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A new residences from GuocoLand near the Orchard Road

The Martin Place site, where the upcoming Martin Modern is situated, is an attractive plot in Singapore’s highly sought for in District 9. It is in the residential area prime River Valley that isn’t far from the famous shopping district, Orchard Road and the Central Business District.

Future residents will have an easy access throughout the city from this residence since it is well connected with major expressways like the Central Expressway. There’s also some public transportation only a short walk away from the residence like the Somerset MRT Station and the Great World MRT Station, which is currently under construction. This upcoming MRT Station is part of the Thomson-East Coast Line that will take the condo occupants directly to the famous Orchard Road, CBD and to Marina Bay.

A lot of family residents might be worried about their kids’ school but there will be some reputable schools around for them. Some of the schools nearby the property are River Valley Primary School, Singapore Management University and other various international and local educational institutions.

To create your new modern living here, don’t forget to visit the Martin Modern GuocoLand website today for more details and to register your interest.

The Condominium at Siglap Link that will definitely make a splash

A first new project with sea views that will be built along East Coast Parkway in 15 years – is going on sale soon before you know it! 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 last year.

The developer said that the units at Seaside Residences are being designed to maximize the sea views with 70% of units are orientated towards the sea.

The project will have four 27-storey blocks. It will have 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 condo will have a 115m-long infinity pool and a sky terrace between the 14th and 16th floors.

Christopher Tang, 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 also expect strong demand for the units, with its rarity and attractive attributes of the site. It is less than 1km from East Coast Park and just a three-minute walk to the future 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.

Dr Lee also noted: “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 that this property 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.

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URA launched a tender for a condominium site @ Martin Place

Singapore’s URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) has launched a residential site for sale by public tender last 28th of April (Thursday) this year.

This 99-year leasehold project has become under the confirmed list of the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme for the first half-year. This development has approximately 15,936.1 square meter plot and has a maximum gross floor area of 44, 622 square meters and can probably hold for about 450 units and also comes with a maximum building height of 153 meters above mean sea level according to the URA.

Future residents could have a great access to the said site as it isn’t far from some MRT stations such as the Great World MRT, Somerset MRT, and Dhoby Ghaut MRT. The said residence is also nearby to some local and prestigious schools like the River Valley Primary School, Cambridge @ Robertson, EtonHouse Pre-School Robertson, and The Little Skool-House. The site is also within the vicinity in a well-established residential area that features condominiums such as the Martin Place Residences and Waterford Residences.

The tender for this land parcel has closed at 12 noon last June 28.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority has awarded the tender of this residential site to First Bedok Land Pte Ltd. This company has submitted the highest bid in the tender for the said site.

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DUO Residences has sold over 468 units within 3 days

The Duo Residences is a 660-unit residence in Bugis that sold over 468 units out of 540 that has released as of 3pm Friday November 15, 2013, according to its developer M+S Pte Ltd.

It all works to rate up of about 87 per cent within three days. A lot of units are more likely to be sold by the end of Friday, as the lineups at the show flat were still long when The Strait Times visited at 3pm.

78 per cent of the buyers were Singaporeans. And of these, most of them were investors that are already staying in private homes.

The average price of the units was about $2,000 per square feet (psf) and the highest per square foot that achieved for the studio apartment was $2,600 psf, M+S said in their statement.

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

According to Ms Tan, the rest of the buyers were 16 per cent Malaysians and the rest are Indonesians, Chinese and Americans that are 6 per cent.

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Lendlease building the Paya Lebar Central

The Lendlease enterprise plans to build a large scale mixed urban development at Paya Lebar Central project site and will pull out $1.6 billion (S$1.67 billion) for this proposed project. This amount will possess by an unnamed major global investment partner of Lendlease.

This joint venture that will hold a 30 percent at stake was said to be the highest bidder for this site, says by the infrastructure company.

This mixed development will be funded by the combination of project level, non-recourse, debt and equity.

According to Steve McCann, a Lendlease chief executive, that the transaction itself demonstrates their collaborative approach to its investment partners to secure the key asset creation opportunities through the participation in an urban regeneration projects in cities. And that it is a great opportunity for a continued success in the region that it increases their global capabilities to develop a large urban regeneration projects around the world.

It is said that the Singapore Urban Redevelopment, which manages government land sales in Singapore, must clear the purchase of the site.

The said mixed-use project will be called the Park Place Residences. According to Lendlease, the land site will hold for about 165,000 sq m of development that includes retail, office, and residential use. This is Lendlease’s second major project only in South East Asia in only a matter of time that they just recently signed a $2.8 billion deal with the Malaysian government to manage the another upcoming mixed use site in March.

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Pandan Reservoir at the West Region of Singapore

Pandan Reservoir is known as the largest service reservoir in Singapore that is currently managed by the Public Utilities Board of Singapore near Sheng Hong Temple.

It is said that fishing is permitted only at two labeled fishing jetties or small pier. You will only use artificial bait as their officials patrol the fishing areas as they give summons for the people who are fishing using live bait. You can only use Carbon steel micro barb or some barbless hooks. The use of fishing net is not allowed. To maintain its fish stocks, they only require catch and release.

Some fish species that are living in this reservoir are Tilapia, Catfish and Peacock Bass. Feeding them is prohibited.

There are a lot of facilities other than fishing that families and group of friends will enjoy such as a radio-controlled boat deck that comes with shelter, gorgeous lights, and some benches for them to relax as well.

If you like running and you live in The Infiniti or in the upcoming Parc Riviera condominium or somewhere near the Pandan Reservoir like the Orchard Property you will certainly love its running route as it provides serene and quiet environment. Its gravel track is around 6 kilometers loop. The distance of its route is very suitable for a long runs and night runs. You will enjoy the space it provides which is hard to look for in Singapore.

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Famous celebrities investing in OUE Twin Peaks

A superstar Jackie Chan and Wakin Chau, a singer-songwriter, have bought several apartments in OUE Twin Peaks condominium located at 33 Leonie Hill Road, Singapore in District 09.

Chan bought two units on the lower floors of the property and Chau purchased one unit on another according to an article by The Business Times.

The three 1-bedroom units in this 99-year leasehold property with a total of 571 sq ft each, have an average price of roughly S$2,850 psf. Market Watchers believe that these two celebrities enjoyed a discount.

OUE, redeveloped the old Grangeford Apartments, where Chan used to own a 3- bedroom unit, that is now called the famous Orchard Condo Twin Peaks after obtaining the site in an en bloc sale for the past few years.

This property includes two identical 35-storey towers comprising of 462 units, providing with a combination of 1 to 3-bedroom units. OUE started selling apartment units in this property last July in the year 2010 and has sold over 50 units in the same day and the highest selling price was recorded at S$3,170 psf.

Chan and Chau also acquired 4 apartments in the freehold condominium called Centennia Suites located at Kim Seng Road that was worth more than S$10,000,000 last March 2010. Chan bought 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units while Chau purchased a 3-bedroom unit.

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The Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Marina Bay Sands is a high-end resort fronting Marina Bay here in Singapore where there are a lot of attractive amenities such as bars, condominium and hotels like South Coast Bistro and Bar, Marina One Residences, and Marina Bay Sands Hotel. At $8 billion, including the land cost, it was billed as the world’s most expensive casino property.

It includes a hotel with 2,561 rooms, a 120,000 sq m and 1.3 million sq ft of convention exhibition center, an 800,000 sq ft of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, museum, two huge theatres, two floating Crystal Pavilions, skating rink, “celebrity chef” restaurants, and the world’s largest atrium casino that consists of 1,600 slot machines and 500 tables thaw was opened April 2010.

It is topped by a SkyPark that was officially opened last June 2010, with a capacity of almost 4,000 people and an infinity swimming pool. The 20-hectare resort was gorgeously designed by the Moshe Safdie architects.

The ArtScience Museum was opened to the public last Febuary 2011 and debuted by a 13-minute light, laser and water show called Wonder Full marked the full completion of the resort.

It was originally set to open last 2009 but the Las Vegas Sands Corp. faced delays caused by labor shortages and rapidly increasing cost of materials. Though it has been compared in development costs to CityCenter at MGM’s with condominium properties consists of three of the seven main structures being sold off.

Its full grand opening together with the opening of the seven celebrity chef restaurant and the floating pavilions was last September 18 and 22 of 2011 respectively.

Just stick around this website for more news and updated regarding the Marina Bay Sands as well as Orchard condo for sale here in Famous SG.

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All about the Serangoon MRT Line

An underground interchange station, Serangoon MRT Station (NE12/CC13), along the NEL (North East Line) and CCL (Circle Line) is located at the borderline of Serangoon Central and Upper Paya Lebar subzones. It is constructed along Upper Serangoon Road at the intersection with the Serangoon Central.

It was named after the estate where it is currently located and is thought to be derived from a ranggong bird, an abundant bird in the swamps around Rangon River or for what it’s called today, the Serangoon River. It was also known as the Saranggang Road.

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

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

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

This station serves the town centre area in nearby commercial areas, amenities, and plenty of residential developments such as the Nex Shopping Mall, KLC International Institute, and the new Forest Woods condominium as well as Orchard Property which is within the famous Orchard Road.

Bus services in the Serangoon Bus Interchange are also offered to connect to the other parts of the city.

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A quick look at the Paragon in Orchard Road

Paragon is an upmarket shopping center located at Orchard Road. The said megamall is designed by a Malaysian architectural firm, Kumpulan Senireka Sendirian Berhad. It is redeveloped in the late 90’s transforming into a modern building and is described as “posh and sleek”. In 2008, Paragon begin on a $82 million renovation included with almost forty million dollar land to expand its commercial space to add more floors of new retail stores, office, and medical space.

It is one of the top of the line shopping centers in Singapore that sought trend brands from all over the world, led by an architecture firm, DP Architects and was completed in Dec 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 several restaurants to choose from ranging from fairly priced food courts to café culture and high-end dining.

Paragon also provides a 20-storey medical and office tower at the top of its shopping podium.

It is also surrounded with hotels and condominiums such as Grand Park Orchard, Holiday Inn Express and the latest new launch Orchard condo of Cairnhill Nine that will provide you not only comfort but also serenity and a great convenience as they are only a walking distance from this megamall.

Stay tuned for latest news and updates regarding this sophisticated mall only here at Yayoiken.