Archives 2012

Katong Regency

Katong Regency Mall . One KM

Katong Regency @ Paya Lebar


Freehold Mixed Development . City Fringe near MRT

There have been a few mixed developments – condominium cum retail – launched recently that proved very popular and sold quickly. Yet all were 99 year leasehold & on the outskirts.

So Katong Regency is a really rare FREEHOLD mixed development. It is integrated with a 3-storey podium + 1 storey basement retail mall.

Residents will get the sheer convenience of direct access to 200,000 sq ft of retail space with a wide array of shops and F&B outlets, including a food court, banks, bakeries, and a supermarket.

In addition, we are just 5 minutes walk from Paya Lebar MRT station, the interchange station straddling the East-West & Circle Lines.

Developed by UOL. VIP Preview & launch April 2012.

Units Types & Sizes

UnitTypeNo. of UnitsArea (sq m)Area (sq ft)
1 BedroomA1/A23651549
1 BR PESAG1/AG2663678
1 BR + StudyB1/B2/B37252/54/53560/581/570
1 BR + Study PESBG1/BG2a/
2 BedroomC1/C2/C33287/89/92936/958/990
2 BR + StudyD1/D2/D31887/89/92936/958/990
2 BR + Study PESDG1/DG2/
3 BedroomE161291389
3 BR + StudyF1/F216129/1361389/1464
3 BR + Study PESFG41591711
1 BR Sky SuiteSS1/SS2/
3 BR PenthousePH1/PH26182/1851959/1991

Katong Regency Condo Location

View of the condominium above and retail levels below, from the junction of Geylang Road and Haig Road.

Unique Selling Points

Reasons to buy Katong Regency:

  1. Freehold Land. Increasingly hard to find. Greater capital appreciation potential.

  2. Great Location. On the city fringe close to town, within 10 minutes drive.

  3. Accessibility. 5 minutes walk to Paya Lebar MRT interchange station. From there the subway network reaches the CBD, schools, airport & all parts of the island. Also near expressways like the PIE, KPE & ECP.

  4. Convenience. An interesting variety of amenities in the vicinity, including the famous mouth-watering foods of Katong. But for sheer convenience, nothing beats having a mall right at your doorstep!
  5. Design. The interiors are conceptualized by an award-winning designer. The “full sliding wall” and ensuite study of the one bedders adds versatility to the living spaces. All units come fully equipped with cooker hood, hob, built-in oven, fridge, and washer cum dryer.

  6. Investment & Rentability. Strong potential due to its location & convenience. Plus Katong Regency is situated beside the upcoming Paya Lebar Central, one of 3 key growth areas planned outside the city centre.

    This is projected as a bustling hub of 3.16 million sq ft of offices & 2.15 million sqft of hotel & retail space. Once completed it should lift the value of surrounding real estate.
Katong Regency Condominium . Party Pavilion with City Views
Katong Regency Condominium . Party Pavilion with City Views

Click on these links for more on the Katong Regency Singapore sale:
» Katong Regency Condominium Details
» Katong Regency Floor Plans & Location

Ripple Bay

The Ripple Bay . Sea Views near Pasir Ris Beach

Ripple Bay Condominium


Beachfront Lifestyle . From $860 PSF

Specially for nature, wind, beach & sea lovers – Ripple Bay residences. A new resort-style condo with greenery & sea views. Near the breezy lifestyle of Pasir Ris Beach & Park.

Located at the corner of Jalan Loyang Besar & Pasir Ris Drive 4, in a private housing belt between Seastrand condominium and the low-rise landed housing estate of Loyang.

Walking distance to Downtown East, Costa Sands Resort, Escape Theme Park & Wild Wild Wet. Does not face any HDB flats at all, so it feels like a resort.

Developed by MCL Land. VIP Preview & launch March 2012.

Ripple Bay Condominium . Sky Lounge with Sea Views
Ripple Bay Condominium . Sky Lounge with Sea Views . Open to All Residents
Video showing Artist’s impression of what the condo and facilities look like.

Ripple Bay Location View

View of the condominium main entrance along Pasir Ris Link. Address of the site ranges from 2 Pasir Ris Link Singapore 518184 to 16 Pasir Ris Link Singapore 518166.

Amenities Nearby

. 350m or 5 minutes walk from the beach; 2 minutes if you cut through Aloha

. 5 minutes walk to Pasir Ris Primary; 10 minutes to Hai Sing Catholic School

. 3 minutes drive to Pasir Ris MRT / Bus Interchange / White Sands / Elias Mall

. 7 minutes drive to Changi Village / Changi Business Park / Singapore Expo

. 7 minutes drive to Tampines IKEA, Courts and Giant Supermarket

. 8 minutes drive to Changi International Airport

. 9 minutes drive to Temasek Polytechnic

. 9 minutes drive to Tampines Central

Ripple Bay Location . Plan of Amenities
Ripple Bay Location . Plan of Amenities

Units Types & Sizes

UnitTypeNo. of UnitsArea (sq m)Area (sq ft)
1 Bedroom + PESA1P857614
1 BedroomA1/A211445 – 50484 – 538
2 Bedroom + PESB1P/B2P/B3P/
1792 – 98990 – 1055
2 BedroomB1/B2/B3/B4/
26871 – 74764 – 797
3 Bedroom + PESC1P/C2P/C3P15130 & 1341399 & 1442
3 BedroomC1A/C1/C2A/
16292 – 108990 – 1163
4 Bedroom + PESD1P/D2P/D4P4154 & 1571658 & 1690
4 BedroomD1A/D1/D2A/
59115 & 1221238 & 1313
Duplex PH 2+StudyPH161371475
Duplex PH 3BRPH2/PH3/PH67166 – 1881787 – 2024
Duplex PH 4BRPH4/PH5/PH712208 – 2472239 – 2659
Simplex PH 4BRPHS341902045
Simplex PH 5BRPHS1/PHS231982131

VIP Preview Pricing :: Special Discounts

For the VIP Preview, Developer is offering very attractive direct discount structure:
15% standard discount + 2% furnishing discount + 3% early bird discount: Total 20% !

IN ADDITION, for the Preview, Developer is also offering STAMP DUTY REBATE (Purchase Price x 3% – $5,400)!

Ripple Bay Prices :: Indicative Ranges

Prices listed here are only an approximate guide & subject to change without notice.
Excludes ground floor (PES) units & penthouses.

TypeIndicative Pricing After
20% Discount BUT
Before Stamp Duty Rebate
Indicative Pricing After
taking into account
ALL Discounts
1 BedroomFrom $430K – $550KFrom $423K – $528K
2 Bedroom (Non Seaview)From $635K – $712KFrom $620K – $696K
2 Bedroom (Seaview)From $710K – $820KFrom $695K – $800K
3 Bedroom (Non Seaview)From $820K – $1.055MFrom $800K – $1.03M
3 Bedroom (Seaview)From $1M – $1.2MFrom $975K – $1.17M
4 Bedroom (Non Seaview)From $1.1M – $1.25MFrom $1.07M – $1.22M
4 Bedroom (Seaview)From $1.35M – $1.44MFrom $1.315M – $1.39M

Ripple Bay Gallery

Click on these links for more on the Ripple Bay Condo sale:
» Ripple Bay Condo Details
» Ripple Bay Floor Plans & Location

Skyline Residences

Skyline Residences at Telok Blangah . Golf Course and Sea Views

Skyline Residences @ Telok Blangah


Sea & Golf Course Views . 5 Minutes Walk to MRT Station

Skyline Residence is an upcoming freehold Singapore condominium located right on the city fringe at Telok Blangah, part of the Southern Ridges green belt. Due for completion by 2015 at the latest, possibly slightly earlier.

The Skyline Residences Location

View of the main vehicular entrance to the condominium at 608 Telok Blangah Road, from along Telok Blangah Road.

Unique Selling Points

Skyline Residences has much to recommend it. Chiefly:

  1. Sea Views. Promises unrivalled water views. The main things between Skyline Condo and the sea are a nature reserve and golf course.

  2. Greenery. Lots of greenery around (though not as much as in the picture above, as there are buildings flanking its sides actually). Southwards there’s Keppel Golf Link and Labrador Nature Reserve, northwards lies Telok Blangah Hill Park, and eastwards we have Mount Faber Park, all part of the Southern Ridges Green Belt.

  3. MRT Station. Directly opposite the soon-to-open Telok Blangah MRT station, just a few stops from NUS, Science Park, the CBD, dining at Holland Village, shopping at Vivocity & Harbourfront. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that.

  4. Close to City & Business Centres. It doesn’t just have views and greenery; there’s also the bonus of being on the doorstep of the CBD & IRs (Integrated Resorts). A short way up the road westwards is ARC Mall at PSA Building & the huge MapleTree Business City.

  5. Amenities Nearby. Directly behind Skyline Residence is a mini-town center that provides basic amenities like a supermarket, wet market, hawker center, shops, clinics.

  6. Freehold Tenure. It is on a freehold (estate in fee simple) title. The best tenure, but getting harder to come by in Singapore as all new government land sales are for 99 years leasehold. 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.

The Skyline condo has one drawback though: the West Coast Highway runs in front of it, at about 4 to 5 storeys high. Noise from the highway is likely to affect the lower floors of the front block.

The Skyline Residence Condo . Views
The Skyline Residence Condo . Views

Apart from that Skyline Residence has a lot going for it – convenience, freehold status (good for capital appreciation), great location and views (good for rental yield). Probably one of the best new Singapore property for sale today.

Click on these links for more on the Skyline Residences sale:
» Skyline Condominium Details
» Skyline Condo Floor Plans & Location

Bartley Residences

Bartley Residences Condo . Pool

Bartley Residences @ Bartley MRT Station

Bartley Residences is SOLD OUT

Bartley Residences is a new condominium almost on the doorstep of Bartley MRT station, on the fringe of the Lorong How Sun private residential estate. It sits on a gentle slope rising above Bartley Road, just across from Maris Stella Primary & High Schools.

This project presents an opportunity to invest in this area in the early days of its growth.

Bartley has for long been an enclave of low-rise private property and rather overlooked to date. But it is poised to awaken with the 2 major developments planned nearby.

On one side Bidardari holds the promise of becoming another ‘Bishan’; on the other is the Paya Lebar Growth Area, set to become a major commercial hub with offices, hotels and shopping precincts envisioned. So highly valued is the Paya Lebar growth potential, that Katong Regency at Joo Chiat sold out within 3 days at an average of over $1800 PSF.

Reasons to Buy Bartley Residence

  1. Location
    Bartley is considered pretty central, not far from town. By car it is 10 – 15 minutes drive to the CBD. By train, around 15 – 20 minutes.

    The newly constructed 4.5km long Bartley-Tampines viaduct makes driving to the east a breeze. Tampines Regional Centre, is surprisingly, just ten minutes’ drive away, as are the Changi Business Park, and IKEA & Courts.

    This is also just one train stop to Serangoon MRT interchange station, where Nex Megamall is. Dine there, shop for groceries, then take the train one stop home. Or take the North East Line and be in Orchard Road in 10 minutes.

  2. MRT Effect
    It is beside an MRT station on the Circle Line, which connects all the MRT spokes around the island. You could as easily get to NUS / One-North or the Harbourfront as to Marina Bay or Changi or Woodlands.

    Property near MRT stations carry a premium: the nearer, the higher the premium. Those within 10 minutes walk have shown the greatest capital appreciation & resilience in downturns. Those within 2 minutes’ walk, like this one is, are rarer.

  3. Openness
    Not only does Bartley Residences step up to higher ground above Bartley Road, but it sits in a low-rise private residential area enjoying open views & space & winds.

    The towers fan out in 2 wings that maximises the views, with the remaining units getting either pool or garden views.

    Bartley Residences Site before Construction . Aerial View

    Bartley Residences Condominium . Towers Layout

  4. Schools
    Across the road just 5 minutes walk away are the reputable Maris Stella Primary & High Schools. Other good schools in the vicinity include Paya Lebar Methodist Girls Primary & Secondary, and Cedar Primary & Secondary Schools.

    The Australian International School at Lorong Chuan is 2 train stops from Bartley.

    Bartley Residences Condominium . Towers Layout

  5. Rental & Investment Potential
    Quite apart from the MRT station next door which always makes for a good bet, there is housing demand in Bartley because it is near centres of employment.

    Such as the Paya Lebar Commercial Hub down the road, and the industrial areas of Tai Seng & MacPherson. Actually any place along the Circle Line is a potential tenant pool. Even NUS, One-North & BioPolis are barely 25 minutes by train.

    The upcoming redevelopment of nearby Bidardari & Paya Lebar should lift values in Bartley as well, though Bartley is likely to retain some of its more peaceful & laid back character due to its less dense neighbourhood.

Bartley Residences Pricing

Note that all units have sold out. But at their launch, this was their pricing.

. 1 bedroom from $642,000
. 2 bedroom from $994,000
. 2+study from $1,036,000
. 3 bedroom from $1,300,000
. 3+study from $1,375,000
. 4 bedroom from $1,670,000
. Dual Key Units from $1,878,000
. Roof Terrace Units from $1,452,000

Click on these links for more on the Bartley Residences condo sale:
» Bartley Residences Condo Details
» Bartley Residence Floor Plans & Location

Parc Rosewood

Parc Rosewood Condo Pool View

Parc Rosewood Condominium


Affordable Resort-Style Penthouses in Woodlands

ParcRosewood is a new low-rise resort-like condominium for sale within walking distance of the Woodlands Regional Hub, MRT station & Causeway Point.

Situated in a private residential enclave within a condo belt close to landed housing. The Singapore American School is just 1.3km away.

Woodlands MRT station is going to be an interchange for the North-South Line (NSL) and the upcoming Thomson Line (TSL) that will cut travel time to town. Prices of real estate in Woodlands, especially near the interchange, is expected to appreciate accordingly in future.

Parc Rosewood Penthouse
Parc Rosewood Penthouse . Woodlands Condo for Sale

Parc Rosewood Location View

View of the condominium main entrance along Rosewood Drive. Address of the site ranges from 71 to 99 Rosewood Drive in Woodlands.

Key Points

  1. Parc Rosewood Pricing. ParcRosewood has some of the cheapest penthouses for sale, starting from $958K for a 2 bedroom penthouse, $1.218M for a 3 bedroom penthouse, $1.348 for a 4 bedroom penthouse, and $1.68M for a huge 5 bedroom penthouse. 

    Note: One 3 bedroom penthouse type can be turned into a 4-bedder. Which would make them the cheapest 4 bedroom penthouses around! (But limited availability.)

  2. Investment Potential. The upcoming TSL (Thomson MRT Line) will greatly lessen travel time from Woodlands to the city, while the RTS (Rapid Transit System) will ease causeway congestion as it will link Woodlands to Johor Baru. 

    Analysts are expecting home prices in Woodlands to appreciate as the interchange will increase human traffic & improve accessibility, which should drive up demand for property, leading to an upward impact on prices. It would also boost the rental market due to improved accessibility.

  3. Convenience. About 850m from the Woodlands Regional Hub, Library & Causeway Point which provide all the necessary amenities including supermarkets, shops, food outlets, banks, etc.

  4. Accessibility. About 950m from Woodlands MRT station & Bus Interchange. One minutes drive from the Seletar Expressway.

  5. Ambience. ParcRosewood will be a very cosy and relaxing place to come home to, given its low-rise country-resort style with landscaping, pools and water features interwoven between all blocks. Huge range of facilities. 

Parc Rosewood Pricing

Pricing as at April 2012. For limited period as of April 2012: 13.5% Discount(comprising 10% + 0.5% Early Bird Discount + 3% Stamp Duty Rebate). Note: Part or all of the discount may be withdrawn subsequently.

Unit TypeNo. of UnitsFloor AreaPricing After Discounts
1 Bedroom376431 – 560 sq ftSOLD OUT
2 Bedrooms175581 – 818 sq ftSOLD OUT
3 Bedrooms48829 – 969 sq ftSOLD OUT
2 Bedroom Penthouse241259 – 1335 sq ft$958K Upwards
3 Bedroom Penthouse371625 – 1916 sq ft$1.218M Upwards
3 + Study Penthouse91636 – 1744 sq ft$1.259M Upwards
4 Bedroom Penthouse51787 sq ft$1.348M Upwards
5 Bedroom Penthouse152260 – 2400 sq ft$1.68M Upwards
Parc Rosewood Condo Facilities
Parc Rosewood Condo . Plenty of Facilities Throughout the Site

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

Watertown Punggol Condominium

Watertown Condo at Punggol Waterway

Watertown Condo @ Punggol Waterway


Integrated Development at Punggol Town Centre & MRT

If you are looking for a condominium in Punggol, there are 2 worth looking at.

One is River Isles. NOT within walking distance to Punggol MRT but just 3 bus stops away for around $8xx PSF. Much more affordable. Even comes with marble flooring and quality fittings like Kohler.

But if you want a condo that is really convenient, look at Watertown Punggol a.k.a. ‘the condo at Punggol MRT‘. If money is no object, this is THE ONE to buy.

Lots of people seem to agree. They bought up over 160 units within 5 hours of launching (even WITHOUT seeing the showflats as those weren’t even available then), and around 420 by the 5th day. We heard even the sellers (like developer staff, agents, the bankers) were buying units for themselves.

The Watertown Location View

View of the development from along Punggol Walk, showing the condominium on top of the commercial retail podium Waterway Point.

Reasons for Buying this Watertown Punggol Project

It has, well, almost everything.

It sits on a huge shopping mall – Waterway Point – twice the size of Junction 8 @ Bishan. Everything you need is taken care of, almost. Food, groceries, shops, basic necessities & essentials, fun stuff, entertainment, cinemas, books, banks.

Watertown Condominium overlooking Punggol Waterway
Watertown Condominium overlooking Punggol Waterway

And if you get tired of the variety here, just hop onto the MRT that is linked directly, and 22 minutes later you’re in Orchard Road at Doby Ghaut station. Or hop off halfway at Nex Mega Mall.

Actually, Watertown would make a great place to retire to! All you need is downstairs in air-conditioned comfort, easily accessible without the inconveniences of sun or rain, including direct subway access to all parts of the island. That’s something tenants would appreciate too.


Assessibility is really good. Even the LRT & Bus Interchange are connected, with the LRT circling round the activity clusters & nature walks coming up around Punggol. Drivers will also like that Watertown is just 3 minutes drive from the TPE which links to the SLE/CTE & KPE. Changi Airport is less than 20 minutes drive away.

The Watertown Punggol Location
The Watertown Punggol Location

If you remember, this combo of mall + bus interchange + link to MRT was enough to make units at Bedok Residences fly off the shelves, selling 350 units in the first day alone just a few months ago. But Watertown Punggol has more. It has water views!

Watertown Punggol Waterway Location

It sits by the much talked about Punggol Waterway, hugging the widest point where the waterway turns, so it gets more water frontage. That may be just a glorified canal, but it’s a pretty one and at least we get more water here than at any other point!

Watertown Punggol Waterway
Watertown Punggol Waterway

From the mall down to the water will be terraces with alfresco dining. So it isn’t just all pragmatic convenience – there’s a ‘cool’ factor as well. It sure beats staring into someone else’s sitting room. If it wasn’t for the ABSD and recent cooling measures, Watertown could likely have beaten Bedok Residences’ record.

How much Watertown Condo Units Cost

Pricing during the launch worked out to around $1150 – $1400 PSF average. It isn’t precisely cheap. But considering that Bedok Residences almost sold out at between $1300 to $1500 PSF without benefit of a waterway or LRT, Watertown looks almost a bargain by comparison.

Here’s a very rough snapshot of pricing after the discounts (at the launch): one bedroom SOHO (high ceiling with loft bed) start from $800K, 2-bedrooms + study SOHO from $1.1M, 3-bedders from $1.5M.

Click on this link for more on the Watertown condo sale:
» Watertown Condominium Details & Floor Plans