Looking for a new home in D9? HAUS ON HANDY | 8 ST THOMAS |

*** 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.

Click here for the full review and LAUNCH WEBSITE of 8 St Thomas

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Looking for a new Home in D10? JUNIPER HILL | SLOANE RESIDENCES |

 

The 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 highly-prized neighbourhood that is already populated with good schools.   Currently, 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.

Under the URA Master Plan 2019, in addition to the development of the Rail Corridor, Bukit Timah will have a new one-stop integrated facility with a Community Club, redeveloped market & hawker centre at the doorstep of Beauty World MRT station. It will also feature a range of new amenities such as an indoor sports hall and community library to enhance liveability.

Both JUNIPER HILL and SLOANE RESIDENCES sit squarely – and close to each other – at the heart of this prime locality.

 

JUNIPER HILL — occupying the site of former Crystal Tower along Ewe Boon Road, this is an upcoming freehold residential development by Allgreen Properties. Within 1 km of SCGS and ACS Primary schools, and minutes walk to the nearby Stevens MRT interchange station of the Downtown and the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line. The landscaping is inspired by Juniper trees which are planted all around the development.

This project will be sought after, not just for its location but also for its attention to detail in terms of architecture and landscaping that seeks to maximise the potential of the elevated land which Juniper Hill sits on. Click here for the full review and LAUNCH WEBSITE.

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SLOANE RESIDENCES — occupying the site of the former Sloane Court hotel along Balmoral Road, this is an upcoming freehold residential development by award-winning builder Tiong Seng Group and Ocean Sky. Within 1 km of SCGS and ACS Primary schools, and minutes walk to the nearby Newton MRT station. Very high ceiling for all unit types.

With a distinctive façade, the units are housed in two distinct architectural typologies conceptualized as the Sky Scraper (Tower Block) and Ground Scraper (Podium Block).  Units within each of these two typologies have their separate and distinct characters – the Sky Scraper (with its tall clean glass façade) vs the Ground Scraper (with its picturesque gardens).

Click here for the full review and LAUNCH WEBSITE.

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It may also be useful to compare JUNIPER HILL and SLOANE RESIDENCES with other new launches in this same prime locality:

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FOURTH AVENUE RESIDENCES — Direct covered access to the Sixth Avenue MRT Station, which is right at its doorstep and surrounded by prestigious schools and Sixth Avenue eateries.  Click here for the full review and launch website.

MAYFAIR GARDENS / MAYFAIR MODERN — The land parcel where these 2 projects sit on is bounded by Rifle Range Road and situated off the Dunearn Road and Bukit Timah Road.  5 mins walk to King Albert Park MRT, and 1km to MGS and Pei Hwa Presbyterian Pri school.  Click here for the full review and launch website of Mayfair Gardens and Mayfair Modern.

 

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