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*** URA Master Plan 2019 ***

Although the URA Master Plan 2019 tries very hard to cater to every Singaporean in every part of Singapore, it is undeniable that the most exciting / important developments in Singapore’s urban planning framework over the next 5-15 years are the following:

1.   Greater Southern Waterfront project
2.  Greater CBD to encompass D1, D2 – and – D7
3.  Rejuvenation of the Orchard Road area

In the longer term, the “centre of gravity” of Singapore’s property market may thus shift further southwards, even within the Core Central Region.   Click here for details of the URA Master Plan 2019.


*** Orchard Rd expected to remain prime ***

For years, Orchard Road has suffered from a cookie-cutter syndrome, with previous initiatives (including late night shopping and monthly pedestrian night) doing little to boost retail sales. However, a grand plan is in the works to shape the development of Singapore’s premier shopping belt over the next 10 to 20 years. A committee headed by three ministers has been formed to drive the rejuvenation of Orchard Road as a shopping and lifestyle destination for both tourists and Singaporeans alike. There is much at stake because the retail industry is an important part of the Republic’s economy, with 23,000 retail establishments chalking up operating receipts estimated at S$35 billion in 2016.   Note that as part of the Orchard Road masterplan, a number of mixed-development sites atop the upcoming Orchard Interchange station (NS line and TEL line) will be offered under the GLS program, which will inject further vibrancy in the area.   Click here for details of the Orchard Road rejuvenation plans.

If these initiatives bear fruit, the Orchard Road area and immediate vicinity is expected to remain as a prime property district – counterbalancing the pull of the Greater Southern Waterfront.


LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME IN D9 ? 

Both HAUS ON HANDY and 8 ST THOMAS sit squarely — and close to each other — at the heart of this prime locality.

HAUS ON HANDY —  A new residential development by CDL, it is located at Handy Road, just next to Dhoby Ghaut MRT and Plaza Singapura.   In Jan 2018, CDL won the URA land tender with a top bid of $212.2 million, working out to S$1,722 psf ppr.  The exciting part of this project is that as part of the URA tender, the heritage house on the top of Mount Sophia is to be preserved.  CDL will redevelop it to be the condo’s centrepiece clubhouse (Club Haus), which will co-exist with the new residential towers on the slope of land whose ingress and egress is on Handy Road.   Residents will find Club Haus to be one of the highlights of living at Haus on Handy, apart from the project’s excellent location at the heart of Orchard Road.   If you look at the MRT map of Singapore, it is unmistakable that Dhoby Ghaut station is positioned at the heart of the country’s MRT network, being the interchange station of the East-West, North-South and North-East MRT lines.

Click here for the full review and LAUNCH WEBSITE of Haus on Handy.

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8 ST THOMAS — Developed by Bukit Sembawang Estates and located at St Thomas Walk, this freehold residential development obtained its TOP in 2018.   It has all the attributes that buyers seek in prime developments — a large plot that offers lush landscaping and full condo facilities, coupled with exclusive living and great accessibility.  In Singapore, new projects on freehold land of more than 200 units are now becoming very rare, especially in the Core Central Region.  8 St Thomas is within walking distance of two MRT stations — Somerset and the upcoming Great World, which also means that the Orchard Road shopping belt, the Killiney Road eateries and the Great World City shopping mall are within easy reach.

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* GREATER CBD *Even though the city centre is the most developed part of Singapore today, the government is striving to rejuvenate (and expand) Singapore’s CBD to keep it competitive and vibrant.  The stakes are high, in Singapore’s quest to be the top global financial centre.  Under the URA Master Plan 2019, parts of the traditional CBD will offer an increase in gross plot ratio (GPR) for the conversion of existing office developments to hotel and residential use.  The URA also wants to increase the Central Area’s live-in population and is planning for more integrated developments (mix of residential, office, retail and/or hotel) in the increasingly seamless Downtown, Marina Bay and Beach Road/Rochor corridors.  Eventually, I see D1, D2 and D7 gradually coalescing to form the Greater CBD area, which will increase in vibrancy and hype  – as the government’s incentives and action plans gradually unfold over the next decade.  Click here for details, including selected new launches such as Guoco Midtown Bay, Marina One Residences, South Beach Residences, Wallich Residence, etc

 


* GREATER SOUTHERN WATERFRONT *
 

Although the URA Master Plan 2019 tries very hard to cater to every Singaporean in every part of Singapore, it is undeniable that the most exciting / important development in Singapore’s urban planning framework is the Greater Southern Waterfront project.  In the longer term, the “centre of gravity” of Singapore’s property market may shift further southwards towards the waterfront, considering that the existing Core Central Region (CCR) is already dominating the southern part of Singapore.   Click here for details, including selected new launches such as Corals @ Keppel Bay, Reflections @ Keppel Bay, Marina Collection @ Sentosa Cove, BIJOU, etc.

 

* HOLLAND VILLAGE *

Under the URA Master Plan, the traditionally sought-after Holland Village area is poised for rejuvenation, as it has been designated as an “identity node” in order that future new developments will continue to preserve its charm and ambience.  3 plots of land have been designated for largely mixed-use developments yielding a total of 1500 homes. New developments at Holland Village will be designed along intimate laneways and courtyards to add new residences, retail and lifestyle uses and add to the charm of Holland Village.  Click here for details, including selected new launches such as One Holland Village Residences, Van Holland, Hyll on Holland, Parksuites, etc.

 

* AMBER RD / MEYER RD * 

The Amber Road / Meyer Road area is traditionally one of the most sought-after precincts in D15, as it is right at the heart of the East Coast / Katong district. Developers are timing the completion of a number of new condos to coincide with the opening of the Tanjong Katong / Katong Park MRT stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line in 2023.   Meyer Road is home to many exclusive landed properties and close to the city centre, while the Amber Road area is very close to I12 and Parkway Parade mall, where an underground pedestrian shopping mall will be built to connect the upcoming Marine Parade and Marine Terrace stations.  Expected completion date is  2023 too.   Click here for details on Amber Rd and Meyer Rd areas, including selected new launches such as Amber Park, Meyer Mansion, Amber Skye, etc.

 

* BUKIT TIMAH ROAD * 

This stretch of Bukit Timah Road from Newton MRT to King Albert Park MRT is becoming more and more sought-after, as the Downtown Line is expected to continue boosting property prices in this traditionally highly-prized neighbourhood that is already populated with good schools.   Along this stretch of the Downtown Line, Botanic Gardens MRT station is an interchange station with Circle Line, while Newton MRT station is an interchange station with North-South Line.   By 2021, Stevens MRT will become an interchange station with the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line, thus further boosting connectivity in this stretch of Bukit Timah Road.   Click here for details, including selected new launches such as Royalgreen, Fourth Avenue Residences, Juniper Hill, Mayfair Gardens, Mayfair Modern, etc.

 

* ORCHARD BOULEVARD * 

With the expected opening of the Orchard Boulevard station and Orchard interchange station, as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line in 2023, the Orchard Boulevard area will be the rising star of the property market in the years to come.  Note that as part of the Orchard Road masterplan, a number of mixed-development 99-year leasehold sites atop the upcoming Orchard Interchange station will be offered under the GLS program in the years to come.  Couple this with the ongoing rejuvenation of the Orchard Road area that is being actively promoted by the government.   Click here for details, including selected new launches such as Boulevard 88, Cuscaden Reserve, TwentyOne Angullia Park, etc.

 

* ORCHARD ROAD *

A grand plan is currently in the works to shape the development of Singapore’s premier shopping belt over the next 15 to 20 years 17. A committee headed by three ministers has been formed to drive the rejuvenation of Orchard Road as a shopping and lifestyle destination for both tourists and Singaporeans alike. There is much at stake because the retail industry is an important part of the Republic’s economy, with 23,000 retail establishments chalking up operating receipts estimated at S$35 billion in 2016. If these initiatives bear fruit, the Orchard Road area and vicinity is expected to remain as a prime property district – counterbalancing the pull of the Greater Southern Waterfront.  Click here for details, including selected new launches such as Haus on Handy, 8 St Thomas, New Futura, The Avenir, etc.

 

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RELATED WEBSITES

1.   URA Draft Master Plan 2019

2.   URA Master Plan 2014

3.   URA Concept Plan 2011

4.   Land Transport Master Plan 2040

5.   HDB upcoming new BTO projec