The Linq – Freehold Mix Development next to Beauty World MRT
Introducing The Linq at Beauty World, a new freehold mixed development, consisting of residential and commercial developments, developed by reputable Singapore-listed developer BBR Holdings, it is estimated to be completed by 2023. Target launch in H2 2020.
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The Linq Overview
The Linq is strategically located along Upper Bukit Timah Road, in District 21, also one Clementi Road away from the prime Bukit Timah district. It replaced the former Goh and Goh building. Truly, its convenient location right beside the Beauty World MRT station gives it an unrivalled advantage juxtaposed to the new developments in the Upper Bukit Timah and Hillview area. Since this development is a mixed development, it has a total of 120 residential units ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms in 2 blocks of 20 storeys. There are 54 commercial units in the 1st & 2nd floor while the car park is on level 3 and 4 and swimming pool and communal facilities on level 5.
According to the master plan, this new launch has a site area of about 30,874 sq ft and a plot ratio of 3.0. Moreover, as the building is surrounded by low rise developments and lush greenery, future residents, especially those living on the top floors, can enjoy a panoramic picturesque view of Bukit Timah. On top of the proximity to the MRT station and retail shops under the same roof, another plus point for The Linq is that there are several amenities nearby like the Beauty World Plaza and Beauty World Centre, boosting the convenience for future residents. Moreover, these rather old shopping malls have great potential for redevelopment. For instance, the Beauty World Plaza is already up for sale.
A brief introduction of the condominium’s reputable developer, BBR Holdings; it is one of Singapore’s few leading construction and specialised engineering groups with over 20 years of experience and great track records. In fact, Property development is just one of its 4 core sectors, which includes Specialised Engineering, General Construction, and Green Technology too. Therefore, rest assure that The Linq is in trusted hands.
Reasons for considering The Linq
1. It's conveniently located next to the Beauty World MRT station.
2. Mixed Development with freehold status is rare
3. 1km to Reputable Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary
4. 4 existing malls and 3 upcoming malls within close proximity
5. Beauty World Transformation will further enhance property value here
|Project Details||The Linq|
|Location||Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore|
|Developer||Alika Properties (BBR holdings)|
|Site Area||Approx. 30,874 sq ft / 2,868 sqm|
|No. of Blocks/Storeys||20|
|Total No. of Units||120 Residential + 54 Commercial units|
|Expected TOP||Est. 2024|
|Nearby MRT Station||Approximate Distance||Approximate Travel Time|
|Beauty World (DT)||80 m||2 min walk|
|Nearby Bus Stop
|Goh & Goh Bldg
41, 52, 61, 66, 77, 157, 174, 970, 985
|Beauty World Stn Exit A
|Opp Beauty World Stn
41, 61, 66, 77, 157, 173, 174, 970, 985
|Beauty World Stn Exit C
41, 61, 66, 77, 157, 173, 174, 970, 985
The Beauty World MRT Station is right at The Linq’s doorsteps, bringing great convenience to future residents. Moreover, there are many interchanges nearby, the Botanic Gardens Interchange (DT, CL) is only 4 stops away, Steven, an upcoming interchange (DT, TE), is 5 stops away while Newton (DT, NS) is 6 stops away, Little India (DT, NE) 7 stops and Bugis (DT, EW) 9 stops. Other than MRT, travelling by bus is also very accessible as there are several bus stops scattered around with many bus services available.
On the other hand, drivers will enjoy easy access to major expressways. For instance, it only takes 2 minutes to reach Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), 3 minutes to Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), and around 8 minutes to Ayer-Rajah Expressway (AYE), cutting their travelling time.
Other than the current advantages, the URA planned to enhance the connectivity at Beauty World by building an integrated transport hub, where the bus interchange, MRT station and malls are connected. More transport options are impending as Phase 2 of the Cross Island Line is expected to pass through the Bukit Timah area. Travelling time to Clementi and Jurong East will be cut short further.
With such easily accessible public transport around, commuting to major working places is just as convenient. It takes around 20 minutes train ride to the city, 11 stations to Bayfront, 10 stations to Jurong East, and 7 stations to Buona Vista.
For those driving, an estimated 12 minutes can take one to Jurong East CBD, 15 minutes drive to Suntec City and 20 minutes drive allows you to reach Marina Bay Financial Centre or Singapore Changi Airport.
Many renowned schools of all levels, from preschool to university and international schools are within the vicinity of The Linq. Bukit Timah is also known to house some of Singapore’s top schools like Nanyang Girls’ High School and Hwa Chong Institution, hence quality education is accessible to residents.
|Level of education||Approximate Distance||Approximate Travel Time|
|Glory Kindergarten||324 km||6 min drive|
|Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School||Within 1 km||6 min walk|
|Bukit Timah Primary School||Within 2 km||11 min by bus|
|Methodist Girls School||Within 2 km||13 min by bus|
|Methodist Girls' School||1.2 km||1 MRT Stop|
|Yusof Ishak Secondary School||1.8 km||16 min by bus|
|Nanyang Girls’ High School||3.5 km||12 min by bus|
|Hwa Chong Institution||4.6 km||3 MRT Stops|
|National Junior College||4.5 km||12 min by bus|
|Ngee Ann Polytechnic||1.4 km||19 min by bus|
|Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)||1.3 km||11 min by bus|
|Hollandse School||1.6 km||28 min by bus|
|German European School||1.7 km||22 min by bus|
One major comfort and advantage future residents of Linq can enjoy is the multiple amenities right at their doorstep. Not forgetting the retail shops right below their house, a few minutes walk also takes one to the Beauty World Plaza, Beauty World Centre, Bukit Timah Shopping Centre or Bukit Timah Plaza where one can fulfil their dining, shopping, grocery and entertainment needs.
Not forgetting the shop houses along Cheong Chin Nam &Jln Jurong Kechil Road and , which boast famous eateries like Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice, Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant, Ajiya Okonomiyaki Restaurant, Revelry, etc..
A little further away is The Grandstand and The Rail Mall, both are unique and exquisite malls for residents to visit and explore. The Grandstand is a commercial lifestyle hub, where you can find some good and cheap local food, as well as Giant supermarket. The Rail Mall is a prominent strip of retail shophouses, with a distinctive and Instagram worthy appearance.
For more local and the fresher market produce, Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre is just a stone’s throw away.
|Location||Approximate Distance||Approximate Travel Time|
|Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre||250 m||4 min walk|
|Giant Supermarket (Beauty World Centre)||146 m||4 min walk|
|NTUC Fairprice (Bukit Timah Plaza)||370 m
|6 min walk|
|Cold Storage (The Rail Mall)||3.6 km||7 min drive|
|Beauty World Plaza||75 m||2 min walk|
|Beauty World Centre||146 m||3 min walk|
|Bukit Timah Shopping Centre||251 m||4 min walk|
|Bukit Timah Plaza||370 m||8 min walk|
|Courts Bukit Timah||437 m||8 min walk|
|The Grandstand||2.6 km||5 min drive|
|The Rail Mall
|3.4 km||6 min drive|
Another highlight of its excellent location is that Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Bukit Batok Nature Park are nearby. Residents can go there frequently to hike and exercise or have a lovely stroll accompanied by fresh air and the stunning nature, a well needed break from the bustling city life.
According to the URA, the plot of land above the underground Beauty World MRT is zoned for mixed use, therefore it can be foreseen that the surrounding area of Linq will be more lively in the near future. As aforementioned, an integrated transport hub will be built just across Jln Jurong Kechil Road. Also, the former Bukit Timah Fire Station will be transformed into a visitor centre to direct the public to surrounding nature and heritage sites while the former Railway Station Staff Quarters and the Bukit Timah Railway Station will be conserved and serve as a heritage gallery, a base for community activities and also will house small food and beverage outlets.
Lastly, there are also plans for an integrated community hub, comprising a Community Club, redeveloped market and hawker centre, indoor sports hall, community library and an elderly facility, right outside the Beauty World MRT station, which is also beside Linq. These plans will boost the value of Linq in the long run and enhance residents’ lives.
|Bukit Timah Community Centre||515 m||8 min walk|
|Bukit Timah Nature Reserve||600 m||9 min walk|
|Mayfair Park||850 m||12 min walk|
|Rifle Range Nature Park||1.9 km||4 min drive|
|Bukit Batok Nature Park||2.4 km||6 min drive|
The Linq Floor Plan (Coming Soon)
The Linq Price, Unit Types, Sizes (Coming Soon)
|UNIT TYPE||No. OF UNITS||SIZE||PRICE|
|1 Bedroom + Study|
|2 Bedroom + Study|
|3 Bedroom Dual-key|
*Disclaimer: All information is subject to change at developer's discretion.
The Linq Site Plan, Floor Plan and Pricing is pending confirmation, please register your interest to receive 1st hand info.
The Linq Price Comparison
The former 4 storey mix use Goh & Goh ubilidng was sold enbloc for $101.5 million in May 2017. The site spans about 30, 874sqf with a plot ratio of 3.0. After factoring in all the related expense including development charge, break-even cost works out to be $ 1,821psf.(including commercial components)
Price comparison will be made against other nearby projects within 700m radius to Beauty World MRT.
Looking at the table, prices for the nearby new projects are ranging around $1,659psf -$1,869 psf., with 3 bedroom asking from $1.66M to $2M. While most of these projects require some walk to the MRT (8-10min), The Linq would be well received if the launch price is similar or even with slightly higher premium due to its superior location and mix development attributes.
Some thoughts on The Linq
As what Lawrence Wong mentioned in his year 2017 speech, "we want homes with more connectivity, more greenery and more vibrant community spaces." Beauty World seems a wonderful place to have them all.
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