Living within an education hub

The Clementi Ave 1 area is seen as the education hub of Singapore, with two polytechnics, two universities and a host of popular primary and secondary schools, all located within a five-minute-drive radius
In Singapore, it is unusual to find a private condominium located close to both top secondary and tertiary education institutions. A rarity is the 505-unit The Clement Canopy at Clementi Avenue 1. Since its launch in February, about 50% of the units have been sold. “There is healthy interest across all the unit types from both owner-occupiers and investors,” says Anthony Wong, general manager for marketing at UOL Group.
The Clement Canopy is adjacent to NUS High School of Mathematics and Science as well as Nan Hua High School. In the neighbourhood is the National University of Singapore campus. Singapore University of Social Sciences, formerly known as SIM University or UniSIM, is on Clementi Road, next to Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Today, SUSS is considered Singapore’s sixth and newest autonomous university.
Besides Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the other tertiary education institution in the area is Singapore Polytechnic. Meanwhile, the School of Science and Technology, on Technology Drive, which was established in 2010 as a specialised independent secondary school, offers a fouryear applied-learning curriculum that prepares students for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level examination.
The popular Nan Hua Primary School is located on Jalan Lempeng. “Where else in Singapore can you find top schools — from primary to tertiary [level] — within a five-minute drive of an established HDB town centre?” says Ryan Yeo, associate deputy division director at Knight Frank Property Network, who has been marketing residential developments in Clementi for the past 17 years.
Among the most popular two-bedroom unit types at The Clement Canopy is the one that has two en suite bedrooms located on either side of the living room. According to Daniel Lim, associate senior group director at Huttons Asia, these units attract investors as they can rent them out easily. Homebuyers with young children take on a long-term view in the development.
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