Sino Group at 50

Sino Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It is an occasion to reflect on the path travelled alongside Hong Kong, such as the communities built and the progress made. The Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre exemplify our commitment — some of the first buildings in Tsim Sha Tsui East, they form the twin anchors of the district. We look forward to many more decades to come.

‘At 50, our company is young and energetic. We are fully committed to Hong Kong, and our community spirit remains at the heart of what we do today — promote positivity in the community as we grow with it. May the commitment to excellence and community spirit continue to guide us as we write new chapters of the Sino story as one united group for the next 50 years and more.’
— Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman, Sino Group

The year 2021 holds special meaning for Sino Group as it marks our 50th anniversary. On 5 January 1971, the company was incorporated in Hong Kong. Over the past half a century, we have grown alongside the spectacular development of the city, our home.

The Group has developed more than 250 projects, with a footprint in Hong Kong, the Mainland, Singapore and Australia, and a team that now counts more than 10,000 across the Asia Pacific region. The Group’s work encompasses multiple sectors and scales — from seaside villas to large-scale estates, from high-street shops to mega shopping malls, from industrial buildings to Grade A office towers, and from exquisite serviced apartments to beautifully presented hotels housed in heritage landmarks.

On this auspicious occasion, Sino Group has activations across its properties and is engaging a variety of partners and community groups. Notable project launches include Grand Central, which is integral to the CBD² and Energizing Kowloon East projects and will breathe new life into one of the most established communities in Kowloon, as well as The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, the first Fullerton Hotel in Hong Kong and an ideal destination for business travellers, families and urban explorers.

The Path Travelled

On the auspicious occasion of our 50th anniversary, we reflect on the many memorable moments on our wondrous journey, made possible thanks to the hard work of our colleagues and great support of our customers and business associates.
1971
The Group is incorporated in Hong Kong on 5 January 1971
1972
Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited (HKSE: 247), the holding company of Sino Land Company Limited, is listed in Hong Kong
1980
Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, the first building in Tsim Sha Tsui East, is completed. Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and the adjacent Empire Centre are connected by an enclosed bridgeway, forming the twin anchors of the district
1981
Sino Land Company Limited (HKSE: 083) is listed in Hong Kong
1988
tmtplaza, a 100,000-square-metre shopping, dining and entertainment space opens as the largest retail centre in the Northwest New Territories
1990
Hong Kong Gold Coast by Castle Peak Bay is completed, providing an integrated waterfront precinct comprising seaside residences, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Mediterranean-style shopping mall Gold Coast Piazza and the Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club and marina, situated next to a 1.4-kilometre beach
1995
Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (HKSE: 1221) is listed in Hong Kong
2001
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is opened at a ceremony graced by the then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Olympian City 1, the first phase of a three-phase development project, is completed, transforming the West Kowloon district into a chic and dynamic residential, commercial and entertainment hub. Olympian City 2 follows in 2002 and Olympian City 3 in 2011
2007
Vision City, an integrated city inspired by art and culture, is built on the Tsuen Wan new waterfront. The project includes Citywalk, the first and largest green shopping mall in Hong Kong and the first to feature vertical greenery spanning about 700 square metres. Citywalk has received the BEAM Plus Platinum rating for its environmentally friendly design and facilities
2008
Sino Caring Friends is established to organise volunteer services for employees of the Group in collaboration with community partners. By end-2020, the total volunteer service hours accumulated exceed 1,078,000 hours
Major shareholder the Ng Family establishes the not-for-profit Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation and wins the tender to revitalise and operate the old Tai O Police Station. Tai O Heritage Hotel, opened in March 2012. The hotel received an Award of Merit at the UNESCO 2013 Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Awards, becoming Hong Kong’s first UNESCO-awarded hotel
2009
Sino Land is named Best Residential Developer in Hong Kong in the Euromoney Real Estate Poll, recognising our high-quality residential projects
2010
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is opened. Built on the waters of Marina Bay, the 100-room hotel provides breathtaking architecture and stunning interiors that combine modernity and heritage
Sino Land is named Third Best Global Developer in the Euromoney Real Estate Poll
2012
Sino Land is selected as a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index
2014-15
Sino Land is named Best Developer Overall in Hong Kong in Euromoney’s Real Estate Survey for two consecutive years
2018
The Ng Family establishes the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation to foster an innovative spirit among the young generation and build a holistic innovation ecosystem. Sino Inno Lab provides a sandbox platform to test out inventions and facilitate co-creations in addition to supporting start-ups in developing proptech solutions
Sino Land Company Limited announces its Green Finance Framework and raises its first green loan, used for St. George’s Mansions
2019
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney opens, heralding the Fullerton brand’s international expansion. The hotel, housed in a much-loved historic landmark intertwined with Sydney’s development for close to 150 years, provides 416 exquisite guest rooms and suites
2020
Sino Land Company Limited joins the United Nations Global Compact as a Signatory, becoming one of the first Hong Kong developers to do so and standing with more than 13,000 leading companies, organisations and governments to champion principled business to build a better community

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