Kent Ridge Hill Residences – City Living at Hillside Address

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(Updated by Nov 2020)

1 bed& 1+S (FULLY SOLD)
2 bed & 2+S fr $1.35M
3 bed fr $1.6M
4&5 PH fr $2.63M
Strata Landed fr $2.7M

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Kent Ridge Hill Residences Overview

The site of Kent Ridge Hill Residences previously belonged to Vista Park Condominium, which was sold to Oxley Holdings Ltd in 2017 via collective for $418 million or $1,096 psf per plot ratio (ppr), the total selling price was 19.4% higher than the asking price, of which, approximately $72 million payable to the Singapore Land Authority for a lease top-up premium, this refreshed the tenure from 66 years to 99 years.

This site measures 319,500 sqft with a plot ratio of 1.4 will be developed into a 5-story low-density condominium by 2024, this large residential compound will consist of 489 condo units and 50 Strata landed properties with full condo facilities.

Another project that developed by Oxley is The Verandah Residential, developed in 2018, the 170 units development was 100% sold within 3 month, it is located approximately 500m adjacent to Kent Ridge Hill Residential. Other recent developments launched by Oxley include Affinity at Serangoon, Riverfront Residences and Mayfair Gardens.

Reasons for considering Kent Ridge Hill Residences

  1. Prime land in District 5, Pasir Panjang Mrt (CCL) is only 700m away.
  2. Eco-friendly and relaxed environment with direct access to Kent Ridge Park and future connection to West Coast Park.
  3. Low density, large land size over 319,500 sqft with plot ratio 1.4.
  4. Quick access to major business districts like One-North Business Park, Science Park, CBD.
  5. Great potential for investors due to future development of the nearby Greater Southern Waterfront City and accessibility of full Circle Line.

Project Details

Project Details Kent Ridge Hill Residences
Location South Buona Vista Road, Singapore
District D05
Developer Oxley Holdings Limited
Site Area Approx. 29,659 sqm/ 319,250 sq ft
Plot Ratio 1.4
No. of Blocks/Storeys 11 blocks of 5-storey
Total No. of Units 548 (498 & 50 units of Strata Landed Properties)
Tenure 99 years
Expected TOP Est. Q4 2024

Location

The site of Kent Ridge Residences is assigned to the Western region of Singapore but when you look at the map in general, it actually situated at the fringe of the core central, this 5-story luxurious development is located in District 5, 700 meters away from Pasir Panjang MRT station (CCL).

The fronted area of the development faces the South Buona Vista Road, stretching of low landed private estates to the West Coast Highway. With no high-rise buildings in sight, it became one of the few low-densities private estate enclaves in Singapore. The back of the development is immersed to the edge of the Kent ridge park, a 47-hactare natural reserved field with lush greenery and fresh forest air.

Kent ridge is surrounded by some of the prominent business districts and recreations in Singapore, for instance, the Mapletree business city, One north, Vivo City, Marina business city, and the CBD are all within 5-15 mins drive away. Thus living at Kent ridge will allow residents to enjoy not only the convenience to urban facilities, but at the same time they can get close up with nature anytime at doorstep.

CONNECTIVITY

Amenities Approx Dist
MRT Pasir Panjang Mrt (CC26) 700m
Bus stop Buona Vista Garden(Bus 200) 340m
Opp PSA Wharves G3(Bus:10,30e,30,51,143,175,176,188) 450m
Pasir View Park (Bus:10,30,51,143,174,176,188) 470m
Pasir Panjang Station (Bus:10,30,51,143,175,176,188) 290m

Kent Ridge Hill Residences is sited 700m away or approximately 8mins walk from Pasir Panjang MRT station on Circle Line (CCL). According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), a close loop extension will be completed by 2025, joining Harbour Front interchange to Marina Bay station, this means future residents will take less than 18 mins to reach Marina Bay Station, the heart of CBD. On the other side, Pasir Panjang Station is only three stops away from One North Station, and 4 stops from Buona Vista Interchange where it intersects the East-West Line (EWL).

Bus 200 along South Buona Vista Road serves commuters to Kent Ridge Bus Interchange in just 4 stops, where the National University (NUS) and Anglo Chinese Junior Collage (ACJA) are located nearby. This bus serves commuters further to One North and Buona Vista. There are also bus services along Pasir Panjang Road such as bus No. 10, 30, 30E, 51, 143, 175, 176 and 188, many of which connect commuters to the Eastern region and CBD directly.

It is a privilege for future residents who prefer driving to some of the prominent business districts and amenities like One-North, Science Park, Mapletree Business City, Vivocity and Sentosa Island, as it all takes only 5-10 mins. The nearby West Coast Highway will connect commuters to CBD and Marina Bay Financial center in about 15 mins, it is also linked to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) that merges to the Central Expressway (CTE), the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP), which will then take them to the Eastern region of Singapore.

WORK

Mapletree Business City

Located adjacent to Kent Ridge Residences, Mapletree business City is only 4 mins drive along the main Pasir Panjang road, it is one of the biggest integrated development in Singapore, its eco-friendly designed environment has won many awards over the last decade, the most recent awards are the BCA’s Green Mark Platinum Award and the LEED Gold level pre-certification. The development offers approximately 2.9 million sqft of premium office, business park and retail space. Some companies include, BW Group, PFIZER, SAP Asia, Samsung SDS and Grifols Asia.

One North in Buona Vista

Connected via AYE, One north is 5 mins drive away from Kent Ridge Residences. Conceptualized in 2001, the vast area estate has grown to become a major innovation and Research & Development hub in Singapore, featuring biomedical science, infocomm technology, Science & Engineering and Media, creating over 50,000 jobs. This place enables potential synergies with nearby mixed business parks and institutions like the Singapore Science Park, NUS and NUH.

One North offers appropriate balance of activities within the environment, it integrates industry-centric developments with residential community, recreation options and educational institutes, for instance, there is a mixed development (residential with commercial at 1st storey) site at One-north Gateway released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in 2019 September, this is to rejuvenate the housing options to the area. The on-going development of One North will attract local and overseas talent & investments, that generate economic and employment growth to the surrounding.

The Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW)

The GSW offers opportunities for an ambitious development that is six times the size of Marina Bay, stretching 30km from Marina East to Pasir Panjang.

One of the major transformations will be the extension of CBD to GSW, it is structured to be the next CBD of Singapore, but with a more lifestyle concept. The project will bring in more business to the districts by 2027, for instance, companies such as Goggle and Cisco have already set their offices at Laborador.

Taking the advantage of its location at Pasir Panjang, Kent Ridge commuters will enjoy quick access to other Western parts of GSW by CCL, these include Haw Par Villa (1 station), Laborador(1 station) park and Telok Blagah(2 stations). By 2025, it will led commuters south to the GSW via 3 new stations,  Kepple, Contonment and Price Edward Road, these will all take less than 18 mins.

Additionally, a “second Sentosa” at Pulau Brani Island will likewise creating vast number of job opportunities mainly to hospitality sector, this development at Harbour Front takes only 9 mins to reach.

SCHOOL

Level of Education Approx Distance Approx Travel Time
Primary School
Fairfield Methodis School (Primary) 2.28km 5 bus stops
Secondary School
Fairfield Methodis School (Secondary) 2.39km 5 bus stops
Anglo-Chinese Scholl (Independent) 2.7km 6 bus stops
Pre-University
Anglo-Chinese Junior Collage 2.8km 6 bus stops
Singapore Polytechnic 6.1 km 9 bus stops
University
National University of Singapore 5.3 km 7 bus stops
Management Development Institute of Singapore 5.53 km 11 bus stops
International School
United World Collage 3.9 km 6 bus stops
Tanglin Trust School 4.3 km 5 bus Stops
ISS International School 4.4 km 7 bus stops

There are some top international schools nearby, say, the ISS International School is 7 bus stops away (19mins) from the Pasir Panjang bus stop, and Tanglin Trust School and United World Collage are both 5-stop trip along the South Buona Vista Road or 7 mins by car.

As part of the One-north innovative community, National University of Singapore (NUS) is located adjacent to the Kent Ridge MRT station, or 2 MRT stops (6mins) from Pasir Panjang MRT where Kent Ridge Hill is located closely. Related institutions such as the Science Park, National University Hospital (NUH), Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and Singapore Polytechnic are all within close vicinity.

SHOPPING/FOOD/MARKET

Amenities Approx Distance Approx Travel Time
Shopping Malls
Alexandra Retail Centre 1.5 km 5 mins
Queensway Shopping Centre 1.64 km 5 mins
Alexandra Central 1.82 km 7 mins
Anchorpoint Shopping Centre 1.85 km 7 mins
Vivo City 6.3 km  10 mins
Hawker Centres
Pasir Panjang Food Centre 0.59 km 1 min
Holland Village Market and Food Centre 4.9 km 8 mins

Pasir Panjang Food centre- A few mins walk from the Kent Ridge hill Residential that offers some quick and affordable local food.

Alexandra Retail Centre- Connected 3 mins away on the CCL at Labrador MRT station. This 3 storeys shopping complex comprises a wide range of amenities from lifestyle retails to varied mix of food & beverage, supermarkets, as well as Education centres.

Viva Vista- Built on former Pasir Panjang wet market, Viva Vista is a mixed development with 106 commercial shops on the ground floor featuring food & beverages, fashion & beauty retail shops, clinics and education enrichment centres. It is located 3 mins drive away.

Holland Village- Known as the Bohemian enclave, Holland Village offers good mixture of popular local and western restaurants and cafes. Alternatively, future residents will enjoy some local delicious food at the Holland Village Market and Food centre, the place currently consists of 21 cooked food stalls and 30 market stalls will undergo a renovation with expansion of cooked food stalls in 2021. Driving to Holland Village take about 8 mins.

Vivo City- The 1,040,000 sqft retail space mall is the largest shopping mall in Singapore that offers extensive selections of almost everything at all price tags. It provides other services such as bank, telecom retailers or even a library. Vivo City is also the entrance for Sentosa where the skytrains are stationed.  Driving to Vivo city takes about 10 mins to reach or 3 stops on CCL.

RECREATIONAL

Amenities Approx Distance Approx Travel Time
Parks and Nature Reserves
Kent Ridge Park 0.04 km 1 min
Hort park 2.5 km 5 mins
Labrador Nature Reserve 3.4 km 6 mins

Parks and Natural Reserves

Kent Ridge Park is the wild nature in the city with many fitness stations, rest benches, water taps and playgrounds, it offers separate biking and hiking trails that allow future residents to head to Hort Park and southern Ridge, where some of the GSW developments will take place.

The future GSW development consists of many parks and nature reserves in a stretch of greenery, one nearby development is the Pasir Panjang Linear Park, which will connect Labrador nature reserve to the West Coast Park, this coral trail will formed into a larger park with spots of interest scattered around.  There will also be Rail Corridor enhancement work that starts at Linear Park (or Tanjong Pagar Railway Station) and stretches all the way to Woodlands, which offers accessibility to areas of recreations and historical heritage.

Kent Ridge Hill Residences Site Plan

Kent Ridge Residences has a total of 548 units, of which, 498 are condo units ranging from 1-3 bedrooms that spread across 11 blocks; 50 units are strata townhouses that caters to 4 &5 bedrooms.

All condo are of south or north orientation, which is desired. This means that future residents who face the south will enjoy the primer facing of the sea with no high-rise buildings insight, or for residents facing north, they will enjoy the breeze of forest air from the blocks of greenery of Kent Ridge Park.

The award wining landscape design of the development provides future residents with a tropical-resort-environments, with functional layout that maximized the usage of space for recreation areas that feature over 60 amenities in approximately 319,500 sq ft.

What makes Kent Ridge hill Residences an advantageous place is the multiple numbers of same facilities, there are 6 swimming pools, a 50m lap pool, family and kids pools with water jet and steam room. a 30m (relatively large) amazon pool, one bubbling pool and one party pool with private BBQ pit.

Other facilities include themed walk trails, family Cabanas, clubhouses, themed Pavilions, Chess gardens, fitness corners , yoga lawn and reading lawn etc. these are areas where families of different age will enjoy spending time there.

The tennis court is another interesting feature in the development, it is built on top of the bin centre, which is designed to make use of levelled space without affecting the view of surrounding units. Such facilities also include a floating gym, a walkway sky bridge and a treehouse that specially built for city children.

Kent Ridge Hill Residences Floor Plan

Kent Ridge Hill Residences Price, Unit Types, Sizes

UNIT TYPE No. OF UNITS SIZE PRICE
1 Bedroom 125 474 - 603 sqft 844k
1 Bedroom + Study 51 517 - 646 sqft 921k
2 Bedroom 116 646 - 904 sqft 1.353m
2 Bedroom + Study 87 743 - 893 sqft 1.325m
3 Bedroom 91 883 - 1076 sqft 1.548m
3 Bedroom Penthouse 6 1399 - 1442 sqft 2.452m
4 & 5 Penthouse 22 1518 - 1787 sqft 2.637m
4 & 5 Strata Terrace House 50 1830 - 2067 sqft 2.701m
Total 548

*Disclaimer: All information is subject to change at developer's discretion.

Kent Ridge Hill Residences Price Comparison

In the last 2 years, nearby new launches are priced between $1700-$2,000psf. While Kent Ridge Hill is the lowest price among all, we reckon that it’s 99 year lease hold property compared to the rest freehold apartments. I would think $1,600-1700psf would be a fairer entry point here.

Resale options are very limited, especially for 3 bedrooms. Though they are cheaper in psf ($1200-1300psf), many are already 15-20 years old small apartments sitting on a small land lacking of facilities. And in terms of total price tag, they are largely in line at $1.5M-$1.8M range.

Some thoughts on Kent Ridge Hill Residences

  1. Kent Ridge Hill is an ideal place for own stay especially for those who like to stay in a low density environment, at the same time near to nature.
  2. The exclusive private enclave comes with sacrifice on amenities within comfortable walking distance. The only Pasir Panjang food centre is around 8 min walk away, while supermarkets,major shopping malls and primary schools are beyond 1km distance.
  3. Pasir Panjang is one of the most expensive estate in District 5, if you’re looking at cheaper options in this region, you can find it at Clementi or West Coast area, for eg. Parc Clematis($1500-1600psf) or Whistler Grand($1300-1500psf).

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For more information on how the URA Draft Masterplan 2019 will shape the vicinity surrounding Parc Clematis, click on the following links:

2019 Singapore Draft Master Plan - Economic Gateways & Growth Areas

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