The Mill Is A Gothic Building At Alexandra With Gotham City Vibes & A Dreamy Chandelier-Lit Cafe

The Mill Singapore

Singapore is known for some pretty dope architecture that lines our cityscapes – from world-renowned Marina Bay Sands to futuristic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. Adding to the list, The Mill is a relatively under the radar building nestled in the industrial area of Bukit Merah. 

The all-black building has an alluring facade that looks just like LexCorp – the headquarters of superman’s arch nemesis. Apart from marvelling at its exterior, there’s a spacious cafe to grab coffee at and a garden within to relax your mind. Here’s a peek into The Mill: 

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Neo-gothic architecture that’ll transport you to Europe

The building is made up of two towers – the one on the left is inspired by neo-gothic architecture while the other is influenced by post-industrial American architecture.
Image credit: The Mill

The Mill exudes an old world charm that makes you feel like you’re in a vintage European town. It’s designed by Swan & Maclaren alongside James Adams, whose other masterpieces also include the Art Deco style Parkview Square that’s reminiscent of Gotham City.  

Image credit: The Mill

The pointed arches atop the building look just like the chess pieces Beth Harmon visualises on the ceiling in the Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit. 

The murals at the carpark are great as backdrops for your #ootd – vintage cars are also commonly spotted there thanks to the tenants
Image credit: The Mill

Grab coffee at Alchemist

Image credit: @doggaebi

Those working around the CBD and cafe hoppers alike would be familiar with Alchemist, famous for their quality espresso-based pour over coffee. Their outlet at The Mill has a unique Victorian-style interior that matches its theme of the building, lit with a beautiful chandelier in the center. 

Popular house-blends include the nutty, velvety Dark Matter (from $3) and the fruity, floral Luminous (from $3), which you can pair with pastry offerings by Bakehaus such as Butter Croissant ($4) and Pain Au Chocolat ($4.50)

Opening hours: 9AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 8875 7790
Alchemist website

Relax and enjoy the scenery at the garden terrace

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There’s also a quiet garden terrace on the sixth floor, where you can enjoy the fresh air and scenery – a good place to just lepak or read a book on the wooden benches. 

Office spaces with high ceilings ideal for creatives to hustle at

Tenants settled within include clothing brands The Editor’s Market and Kevin Seah
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Shoutout to those in the creative industry, The Mill’s office spaces were designed with you in mind. With 6M high ceilings and tall windows, you’d have ample headspace to get your ideas flowing. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for a new office location, this stylish building makes an ideal workspace. 

2.4M tall windows for scenic views and optimal sunlight
Image credit: The Mill 

Level-up your IG feed at The Mill

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Whether you’re looking for a fresh weekend date idea for a mini Europe escapade in Singapore or a photo spot to capture unique architecture, The Mill’s dramatic facade and equally stunning interior make it a place worth checking out. 

Address: No. 5 Jalan Kilang, Singapore 159405
Telephone: 6383 3333
The Mill website

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Cover image adapted from: The Mill Facebook, @doggaebi, The Mill, The Mill

Shi Nan Liang

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