Friday, 21 November 2014

Northpoint City and North Park Residences - The New Jewel In Yishun

North Park Residences and Northpoint City- The New Jewel In Yishun

The new integrated development in Yishun called Northpoint City and North Park Residences will garner a lot of interests due to the extensive and comprehensive range of amenities and the immediate access to the Yishun MRT station.

The History of Yishun

Yishun has come a long way from its days of being home to pepper and pineapple plantations and rustic villages. In the 1980's, 900 hectares of land was set aside to build the Yishun new town. A bus interchange was added in 1987. In 1996, the government started upgrading facilities in the town such as better hawker stalls, shopping areas and parking facilities. At about the same time, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced land sales for low and medium-rise private housing. In 2007, the HDB picked Yishun as one of three towns to undergo rejuvenation via its ROH or Remaking Our Heartland plan. In the draft master plan of 2013, the URA announced that Yishun will be re-invigorated with an even wider range of amenities such as new malls, hawker centres and cycling paths.

The Big Picture

As part of the governments decentralization efforts, 4 regional centers are being developed. These are Jurong Lake District, Tampines, Woodlands and Seletar. Yishun is the gateway to the North Innovation Corridor which includes Woodlands Regional Centre, Sembawang, the future Seletar Regional Centre and the Punggol Innovation Cluster. There will be more jobs closer to home as it takes minutes to commute between Yishun and Woodlands. The Woodlands Regional Centre alone has 700,000 sqm of commercial space in the works and will be well served by the new Thomson Line and the North-South Expressway when these are completed. The latter will provide access to Yishun via Sembawang in the north and Lentor Ave in the south.

The New Integrated Development

Clearly, some of these plans are being realised in the new integrated development that is coming up next to Northpoint Shopping Centre at the site of the previous bus interchange. This new development called Northpoint City and the residential section, North Park Residences is a very significant development and is destined to be the crown jewel of Yishun. The amenities within this development will surely be a real magnet for people living in the area as well as those from other parts of Singapore due its access and proximity to both the MRT sysem and expressways such as the CTE, SLE and TPE.

What Northpoint City and North Park Residences Offer?

Looking at the cross section below, North Park Residences sit on top of the retail "block" which comes with a new retail underpass to the Yishun MRT station. This supplements the other existing underpass from Northpoint Shopping Centre and makes it easier for residences to access the Yishun MRT station.

Residents will enjoy not only retail therapy but a childcare centre and the first fully airconditioned community club. In addition to several existing neighborhood parks, residents can take a walk in a town park. Cycling and park connectors in the area are being extended and will be a welcome benefit for those with active lifestyles or for nature lovers.

Those with young children and aged parents will welcome the convenience of nearby healthcare such as those at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the community hospital next door. GEMS an international school will also setup business in the area offering the IB program.

North Point City and North Park Residences Cross Section
Sectional Diagram of Northpark City and North Park Residences

Aerial View of North Park Residences
Bird's Eye View of North Park Residence to the Right

North Park Residences Swimming Pool or Lap Pool
North Park Residences Pool

Reading Lounge Next to the Pool
North Point City Town Plaza
Town Plaza

Northpoint City will be the largest shopping mall in the north with a gross floor area of 800,000 sqm and will host 500 retail and F&B outlets. People living in North Park Residences will not to go far for their retail and dining needs. Less travel time means more time for family and the more important things in life. As the Yishun MRT station is just a short walk away, visitors wi

Upcoming Sales of Northpoint City and North Park Residences

The sales of North Park Residences are expected to begin in March and units will be priced attractively which is not surprising given the current market and cooling measures. But developments with the right combinations of price, location and amenities will get a lot of interests and this development appears to have all 3.

For up to date information on this development visit our website here: Northpoint City and North Park Residences, The Jewel of Yishun.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Hilltop Grove Condo Resale Unit | Hillview Ave | 1281 sqft | $850 psf

Hilltop Grove Resale Condo Unit

The resale unit offered is a spacious 2 bedroom unit with an area of 1281 sqft. The asking price of $1088880 sets the psf at $850. The condo is located on a hill top next to nature and is perfect for those who like a quieter place. For convenience, a regular shuttle bus service takes residents to the Bukit Batok MRT.

Hilltop Grove is a 99-yr leasehold condominium located in Hillview (District 23). This development was completed in 2002 and has 192 units in three 10 storey block. Unit types consist of 2 or 3 bedroom units. Condo facilities include basement parking, swimming pool, BBQ pits, fitness corner and a tennis court. 
Amenities are all within a short driving distance. Bukit Gombak and Bukit Batok MRT stations are 0.8km and 1.33km away respectively. The future Hillview station to be completed in 2015 will be just over a kilometer away. The nearest schools to Hilltop Grove include Lianhua Primary School (0.59km), Hillgrove Secondary School (0.74km), St Francis Methodist School (1.13km), Dazhong Primary School (1.2km) and Swiss Cottage Secondary School (1.23km). The nearest mall is The Rail Mall located 1km away on Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Hilltop Grove Condo
Hilltop Grove Condo
Please visit for additional photos and details. The psf of $850 is a far cry from the 1300psf or more than some new launch condos are priced at. For viewing, please contact me at 97323160 or send an email to

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

WhiteHaven @ Pasir Panjang | Freehold Condo near NUS | Haw Par Villa MRT


A previous blog entry mentioned The Village, a freehold property located along Pasir Panjang Road. Whitehaven is another condo in the area and is located at 332 Pasir Panjang Road and is even closer to NUS. This means the comments made about The Village with regard to NUS and the large potential tenant pool also holds for Whitehaven.

Whitehaven offers a wider choice of unit types including dual key units which offer owners the option of renting out one unit while staying in the other or have close relatives staying in the second unit. The unit types are differentiated by ceiling height, dual key variants and penthouses ranging from 1-4 bedroom units. The penthouses are also available in 2, 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans and are all equipped with a BBQ pit. In addition, the 2 and 3 bedroom penthouses come with a Jacuzzi and pavilion and the 3 bedroom types enjoy an additional planter. Owners of the 4-bedroom penthouses will enjoy the use of a small pool, attic and BBQ pit. This setup is similar to what's found in the rooftops of some landed properties.

The common facilities are very much standard and include a 50m lap pool, gym and BBQ pits. The main attractiveness of Whitehaven like The Village lies in its proximity to the NUS and Science park areas and also the wide choice of unit types including units with high ceilings, dual key units and smaller and more affordable penthouse units.

Like The Village, Whitehaven has been in the market for some months and it is worth checking out with regards to prices and discounts. Please call or text me at 97323160 or send an email to for further details. More details can also be found at

Whitehaven Aerial View
Dual Key Options

Example of a 4-Bedroom Dual Key Unit

Children's Pool

4-Bedroom Penthouse

Aqua Pool


Site Map

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Resale Landed Property | Freehold Terrace in Yio Chu Kang | Near NEX, Kovan MRT

Resale Property - Corner Terrace in Yio Chu Kang

Up for sale is a well kept freehold corner terrace house in the Yio Chu Kang area. The appeal of this house is the quiet surroundings, the freehold tenure and its convenience to the NEX shopping center, Kovan MRT and closeness to eateries. For sports lovers and those who like to exercise, Serangoon Stadium in just round the corner. This house is spacious and has 6 bedrooms, 3 toilets and a wet and dry kitchen and generous driveway and backyard. The built up area is 2762 sqft and the land area is 3337 sq ft.

There will be an open house this Sunday, Sept 29, 2013 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm for interested buyers of this landed property. Please view to offer. Do contact me at 97323160 or for additional details and directions.


Monday, 23 September 2013

The Village @ Pasir Panjang | Freehold near NUS | Good Pool of Potential Tenants

The Village @ Pasir Panjang

For anyone looking for a home near the NUS area or for a place with a good pool of potential tenants, The Village may fit the bill. It is located in District 05, at 417-471 Pasir Panjang Road, opposite West Coast Park. This a new freehold development by Champsworth Development Pte Ltd, the developers of OKIO in District 12 and Gilstead Two in District 11. T.O.P is targeted for Dec 2016. 

This Singapore property has been in the market for some time and a only few units are left but its a good mix of 2,3 and 4 bedroom units. Towards the tail end, developers are often more flexible with prices so as to move the last few units faster so it definitely worth checking out The Village if you like the West Coast area or looking for a place with tenancy yield. The large potential tenant pool comes from the Science parks, NUS, NUH, expats with children in United Work College (SEA) and Japanese schools in the area.

The design of The Village is retro and the 148 residential apartments are spread between nine 5-storey blocks. The common facilities include a 50m lap pool, retro playground, 3-D tilted lawn, children's pool, gym and a 350m path for strolling, jogging or cycling. 

The Village is 3-minute walk to NUS (at least to the nearest part of it as NUS is huge). Other well known schools such as ACS (International), UWCSEA (Dover), Singapore Poly, 3 Japanese schools, Nan Hua High School and Fairfield Methodist School are all a short drive away. The nearest MRT station, Haw Par Villa (CC25) is 1.6km away but is still convenient to access as bus stops are just at the door step, on Pasir Panjang Road and West Coast Highway. The bus trip is about 6-10 mins. Connectivity to other parts of Singapore is good via the AYE and West Coast Highway. 

The main draw of The Village is its close proximity to NUS, NUH and Science Park II and III and the large tenant pool from these areas. It is also worth looking at for those who enjoy living in the West Coast area. For more information on this West Coast condo, please visit or contact me at 97323160 or via For another property in Pasir Panjang, check out Whitehaven.

The Village Site Plan

The Village Front View

The Village Lawn

The Village Location


Pool View

Another Pool View

The Rosyth Collection | Six 999-yr Terrace Landed Properties | District 19

The Rosyth Collection

The Rosyth Collection is an enclave of landed properties consisting of 6 terrace units. This development is ideal for those who prefer landed property and have a large family to accommodate. The Rosyth Collection has a 999-year tenure and is located in District 19, at the junction of Rosyth and Leith Roads.

There are 4 corner terrace units and 2 inter-terrace units with land areas in the range of 211.7-215.7 sqm for the corner units to about 165 sqm for the units in between. Built up area is in the 414-437 sqm range. 

All corner units have 5 bedrooms and come with a swimming pool. The in-between units have 4 bedrooms and a study. Every home comes with a Jacuzzi, private lift and a roof terrace for gatherings and weekend parties. There is enough space in the porch for 2 cars.

Amenities close to The Rosyth Collection include the Kovan MRT, Heartland Mall, Serangoon Interchange and NEX Shopping Centre and the popular Chomp-chomp food center.

In addition to The Rosyth Collection, there is another landed property for sale near Kembangan MRT. It is called Terra VillasFor more details contact me at 97323160 or send an email to Additional information can also be found at

The Rosyth Collection Front View
Night View
Corner Unit with Pool
Roof Terrace and Jacuzzi

Location and Amenities

Junction Nine Residences | Mixed Development in Yishun | Retail, Restaurants and Residential Units

Junction Nine Residences

Mixed developments or sometimes referred to as mixed use developments offer condo living but with retail and restaurants in the same location. This means you won't need to go far for your daily groceries or for a meal on days when you don't feel like slaving over the stove or when you have more pressing things to attend to.

One such example would be the Junction Nine Residences which has a podium of retail shops and restaurants on top of which sit the residential units spread between 2 high rise blocks. An interesting feature of Junction Nine Residences is a block of 2-storey terrace units located on top of the podium, towards the front. Some condominiums such have Thomson Three have a similar thing but minus the retail and restaurants. The 6 terrace units are not landed but do offer some exclusivity while at the same time enjoying the added security and common facilities and of course the retail and restaurants beneath. In case you were wondering, the T.O.P is in Jun 2017.

The commercial part of the development is called Junction Nine. This is a 3-storey retail mall consisting of 146 retail units cum parking podium. So, there's going to be a good mix of shops and restaurants. The residential part called Nine Residences provides a choice of 186 residential units divided between two 11 storey blocks (and that block of terrace units). There is a good mix of 1 to 5 bedroom units available. The residential carpark is thoughtfully separated from the commercial carpark and every unit gets a lot.

Junction Nine Residences is located at 18 Yishun Avenue 9 opposite block 302. This area has a high density of schools nearby including Chong Fu Primary (a very popular school) and Yishun Town Secondary. Dubai based GEMS Education will be setting up a school in a 5 hectare area nearby offering the IB program. This will be a state of the art school and is located at the junction of Yishun Ave 1 and Ave 6 and is expected to be ready next year.

The amenities in the area including the Orchid Country Club where you can dine and bowl without being a member and there is an NTUC tucked underneath Orchid Bowl. Northpoint Shopping, Yishun MRT and Yishun 10 are just down the road and soon access to the TPE and the Seletar Aerospace Park will be improved by the construction of new roads. 

There are still several plots of land in the Yishun area that are reserved for high rise developments and if developers continue to bid vigorously for these sites, there may be positive effects on the value of Junction Nine Residences.

For more information on this development such as floor plans, pricing and availability, please txt or call me at 97323160 or send us an email at Additional information can also be found at my website

Junction Nine Residences Front View
Location Map
Commercial Podium
Level 1 Retail
Level 2 Retail

Children's Pool

2-Storey Terrace Units