What should a house include for you to call it a perfect home? Is that easily achievable? Well, if you live in Singapore, it definitely is.
An Ideal Home
In an overcrowded city such as Singapore, it is a real challenge sometimes to stumble upon a home that suits you perfectly — a high-quality apartment that is not located far from the city center but possesses lavish and peaceful surroundings. The one that is near the public transport stops and has retail-host and food-and-drink conveniences, along with supermarkets and supreme schools.
An Oasis in the City Center
If all this seems unreal, then you are not familiar with JadeScape located along Shunfu Road in Thomson-Bishan estate, Singapore. JadeScape, designed and constructed by Qingjian Realty, is a few miles away from the MacRitchie Reservoir. The MacRitchie Reservoir a well-known retreat that covers the area of 12 acres which is extremely famous among nature and sports lovers.
The Reservoir features the TreeTop Walk, a 250 aerial suspension bridge that connects the two biggest spots of the MacRitchie Reservoir. Hiking lovers are certainly familiar with the MacRitchie Trails. This is an 11 km long trail loop situated in the exotic rainforest. The forest and the trail feature macaque monkeys, monitor lizards, and squirrels. You may even come across owls or flying lemurs.
The reservoir is also frequented by watersports lovers fond of canoeing and kayaking. Those who adore lush scenery will love the fact that the majority of JadeScape apartments possess a clear view.
Even though JadeScape is quite close to the rainforest, it does not mean it’s inaccessible. It takes only three minutes to get to Marymount MRT station if you walk along the Circle Line. Furthermore, it is only a one-stop distance from Marymount MRT station to Bishan MRT station on the North-South Line. It takes 20 minutes to get there from the central business area and 15 minutes from Orchard. The Upper Thomson MRT Station which is to be constructed along the Thomson East Coast Line is located only 600m away. The station should be finished by 2020. The Thomson East Coast Line is an immensely approachable metro rail system with numerous stops involving Orchard, Marina Bay, and Outram Park.
Drivers can get to any desired part of Singapore via Pan-Island Expressway and the Central Expressway, as well as the forthcoming North-South Corridor.
Food and Drink Paradise
If JadeSpace’s location and vicinity to the beautiful rainforest are still not enough to attract you, the building complex is quite close to a food-and-drink enclave. If you are longing for a cup of excellent coffee or a delicious brunch close to your home, you may visit an array of exceptional cafes like Habitat Coffee, Yahava KoffeeWorks, and Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters. If you feel like trying some local dishes, you may visit Nam Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant or Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood. Both restaurants are popular for crab meals and crunchy prawn paste chicken called har cheong gai in the local language.
Hawkers’ stalls are located at the Shunfu Mart Food Centre — you only need to cross the road. The food center is popular for the stalls offering Hainanese chicken rice, Chinese spring rolls also called popiah, fried kway teow, noodles with mushrooms and minced meat, as well as muffins.
Those who have a sweet tooth may visit Windowsill Pies and Udders Ice Cream. The latter is the master of Mao shan wang durian ice cream and liquor aromas such as Baileys & Bourbon and Rum Rum Raisin. They all offer a boozy bite that will please all cravings.
The list of available food and drink does not end here. On the contrary, the neighborhood offers a vast variety of Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Western, and local food. You will certainly come across something to please your taste buds.
Plenty of Amenities
The area features various educational institutions and schools, retail conveniences, and supermarkets. Ambitious parents who want to live close to esteemed schools may choose between Ai Tong Primary School and Catholic High School, as well as Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls School which will be available by the end of 2019.
In terms of shopping, the complex features Junction 8 Shopping Centre and Thomson Plaza. Both shopping centres possess supermarkets, even though it’s only a ten-minute walk to Sheng Shiong Supermarket.
A Perfect Investment Option
A perfect location and a bunch of amenities indicate that JadeScape is an ideal investment option for a wise investor. When the first units were sold around the end of 2018, financial experts remarked that the complex is an excellent buy.
Tricia Song, the lead of research for Singapore at Colliers International, defined the prices as quite attractive. Before JadeScape, the previous launch in the Thompson region was back in October 2015.
Christine Sun, the lead of research and consultancy at OrangeTee & Tie, explained that, even though it is not an immediate comparison, resale projects in Bishan sell Sky Vue units for $1,650 psf and Sky Habitat units $1,500 psf.
Since JadeScape is a far more recent undertaking, it is anticipated to obtain a much higher price. Ms. Song shares the same opinion.