Located in the far west of Singapore is a stretch of land regarded by some to be as foreign as Malaysia itself. Most Singaporeans will not have any reason to venture there unless for work. But as it turns out, there are actually quite a few benefits to living near this place known as Tuas.
Things you didn’t know you could do at or near Tuas
Although it’s one of the more faraway spots in Singapore, there are still a few activities that you can do around Tuas.
- If you’re thinking of picking up watersports, Maxout Hydrosports is located at Tuas itself, and provides yacht chartering services and wakeboarding for its customers.
- Beer lovers will be delighted to know that Tiger Beer’s breweries are also located in the area. Here, you can go on guided tours, book seminar spaces, and even rent their tavern for events.
- Raffles Country Club, located right next to Tiger Breweries, can also be a place for you to relax and unwind on the weekends.
- Chinese Garden, located a short MRT ride away, can also provide a place for families to bond on the weekends. It features a picturesque park, a lake, and a pair of pagodas. There is also a Japanese Garden next to it, featuring splendid Japanese architecture.
Reasons to live near Tuas
At first glance, it might seem that despite all the things to do, Tuas isn’t a place worth living close to. However, the following might change your mind.
A common consensus of life in Tuas is that it is extremely far away from everything. And while that was true in the past, upcoming developments in the area will greatly enhance accessibility to and around Tuas. For one, those living in western areas such as Jurong East will soon have access to the Jurong Region Line, which links them to places like Tengah and Choa Chu Kang.
Easy access to Malaysia
Consider this: it takes you over an hour to get to Orchard Road. It only takes a little over thirty minutes to cross Tuas checkpoint and enter Malaysia.
In fact, you might not even need to go through Tuas Checkpoint in the future. Along the Jurong Region Line is a station called Jurong Town Hall. This station is where the Singapore-KL High Speed Rail will be housed in the future.
When the Singapore-KL High Speed Rail becomes operational, those living near the line will have an even quicker means of getting into Malaysia.
As development of western Singapore proceeds, residential properties in the area are likely to see an increase in value. Savvy investors may want to start taking a look at properties near Tuas, especially given that the Jurong Region Line will merge with a few stations on the East-West Line.
Tuas has evolved much since its fishing roots
Today, the land in Tuas is used largely for industrial development, and consists of several heavy industries such as Tuas Incinerator and Tuas South Incinerator.
More reclamation is still underway, as the government has plans to develop Tuas even more. One of the plans include the Tuas South extension, which will house the world’s largest storage of oil once it is complete. By 2040, all of the Port of Singapore Authority’s (PSA) current assets and operations will be moved over to the Tuas mega port, giving up both its city terminals and Pasir Panjang Terminal.
Notable properties near Tuas
If you’re looking for properties close to an MRT station, J Gateway Condominium would be a great choice for you. It is a four minute walk away from Jurong East MRT station, providing plenty of amenities for residents.
On the other hand, Lake Life EC might not be as close to the MRT, but it compensates with plenty of amenities in the area. Five minutes away from Lake Life EC is a supermarket, and a bus stop sits right below the property.
For drivers who rely on the highway to get to work, Westwood Residences EC is located right beside the Pan Island Expressway. This ensures that you won’t have to wake up extra early to evade the morning jam.
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