Doctor house calls a first for Singapore condo

Romesh NavaratnarajahApril 28, 2016

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Artist’s impression of Gem Residences in Toa Payoh.

The sales gallery for Gem Residences, the first private condominium to launch in Toa Payoh since 2009, will open tomorrow (29 April) at Lorong 5 Toa Payoh.

Jointly developed by Gamuda Land, Evia Real Estate and Maxdin, the 578-unit project is expected to cater to the pent-up demand for property in the area.

A mix of one- to five-bedroom apartments and penthouses are available, with sizes ranging from 452 sq ft for a one-bedroom unit to 2,045 sq ft for a six-bedroom penthouse.

“Gem Residences marks Gamuda’s first project in Singapore,” said Chow Chee Wah, Managing Director of Gamuda Land. “Estimated average prices for Gem Residences are about $1,480 psf.”

Aside from standard facilities such as a tennis court, gymnasium and landscaped gardens, the condo is offering a new club and condo concept, which includes an international 24-hour concierge service, weekly on-site medical consultation, and privileges at Gamuda’s Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club in Johor.

The medical consultation service involves a tie-up with Tetsuyu Home Care, and is the first to be offered by a condominium here. Residents can get regular health assessments and medical consultations in their homes from visiting doctors.

In addition, there will be an in-house car rental service for residents, which is in line with Singapore’s vision of becoming a car-lite nation.

Vincent Ong, Managing Director of Evia Real Estate, said: “We believe that condominium living today goes beyond merely being able to enjoy a suite of facilities an elevator ride away. It is about having a lifestyle change.”

Located near Braddell MRT station, Toa Payoh HDB Hub and established schools, the 99-year leasehold project will be launched in end May, and is expected to obtain TOP in 2020.

 

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg

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