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Once a naval base for the British army during colonial times, Sembawang has been extensively developed in the last two decades. Now, it bustles with a slew of residential and commercial developments. If you’re planning on buying a new home or upgrading, here are some reasons why living at Watercove in this charming neighborhood is a great idea.
Rare freehold, seafront living
In Sembawang, there’s an ultra-rare, freehold development called Watercove where living the seafront lifestyle is made possible.
Developed by Bukit Sembawang Estates Ltd, this combination of terraced and semi-detached houses built in the colonial black and white style commands an unparalleled view of the sea by virtue of it being a waterfront development.
Nestled within the quaint Sembawang estate along the verdant Wak Hassan Drive, this strata-landed development with direct seafront access is a daily reprieve for home owners who’d much prefer coming home to a serene and calming environment, inoculated from the busy sounds of traffic.
Imagine being lulled to sleep by the gentle caress of ocean waves against the shores; that is one of life’s luxury you can enjoy only at a rare seafront development like Watercove.
Top of the line, landed homes
For home buyers want to live in a freehold & strata-landed home, Watercove presents an excellent mix of 4 & 5-bedroom ensuite intermediate terraces, corner terraces and semi-detached units, ranging from 3,337 sq ft. to 3,843 sq ft. The 4 & 5-bedroom houses come with private lifts and carpark lots; both a boon for multi-generation families living under the same roof.
Some of these notable facilities at Watercove are the swimming pool, reflexology pool, lounge pool with spa seats and spa beds, BBQ bar-style counter with teppanyaki grill, children’s playground, clubhouse, gym, steam room, onsen, and more.
That said, strata-landed homes are rare in the property market. So, for home buyers and investors looking for one, whether for investment or residential living, Sembawang presents good buying opportunities, with Watercove; one of the last freehold cluster homes by the sea.
Great investment Potential
The allure of Sembawang is enhanced by its proximity to nearby employment clusters such as Woodlands Regional Centre, Seletar Regional Centre, Punggol Creative Cluster and Learning Corridor, and the upcoming Seletar Aerospace Park.
Envisioned to be a world-class regional facility, the Seletar Aerospace Park is expected to create about 10,000 jobs upon its projected completion later this year, while the Woodlands Regional Centre, which is part of a larger commercial belt called the North Coast Innovation Corridor, will house the first business park cluster in Singapore’s northern area.
The North Coast Innovation Corridor, in tandem with the future cross-border rail link into Malaysia, is expected to spawn a new generation of modern factories and innovation centres that will stretch from Woodlands Regional Centre, with more than 700,000 sqm of modern commercial space and more than 100ha of developable land. This will stretch to the Gambas area, and continue towards the east to Yishun, past the upper Seletar Reservoir, into the Seletar Aerospace Hub, and will continue towards the east to join the Punggol Creative Cluster and Learning Corridor.
The convenience of having these various parks in the proximity of Watercove ensures that there will be many employment opportunities nearby.
An Abundance of Nature
One of the main highlights of Sembawang is the abundance of nature that can be found in the area – nature lovers can explore tranquil places like Sembawang Park (with its maritime themed-playground), ORTO (formerly Bottle Tree Village), Sungei Sembawang, Sembawang Hot Spring and Lower Seletar Reservoir.
Also in the pipeline are two new wildlife parks: a brand-new Bird Park and a new Rainforest Park, which will be a part of the new Mandai nature precinct. According to Mandai Safari Park Holdings, the new Bird Park, which is set to open by 2020, will comprise nine large aviaries and will house one of the world’s largest collection of birds.
In addition, the new Bird Park will also feature a facility that focuses on breeding and researching endangered species from all over the world. The Rainforest Park, on the other hand, which is scheduled to open in 2023, will not only offer visitors with access to a series of open spaces in the heart of Mandai, but it will also offer an indoor nature-themed education centre focusing on raising awareness and appreciation of the region’s biodiversity and natural heritage.
With the new Canberra MRT station slated to open in 2019, getting to the other parts of Singapore from Sembawang will be a breeze. In addition, plans to enhance road infrastructure have been unveiled, so current and future residents can look forward to faster and more convenient travel.
One of them is the North-South Expressway (NSE), Singapore’s 11th expressway, which will reduce travelling time to and from the city. Set to be completed in 2020, the NSE will connect the city centre with towns along the North-South Corridor – Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh.
Another highlight is the Sembawang and Yishun intra-town cycling network, which will be expanded and upgraded in the near future to better support and encourage a smarter, more sustainable mode of transport.
A Slew of Amenities
For shopping, dining and entertainment pursuits, there are plenty of options such as Sembawang Shopping Centre, Sun Plaza Shopping Mall, Chong Pang City, Causeway Point and Northpoint City. Watercove is also close to the golf course as well as the Orchid & Seletar Country Clubs.
Families with school-going children will also appreciate the convenience of the location, with a handful of reputable educational institutions including Chongfu Primary School, Canberra Primary School, Admiralty Primary School, Yishun Town Secondary School, Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School, and Yishun Junior College, located just a short drive away.
Local Food Galore
Home to a slew of renowned local eateries, Sembawang is a foodie paradise. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the variety of local cuisine as there are some truly exceptional options here. Some of the must-visit places include Chong Pang Nasi Lemak, Sembawang White Bee Hoon, Soon Kee Teochew Porridge, and Shami Banana Leaf Delights.
In Summary, Watercove is an ultra-rare, freehold waterfront property comprising of:
3-level strata-landed houses (3,337 sq ft. to 3,843 sq ft.)
4 & 5-bedroom ensuite
Attractive prices between SGD2.63M