating for the walls of enormous towers made of aluminium, so the colours are always changing under unique lighting conditions. In the underground levels of the building, there is a parking lot for vehicles, shops and access to metro stations.
The location is situated alongside Raffles Place MRT, OUB Centre and capital square. OUB Centre in 1986-1990 was the highest skyscraper in Asia until the Chinese Bank Tower was built. United bank Overseas is also one of the main options of small and medium enterprises. Parts asset management of the Bank – UOB Asset Management, is one of the fund managers awarded the best of Singapore with a presence in the region is increasing. Bank United Overseas is ranked as one of the top banks in the world, with a rating of AA1 from Moody’s and AA – from Standard & Poor Defending.