New Bidadari Condo . The Addition Condo Launch
The Botanique @ Bartley is fully sold out. If you missed getting a unit there, and like the Bidadari estate neighbourhood, you might want to consider the Addition launch at Potong Pasir MRT station, on the other side of Bidadari.
The best part thing about this project, is that it is on freehold tenure. On top of that, it is only 3 minutes walk from an MRT station, and most of that is sheltered. That’s because the Addition condo is just opposite Poiz Centre, a neighbourhood mall that connects directly to Potong Pasir MRT station. So like Botanique, this is a city fringe location as well.
The other attraction about this place, is that it is within a couple of doors from St Andrews School, both the junior and senior sections, and well within the all-important 1km radius. This should appeal to families with young boys. Perhaps that is why the Addition does not have one bedders, only 2 and 3 bedroom units.
The flip side is that this is basically a no-frills, smallish project. With only 26 units on a land area of 9,667 sq ft, there are not many facilities. It depends on what is important to you. Because other than the smallness of the project accompanied by a small pool, it has almost everything else. Including shops opposite it at Poiz Centre, a Fairprice supermarket and bank behind that, and lots of eating outlets around. Ranging from a hawker centre and old coffeeshops, to trendy joints across the road at The Venue Shoppes.
The Addition Launch . Pricing Comparisions
Besides that, the price is pretty attractive too. The developer, Oxley Holdings, is pricing this project to sell out quickly. Brand new freehold units here start at $1.08M for a 2 bedder, and $1.385M for a 3 bedder. That works out to an average of $1,7xx to $1,8xx PSF, which is comparable to the pricing for 99 year leasehold launches nearby such as at Park Colonial, and also for the upcoming Ryse Residences at Pasir Ris.
Park Colonial has sold over 55% of its units in under 2 months from its 5th July 2018 launch date, so there is obviously demand in this location at this pricing level. It seems like at this pricing level, the Addition condo could be a bargain, despite its lack of facilities.
If you think so, and would like to view the Addition condo showflat, just jump over to the website and drop a line to make an appointment. The floor plan brochure is ready, so we will send that to you as well.
Latest Update: This project has been fully sold, and there are no units left. For the next project that is likely to be worth looking at, head over to Piccadilly Grand. This is a mixed development that is being built by City Developments in conjunction with MCL Land right beside Farrer Park MRT station. Mixed developments are popular due to their sheer convenience, as they combined homes with retail and a transport node. The Piccadilly Grand showflat launch for viewings and sales is likely to take place in the first half of 2022. Pricing has not been released yet.
There hasn’t been a new launch in this corner of Singapore that is so conveniently located for some time. The last one was Uptown at Farrer, which also happens to be a mixed development, though a smaller one. It is in the vicinity, within walking distance of Piccadilly Grand condo, and its commercial retail mall called Piccadilly Galleria.
But if you prefer a freehold mixed development, the only one available for sale coming up is Newport Residences. This project is located at Tanjong Pagar, at 80 Anson Road. It comprises a single tower housing both the commercial retail component, as well as a residential condominium, Newport Residences itself. The design is done by a Japanese architectural firm, Nikken Sikkei, on the site of the former Fuji Xerox Towers.
Though Newport Residences enjoys the advantage of being a freehold project, its main drawback is that it is surrounded by other high-rises too, so there are not much views. However it has the advantage of being in a very central location, in the heart of the CBD itself. It is also within a short walk of two MRT stations, namely the Prince Edward station on the Circle line, and the Tanjong Pagar station at Guoco Tower.
The developer for the Newport Residence launch is City Developments (CDL), which is just as well-known and reputable as UOL, the developer for Botanique at Bartley. The other attraction about Newport is that it lies within the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront district, which includes the rejuvenation of Tanjong Pagar.