My review of JadeScape – Since the development of the newest cooling measures, developers began to be less intense with their pricing. The newest upcoming launch by Ki Residences Condo to me is the litmus test of how damaging the latest round of cooling measures is.
Information regarding the development. Link: Jade Scape is a 99-year leasehold project located along Shunfu Road. . It will be developed by Qingjian Realty and they acquired the website by using an en bloc sale. Jade Scape will be built on the site from the former 358-unit Shunfu Ville, a privatised HUDC development. Back in mid-2016, Qingjian Realty acquired the Shunfu Ville en bloc site for $638 million that was slightly beneath the reserve price of $688 million. It was then your third largest en bloc deal to date and the first en bloc in nearly a year. At that point, the offer made many property analysts sit up and take notice. This deal placed a spotlight on foreign players’ growing presence within the Singapore housing market. For me, Qingjian Realty kicked from the latest en bloc fever and on hindsight, entered the marketplace at a very opportune moment.
Jadescape will comprise of 1,206 units and will also be launched in 2 phases. The development site is 36,985.70 square metres or 398,114.07 square feet and will feature seven towers and can house 236 one-bedders, 403 two-bedders, 265 three-bedders, 261 four-bedders, 39 five-bedders and two penthouses.
Where is this development located?
JadeScape is found about a few minutes away from Marymount MRT Station. According to Google Maps, it takes approximately 450 metres simply to walk for the exit A of Marymount MRT Station. You might actually cut across the HDB flats to access the MRT Station so the distance from your main gate of JadeScape should be slightly shorter. The walk is generally sheltered when you can walk underneath the HDB flats however the flats usually are not connected and thus there will still be a risk of getting caught within the rain.
Marymount MRT Station is quite centrally located. It really is located over the Circle Line and it is one station from Ki Residences Condo Floor Plan and from that point you can change to the North-South Line. The North-South Line is frequently heavily congested during peak hours particularly if you are travelling towards town. This really is perhaps why when I made an enquiry on the LTA mobile app, the app seemed to be constantly directing me away from Bishan and instead advised me to produce a transfer onto the Downtown Line at Botanic Gardens MRT Station instead.
It will take approximately 14 minutes and this will cost $1.29 per trip to get to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Marymount MRT Station is additionally well attached to the western parts of Singapore. It will take approximately 22 minutes and cost $1.53 to reach Jurong East MRT Station from Marymount MRT Station.
Should you be doing work in the Central Business District (CBD), it should take you approximately 18 minutes and expense you $1.37 to access Raffles Place MRT Station.
The Circle Line can make it very quick to get to various areas of Singapore because it intersects with all other train lines. My only gripe about the Circle Line is that you will usually want to make a switch to another train line if you are travelling to the CBD.
If you are driving and would like to access nearby expressways, you may enter the PIE via Lornie Road or perhaps the CTE via Braddell Road. They are both about a 10-minute drive away. This time around can increase during peak hours as both Lornie Road and Braddel Road are recognized to get congested during peak hours.
The selling points about the development – The main selling point would be the location. JadeScape is located along Shunfu Road which is close to popular matured areas like Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. This place is definitely a tranquil area to live in and certain units would neglect the landed properties at Thomson Garden Estate. Amenities wise there exists a market fepcdl opposite this development at Blk 320 and additionally there is a Sheng Siong supermarket nearby. JadeScape can also be close to popular food haunts along Upper Thomson Road. Redeveloped developments, those that underwent en bloc sales, have the main benefit of already having amenities located around the vicinity.
The caliber of this development should be good. Qingjian has been recognised for good quality developments in recent times. Some may shun Chinese developers but Jadescape Singapore does their part to change this mindset. Bellewoods by Qingjian was recognised because the top quality executive condominium in Singapore earlier this season.