4 Benefits of Mixed Development Properties in Singapore

Hillview MRT Station Near to Midwood Condo Singapore

Hillview MRT Station Near to Midwood Condo Singapore

There is a common point that everyone in the world is trying to reach, “Live, Work, Play”. But of course, it’s not just about reaching this point. Now, the philosophy of humanity aims to reach all of these in a more compact and easier way. What exactly is meant by this compactness? It should be easy to go to work, it should be a social environment where fun activities are organized, it should be possible to keep all of these in an orderly order. It is obvious that it is not easy. But it is not impossible to live this philosophy in a country like Singapore, whose economy and population is on the rise. The principle of “live, work, play” is now made imaginable. Thanks to mixed development properties.

In a country with such a shortage of land, it is not always easy to analyze the concerns about mixed development properties correctly and address potential problems while changing the habits of urban habits. Of course, offering properties and amenities together is not the easiest thing in the world, but it is possible. Thanks to mixed development properties, people can enjoy the comfort of owning commercial areas where they live. They can find the comfort of a shopping center where they can find dozens of services such as grocery stores, supermarkets, beauty salons, and cinemas in the immediate vicinity of their place of residence. Please also see Midwood Condo at Hillview location.

Until this part of our article, we have explained the basic motivation related to mixed development properties. Now let’s talk about 4 wonderful benefits of this structuring.

1- Unique Comfort and Convenience
The benefit to be written directly to the first place is definitely the unique comfort and convenience offered by mixed development properties. Since the things that people may need in daily life are located very close to where you live, you do not have to travel long to meet these needs. You can easily shop from the market to meet your basic needs, just leave the unit you live in for a few minutes and buy a brand new pair of shoes or even a very stylish shirt.

2- Keeps Money In Your Pocket
One of the many advantages of mixed development properties is its positive effect on your expenses. Simply think, you are using less gas because you drive less. Since you are closer to your home, you can control the expenses you spend outside of your home for rest and snacks. Your money stays in your pocket.

3- Higher Chance to Get Passive Income
Mixed development properties make it attractive for tenants who may want to rent your home or another property with their compact structure and ease of access. Because people who know that they can have everything they need easier thanks to this structure tend to pay more money for rent.

4- Investment Flexibility
This item certainly does not deserve to be ranked 4th, but we want to point out that the ranking is not arranged with the most important benefits at the top. Making your investment on well-positioned mixed development properties provides a lot of convenience if you want to withdraw your money from this investment. Because this property will attract a lot of attention in sales lists and will not disappoint you in your steps to transform this investment into something else with the rising value of your property.

Buyers should pay attention to:
We talked about the benefits of these structures and how much they serve the philosophy that humanity is now pursuing. However, buyers also need to know that not everything is perfect regarding mixed development properties.
– Overcrowded living areas
– Industrial noise from shops, bars and restaurants
– Problems with people moving around your house, lack of privacy
– More expensive than regular apartments that you used to live
– Parking shortage as shoppers are prioritized
is possible.

Bukit Timah Shopping Centre

Developer Bukit Sembawang to Launch The Atelier at Newton

Midwood Condo Showflat Virtual Tour

Midwood Condo Showflat Virtual Tour

Bukit Sembawang will see its most recent advancement in Newton, called The Atelier. Including 120 freehold units, the turn of events, along Makeway Avenue, will contain one to four-room units across 22 stories.

The Atelier includes 120 freehold units going from one to four-bedders across 22 stories. Costs for its one-room units will begin from $1.51 million, two-room units from $2.48 million, three-room units from $3.12 million, and four-room units from $4.38 million. In light of its freehold residency, the improvement “sets as a phase for an inheritance to be passed on for families for ages”, remarks Jenny Ho, senior supervisor (showcasing) at Bukit Sembawang.

The three-and four-bedders accompany his-and-hers sinks and double showerheads in the main washroom. All units will be fitted with matte dark sterile fittings from Gessi and sanitarywares from Villeroy and Boch, with marble flooring in the living and eating zones. There will likewise be covered ducted cooling in the living and lounge areas. Kitchen machines will be from De Dietrich.

The engineer has planned the units to be open. The one-room units are measured at 549 sq ft; two-bedders range from 872 to 915 sq ft; three-room units range from 1,173 to 1,281 sq ft; while the four-bedders are estimated at 1,496 sq ft. There will be 30 units of one-bedders, 45 two-room units, 37 three-room units, and 8 four-room units.

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The Atelier is a 10-minute stroll to Newton MRT Interchange Station on the Downtown and North-South Lines, offering availability to its inhabitants. Instructive establishments, for example, Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), Anglo-Chinese School (Barker) and St Joseph’s Institution Junior are inside a 1km range from the turn of events. Others close by remember Etonhouse Pre-School for Newton, Catholic Junior College, Raffles Girls’ Secondary School and LaSalle College.

Medical care conveniences inside nearness incorporate Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Thomson Medical Center, and Mount Alvernia Hospital. Significantly, Bukit Sembawang accepts that units at The Atelier can take into account rental interest coming from HealthCity Novena, a 17ha current coordinated medical services complex scheduled to shape the eventual fate of medical care in Singapore by 2030.

The public authority has imagined the rambling advancement to moor the Regional Health System, stretching out past medical care to envelope a comprehensive environment that includes wellbeing administrations, exploration and training, recreation, business and public spaces. “At the point when we conceptualized the plan for The Atelier, we needed to clergyman this advancement particularly for a specific pool of purchasers who feel that [the improvement would] have been something past or more what they would have used to,” says Ho.

To give mortgage holders plan choices, the one-and two-room units are decked out in a warm shading plan of hearty tones, while the bigger three-and four-room units are planned in a cool shading plan of dark, dim and whites. “The warm shading range for the more modest units is more calming, and will fit a more extensive profile of [home occupiers],” says Ho. She accepts this will furnish expected property holders with adaptability in leasing their units should they select to. In the bigger three-and four-bedders, the kitchen cabinetry flaunts dark glossy silk glass entryway boards, with white marble false ledges. These units will likewise accompany hisand-hers sinks and double showerheads in the main restroom, ideal for couples.

Because of the attack of the pandemic, offices at the advancement have been intended to limit association. At high-traffic focuses, for example, lift halls, face acknowledgment tech and contactless wave catches will permit inhabitants to enter and leave the structure. Occupants can likewise use the shrewd bundle box that permits the comfort of getting bundles carefully. Mortgage holders can get to offices by means of their cell phones, and make office appointments through the committed versatile application. For consistent access, occupants can pre-register their visitors’ vehicle plate numbers for simple passageway.

The pandemic was a chance for the designer to enhance the venture. “In view of Covid-19, we returned a stage to ask, how best would we be able to improve the turn of events? What are the best highlights that we can fuse with the end goal that the advancement is future-evidence?” says Ho. To ride on the work-from-home pattern, the designer is cutting out an investigation and-working niche at its offices deck on Level 18. This bends over as a possibility for far off work or study plans, says the engineer. At the clubhouse on a similar floor, mortgage holders can have parties. It is furnished with relax administrations and rewards, top of the line kitchen apparatuses and enormous eating spaces.

On the 6th level are eating offices, a sun deck and a tactile pool. Youngsters can meander about in the Tree Top Adventure, and waddle around in the devoted sprinkle zone. In the mean time, the main story has conveniences like two pools, a precipitation shower, steam room, and a nursery yard. The engineer has likewise planned the appearance territory at The Atelier with vertical blades, highlighting the play of light as the sun shifts over the range of a day. This is went with elevated roofs and craftsmanship figures to get inhabitants a “visual dining experience”, as the designer portrays it.

Developers and Home Buyers to Stay Careful When Buying Properties and Land Bank

Midwood Condo Located at The Heart of The City at Hillview MRT Station

Midwood Condo Located at The Heart of The City at Hillview MRT Station

“Forthcoming property purchasers ought to be aware of their capacity to support contract commitments given the questionable monetary viewpoint and the extended recuperation in the homegrown work market, prior to making long haul monetary responsibilities.”

Her remarks return on the of rising private home costs. As per URA information, for the entire year 2020, private costs expanded by 2.2%, contrasted with a 2.7% increment in 2019. This is in spite of the progressing pandemic, which has caused worldwide monetary disturbance and is relied upon to draw out over a couple of years, since nations overall are encountering rushes of contamination from new variations of the infection.

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“How the worldwide monetary and pandemic circumstances work out and the continuous vulnerabilities may influence Singapore’s economy, including our work and property market. Along these lines, we do need to stay cautious,” she adds.

Under such conditions, engineers and purchasers all have a section to play, by being “proficient, dependable and reasonable, and not [stoking] overflowing conclusions in the property market”, she adds. “Over the long haul, a steady property market will profit all partners.”

Second Minister for National Development, Indranee Rajah, has urged designers to stay reasonable in their territory offering and not to over-expand themselves monetarily. She said this in a discourse conveyed on Feb 23 at the Spring Festival festivity of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS). The main website is located here.

She additionally takes note of that the assembled climate area should set themselves up to digitalise and change to improve profitability. This should be possible, for example, by presenting more computerized devices in the whole structure life-cycle, in order to assemble and keep up the city all the more adequately and reasonably.

She referred to the Budget discourse given by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat on Feb 16, where he shared about the dispatch of the new Growth and Transformation Scheme for the fabricated climate area.

“This will expect engineers to work intimately with their specialists, workers for hire and providers to step up as an eco-framework or worth chain, given the interconnected idea of development,” says Rajah. “Designers, obviously, assume a significant part in the general change measure.”

She urges engineers to proceed with their exploration and advancement endeavors, advance the appropriation of new cycles, innovation and plans, and work together with different individuals from the area.

Properties in Johore May Drop in Price Due to HSR Cancellation

Midwood Condo Location at Hillview Avenue

Midwood Condo Location at Hillview Avenue

The end of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore rapid rail (HSR) venture may affect the quickened development pace of property advancements in Johor, say industry specialists. “We are as yet hanging tight for more data on how this will work out in the coming months. The Covid-19 pandemic has tossed a spanner in progress as assets will be utilized to com-bat this torment and reestablish the economy,” says Samuel Tan, leader overseer of KGV International Property Consultants (Johor), in an email meet.

Since the HSR has been ended, the public authority ought to consider approaches to improve the electric train administration (ETS) and the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) to additionally invigorate development in the influenced locales. Until further notice, partners should design with the presumption that the HSR won’t be worked, at any rate within a reasonable time-frame. “Advancements should be maintainable without this development component. Every town should locate its own qualities and enhance these in the improvement arranging,” Samuel tells City and Country. Please see the location of Midwood.

All things considered, the end of the HSR venture won’t actually have a lot of effect in the close to term. “Throughout the most recent couple of years, advancements have discovered their own speed and rhythm. For instance, in Iskandar Puteri, the first mammoth station at Gerbang Perdana was downsized in 2018 under the past government. This downsizing didn’t prevent designers from dispatching projects with believable outcomes,” says Samuel. Please also see the payment schedule for Midwood to making a informed decision.

“The expert arranging in Iskandar Puteri has taken on a larger number of activities and qualities than to depend on the accessibility of a HSR station. Iskandar Puteri has grown out of the HSR picture to turn into an independent municipality that flaunts lavish greenery, very much arranged foundation, current lodging and different conveniences. Its network isn’t undermined without the HSR as it is presently very much connected with significant parkways to Singapore and different pieces of Malaysia. Having an end here later will be an additional lift.”

As per KGV International Property Consultants (Johor) research administrator Tan Wee Tiam, since the HSR has been ended, the public authority ought to consider approaches to enhance the electric train administration (ETS) and the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) to additionally animate development in the influenced areas.

“A proficient linkage ought to be made arrangements for the stations to be situated in close by development territories. Better network and migration/customs freedom should be planned at both the Johor Causeway and the Second Link. This includes both equipment and programming the executives,” says Wee Tiam. “Assets saved from the dropped HSR venture ought to be used for infrastructural enhancements in the influence ed zones. Numerous multiplier impacts can be seen from new thruways and streets, exchanges and street enlarging.”

Aside from better network between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the HSR was relied upon to produce 100,000 new openings and add side projects to the development business. Property improvement and quickened property estimations were normal in towns where the stations were to be constructed, say the experts.

“Throughout the most recent decade, numerous designers [with projects] close to the proposed stations had utilized the HSR as a promoting point to pull in purchasers to their undertakings. Undoubtedly, many had focused on different interests fully expecting the conceivable capital appreciation. Land esteems had likewise expanded in those territories,” Samuel brings up.

“For example, Muar/Pagoh can depend on its qualities to be an instructive center point and mechanical focus, with furniture-production as its primary subject. Batu Pahat can profit by its social components, homegrown the travel industry and modern turn of events. Iskandar Puteri has a preferred position as another monetary passageway with a few drivers like instruction, mechanical properties and vacation spots.”

The stations should be set in towns that can profit the most. Admissions should be valued sensibly. Combination of the homegrown line with other vehicle modes would be basic to guarantee improvement of assets. Arrangements should be made for a future connection with Singapore just as with Indochina.” The advisors say the thought skimming around is that Malaysia will continue with a homegrown framework and Singapore will participate at a later stage. “In this occurrence, every nation will utilize its own resource organization. There is a likelihood that the public authority may supplant the HSR with a homegrown framework,” says Wee Tiam.

“There is a proposition to interface Kuala Lumpur to Iskandar Puteri with no augmentation to Singapore. No further subtleties are accessible on this proposition yet. Many are of the view that with-out the Singapore market, a homegrown HSR won’t be practical because of an absence of minimum amount to arrive at the ideal ridership volume,” he adds.

As per Samuel, the fruition of the ETS or twofold global positioning framework throughout the following two years will bring about a duplication of transport modes. In spite of the fact that it runs at a more slow speed, it ought to be adequate for homegrown network. “The ETS is intended to be a 21⁄2-hour venture at a speed of 170kph. The framework will in the end interface Johor Baru to Pa-darn Besar in the north.”

Three towns — Muar/Pagoh, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri — were assigned stops under the HSR project. “Since the beginning of the plan to build up the HSR in 2016, property estimations in those territories had gone into overdrive. Costs of land close to the apparent area of the stations had spiked. Lodging plans were dispatched with the guarantee of the upside of having a station close by,” says Samuel.

With the end of the HSR, these expectations have to some degree dissipated, though briefly. Some actually harbor the expectation of a homegrown framework with downsized stations. “What is lost currently is a prompt impetus for quickened development. Advancements make progress toward future development, and this has been taken out from the condition or downsized for the present,” he says.

“We accept the first thought of having a typical AssetsCo is basic to the achievement of the HSR project. The two nations having a typical rail line should be focused on a comparative framework in acquirement and activity of the framework. As a drawn out course of action, a typical AssetsCo will alleviate questions with respect to cost the executives, income sharing and a large group of specialized issues,” he says. “With Malaysia’s proposition to eliminate AssetsCo, Singapore has said it would not consent to this critical change, which comprises a major takeoff from the HSR Bilateral Agreement endorsed in 2016. This is the abrogating reason, among others, that failed the arrangement.”

Tan adds: “Then again, Malaysia fights that AssetsCo ‘adds cost and superfluous inflexibility to the undertaking under the current environment’. It disrupted the general flow of the huge number of changes proposed by Malaysia for the venture structure, which will convey a larger number of advantages to the country than was initially imagined. Under the proposed framework without AssetsCo, the projected joined investment funds could be in the district of 30%, as indicated by Malaysia’s end.”

Keppel Land goes into overhauled co-workplaces organization with SBF

Midwood Condo New Development Project Details

Midwood Condo New Development Project Details

Keppel Land and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) have gone into an essential association understanding as a feature of the Global Connect@SBF activity. Under the association, SBF individuals and Singapore organizations alluded by GlobalConnect@SBF will actually want to get to Keppel Land’s KLOUD adjusted co-workplaces.

KLOUD is Keppel Land’s collaborating image, which offers adaptable and extra spaces for existing inhabitants and new organizations. It likewise gives modified arrangements like hot work areas, meeting offices and secretarial help administrations. In Singapore, KLOUD is opening another collaborating focus that possesses more than 17,000 sq ft on the eighth floor of Great Eastern Center.

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As a feature of the organization, SBF has set up Singapore Enterprise Center @ Jakarta (SEC@Jakarta) and Singapore Enterprise Center @ Ho Chi Minh City (SEC@HCMC). They are situated in Keppel Land’s KLOUD overhauled co-workplaces in International Financial Center Jakarta and Saigon Center in Ho Chi Minh City, separately.

Singapore organizations visiting SBF’s SEC@Jakarta and SEC@HCMC will actually want to utilize KLOUD offices while tapping the in-market administrations of SBF’s nearby market counsels situated in Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City. GlobalConnect@SBF’s administrations at these focuses range from bargain beginning to assistance, business coordinating, business set-up and excursion for work arranging administrations.

Ben Lee, head working official of Keppel Land, says: “As both landowner and administrator of KLOUD, we can promptly meet the developing requirements of occupants and offer adaptable space answers for encourage the internationalization of Singapore ventures.”

Singapore Botanical Gardens

Singapore Botanical Gardens Near to Singapore Botanical Gardens

Singapore Botanical Gardens Near to Singapore Botanical Gardens

Have you ever heard of the 160-year-old Singapore Botanic Garden? Well, if you ever wondered of visiting the Garden then, you are on the right track since it boasts of being a major visitor attraction for both the foreign and local travelers.

The garden also boasts of multiple botanical and horticultural features that possess a deep history and also an amazing plant collection across the world.

Creating such unique resources is a plus for those who are after recreational, entertainment and even educational goals. Please see the Brochure for Midwood.

Do you know that it is the most visited botanic gardens across the globe and also a unique example of the informal English Landscape Movement’s style in an equatorial climate?

Well, the first botanic garden was made by Sir Stamford Raffles, who is known to be the founder of Singapore and also a keen naturalist. This took place in 1822 on the Government Hill at Fort Canning and its aim was to mainly introduce cultivation of economic crops. Midwood Condo by Hong Leong is located near to Singapore Botanical Gardens and presents a one-stop place.

It then shut down in 1829 and in 1859, at the now Tanglin site a new garden was made by an Agri-Horticultural Society that was later handed over to the government in 1874.
With just a few resources of an ornamental garden such as roads, terraces, a band parade area and even a small zoo at one point, it has now emerged into an 82-hectare leading botanic garden of plant research and also conservation in the tropics.

In June 2012, Singapore ratified the World Heritage Convention and in December 2012, presented its World’s Heritage Tentative List to UNESCO to show the interest of offering the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a World Heritage Site.

Again, in January 2014, the official Nomination Dossier for the Gardens was presented to UNESCO. In September 2014, a technical assessor was sent by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to participate in the bid evaluation process.

Lastly, on 4 July 2015, the Gardens got the inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC). Click here to find out more.

This garden was initially built along a three-core Concept. These three cores are not limited to:
· Tanglin – the heritage core retaining old favorites and also charms of the historic garden
· Central – the visitor belt of the garden
· Bukit Timah –the educational and also discovery zone
· Tyersall-Gallop –created with the opening in 2017 of the Learning Forest which is made to combine the Garden’s existing rainforest to result into an enlarged forest habitat.
You should also know that each of the above listed cores triggers amazing sets of attractions. You can choose to take some of your time to stroll around the Gardens enjoying wonderful sights, sounds and even wonders the luscious greenery provides.

For more about the Gardens, you need to visit Singapore Botanic Gardens website to dig deeper about the Gardens and also several features such as the newly introduced Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge and also the OCB Arboretum that is situated at Gallop Extension.

Some other features that you may take your time knowing about are the Ethnobotany Garden, Keppel Discovery Wetlands and also SPH Walk of Giants that is situated at the Learning Forest, the National Orchid Garden and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

You should also know that the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden boasts of a doubled size that has a two-hectare extension that is fully packed with new features that are mainly for youngsters who are 14 years and below. With the new extension, children are able to experience and also learn about different ecosystems in the four new zones: Farm, Forest, Stream and also Orchard.

The new one-hectare Ethnobotany Garden is the first in Singapore where travellers are able to learn more about plants that are used by indigenous cultures in Southeast Asia. The Garden also comes equipped with a Centre for Ethnobotany where outdoor landscape is complemented using an interpretive exhibition of artifacts and also interactive elements.

Also, the first in Singapore, the Seed Bank widens the Garden’s conservation capacity in safeguarding the germplasm of the available endangered plant species in Southeast Asia. Put that aside, travellers are also able to learn more about the importance of seed storage for the species conservation and also plant biodiversity, seed dispersal and germination via curated programs at an interpretative gallery and also outdoor garden.

With a framed landscape consisting of native plants and forests, the Gallop Extension adds to the Garden’s rich heritage and also its role in research, conservation, education and also recreation. Being a natural Extension of the Garden’s nature area, that includes the Rain Forest and the Learning Forest, the Gallop Extension makes it easier for the visitors to learn more about forest ecology and also the importance of conservation. Please see Midwood for more details on the development.

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Virtual Tour Midwood Hong Leong

Virtual Tour Midwood Hong Leong

The Dairy Farm Nature Park is located on a large 75-hectare area and is home to many unique trails suitable for hiking and cycling tours. The park, which is located in a very rustic environment, offers its visitors the opportunity to participate in various activities and benefit from the beauty of this incredible environment, as it contains special locations such as an old stone quarry and a nature track.

One of the prominent locations in Dairy Farm Nature Park is undoubtedly the Wallace Education Center. A permanent exhibition designed in memory of the famous British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace aims to give visitors a wonderful experience in this huge park and to honor the memory of Alfred. The exhibition designed in his name is located in the Wallace Education Center within the park. The exhibition is really famous for being interesting and unique. Dairy Farm Nature Park is also gaining the appreciation of its visitors with the Wallace Education Center and this unique exhibition. Please see the virtual tour of the development.

Dairy Farm Nature Park

To dig a little further into the historical part of the situation, it may be necessary to examine the relevance of this park with Alfred Wallace. Wallace came to Singapore in 1854 and worked there. His main center of this work was Singapore, where he focused his research on the Malay archipelago while continuing his work in Singapore. Wallace, who came to Singapore on April 18, 1854, continued his research here for exactly 8 years. As it is often attributed in the literature, one of the great stones behind the theory of evolution, along with Charles Darwin, who lived in the same age, is this British man. Please also see the main website for Midwood.

There is really surprising information about the Wallace Education Center, which was mentioned in previous chapters. The building of the training center used to be a cow shed and has a usage style that is far from its current state and intended use. Nowadays, it has a gallery that will allow visitors to learn about the biogeographical and biological variations related to the region. Thanks to this training gallery, people can learn deeper information about the region. People who visit this gallery can find seminal information about the biological history of the region and how the biogeographical culture has changed over the periods. If there is one thing that everyone can definitely agree on, it is this: people of all ages and cultures will learn about the insects at Dairy Farm, ecological culture

wildlife, and resident wild culture here, in various interactive exhibitions. And most importantly, they’ll love this experience!

Garden Trails at Dairy Farm Nature Park at Hillview

Another part dedicated to the memory of Alfred Russel Wallace is the Wallace Trail. The Wallace Trail, built in 2009 and later restored and expanded, is a unique nature trail extending from Hillview MRT station to the Wallace Education Center, with a total length of about two and a half kilometers.

As we mentioned earlier in our article, Wallace made a visit to Singapore in 1854 and then used it as a base for 8 years, as the center of his research. At that time, Wallace took a break when he came to Singapore and here, around the Dairy Farm parkland, the dairy farm at that time gathered many insect species.

You can take a unique nature trail ride on this track. In addition, while enjoying the trail, you can explore the flora and fauna of the Dairy Farm Nature Park through Wallace’s eyes, as well as learn the history of the region by browsing the artifacts from the past. Don’t forget to climb onto the newly built viewing deck and enjoy the unique and obvious view of the woodland.

The nursery in the park also has an important meaning in terms of Singapore’s history. Established in Dairy Farm Nature Park, this nursery is the first community nursery established in Singapore. Volunteers willing to contribute to the establishment of this nursery will reproduce and grow native species that are endangered from wild plants or from seeds collected from nearby Bukit Timah forests and Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Plants will also contribute greatly to events such as the NParks’ One Million Afforestation movement. If you are interested in volunteer help, you can register as a Central Nature Reserve volunteer assistant, to be more than just a visitor.

Now, after learning all this, Dairy Farm Nature Park is waiting for you to experience an exquisite experience with its fields built in memory of Alfred Russel Wallace and its unique natural beauty. You can pamper yourself with this unique beauty, as do visitors who want to learn more about the diversity of Singapore’s natural life history and ecological culture, or simply want to enjoy nature. Please see Midwood for more details on the development.

Dempsey Hill @ Bukit Timah

Midwood Condo at Hillview MRT Station by hong leong holdings at hillview mrt station

Midwood Condo at Hillview MRT Station by hong leong holdings at hillview mrt station

How do you travel? Are you into shopping galore? Foods? Or digging deeper to a place’s historical background appeals more to you? If you can’t decide, then why not both? Dempsey Hill would definitely a must-go for you here at Singapore. Not well known like the others, but this lifestyle destination is a horizon of the past and present. Midwood is close to Hillview Community Club that is located near to Hillview MRT Station.

Beyond the night lights, the fancy restaurants, and the luxurious shops, Dempsey Hill is not just your casual entertainment, shopping, and dining destination. This place has witnessed Singapore’s historical milestones under different colonizers. Who would have taught that this place where various high class restaurants and entertainment centers are seated was once a nutmeg plantation? In 1850s, the place is called Mt. Harriet.  An infection, homologous to leprosy in human, struck the trees so the plantation has stopped. During the onset of the Indian Mutiny and the Crimean War, the British Government strengthened their hold to Singapore as their colony. This led to the purchase of Mt  Harriet which was converted into a military base called Tanglin Barracks. It remained like this until the second world warq and the Japanese occupation. Why Dempsey? It was named from after  General Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey (1896-1969), who is, back then, a competitive and well-respected soldier. He had served for two world wars but kept himself from the limelight. It is located near to Bukit Timah and is a hallmark of all the good eateries located around the development.

It was 2007 when Dempsey Hill was contemporized into what is it now when handed over to the Land Office but important historical benchmarks were preserved. Now, let’s take a sneak peak at Dempsey Hill.

Satisfy the Mouth and Eye

COMO Dempsey houses word-class kitchens which will satisfy your cravings while getting instagrammable photos in each restaurant’s conceptualized dining areas. First stop, Malcom Lee’s Candlenut. The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant which has a 92-seat capacity whose interiors were designed by Paola Navone as an al fresco dining fused with modern and Peranakan vibe. Timothy de Souza’s COMO Cuisine, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dempsey Cook House and Bar were also present.

If you are a nocturnal foodie, Dempsey Hill extends its walking trails to nightlife options. At The Green Door’s Garden Bar, you caan chill over barbeque along with tipples of your choice while Red Dot Brewhouse gives you a perfect pair– beer and steak menu. Looking for something authentic? Long Beach Seafood Restaurant and Samy’s Curry offers local cuisine. Ryan Clift’s Open Farm Community would be perfect for vegans as they serve straight from the farm to your table dining experience or a tapas buffet from Don Quijote could also be an out-and-out for a Sunday brunch.

Cash and Carry at Dempsey

A little shopping should not be forgotten on every getaway. Dove Street Market Singapore which was Comme des Garçons’, the founder, newest outlet has opened at COMO Dempsey. Into something classic? You might find a memento for you at Woody Antique House or get hooked by Möbel Story’s handcrafted designs. Never miss a day on your skin care routine by stocking up beauty products from Aesop or MALIN+GOETZ. Please see Midwood for more details on the development.

Fun for Everyone

Aside from sumptuous meals from these dining go-tos, Dempsey Hill also offers entertainment centers that features various enriching activities for young and the young at heart only at Loewen by Dempsey Hill. Wanna try a new and relaxing activity? Try Impression Arts Studio’s pottery class or if you want an edible product, you may opt to join Anjalichocolat’s chocolate making workshops or opt for a relaxing massage at Spa Esprit. If you came along with your furry best buds, Loewen by Dempsey Hill also welcomes them with Wangington Luxury Pet Hotel.

Downtown Line MRT in Singapore

Midwood Layouts and Floor Plans Types at Midwood Showflat

Midwood Layouts and Floor Plans Types at Midwood Showflat

Down Town MRT Line

Down Town Line is a medium-capacity Mass Rapid Transit(MRT)  line in Singapore. It is operated by the SBS Transit company(A multinational-modal public transport operator in Singapore). At the moment it runs from Bukit Panjang Station in the Northwest to Expo Station in the East via Central Area.

Key Features of the Down Town Line.

1)It serves 34 stations of which all of them are underground.

2)It is ranked as the fifth MRT line on the network to be opened but it comes third as a purely underground MRT.

3)It’s the second MRT line to be operated by SBC Transit after the North East Line.

4)Initially it was 3 separate lines that merged in 2007 to form the DTL and Construction happened in 3 stages.

1)1st Section from Bugis to Chinatown station, opened in December 2013.

2)2nd section Bukit Panjang to Rochor Station opened in Dec 2015.

3)3rd and final stage from Fort canning to Expo station opened in Octobe 2017.

5)The DTL is 41.9 kilometers currently the longest underground and Automated Rapid Transit Line.

6)Another key feature is the Bombadier Movie C951 which enable train to have three -car formations and all operated at the same time.

Background and inception

The minister for communications and information Technology Yeo chew Tong announced three MRT lines, the Bukit Timah line and the Northern part of the Eastern Region line, during the official opening of the Dovor station on 23 Oct. 2001. The Downtown Line is located near Hillview where condos such as Midwood is located near to Hillview MRT Station

The Bukit Timah Line aimed to alleviate /reduce traffic problems along the Bukit Timah & Dunearn Road corridor and provide a direct connection between the city and residents of Choa Chu kang and Bukit Panjang. Please see Midwood floor plans as well as the available information for your consideration. The showflat will be available here.

On 14th Jun 2005,the land Transport Authority announced the Downtown Extension be renamed the Downtown Line Stage 1 which was purposed to serve New Downtown at Marina Bay area. Where an integrated resort (Marina Bay Sands) and Singapore’s second botanical garden were to be located. The estimated cost for this 3.4 km underground line was $ 1.4 billion.

On 27th Aprill 2007,then Transport Minister Raymond Lim announced that the Downtown Line would be done in three stages stretching 40km with 33 stations. Stage 1 was stretching 4.3 km. Construction started in Jan 2008 at China town station and started service on 22nd Dec 2013 (P.M Lee Hsien Loong inaugurated it).

Stage 2 was first conceptualized and announced as Bukit Timah line on 23rd October 2001 (16.6 km) long with 12 stations connecting Bukit panjang and Rochor Stations, including 4 interchange stations.

Stage 3 goes from China town to Expo. This stations location and finalized route were unveiled on 20 Aug 2010, this route is 21 km long and serve 16 stations. The route opened on 21st Oct. 2017 with free travel for all DTL on the first two days of completion. The line with an estimated cost of $12 billion was considered the most ambitious rail project of the government. This cost exceeded the circle line and N.E line which cost $6.7 and $4.6 billions respectively.

In Oct. 2014, it was announced that stage 2 opening would be pushed back to the first quarter of 2016, for the main constructor DTL 2 Alpine Bau went bankrupt in mid 2013. 28th June 2015 Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced that the delay was completely resolved by the Authorities and stage 2’s opening date was scheduled for 27th Dec 2015. DTL 3 started operation on 21 Oct 2017 opened officially by Khaw Boon Wan. Gali Batu Depot was opened in 2015 Dec to serve the lines.

Notable Incidences On the DTL

There was a malfunctioning the platform screen door at Botanic Gardens which resulted in trains by passing the station and a delay of 7 hours was experienced in  3rd May 2017.

The operator(SBS Transit) said the doors malfunctioned at 5:45 am as a result of signalling related fault and the doors could not open automatically as expected.

The issue was rectified the same day and the platform re opened for passengers service with the affected doors remaining closed for repairs.

DTL Route.

The Downtown Line generally goes in an East-West direction from Bukit Panjang in the Northwestern side of Singapore through the downtown area of Singapore, to Tampines and the Singapore Expo in the East.

It is 41.9 kilometers long and purely underground.

Rolling Stock.

The DTL has one type of rolling Stock, the Bombadier Movia C951,Which is able to run 3-Car formation.

It has been stable at Gali Batu Depot since opening of the stage 2 of the downtown line on 27 December 2015.

Train Control.

Is equipped with Siemens, Trainguard Sirius communication-based train control moving block signalling system with Automatic train control under Automatic train operation.


On 17 Jan 2013, plans were announced for a southern extension from Expo to connect with ERL, which has since been subdued to Thomson East Cost Line.

On 7th March 2019, Hume station was announced to be ready and opened by 2025 to better serve Hillview residents and an additional extension to downtown line to Sungei Kadut station from Bukit Panjang Station. The extension is expected to be completed by mid-2030’s. A study is to be conducted to determine the stops to be added between Sungei Kadut and Bukit Panjang.