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The Archipelago Condo

Archipelago Condominium . Beside Singapore Bedok Reservoir

Archipelago Condo @ Bedok Reservoir


6 Minutes Walk to Bedok North MRT Station

Archipelago is a new condominium for sale next to Bedok Reservoir. It is one of the very rare condos in Singapore so close to water, separated only by Bedok Reservoir Park from the water’s edge.

Bedok Reservoir is actually 40% larger than Marina Bay, but you’ll be able to get the water views here for a fraction of prices there. You can see some pretty nice sunsets here too, along with fresh air and breezes.

Sale Launch and VIP Preview on 3 December 2011.

Archipelago Condominium Pool
Archipelago Condominium Pool

The Archipelago Location View

View of the main entrance from along Bedok Reservoir Road. By cutting across this road and under the HDB blocks across, it is possible to walk to Bedok North MRT station on the Downtown Line, within 6 minutes or so.

Highlights of this Project

Bedok Reservoir View at Sunset
Bedok Reservoir View at Sunset
  1. Waterfront Living. New condos for sale right next to a park & reservoir (without even a road coming in between) are hard to come by in Singapore.

  2. Convenience. Even rarer still, you won’t have to sacrifice convenience – there are shops and supermarkets next door, and the future Bedok Town Park MRT Station is 8 minutes walk away.

  3. Resort Theme. As Archipelago condo is a 5-storey development that comprises low-rise apartments and a number of semi-detached houses, the whole place has a very resort-like feel, with lovely meandering paths & water features interwoven around the site. Stress-releasing place to come home to.

  4. Investment Value. If you are buying for investment to rent out, having a park & reservoir next door, a resort lifestyle, and an MRT within walking distance, gives you an edge in attracting tenants.

  5. Strata Landed Homes. Archipelago has 24 semi-detached houses. Foreigners can buy these if they are looking for landed housing type of property, as they are not eligible for normal landed houses. Especially as there are few foreigner-eligible landed property for sale in the east of Singapore. 
Archipelago Houses . Townhouses beside Bedok Reservoir
Archipelago Houses . Semi-Detached Townhouses beside Bedok Reservoir

Click on these links for more on the Archipelago condo sale:
» Archipelago Bedok Condominium Details
» Archipelago Floor Plans & Location

Bedok Residences

Bedok Residences Condominium . Mixed Development

Bedok Central Condo @ Town Centre


Mixed Development Condominium . 2 Mins Walk to Mall & MRT

Bedok Central condominium integrated with shopping mall & Bedok Bus Interchange, with direct underpass to Bedok MRT Station. New condo that is really convenient. Direct access to food, groceries, banks, all sorts of shops, and the bus and MRT network. Less than half an hour door to door to Raffles Place. And you can leave the umbrella at home! 

Sale Launch and VIP Preview on 23 November 2011. Over 60% sold on first day alone.

Upwards of $800K for one-bedroom, $1.1M for 2-bedroom and $1.4M for 3-bedroom units.

Bedok Residences Showflat . 1BR Study Type A5as 592 sqft
Bedok Residences Showflat . 1BR Study Type A5as 592 sqft

Bedok Residences Location View

View of the mall at ground level and the condo blocks above that from along New Upper Changi Road. The MRT station is above ground, linked via underpass across the road.

Highlights of this Project

  1. Mature Estate. Bedok is an established residential estate that is well served by schools, markets, shops, food outlets, public library, and all necessary amenities.

    Moreover Bedok Town Centre is slated for a makeover, tranforming into a vibrant hub with new pedestrian malls, modernised sports stadium & swimming complex, and new food centres & town plaza.

  2. Convenience. It would be hard to get more convenient than this. Shops literally at your doorstep (about 375,000 sq ft of retail space, the size of Bishan Junction 8). Seamlessly integrated with the future air-conditioned Bedok Bus Interchange. An underpass to Bedok MRT Station that brings you to the CBD & Marina Bay via the upcoming Downtown Line 3.

    Bedok Residences would especially suit those who are pressed for time or retirees who want all-weather access to amenities should mobility become an issue.

  3. Investment Value. Its location should make it easy to rent out or to sell in future. Value will be especially enhanced with the expansion of the MRT network and the re-making of Bedok Town Centre in future.

    Potentially a large tenant pool from nearby business parks and tech hubs including Singapore Expo, Tampines Regional Centre, and Changi Business Park with its new office & retail buildings, hotels, and convention centres.

Click on these links for more on the Bedok Residences condo sale:
» Bedok Residences Condominium Details
» Bedok Residences Location & Amenities

Este Villa

Este Villa Cluster Housing

Este Villa @ Seletar Hills Estate


Este Villa is fully sold out. However another new freehold cluster housing development is launching nearby now. Called Belgravia Ace, it is the 3rd and last phase of the Belgravia Collection that sits between Seletar Hills Estate and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. To view it, go over to this page: Belgravia Ace.

Freehold Cluster Houses by MCL Land

Esté Villa is a freehold cluster housing development in the serene, leafy residential enclave of Seletar Hills Estate. Easily accessible to Greenwich Village mall shops & eateries, great food at Jalan Kayu, Seletar Country Club & Golf Course fronting Seletar Reservoir, and the CTE, SLE & TPE. Scheduled to complete June 2014.

Sale launch Date :: VIP Preview 2nd Week of October 2011.

Este Villa Cluster Homes
Este Villa Cluster Homes by MCL Land

Este Villa Location View

View of the main entrance along Nim Road. Address of the site ranges from 11 to 37L Nim Road in Seletar Hills Estate.

Google Map of the Location

Key Points and Este Villa Pricing

  1. Freehold Tenure. New freehold cluster housing is increasingly rare. And because of its low-rise nature, each development does not have as many units as a typical condominium, so there are not that many units available in total for sale. The potential for capital appreciation is therefore greater, due to its scarcity value.

    Scarcity | Limited Stock. The supply of landed homes in Singapore has also fallen from a peak of 18,348 units in the pipeline in the 4th Quarter of 1995 to 3,963 units in the pipeline in the 4th Quarter of 2010.

  2. Investment Value. Besides its scope for greater capital appreciation, its location is very close to Seletar Aerospace Park which is slated to create over 10,000 high-end jobs, offering a strong potential tenant pool.

  3. Space & Luxury. Collection of light-filled airy homes. Each 3-storey house comes with basement, roof attic, and its own designer lift. Total of 5 bedrooms + utility room. The basement has 2 private carpark lots and a high ceiling that offers the flexibility of adding a loft. Premium fittings and finishes such as natural marble.

  4. Facilities. This project offers the best of both worlds – landed ambience amidst the tree-lined charm of surrounding homes, plus an array of condominium facilities & pools in a secure resort-like environment.

  5. Comparative Pricing. Indicative of around $680 to $700 PSF, about half the cost of a freehold condo.
Este Villa Cluster Houses
Este Villa Cluster Houses

Click on these links for more on the Este Villa cluster houses sale:
» Este Villa Singapore Details
» Este Villa Floor Plans & Location


The MeyeRise Condo at East Coast Singapore

MeyeRise by Hong Leong Holdings


The MeyeRise Logo

Freehold Luxury Condo at Meyer Road with Sea Views

This new development is an upcoming freehold condo at Meyer Road, the prime area (some say the “Tanglin Road”) of Singapore District 15. On the seafront facing East Coast Park with unobstructed sea views. Will complete by October 2015 at the latest, but is anticipated to complete a year earlier (non-commitment basis).

MeyeRise Location

View of the main vehicular entrance to the condominium at 93 to 97 Meyer Road Singapore 437986, from along Meyer Road.

Key Selling Points

Sea Views from MeyeRise Condo Balcony
Sea Views from MeyeRise Condo Balcony

Main features to recommend in this project.

  1. Sea Views. Unobstructed sea views.

  2. Luxury. Exclusive development with high quality finishes and fittings. Every unit comes with a private lift lobby and high security card access, and every bedroom has ensuite bathroom.

  3. Location. In prime Meyer Road in District 15, among high-end condominiums and opposite landed housing. 15 minutes drive from the CBD. On the doorstep of East Coast Park & beaches.

  4. Freehold Tenure. Freehold (estate in fee simple) title. Increasingly scarcer in Singapore as all new government land sales are for 99 years leasehold sites.

    The Business Times, 04 December 2009 edition noted: “A key benefit of owning freehold real estate is that the land value does not generally depreciate in the long term. Although all properties are subject to market fluctuations, the price of freehold land tends to be more stable than that of leasehold land over time.”

Site Plan

The MeyeRise Site Plan
The MeyeRise Site Plan

Photo Gallery

Floor Plans

Here is the floor plans brochure. Right-click on the link or click on the Download button to download the PDF file. Opens in new window.

The Minton

The Minton Condo Main Arrival Entrance

The Minton Condo @ District 19


The Most Affordable Luxurious New Condo Launch

The Minton Condo is a new condominium in the established residential suburb of Paya Lebar being developed by Kheng Leong. Occupies the former Minton Rise site off Lorong Ah Soo, near Serangoon Central MRT & Nex mega-mall. (See photo gallery below.)

This project is affordable compared to other recent launches, has surprisingly luxurious finishes, and an amazing range of facilities including retail outlets.

The Minton has 1,145 units in 18 blocks of 15 to 17 storey buildings consisting of 1 to 4 bedroom residential apartments, dual-key units and penthouses. Two basement car parks free up lots of space to accommodate a huge variety of luxury communal facilities.

Units Types & Sizes

TypeNo. of UnitsTypical Area
(Includes Private Enclosed Space / Terrace)
1 Bedroom121~ 560 – 710 sq ft
2 Bedroom337~ 936 – 990 sq ft
2 Bedroom + Study156~ 1,087 – 1,109 sq ft
3 Bedroom Dual Key44~ 1,453 sq ft
3 Bedroom204~ 1,216 sq ft
3 Bedroom (Premium)119~ 1,324- 1,335 sq ft
3 Bedroom + Study56~ 1,453 – 1,496 sq ft
4 bedroom84~ 1,658 – 1,755 sq ft
Penthouses24~ 1,991 – 3,552 sq ft


One of the most affordable new condos on the market at this time, priced mainly between SGD$850 to $980 psf.

Singapore Condo Sale :: The Minton :: Position of Unit Types
Singapore Condo Sale :: The Minton :: Position of Unit Types

The Minton Condo Location

View of the site from the junction of Hougang Street 11 & Lorong Ah Soo. This was the original Minton Rise site.

Unique Selling Points

What’s nice about Minton Condo:

  1. Affordability. New condominium launches are crossing the $1000 psf mark, even in the suburbs. Minton is one of the few that’s still comfortably under $1,000 psf.

  2. Luxurious. Classy finishings, with fittings like Grohe taps, which are not usually found in mass-market projects. Offers value for money.

  3. Accessibility. The Minton Condo is about 20 minutes walk from Serangoon MRT station (interchange station for North-East & Circle Lines) and NEX mega shopping mall. Free shuttle bus first 2 years to the MRT station & Nex; thereafter likely to be continued by the MC.

  4. Layout & Design. Units at Minton condominium are functionally designed, little wastage or odd corners. The rooms are a good size. Kitchens are quite spacious.

  5. Facilities. Huge range of facilities that include retail outlets, child care centre, 4 pools including a heated swimming pool, indoor badminton court, spas, gyms, etc.

  6. Orientation. The units are laid out in a North-South orientation, maximizing wind flow, as to the north and south of the site are low-rise residential estates.

  7. Reputable developer. Kheng Leong is a well established property group involved in real estate development across the region including in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Australia. Past projects include One North Residence, Trevose 12, Sutton Place and The Eden.

Feature Highlights

Dual key units are good investments. It means you actually own two units in one – a two bedroom unit plus a one-bedroom studio, each with its own entrance and kitchen. These are like the popular home + income properties overseas. You don’t have to move out to rent out (and you get to keep an eye on your tenant at the same time)!

You could also stay in it as one large apartment or rent out both sides individually. Great flexibility for catering to different market conditions. Dual key units tend to sell quickly and there are only 44 of them. Here’s a typical floor plan of one of these.


Click on these links for more on the Minton Singapore condo sale:
» Minton Condominium Details
» Minton Condo Floor Plans

The Woods

Artist's Impression . The Woods Cluster Houses

The Woods Cluster Houses


Cluster Housing Development by Kheng Leong Group

The Woods is a brand new cluster house development set amidst a quiet low-rise landed housing estate at Westwood Avenue. On target to complete in 2nd half of 2013.

Cluster houses combine the advantages of landed houses (like 2 car lots at your doorstep) with the features of condominium facilities like swimming pools, gym, landscaping and security, all taken care of by the property management.

The Woods Location View

View of the main entrance along Nim Road. Address of the site ranges from 11 to 37L Nim Road in Seletar Hills Estate.

Google Map of the Location

Pros and Cons

Possible Drawbacks

  1. Like most cluster houses, there are 4 levels. You need to be prepared to climb up and down. Exercise assured.

  2. No washroom on the ground floor. You either go down to the one in the basement, or to those on the 2nd floor.

  3. Located far from town. On the other hand, it is close to 2 major growth areas – the Jurong Lake District & the NTU / Cleantech Park.

What’s Nice

  1. The Woods is really beautifully designed with modern clean lines & lovely finishes. It is developed by Kheng Leong which has a track record for quality homes like Trevose 12, Tudor Ten, The Chuan, Nassim Park and One North Residences.

  2. Rarity value. Landed homes are land-inefficient compared to high-rise condos, so they form only a small proportion of housing in Singapore.

  3. Spaciousness. Each cluster house here is over 4000 sq ft with 4 ensuite bedrooms + a guest room + family room + roof terrace.

  4. Pricing. You can get a cluster house here for $1.94m, which is the price of a 1300 sq ft place at Seahill at West Coast. (3550 sqft townhouse at Seahill costs $4.7m.)

The Woods House Pricing

TypeArea (sq m)Area (sq ft)No. of RoomsPricing
A37240034 bedrooms + guest + family room$1.94m
Artist's Impression . Rooftop Terraces of Units
Artist’s Impression . Rooftop Terraces of Units

Click on these links for more on the Woods cluster houses sale:
» The Woods Cluster Housing Details
» The Woods Floor Plans & Location

Cascadia Condo

The Cascadia Condo Pool

The Cascadia Condo @ Bukit Timah


Freehold Condominium by Allgreen . Near King Albert Park

Cascadia is a completed new freehold condominium ready for immediate occupation or rental income. Total 536 units. Developed by Allgreen Properties.

Located in Singapore’s prime residential district of Bukit Timah, within walking distance of King Albert Park MRT station & close to Singapore Methodist Girl’s School.

New units now available for sale: of the last batch of 162 brand new apartments, more than half have been sold. Limited units now available.

Probably the cheapest new Bukit Timah condo currently and has much to recommend it, mainly:

  • Prime Bukit Timah area
    A charming, established, prime neighborhood. Units at the rear overlook the multi million dollar GCBs (Good Class Bungalows) of Brizay Park.
The Cascadia Penthouse View . New Bukit Timah Condo overlooking Brizay Park
The Cascadia Penthouse View . New Bukit Timah Condo overlooking Brizay Park
  • MRT
    480m from upcoming King Albert Park MRT station, to be ready in 2015.

  • Schools
    Near some of the top schools and tertiary institutions in Singapore. Like Methodist Girl’s Primary & Secondary, Raffles Girl’s Primary, Nanyang Girl’s High, Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary, Hwa Chong High, Hwa Chong & National Junior College, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Institute of Management.

    The Cascadia is also surrounded by international schools like the German European School, Hollandse School, Swiss School & Singapore Korean School.

  • Value for Money
    Averages around $1,800 psf. You can get a freehold 3 bedroom apartment here for upwards of SGD$1.95 million. New 99 year leasehold condominiums near MRT stations on the outskirts have been selling recently at $1250 – $1400 PSF.

    In addition the vendor is providing free, newly integrated kitchens with appliances from Bosch & Miele.
The Cascadia Showflat . Living Dining
The Cascadia Showflat . Living Dining
  • Amenities
    Shops, eateries, banks & supermarkets at King Albert Park & Bukit Timah Plaza, slightly over one KM down the road. The 81-hectare Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is just beyond that. Family-friendly eateries abound in the vicinity. Fine-dining can be found nearby at Greenwood Avenue & Holland Village.

The Cascadia Condo Location

The Cascadia is located along Bukit Timah Road, between Sixth Avenue and Bukit Timah Plaza. It is also close to King Albert Park, being about 500 metres or 8 minutes walk from the King Albert Park MRT station.

The Cascadia condo main entrance

The Cascadia is a top end condominium development on a 296,500 sq ft freehold site in mainly landed housing estates. Comprises 13 ten-storey blocks with basement carpark & full facilities.

Total 536 one to four bedroom apartments & penthouses.

Click on this link for more on the Cascadia condo sale:
» Cascadia Singapore Details & Floor Plans