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However, there were several criticisms as well as apprehensions regarding the building of Fort Fullerton.Merchants thought that it was a waste to use the prime location of the city for military instead of trading purpose, which would have prevented Singapore from generating more revenue and boosting its trading business.The General Post Office (GPO) was the anchor tenant, which only moved in a fortnight after the Fullerton Building's official opening.GPO covered the two lower floors with postal halls, offices and sorting rooms.They were also worried that they would be in the direct line of fire if there were any attacks on the fort because the offices along the Singapore River were situated within close proximity to the fort.The fort was also said to be incapable of deterring any potential attacks from the sea, and had very low efficacy.It was originally known as The Fullerton Building, and also as the General Post Office Building.Commissioned in 1924 as part of the British colony's centennial celebrations, the building was designed as an office building by Major P. Keys of Keys & Dowdeswell, a Shanghai firm of architects, which won the project through an architectural design competition.
The Fullerton Building was built with Grandeur, Class and being the biggest structure built in Singapore displaying the authority and power of the British Colonial rule.You may use all kraft paper wrappings or a variety of colours plastic wrappings or even burlap wrappings.The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a five-star luxury hotel located near the mouth of the Singapore River, in the Downtown Core of Central Area, Singapore.Following these criticisms, the fort was finally demolished in 1873 During the initial groundwork, excavations revealed the gun casements of the old Fort Fullerton.
In fact, the Fullerton Building was built over reclaimed land.
It was built to replace the Fort Canning Light, which was decommissioned in 1979 since it was gradually blocked because of globalization and the construction of more high-rise buildings in Singapore .