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Forett at Bukit Timah is an amazing residence that is situated in a very tranquil location just around the vicinity of Beauty World and Bukit Timah. The property is well surrounded by exceptional biodiversity with a rich heritage.
Forett at Bukit Timah is a joint development between Perennial Real Estate Holdings and Qingjian Realty Group. It is addressed in one of the earmarked areas that is for revitalization and development further based on the 2019 Master Plan of URA (Urban Development Authority). With such plans, these may pave the way for the area to become one of the top choices for Singapore property buyers.
Neighborhood revitalization plan
The forthcoming changes in this area of Bukit Timah will rejuvenate the neighborhood and at the same time add a fresh line of convenience in the area. Eyed as the top-most addition to come is the Integrated Transport Hub (ITH), located on the Beauty World MRT. These ITHs cater to buses that are fully air-conditioned which will provide smooth network between various commercial establishments and MRT stations which is an excellent advantage for the commuting public.
A one-stop integrated hub will soon arise in the area known as the Bukit Timah Community Centre. In this establishment, residents around the area can enjoy various books at the community library, or enjoy a good game with your friends in the indoor sports area. In addition, the residents will be able to indulge themselves in the various festivities residents and delicious dishes in the remodeled hawker centre and market.
If you enjoy majestic greenery, you will surely love the iconic view and vibe of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This 163-hectare nature reserve includes the highest hill in Singapore and will be Rifle Range Nature Park’s home which will be filled with great wildlife and greenery including pangolins and flying squirrels. There are also some rope bridges and hiking trails where you can fully enjoy the outdoor experience.
Another in line with redevelopment in the area is the four-kilometer Rail Corridor, which stretches between King Albert Park and Hillview MRT stations. The Bukit Timah Railway Station will be conserved to house a visitor centre and a heritage gallery. Overwhelming greenery can be seen on the viewing deck along with diners in the area. The 24-kilometer Rail Corridor is scheduled to launch in 2021 and stretches from Woodlands Train Checkpoint to Tanjong Pagar Checkpoint Railway Station.
The Bukit Timar-Rochor Green Corridor is one of the much-awaited highlights, a linear park that runs adjacent to the Bukit Timah Canal. This includes a sky park that is elevated just above the canal which will allow its visitors to have an amazing experience, a majestic atmosphere with a rainforest-like vibe. It also allows the residents to have a good break from the hustling traffic on the road. A better connectivity between three Singapore’s national gardens – Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Jurong Lake Gardens.
URA have also revealed recently that they have plans on conserving 2 heritage buildings residents will enjoy. The former staff quarters, including its railway compound, will be refurbished into a curated garden with small diners while the fire station will become a visitor centre.
Advantages of property in District 21
There are a lot of things to cherish when you live around District 21. The newest game-changer in the area, the ITH will surely boost the rentability of the district, according to the executive director of Savills Singapore, Mr. Alan Cheong. He also said that new developments built within the vicinity of an MRT station shall boost a significant surge repricing in the whole district.
With the addition in 2015 of the Beauty World MRT station nicely represents a case in point – that improvement in accessibility is an important indication of development around the area.
Mr. Cheong also added that District 21 will gain a bus interchange and a huge commercial space with the development of the ITH. With a gross size of more than 125,000 square feet of commercial space to use, it will be able to upgrade the F&B and shopping experience in the area. And to top it off, the site is just a short distance from the magnificent residence Forett at Bukit Timah, as well as to the Beauty World MRT station which has been a detailed planning subject. It is expected to be competitive and strong, but it is still too early to predict a rise in reprices in the district. But once mixed-use development is built, the process of repricing will surely rapidly begin, projected Mr. Cheong.
Based on URA and 99.com data, the sales transaction in District 21 in the past 4 quarters have indicated the pricing of new private residences with freehold and leasehold status around S$1,500 to S$2,000 psf. This includes priced properties with freehold tenure that have been a great deal for property buyers.
Forett at Bukit Timah: an excellent combination of both worlds
Forett at Bukit Timah is addressed in an area that is surrounded by lush greenery and, at the same time, exceptional convenience. “Foret” in French means “forest”, which was where the name was derived.
Heightened by a landed enclosure that has excellent privacy and majestic tranquility, the residence sits just about 7 to 10-minute walk to various establishments, including shopping centers and diners, as well as to the Beauty World MRT. Schools like Nanyang Primary School and Anglo-Chinese School are also within a kilometer away.
With the serene surrounding that enclosed the area, residents have a great opportunity to live a convenient and amazing lifestyle. Connectivity is excellent too, which makes the neighborhood a sought-after address in the district.