6 condos that could benefit from Kallang River's rejuvenation

By Vartika Sharma / The Edge Property | April 15, 2017 8:30 AM SGT
On March 29, the Urban Redevelopment Authority launched the “A River Runs Through It” exhibition, potentially signifying the start of Kallang River’s transformation. The area is foreshadowed to become a lifestyle hub, which would not only give it a fresh outlook, it would also share the spotlight with property developments around Kampong Bugis and surrounding regions. Furthermore, the extension of the Downtown line will boost access to Condominiums in areas such as Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru, Kallang, and Lavender.
Here are 6 condos within 500m of upcoming/existing MRT stations along the Kallang River that would benefit from a Kallang River rejuvenation.
A 99-year leasehold condominium with 600 units and located in the heart of District 8, the Lavender MRT station lies at its doorstep. Citylights last made the news in 2016, when the seller of a 1,851 sqft unit reaped 1 million dollars in profit. Scaling at 42 floors, the top units exhibit an exhilarating view of the Kallang River, although you can get a sneak peek through the lower ones. Setting a buzzing threshold for city-fringe living, Citylights is surrounded by trendy cafes, boutiques, and eateries that embody an urban culture.
Southbank, a magnificent mass of tinted glass, banks on its connectivity to the Lavender MRT station and its inner city location. Completed in 2010, the condo comprises of 197 residential units, 60 separate SOHO units, jostling up the uniqueness factor. Its surrounding areas offer liveability, with a wide selection of eateries, as well as a wet market nestled right around the corner. It doesn’t just offer a panoramic view of the Kallang Basin, some of its units extend their lavish backdrop with views of the sea, Tanjong Rhu, and Marina Bay.
This 28 unit boutique condominium completed in 2014, is a well-connected project, situated well within 500m of MRT stations such as Kallang and Stadium, as well as the future Geylang Bahru station, which is due at the end of 2017. Located in Kampong Bugis, Studio8 is 800m away from Kallang Riverside Park, which means not only do you get to enjoy scenic riverside runs/jogs, but also maximize on an active lifestyle.
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The Riverine by the Park’s generously-sized pool is set by a scenic Kallang River. The condo situated along Kallang Road was completed in 2010 and holds 96 units. With the Kallang and Lavender MRT stations a stone’s throw away, this condo enjoys the best of both areas, commanding plush green surroundings and superior waterside lifestyle.
Inspired by the rustic SoHo neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, Sturdee Residences transpires as Kwong Lee Land’s maiden development in Singapore. Located at Sturdee, off Beatty road, its aesthetical charm has us in awe. The galactic twin towers are interconnected to form an apex in a shape of a V which would be open to all residents providing them with an unobstructed view of Singapore’s skyline. The towers hold 305 units, ranging from 420 sqft one bedroom units to 1830 sqft single floor five bedroom penthouses. Kwong Lee Land’s Director, Jonathan Chan predicts that Sturdee is here to stir things up for Jalan Besar.
Consisting of 481 lavish units across three towers, each standing 30 storeys high, this familiar yet contemporary 99 leasehold condominium is situated at Sturdee Road in District 8 (Kallang). The condo was completed in 2005 and is strategically placed with an abundance of amenities and eateries within walking distance, including City Square Mall. It would be served by the upcoming Bendemeer MRT.