District 7 is now a thriving area for shopping and other commercial activities, along with its little pockets of arts, culture and learning. Moreover, the district has developed as a hotspot for residential properties with new launches like DUO Residences, the South Beach development and the Concourse Skyline that offers panoramic views of the Waterfront Gardens and the Singapore flyer. The new Downtown Line is also on its way to completion and can therefore be seen as a rejuvenation plan that offers great potential capital gains that appeal to buyers.
Bugis Junction as the main highlight of Bugis has been urbanized as an integrated development that consists of four main segments: Bugis Junction Tower, Parco Bugis Junction, BHG and InterContinental Singapore. It includes a shopping mall and an office tower. Bugis Junction mainly caters to Singapore youths, with a youth-themed zone in the mall, as well as kiosks that sell a wide range of items like earrings, accessories, bags and phone gadgets. Another main attraction is Bugis Street which is a shopping paradise for thrift shoppers, as several indie designer clothing can be found.