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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Paya Lebar Quarter will soon transform the area in District 14

Get ready because a new landmark is coming to town, yes the Paya Lebar Quarter brought to you by Lendlease Singapore.

It is a new launch mega project worth $3.2 billion mixed development will definitely transform the area next to the Paya Lebar MRT Station at the most sought area of District 14. It is set to complete soon at year 2018 and comprises of office spaces private housing, office spaces and retail shops that will spread in a massive area of 1.8 million sq ft! Yes you heard that right! It is equal the size of numerous football fields!

Mr Richard Paine, the managing director of the Paya Lebar Quarter in Lendlease said that it will be highly sought because of the fundamentals and he is right as it is well connected to the public transport and it is centrally located that the workforce nearby might lease the property.

Another thing it features is a 340,000 sq ft retail mall, the fourth mall the Lendlease developed after 313 @ Somerset, Jem in Jurong and Parkway Parade. This landmark will soon fill out with 200 stores and cinemas over the seven floors.

This property is largely focused and marketed to Singaporeans like the Orchard condo for sale and it features a unique location as doesn’t have many launches in the Paya Lebar and soon more development will be located here with Park Place Residences being the latest.

Stay tune in our website for recent updates about Paya Lebar Quarter.