Kopar at Newton Review: District 9's Newest, Most Affordable Condominium

Kopar at Newton

6, 8 Makeway Avenue, Singapore 228606/228607, Orchard / River Valley, Orchard / Holland (D09-10)

S$ 1,230,000

  • Victor Kang
  • 29 May 2020

Launched in April 2020, Kopar at Newton is a nee 378-unit leasehold condominium comprising two 23-storey towers located in the premium Newton area among freehold residences. Here’s a quick and dirty cheat sheet of the project: 

  • Developer: CEL Development Pte. Ltd. (A Unit of Chip Seng Eng Corp.)
  • Project Address: 6 – 8 Makeway Avenue, Singapore 228606
  • Sales Gallery Address: Kampong Java Rd S228867 (next to Newton MRT station)
  • Number of units: 378
  • District: 09
  • Tenure: 99 years tenure from 22 April 2019
  • Projected TOP: 31 December 2023
  • Parking lots: 378 + 4 handicap lots
  • Nearest MRT: Newton MRT (5 mins walk)
  • Indicative per square foot (psf) price: From $2,123 psf
  • Launch: April 2020

Kopar at Newton sits in Singapore’s fancy District 9, near Newton MRT and along Bukit Timah and Kampong Java Road. In addition to the prime location (which is near not just key amenities but elite schools as well), this luxury high-rise development is one of the tallest in the area, offering stunning views of the skyline and beyond. 

And yet, Kopar at Newton is one of the most affordable private condominiums in the area. Wondering if this is right the property for you? Keep reading. 

Project Details

But enough about what’s in Newton. What about what’s within the condominium compound? 

As expected of a high-end project, Kopar at Newton features quite a suite of condo facilities and amenities for residents. It is split into three zones: Stella, Aura and Vita. 

Stella is the clubhouse area, where you can socialise with neighbours and even host guests. There, you’ll find the reception area, a theatrette and gymnasium, among other things. 

Aura is the spa and wellness zone, where the numerous pools, massage rooms and spa facilities are. There’s even a nail salon. 

Vita is the activity zone of Kopar at Newton. Its name denotes vitality and vigour, which is brought to life through a curated suite of facilities like the 50m infinity pool, floating pool deck, children’s pool and various pavilions appealing to adults and children alike.

Kopar at Newton site plan

Judging from this site map and the list of facilities, Kopar at Newton really is a cut above the rest, resembling a luxury resort complex even. 

 

Kopar at Newton: Overview of floor plans and unit layouts

The 378 units in Kopar at Newton are spread over 2 south-west and north-east facing residential blocks. The two blocks are separated by the Infinite-Edge Lap Pool, which lends the condominium a truly luxurious vibe.

Unit type

No. of units

Size range

1 Bedroom

66

517 sqft

2 Bedroom Classic

42

614 sqft

2 Bedroom Deluxe

86

689 sqft

3 Bedroom Classic

44

915 – 958 sqft

3 Bedroom Deluxe

66

1,055 – 1,098 sqft

4 Bedroom Deluxe

45

1,528 – 1,609 sqft

5 Bedroom Luxury

21

1,819 sqft

3 Bedroom Deluxe Penthouse

4

1,593 – 1636 sqft

4 Bedroom Deluxe Penthouse

1

1,991 sqft

Premier Penthouse

3

2,960 – 3,305 sqft

The design of the interior of Kopar at Newton by the ‘Design & Build’ specialist Chip Eng Seng group emphasizes on maximizing natural lighting and ventilation to create a warm and homely environment. Each unit also comes equipped with top-notch fittings from reputable brands like TOTO, SMEG and Electrolux.

 

Kopar at Newton fittings and finishes
  • Mitsubishi inverter aircon
  • SMEG induction stove
  • TOTO sanitary fittings
  • Electrolux laundry appliances

Most of the common bedrooms are spacious enough to fit at least a queen-sized bed. The master bedrooms are slightly bigger and allow you to fit a king-sized bed with a decent gap between the bed and the wall/wardrobe. Most rooms also come fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide beautiful natural light.

Here are some photos of the project:

Kopar at Newton living room design

Kopar at Newton living room.

Kopar at Newton kitchen design
Like any high-end condo project, Kopar at Newton kitchen features top-notch fittings. 

Kopar at Newton bedroom

Kopar at Newton bedroom is large enough to fit a queen-sized bed.

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Location

Kopar at Newton’s biggest draw is no doubt its location. It’s very accessible via public transport, and there are many attractive amenities within the vicinity. 

Exterior of Kopar at Newton VITA

Only 6 minutes from Newton MRT

Firstly, Kopar at Newton is within walking distance to Newton MRT station. It will only take you 6 minutes from your condo to Newton MRT station by foot. 

Although most who can afford a unit here will probably drive, this could be useful for those with children who need to make their own way around town. If you’re looking to eventually rent out a unit here, expats who don’t drive will appreciate the accessibility too. 

Within walking distance to Newton Food Centre

Here’s one for the foodies: Kopar at Newton is one street away from Newton Food Centre, where you can enjoy good food from noon to midnight. The iconic food centre was featured in the Crazy Rich Asians movie, and is home to many famous hawker stores. 

Well-connected to the CBD

Thirdly, Kopar at Newton is located within District 9, which is reasonably near the Central Business District (CBD). Residents who stay at Kopar at Newton will be well connected to the CBD both by car (12 minutes) as well as by public transport (30 minutes). Residents will also be one MRT stop away from the Orchard Road shopping district. 

Not to forget, Newton MRT station is an interchange, so you will have easy access to two MRT lines (the Downtown Line and North-South Line).

Upcoming Health City Novena to be ready in 2030

Kopar at Newton is also strategically located near Health City Novena, which is an upcoming medical hub that will be ready by 2030. The development will expand on the existing facilities of Tan Tock Seng Hospital with a new Ambulatory Centre, National Skin Centre expansion, National Healthcare Group headquarters and Integrated Intermediate Care Hub. Beyond the healthcare facilities, Health City Novena will also be integrated with research and education, commercial, leisure and public spaces. 

Being in close proximity to Health City Novena could increase the value of Kopar at Newton once the development is complete. It could also open up rental opportunities, which may be attractive for those intending to buy a unit for investment purposes. 

Thinking of renting out your flat? Read PropertyGuru’s guide to renting out private properties.

 

Elite schools ACS Junior, ACS Barker Road and SCGS also nearby

Perhaps the biggest selling point for families, Kopar at Newton is near many “branded” primary and secondary schools. 

For instance, you will be within the 1km radius for enrolment into Anglo-Chinese School Junior. This will give your child an affiliation ticket to ACS (Barker Road), which is also in the Newton area. If you have a daughter, she can opt for enrolment in the Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School, which also comes with affiliation to Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

For those who are just planning to start a family, there are plenty of preschools in the vicinity of Kopar at Newton. You will be spoilt for preschool choices for your newborn.

 

Other notable amenities near Kopar at Newton

Shopping, dining and daily necessities:

  • Novena Square
  • United Square 
  • Far East Plaza
  • Newton Food Centre
  • Balmoral Plaza

Schools:

  • Lasalle College of The Arts (Winstedt College) (500m)
  • Anglo-Chinese School Junior (550m)
  • St Joseph’s Institution Junior (900m)
  • Anglo-Chinese School Primary (1.6km)
  • ACS (Barker Road) (1.6km)
  • Methodist Girls School (2.0km)
  • School of the Arts (2.2km)
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School (2.2km)
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (2.2km)
  • Catholic Junior College (2.8km)
  • St Joseph’s Institution (3.2km)

Other amenities:

  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Mount Elizabet Hospital
  • Wee Care Preschool
  • Mulberry Learning @ Cairnhill
  • Acekidz Pre-school
  • Newton Kindergarten
  • Chris Preparatory Place Montessori Preschool
  • Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse @ Newton
  • House on the Hill Montessori Pre-School
  • Camberley Pre-School (Balmoral Plaza)

 

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Summary

With its superb location and leasehold characteristic, Kopar at Newton is a relatively affordable condominium in Singapore’s prime District 9. The interior and amenities of Kopar at Newton are also great for those who seek a finer living environment. As District 9 transforms into a community-oriented neighbourhood, Kopar at Newton is ideal for those who seek tranquillity while still living near the Central Business District. 

Interested in this project? View Kopar at Newton units for sale on PropertyGuru. 

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