Pasir Ris 8 is an upcoming 487-unit mixed-used development located right next to Pasir Ris MRT on the East-West Line (EWL) and above the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange. Read our review here.
Project Name: Woodleigh Residences
Developer: Callisto 1 Pte Ltd & Elara 1 Pte Led
Address: Bidadari Park Drive
Type: Mixed Integrated Development
Tenure: 99 years leasehold with effect from 18th September 2017
Configuration: 667 units in 11 thirteen storey blocks, plus integrated community and commercial units and MRT & bus interchange.
Unit Types: 99 x 2 Bedroom (570 – 592 sq ft)
187 x 2 Bedroom Deluxe (646 – 700 sq ft)
55 x 2 Bedroom Flexi (721 – 743 sq ft)
194 x 3 Bedroom (850 – 958 sq ft)
77 x 3 Bedroom Deluxe (1076 – 1119 sq ft)
33 x 4 Bedroom (1270 – 1281 sq ft)
22 x 4 Bed Deluxe (1475 sq ft)
Parking: 500 Resident lots, 29 Visitor Lots, 5 Disabled Lots, 5 Electric Lots
Site Area: 273,847 sqft
The Woodleigh Residences has three cornerstones to what look like will be its success, and certainly are its appeal. Firstly it is at the heart of the new Bidadari Estate; secondly it is part of a unique, integrated development that brings together community amenities, a mall and an MRT and bus interchange all within the same development that houses the condominium. Finally, its design and philosophy are very much based on Japanese principles, as well as the craftsmanship and high quality that go hand in hand with them.
Residents will be able to come from the MRT station, directly through the mall, (via the supermarket, the medical centre, the childcare centre or any of the F&B options) and into their condo without going outside. On the other side of the coin, when they do choose to go outside, they will have the Bidadari Park and Alkaff Lake, literally on their doorstep. They also have a 700-metre heritage walk running alongside the development.
Facility-wise, Woodleigh Residences has all of the ones you would expect of a high-end condo, such as swimming pools (a lap pool, a family infinity pool, kids water play area) a gym, BBQ pavilions and gardens. They also have Japanese-inspired ones that offer a lot more than simply a nod to the overall theme. An indoor onsen (with separate male and female areas), reached by its own green bridge juts out into Bidadari Park overlooking the lake.
The show flats are located next to NEX at nearby Serangoon, and feature 2, 3 and 4 bed options.
2 Bedroom (667 sq ft)
Perhaps more than any other, this unit shows the brilliant use of space that the Japanese design incorporates throughout the apartment.
As with all unit types at the development, the balcony is flush to the living room floor, and features the discrete drainage system.
The kitchen is also rather sizable for a two-bedder unit.
As seen here, the design incorporates some excellent space saving gadgets/features with drawers placed in normally dead spaces. It also has integrated De Dietrich washer dryer and fridge freezer.
In the example in the show flat, the second bedroom has been made into a study or office. This has been done by removing the wall, which is designed for just this procedure.
There are two bathrooms including the en suite.
3 Bedroom (958 sq ft)
The living room is easily large enough to have two distinct lounging and dining areas, and of course, there is the option of extending into the balcony. For those units overlooking the park and the lake, this will present a fantastic backdrop.
The 3-bedders have a utility/flexi room which in this example provides a lot of handy storage space.
The master bedroom is a decent size, and like all masters in the development, the en suite features an electric Toto washlet.
4 Bedroom (1,270 sq ft)
The four-bedders all have marble floors as well as private lifts, something that other unit types do not have. Upon entering, you realise that the development does indeed bring a lot of what Japan is famed for, including nicely-sized, compact units that utilise the very most of space.
By incorporating a very clever and equally discrete drainage system into the balconies that connect to the living areas, it eliminates the concerns of flooding, as well as produces a flush connection between the lounge and balcony areas. This means the living/dining room can easily and seamlessly be extended and incorporated into the balcony space and vice versa without any of the usual problems and hardships.
All living rooms feature a stylish fan which is ideal especially when the balcony doors are drawn open.
The kitchen is functional and stylish, and features – like all the kitchens at Woodleigh Residences – Grohe fittings and De Dietrich appliances.
A space saving and very neat addition to the kitchen is the work surface/chopping board that pulls out from the kitchen cabinets, more than doubling the amount of work space available.
Master bedrooms are a good size and can fit in a queen or king sized bed. All master bedrooms come with another Japanese element, the addition of a Toto washlet.
The junior master has an en suite which it shares with the rest of the unit via a second entrance.
The Bidadari Estate is set to become a ground-breaking project in Singapore’s development, and Woodleigh Residences is very much at the heart of it. All of the building work is scheduled to be completed before or at the same time as this development, so residents will not have to contend with the inconvenience of nearby construction. Instead they will have the glorious park and lake just a stone’s throw away. The integrated nature of this development means that it really could not be more convenient. Childcare, medical facilities, retail, a supermarket and F&B units are all within the building itself, so when the Singapore weather doesn’t behave it does not affect your plans or journey to and from work.
Woodleigh MRT is on the North East Line, five stops from Dhoby Ghaut in one direction and just one from Serangoon and NEX in the other.
Within a 2km radius of the development, there are no fewer than 9 primary schools, 6 secondary schools, 2 junior colleges and 2 international schools.
The three cornerstones at the heart of Woodleigh Residences mentioned earlier really do make this an all-round attractive proposition. The fact that on the one hand you are so connected to nature, while on the other you have the convenience of having all of those facilities within the development is a very alluring one. The Japanese theme is also a lot more than merely a marketing angle. It is obvious in everything about this development. The development itself, as well as the individual units, boast several very special features and design traits, and help to make this project a step above much of its competition.
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