Affinity at Serangoon: Project Review 2018

Affinity at Serangoon: Project Review 2018

Affinity at Serangoon @ Serangoon North Estate and Serangoon Gardens (Formerly Serangoon Ville, Enbloc)

Affinity at Serangoon, an upcoming residential area at Serangoon North, located in the northeastern part of Singapore was successfully acquired by Oxley Holdings for S$499 million. (See: Former HUDC estate Serangoon Ville sold en bloc for $499 million) The old Serangoon Ville enbloc is a 244 unit development features three blocks of 13-storey and four blocks of four-storey walk-up apartments.

The Oxley-led CONSORTIUM includes Oxley that takes up a 40 percent stake in the consortium; the balance is equally split among Lian Beng Group, Unique Invesco Pte Ltd and Apricot Capital. Unique Invesco is a 37.5 percent indirect associate of KSH Holdings; Apricot is the private investment firm of Super Group’s Teo family. The consortium also has to pay $195 million in estimated charges to top up the lease to 99 years and intensify the land use.

Oxley Holdings Limited

Information on Enbloc of Serangoon Ville that will transform into Affinity at Serangoon.

In July 25th, 2017, the tender was closed and a total of 5 competitive bids were received with prices well above the owners’ asking price. More than 80 percent of the owners agreed for an en bloc sale, which resulted in the property to put up for sale. After the sale is completed successfully, and conditions met, each owner will receive about S$2 million for their property. As usual, before the project launch announcement, it has to undergo some pending government paperwork and clearance from the authorities for a full go-ahead. As of now, Oxley Holdings has officially announced the name to be Affinity @ Serangoon. This new Condo launch in Singapore is expected to build great hype and excitement since it is located in a premium matured estate.

Since the CONSORTIUM leading this project is a major player in the industry, there is hardly an occasion when an obstacle has stopped or delayed a project as massive as this. Affinity @ Serangoon will be built with the family in mind and will consist of approximately 1052 units, with strata landed and 5 commercial shops. Featuring units with a variety of 1br to family-sized units, most of the units will be north-south facing and enjoy convenience and amenities in Serangoon North mature estate.

According to sources, this new development of the Affinity @ Serangoon condo is calculated to feature a land rate of $835 per sq ft per plot ratio. Oxley has been famous for developing luxurious condos and units for residential purposes and it is highly likely that this project will also be fully developed for a luxurious unit, resembling most of Oxley’s significant projects.

Short History of Serangoon North Estate where Affinity at Serangoon is located.

Nex Shopping Centre

Serangoon Gardens was formerly a residential estate for the British (and some Australian and New Zealand) soldiers and airmen, where some of them were based in the nearby RAF (Royal Air Force) Chia Keng Camp, until the early seventies.

The name Serangoon is likely to be derived from burong ranggoon, referring to a species of black and white stork that lives around Sungei Serangoon (formerly called Rangoon River). Satu, or one in Malay, was added to the name, thus becoming Saranggoon. This name was used for a long period of time before it eventually evolved to Serangoon. During the Japanese Occupation, large plots of flower farms were cultivated in this region, leading to the naming of the estate as Serangoon Gardens.

URA Masterplan For Developing Serangoon Where Affinity at Serangoon is

The site is within URA’s Serangoon Planning area. Comparative developments in the area include Kensington Park, Affinity @ Serangoon by Oxley Holdings. Slightly further to the East will be Terrasse. There has been a drought for new condominium launches in the estate and so Affinity @ Serangoon will together with Keppel and Wingtai The Garden Residences will rejuvenate and revitalise the entire area and neighbourhood, the value of the estate will be raised and tremendous amounts of activities and vitality will be injected into the estate.

URA Masterplan Serangoon

Important Breakdown and Preview of Affinity at Serangoon

Let’s look at the compelling reasons to select Affinity @ Serangoon as your investment property and choice. Our developer team has a breakdown and you may refer to Affinity @ Serangoon Prices here.

  • Good Roads and Transport Connectivity
  • Nearby Good Local and International School
  • Centralized Location and Minutes to Town, Harbourfront, Central Business District and also South Marina Bay
  • Near to Amenities such as NEX and Food Haunts such as Chomp Chomp Food Centre.
  • Strong Tenant Base with expected expatriate demand from Lycee Francais de Singapour
  • Strong Tenant Base from Surrounding Business Parks such as Amk Industrial Park and Serangoon North Industrial Estate
  • Great for Families looking for a home near good schools and strong amenities
  • Luxurious Living and Fittings

Hype and Launch of Affinity at Serangoon: What’s Next?

Since the official launch of Development name, Affinity @ Serangoon was just announced on 15th May 2018, we expect a hype build up as we continue to provide the latest news and updates. More importantly, the E-brochures, floor plans, and site plan will be crucial to determining the value of this Condominium at Serangoon North.

It is important to note that former HUDC estates, which tend to be huge under-built swathes of land, have featured strongly in this year’s list of awarded collective sales, with successful developers hoping to intensify the number of units by three to five times the existing capacity. This includes estates like Affinity @ Serangoon, and Riverfront Residence (formerly Rio Casa Enbloc).

If you would like to follow up on the updates of Affinity @ Serangoon, we highly recommend that you refer to the official site source here: https://affinityatserangoonville.sg. Early preview usually means you get access to early information that can help with decision making on the purchase of Condominiums in Singapore. Subsequently, you should base your decision on the floor plan layout and sizes – PSFs are important but the layout is equally important, so be sure to make informed decisions and do your due diligence before any purchase!

Xin Review: Houses and Parc Botannia

Xin Review: Houses and Parc Botannia

Press Release: Prices Announced for Parc Botannia

Price Guide:

Unit Type Typical Size (sqft/sqm) Prices
1 BR 430/40 From $548k
1 BR + S 560/47 From $633k
2 BR-C 581/54 From $738k
2 BR-P 667/62 From $820k
2 BR + S 775/72 From $937k
3 BR-C 870/80 From $1.04M
3 BR-P 969/90 From $1.17M
4 BR-C 1152/107 From S$1.3M
4 BR-P 1280/119 From S$1.45M
5 BR 1410/131 From S$1.6M

A Record of Condominium Costs

It’s been almost six years since Condominiums made a comeback in 2010. By 2010 to Q1 2013, the ordinary launch cost of an condominium valued modestly from S$800 psf into S$950 psf. This growth was still acceptable since it had been in sync with enhancing buyers’ opinion for residential properties around the whole throughout this period.

That is because a purchaser’s present HDB monthly mortgage payment won’t be factored into TDSR calculations if a lender assesses the total amount of loan to give him within an Condo unit. Executive condos were consequently found at an average cost of roughly S$800 psf at Q2 2013, up from an average of S$750 psf throughout the first half of the year.

Projects which adopt strong pricing plans in 2017 transfer sales quicker

Two condominium projects stood out from 2017 with regards to number of earnings — Hundred Palms Residences and Parc Botannia. As reported by a developer sales survey in August, Hundred Palms Residences was sold out on the first day!

Competitive pricing is the principle of this sport for developers to market their executive condominium jobs quicker in 2017. That is because buyers stay very cost sensitive, on account of the enduring impact of the MSR cap for new Condo buys and constraints on property loans caused by TDSR.

Find Out More: https://parcbotannia-condo.com.sg/news/parc-botannia-condo-prices-released-and-update-9619900

Everything you need to know about Park Colonial

Everything you need to know about Park Colonial

About Park Colonial

Park Colonial Logo

Park Colonial is a high rise luxury condominium with a total of about 734 units located behind Avon Park. It will be developed by CEL Unique Development Pte Ltd, which is a consortium of Chip Eng Seng Corp, Heeton Holdings and KSH Holdings.

It is situated along 309 Upper Serangoon Road and Woodleigh Lane, with close proximity to Woodleigh MRT Station in Singapore. There are an estimated of 734 units with the price determine to be between S$1700 to S$1800 psf.

Harbour View Gardens Location Map

The development will consist of investible sizes and also family friendly sizes. All the units will be designed with thought for space, comfort, and luxury living. The 2br units will have a choice between compact and with study units. The 3br will have a compact and grand model. There will be no 1br units, making the development truly one for the family, quality investor, and enjoying good demographic trend in the development.

One main attraction of the Condominium is that is located as part of the Bidadari Estate. This will attract high rental demand and a good capital gain over the next 10 years.

Bidadari is also connected and convenient because of the North East (Purple) and Circle (Yellow) Line. URA has termed Bidadari as a “Community Within a Garden”, and picturesque landscape and open greenery will be very much expected. Bidadari is will be a beautiful, urban oasis where all can seek calm, rest, and build a family.

About Developer

Park Colonial Condo is developed by CEL Unique Development Pte Ltd, a joint venture between CEL Development, Chip Eng Seng Corp, Heeton Singapore, and KSH Holdings Limited. The individual developers are very experienced with years in the realtor industry.

“Since 2000, CEL has been actively acquiring sites for property development and investment. These developments include residential, commercial and industrial properties. The current portfolio of CEL includes mid-market and high-end prime properties.

CEL believes in growth through partnerships. It has established joint ventures with reputable foreign funds such as Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partner II and Citadel Equity Fund Ltd. CEL has also teamed with local partners like NTUC Choice Homes Co-operative Ltd and Keppel Land Limited on several highly successful property projects.”

Hence, this condominium is in good hands and foreseeable good and quality development.

Park Colonial Woodleigh Land Parcel Site

Top 10 Reasons Why Park Colonial Is A Good Choice

Here is why Park Colonial is a good choice for investment or family home:

  1. Minutes to CBD and City
  2. Along Upper Serangoon Road
  3. Near Potong Pasir Mature Estate
  4. Plenty of Amenities and Shopping Choice
  5. Along NEL and 1 stop to NEX Serangoon Circle Line
  6. Near Good Schools
  7. Good Capital Appreciation from Bidadari Rejuvenation
  8. Upcoming Poiz and Woodleigh Mall
  9. Potentially high rental demand
  10. Minutes to CTE and PIE

To see more on the detailed reason of why Park Colonial could be your top choice, do refer here: https://parkcolonial-official.sg/project-details/

Also note that Park Colonial will be one of the newest launch condominium in Singapore in March 2018, so hype and popularity will certainly build up.

Access To Press Release and Preview

Gain access to the latest news and updates by Park Colonial. Register at the official site (see link above) to find out more and be part of the early preview residents.

Xin Review: Singapore’s Newest Launch Harbour View Gardens

Xin Review: Singapore’s Newest Launch Harbour View Gardens

Harbour View Gardens is a 99 years condo situated along Pasir Panjang Road. It will have direct connectivity to West Coast Highway and within walking distance to Haw Par Villa. Previously, it has gone through a series of tender before being successfully tendered by Roxy-Pacific at a bid of S$33.25m.

The site is within URA’s Queenstown Planning area. Comparative developments in the area includes The Orient, The Verandah Residences, One Residences. Nearby developments includes Icon@Pasir Panjang, Viva Vista, and Parc Imperial.

[See more Harbour View Gardens Project Details]

This leads to the top 6 reasons why this condo Enbloc will be worth a look:

Reasons to invest in Harbour View Gardens (REVIEW by Xin.sg)

1. Excellent Connectivity via West Coast Highway and AYE

Having a strong transport connectivity in terms of public road networks and MRT stations distance, residents living in Harbour View Gardens will enjoy seamless connectivity to the city and business nodes.

This means it offers the convenience in a congested city like Singapore, and going to work will be a breeze.

2. Walk to Haw Par Villa MRT Station

The close proximity to Haw Par Villa (and even Pasir Panjang MRT Station) means you can easily walk and get access to public transport.

From Haw Par Villa MRT, you are:

  • 4 Stops to Harbour Front MRT
  • 6 Stops to Jurong Lake District
  • 5 Stops away to Sentosa Island
  • 2 Stops Away to MapleTree Business City
  • 10 Stops to Orchard
  • 6 Stops to CDB/Marina

Forget driving when you are so close to the main attractions and CBD of Singapore.

Harbour View Gardens Location Map

3. Near Prestigious Schools and Education Hub such as NUS/NUH

If you are looking to get an ideal location for your children, Harbour View Gardens Singapore could be perfect for you.

NUHS as an Academic Health System will improve the health of our community through better and more cost-effective care, nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals, world class research and empowering people to take ownership of their health.

The prestigious schools nearby provides a merit education journey for your children, so you don’t have to go far or worry about long distance commuting to schools.

4. Centralized Location and Minutes to Orchard Road, Vivocity, CBD and Marina Bay.

If you are one for shopping and visiting Singapore scenic attractions, you are in for a treat.

Harbour View Gardens is situated along Pasir Panjang Road and is one of the centralized location within Singapore. With such an location, you can travel to metro shopping areas with ease.

VivoCity

5. Strong Tenant Base from Surrounding Business Parks

Harbour View Gardens is near important hubs that is part of Singapore’s URA Masterplan for business sectors. They include One-North, HarbourFront Precinct, Alexandra Precinct, Fusionopolis, and Holland Village.

One of the noteworthy hubs, the Mapletree Business City, is a Grade-A integrated business Hub, modernised and revitalised the precinct. The total GFA Gross Floor Area is almost two million sqft.

  • MBC will have the ARC aka Alexandra Retail Centre, it is a 3-storey shopping and convenience mall that will add 89,000sqft of retail space and 75 retail shops made up of a mix of restaurants, café, supermarket and banking facilities.
  • The next and final stage of rejuvenation will see Mapletree transform The Comtech into the second phase of MBC, MBC II. MBC II will complement the existing state-of-the-art business facilities at MBC with new elements such as a sunk-in amphitheatre that rest in the middle of a lush green landscape, blending harmoniously with the nature parks located in the area. It will also feature innovative and adaptive space solutions, which will be supported by retail and F&B options. MBC II will also be home to Singapore’s tallest business park at 30 storeys. The completion of MBC II (expected in 2016) will reinforce MBC as a first-rate business park concept, further underpinning the development’s place as the centrepiece of Alexandra Precinct.

6. Freehold land in land-sparse Singapore

With Singapore getting more cramped and land-sparse, it is rare to find freehold units. Most offer 30 years now which is not ideal for both investing and living.

Harbour View Gardens will be a rare find amidst our real estate landscape, and be sure to keep track of this development to find out how it progresses.

Register your interest: https://harbourviewgardens.com.sg/contact-us

2Happiness

2Happiness

喜喜

busy bee busy me有一點遲鈍

但在東京的兩個星期 終於讓我明白

何謂春暖花開

何謂優雅社會

何謂健全的交通系統

 

但凡事有利必有弊

即使是世界第二大經濟體也不例外

語言不通 是這次日本之行的最大遺憾

一鍋米養百種人

有人讓你覺得賓至如歸

也有人讓你覺得很不受歡迎

可能就是因為言語障礙

讓某些人更害怕回答遊客問不完的問題

無論如何

還是很慶幸能和至親摯愛的人

共度美得冒泡的春天

原來櫻花有這麼多顏色 还可以制成料理吃进肚

 原來天冷 皮肤真的会好很多 😛

原来金枪鱼能如此新鲜

原来manga真的很古怪也很可爱

原来tampura 不只是一团厚厚的面粉

原来拉面真的一级棒

原来日本真的很贵!

感謝您一路上的照料

給與完美的天氣

夠用的零用錢

共處的寶貴時間

加深了對愛人的了解

增加了對家人的關愛

除了口袋破了个大洞

還是心存感激

Official Singapore Idol Blog

Official Singapore Idol Blog

This is my last task before i wrap up my very own Idol journey. I headed down to the Marina Bay floating platform earlier to cover my idols for their rehearsals for the countdown tonight. Fresh in their minds were their last spectacular finale held on the 27th December. It was our hot conversational topic. Our newly crowned idol, Sezairi looks relatively tired with all the media interviews and whatnots.

It’s Wednesday and by right it supposedly is Idol day, oh well. We are all suffering from Idol withdrawal symptoms.

It feels empty right now but meeting each other was good all over again, though i foresee some of them are ready to lead into different directions of life once all these are over. That doesn’t mean it’s the end of our friendship; that’s for sure. Now, how about a good show later as it is our last!

Rehearsals were pretty long, but we’re used to it haha thanks to Idol, anyway here are the pictures below, if you have not been following my tweets 😛

A little promo for the show, because our idol family and anyone related to idol is giving their last performance of the year! They are…

Catch your Singapore Idol, Sezairi Sezali together with his camaraderies, performing during the show. Also not forgetting during the pre-show [which is not shown on tv] Our Singapore Idol together with his well acclaimed band, Juxtapose will groove and rock the platform down! How about Sezairi coming up with a band like Chris Daughtry? Awesome isn’t?!

Our resident heart throb, Farhan Shah will get into his element with his band, Heregoesnoth!ng. I went down to his gigs before and guys you must not miss this at all, unfortunately it will not be show on television, whatelse.. COME ON DOWN!

Our favourite ex-promo intern at Mediacorp will also be appearing during the preshow together with his regionally famous duo, Sleeq. Catch Syarif and Alif at the countdown belting out their famous hits from their album that is massively acclaimed overseas! Show them some love :]

Well, you guys can’t miss all these entertaining acts, and if you have not figured out what to do for New Year, come down to the Marina Floating Platform aka THE FLOAT and party with us! Tickets are available at all sistic outlets and costs only $30. If you attended Singapore Idol Finals last Sunday and you still have your ticket stub, show it at the ticketing counter and you’ll get $10 off the original price!

How fantastic is that? So guys, i’ll be waiting for you at the platform tonight! :]