Martin Modern by GuocoLand will launch this year!

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The most awaited residence, Martin Modern, is finally launching this 2017! It will be located at Martin Place District 9 at the corner of Martin Place and River Valley Close. This project is brought to you by the GuocoLand (First Bedok Land). The gorgeous architecture design from their previous projects, its strategic location, and the reputable developer itself are probably the reasons why a lot of people are already excited from this new development. They are an award-winning developer who has shown their excellent quality, concepts and designs from their previous projects. They have also won a lot of awards from SEA, FIABCI, and SG Landscape.

They created this property a 99-year leasehold condominium standing in 2 towers of 15 blocks that will provide you a maximum number of 450 residential units in all 20 to 30 floors. The residence has a site area of 15,936 square meters or 171,471 square feet and a maximum GFA of 44,622 square meters.  It will consist of 2 to 4-bedroom units with an area of 820 to 1,800 square feet.

This residence is definitely the right choice to live in. Enjoy and create a whole new environment living space with us. Register your interest today by visiting the Martin Modern Guocoland Martin Place website.

The upcoming seaside condominium at Siglap Road

A first new project with sea views that will be built along East Coast Parkway in 15 years is going on sale soon! The East Coast plot housing the project was the first government land sale site along the ECP since 2001.

Frasers Centrepoint Singapore is launching the Seaside Residences condominium at the end of April this year. They led a consortium to win the contested tender for the 207,847 square feet plot for $624.18 million, January last year. According to them, the units at Seaside Residences are being designed to maximize the sea views with 70% of its units are orientated towards the sea.

This development will have four 27-storey blocks that will consist of 843 units that will range from 1- to 5-bedroom types and penthouses, with floor areas between 424 square feet and 2,690 square feet. The project will also have a 115m-long infinity pool and a sky terrace.

A Frasers Centrepoint Singapore chief executive called the project “a unique development that will cater to home buyers seeking a seaside home outside the bustling city centre”.

Analysts expect strong demand for the units, with its rarity and attractive quality of the site. It is just next to the Victoria School and less than 1 kilometer from the ECP and just a 3-minute walk to the upcoming Siglap MRT station.

The head of South-east Asia research at Edmund Tie and Co, Dr Lee Nai Jia, expects strong buyer interest as there have been no new sites at the East Coast since 2001. “Based on what we see historically, demand for developments in these mature estates tends to be very high. One example is Gem Residences, which sold about half its units in a day before the public launch…” He added.

The Seaside Residences have a rare combination of sea views and proximity to the future Siglap MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line, which runs around the city and is set for completion in 2023.

SG’s URA launched a tender for a condominium site

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The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore has launched a public tender for a residential site at Martin Place last 28th of April (Thursday) this year.

This 99-year leasehold residential site has become under the confirmed list of the GLS (Government Land Sales) Programme for the first half year. This development has roughly about 15,936 square meters and has a maximum gross floor area of 44,622 square meters and can probably hold for about 450 units. It also has a maximum building height of 153 meters above mean sea level according to the URA.

The future occupants of this project will have a great access to the said residence as it isn’t far from some MRT stations such as the Great World MRT, Dhoby Gaut MRT, and Somerset MRT. This residence is also nearby to some local and prestigious schools like the Cambridge @ Robertson, EtonHouse Pre-School Robertson, River Valley Primary School, and The Little Skool-House. This offered site is also within the vicinity in a well-established residential are that features splendid condominiums such as the Waterford Residences and the Martin Place Residences.

The tender for this land site has closed at 12 noon last June 28 and the Urban Redevelopment has awarded the tender of this residential site to First Bedok Land Pte Ltd as they have submitted the highest bid for this land parcel.

A new residence in Bugis has sold almost 90% in 3 days

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A new residence in Bugis is the DUO Residences. It has sold for over 468 units out of 540 units that were released last 15th of November 3pm in the year 2013 according to its developer M+S Pte Ltd.

They were sold up for about 87 per cent of the units released in three consecutive days. Most of the units are more likely to sell by the end of Friday, as the lineups of the show flat were still long when The Strait Times visited at 3pm.

Most of the buyers were Singaporeans which are 78 per cent; most of them were investors that were already staying in private homes, while the other 16 per cent are the Malaysians and 6 per cent of Americans, Chinese, and Indonesians according to Ms Tan.

According to M+S Pte Ltd, The average price of the units is about 2,000 dollars per square foot (psf) and the highest per square foot that were achieved for the studio apartment was 2,600 dollars psf.

The chief operating officer of the M+S Pte Ltd, Kemmy Tan, said that the demand was strong enough to achieve a good pricing from the developer’s point of view for a 49-storey residence.

Lendlease and ADIA, Successful bidders for Park Place Residences

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The URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) granted permission for the developers last December 2015 to build a project, is now called Park Place Residences, that will comprise a 429 apartment units with a 43,740 sq m and 470,813 sq ft of retail space and a 91,340 sq m and 983,175 sq ft fross floor area of office space.

A spokesman for Lendlease once said that the apartments will occupy three towers and that they are confident that this project will revive the area after it’s completed.

Lendlease has a 30% stake in developing this project, while ADIA has 70%.

The developers, Lendlease-ADIA alliance, were the highest bidder for the 99-year leasehold site at state that was officially closed last March 31, 2015. Its winning bid of S$1.67 billion worked out to an almost S$950 per sq ft of gross floor area.

The site holds for about four plots of 2 land parcels, an underground, and airspace. It can be developed to a maximum gross floor area of 164,794 sq m and about 1.77 million sq ft. This upcoming development will have a direct connection to both Circle Line and Paya Lebar East-West Line MRT stations.

Lendlease is known as an integrated infrastructure group that has operated in Singapore since 1973. It can span an entire development, investment, management, construction and project management, asset, and property management.

The URA also gave provisional permissions to other developers in Hongkong and Malaysia.

Marina Bay Sands, the Famous Singapore Luxurious 5-Star Hotel

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Besides the trending Orchard Property for its residents, the Marina Bay Sands is one of the most high-end resort in Singapore surrounded by plenty of attractive amenities like bars, condominiums, and hotels such as South Coast Bistro and Bar, Marina One Residences and Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

This includes a hotel that has 2,561 rooms, a 120,000 sq and 1.3 million sq ft of convention exhibition center, museum, an 800,000 sq ft of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, two floating Crystal Pavilions, two huge theaters, skating rink, “celebrity chef” restaurants, and the world’s largest atrium casino that has opened in the month of April in the year 2010 that consists of 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. At $8 billion, including the land cost, it was billed as the world’s most expensive casino property.

The ArtScience museum debuted with a 13-minute light, laser, and water show called WonderFull marked the full completion of the result and has opened to the public last February of 2011.

It is topped by the famous SkyPark that has officially opened to the public last June 2010 that could obtain a generous number of 4,000 people and a marvelous infinity swimming pool. Aedas is the architect of this 20-hectare resort and was gorgeously designed by the Moshe Safdie architects.

Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands are the two winning proposals for Singapore’s first integrated resorts which incorporates the Universal Studios Theme Park. These two huge resorts were believed to meet Singapore’s tourism objectives for the next ten years.

It was originally planned to finish in a single phase in 2009 but the financial crisis forced the company to open it in phases and was further delayed until 27th of April last 2010. The official opening was pushed to 23rd of June in the same year as the rest of complex remained under construction until its grand opening in the 17th of February in the next year.

Paragon along the famous Orchard Road

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Situated at the famous Orchard Road is an up market shopping center called Paragon. The said megamall was designed by Kumpulan Senireka Sendirian Berhad, a Malaysian architectural firm. It was redeveloped in the late 90’s that changed into a modern glass-covered property and has been described as “posh and sleek”.

In January of the year 2008, Paragon began on an $82 million restoration included with almost forty-million dollar land to expand its commercial space and to add more floors of new retail stores, office platforms as well as medical space.

This megamall is definitely one of the top-of-the-line shopping centers in Singapore as it sought trendy brands from all over the world, led by an architecture firm, DP Architects and was completed last December 2008.

This multi award-winning shopping center spreads six levels of designer department outlets, eateries, fashion stores, and sport boutiques including some of the high-grade brands of Canale Patisserie Chocolatier, Jimmy Choo, Muji and Nike. There are a lot of choices of brand names for kids’ clothing such as Armani Kids, Classic & Chic, and Guess kids.

There are also a lot of restaurants to choose from ranging from fairly priced food courts to café culture and high-end dining.

It is generously surrounded with hotels and Orchard Condo such as Holiday Inn Express, Grand Park Orchard, and the upcoming Cairnhill Nine that will provide you not only comfort but also serenity and full convenience as they are only a walking distance from this megamall.

Paragon also comes up with a 20-storey medical space and office tower at the top of its shopping platform.

Serangoon MRT station FAQs

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The Serangoon MRT is an underground interchange station along the NEL (North East Line) and CCL (Circle Line). It is situated at the borderline of Serangoon Central and Upper Paya Lebar subzones. It is perfectly constructed along Upper Serangoon Road at the junction of the Serangoon Central.

The station was named after the estate where it is currently located and was thought to derived from a ranggong bird, a bird in the swamps around Serangoon River that was known before Rangon River. It is also known as the Serangoon Road.

Located at each platform is a plasma display that is called Passenger Information Systems that provides expected time arrival of the train and key messages. This station has a full platform screen doors that separate the environment at the tunnel from the air-conditioned station which enhances commuters’ safety and comfort.

All of its platforms are built with escalators, lifts and stairs that connect linkways and entrance above.

The Circle Line part of the station is second MRT station to have a travelator placed within the paid-area, Dhoby Ghaut MRT being the first. Circle Line was officially opened last 28th of May in the year 2009.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) conducted the Chinatown, the second Shelter Open House, Farrer Park, and Hougang stations last 15th to 16th of February 2003 before the station began to open.

The station serves the town centre area in nearby commercial amenities, areas, and a number of residential properties such as the Nex Shopping Mall and the new Forest Woods condominium. Orchard Road, the famous landmark also are nearby for a complete of amenities as well as some Orchard Condo for sale which are in demand right now.

For commuters who choose to take buses, Serangoon Bus Interchange offers an amount of bus services to also connect to some other parts of the city.

Celebrities cashing in on OUE Twin Peaks

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The superstar Jackie Chan and the singer-songwriter Wakin Chau purchased some apartments in OUE Twin Peaks condominium that is situated at Leonie Hill Road in District 09, Singapore.

Chau bought only one unit while Chan bought two units on the lower floors of the property according to an article from The Business Times.

These three 1-bedroom units in this 99-year leasehold condominium with a total of 571 suare feet each, have an average price of roughly S$2,850 psf. They (Market Watchers) believe that these two enjoyed a discount.

Chan owned a 3-bedroom apartment unit in the Grangefold Apartments which OUE redeveloped and is now called the Twin Peaks after getting the site in an en bloc sale for the past few years.

The property contains two identical towers that consist of 35 floors and 462 that provides with a combination of 1- to 3-bedroom apartments. OUE began selling apartment units last July in the year 2010 and has sold over 50 units within the same day and the highest selling price was recorded at S$3,170 psf.

Chan and Chau also acquired four apartments in a freehold condominium called Centennia Suites that is situated at Kim Seng Road that was worth more than S$10 million last March 2010. Chan bought 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units while Chau purchased the 3-bedroom unit. This is going to be one famous Orchard Property for now.

The Beautiful Pandan Reservoir

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One of the largest reservoirs in Singapore near Sheng Hong Temple is the beautiful Pandan Reservoir. It is located at the West Region of Singapore and is currently maintained by the PUB (Public Utilities Board) Singapore.

There are plenty of choices of what to do here with your families or friends just like strolling around and taking pictures with the scenery, benches to relax while reading today’s news, walk or play with your pet, and of course fishing.

Fishing in this place is only permitted with two labeled fishing jetties. People are not allowed to use bread or prawns as bait because their officials patrol around the fishing areas and gives summons to people who are fishing.

The use of fishing nets is prohibited and people could only use Carbon Steel Micro barb or just barbless hooks. to maintain the number of fishes in this reservoir, they only require people to catch and release.

Some of the fish species that you’ll see here are Catfish, Peacock Bass, and Zebra Tilapia.

For people who likes to run every day and lives in The Infinity or at the upcoming Parc Riviera or somewhere near, they would definitely love its running route as it gives a quiet environment that can make people focus in their activities and perfect for night runs as well. The distance of its running route that is around six kilometers loop, is very suitable for long runs.

It provides large space that is quite hard to find in Singapore that everyone loves. Besides the Orchard Condo which are trending right now, you may want to find property nearby this place.

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