My review of JadeScape – Since the development of the latest cooling measures, developers have started to be less intense using their pricing. The newest upcoming launch by Ki Residences Condo to me is the litmus test of how damaging the newest round of cooling measures is.
Information about the development. Link: Jade Scape is actually a 99-year leasehold project located along Shunfu Road. . It will probably be designed by Qingjian Realty plus they acquired the site with an en bloc sale. Jade Scape will be built on the site in 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 which was slightly underneath the reserve cost of $688 million. It had been then the third largest en bloc deal to date and the first en bloc in nearly annually. At that point, the sale 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 off of the latest en bloc fever and on hindsight, entered the current market with a very opportune moment.
Jadescape will comprise of 1,206 units and will be launched in 2 phases. The development website is 36,985.70 square metres or 398,114.07 square feet and can feature seven towers and will house 236 one-bedders, 403 two-bedders, 265 three-bedders, 261 four-bedders, 39 five-bedders and 2 penthouses.
Where is this development located?
JadeScape is located about 5 minutes from Marymount MRT Station. According to Google Maps, it takes about 450 metres to walk to the exit A of Marymount MRT Station. You can actually cut across the HDB flats to reach the MRT Station and so the distance from your main gate of JadeScape ought to be slightly shorter. The walk is normally sheltered when you can walk under the HDB flats nevertheless the flats are not connected and thus there will still be a danger of having caught in the rain.
Marymount MRT Station is quite centrally located. It really is located over the Circle Line and is one station from Ki Residences Condo Floor Plan and from there you can change to the North-South Line. The North-South Line is often heavily congested during peak hours particularly if you are travelling towards town. This can be perhaps why when I made an enquiry on the LTA mobile app, the app appeared to be constantly directing me from Bishan and instead advised me to create a transfer on the Downtown Line at Botanic Gardens MRT Station instead.
It takes approximately 14 minutes and this will cost $1.29 per trip to get to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Marymount MRT Station is also well connected to the western elements of Singapore. It should take approximately 22 minutes and cost $1.53 to access Jurong East MRT Station from Marymount MRT Station.
In case you are working in the Central Business District (CBD), it will take you approximately 18 minutes and expense you $1.37 to access Raffles Place MRT Station.
The Circle Line causes it to be very quick to get to various areas of Singapore since it intersects with all other train lines. My only gripe regarding the Circle Line is you will invariably need to make a switch to another train line should you be visiting the CBD.
If you are driving and would like to reach nearby expressways, you may enter in the PIE via Lornie Road or perhaps the CTE via Braddell Road. Both are regarding a 10-minute drive away. This time around can increase during peak hours as both Lornie Road and Braddel Road are acknowledged to get congested during peak hours.
The selling points about the development – The primary selling point would be the location. JadeScape is found along Shunfu Road that is close to popular matured areas like Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. This area is an extremely tranquil area to live in and certain units would neglect the landed properties at Thomson Garden Estate. Amenities wise there is a market fepcdl opposite this development at Blk 320 and there is also a Sheng Siong supermarket nearby. JadeScape is additionally close to popular food haunts along Upper Thomson Road. Redeveloped developments, the ones that underwent en bloc sales, have the advantage of already having amenities located round the vicinity.
The caliber of this development needs to be good. Qingjian has been recognised for his or her good quality developments in recent times. Some may shun Chinese developers but Jadescape Singapore is performing their part to change this mindset. Bellewoods by Qingjian was recognised as the top quality executive condominium in Singapore earlier this year.