Artist’s impression of the Le Quest mixed-use development in Bukit Batok. Source: Qingjian Realty
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Renowned Chinese developer Qingjian Realty is making its mark in Bukit Batok with the launch of Le Quest – the first mixed-use development in the estate.
Since it was first launched in August 2017, Le Quest, a mixed-use development by renowned Chinese developer Qingjian Realty, has drawn huge interest from investors and home buyers. According to reports, the mixed development comprising 516 residential units sold 286 units on the first day of sales, and over 100 units during the Phase 2 sales in May this year.
To date, about 70 percent of the units at Le Quest have already been sold and the developer expects demand for the remaining units to be strong.
“We had many visitors over the weekend who were excited by how close Le Quest will be to the Tengah Park station on the upcoming Jurong Region Line (JRL). It is very encouraging, and we believe many more buyers in the market will turn their attention to Le Quest,” Qingjian deputy general manager Yen Chong was quoted as saying in an interview with PropertyGuru.
Why invest in Le Quest?
The Bukit Batok area has not seen a new launch in almost 15 years until Le Quest, which will be located beside the Dulwich College international school, along Bukit Batok West Avenue 6. Set to be the first mixed-use development in the area, the 99-year leasehold project will house a childcare centre, a supermarket, retail shops and F&B outlets spread over 64,583 sq ft, providing residents with the convenience of having a range of amenities right at their doorstep.
Bukit Batok: A green oasis
Home buyers looking for a home that offers lush greenery and tranquility will want to consider a property in Bukit Batok. Compared to other neighbourhoods in the west of Singapore like Jurong and Clementi, which have become very crowded with new residential and commercial buildings, Bukit Batok remains a haven of peace. Take a stroll around one of the area’s subzones such as Guilin or Hillview and you’ll find that the area is swathed in greenery. There are also lots of great spots where residents can take long walks or have picnics, such as the Bukit Batok Nature Park and Bukit Batok Town Park.
Nature lovers will also like that Le Quest is situated close to Tengah town, also known as the first “forest town” on the island, as there will be plenty of community farms and gardens for them to explore. The district will comprise a 700m long, 40m wide farmway – of which about 2,000 sqm will be set aside for community gardens. According to HDB, the gardens will feature trees with edible fruits such as chiku, guava and jambu. The farmway will also feature shops, eateries and farmers’ markets where residents can sell the produce that they grow on their own.
Potential for growth
While Bukit Batok provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the area is also within proximity to Jurong Gateway and the Jurong Lake District, which are being developed into Singapore’s second Central Business District (CBD).
As the Jurong Gateway District develops into the largest commercial hub outside of the CBD, there will be positive spillover effects for the surrounding regions, including Bukit Batok, one analyst said.
And Bukit Batok’s popularity is set to rise even further following the completion of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail, which is slated to open in 2031 and is likely to be in Jurong East.
As the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail will drive up pedestrian and road traffic in the surrounding area, it might not be conducive to live too close by due to noise and congestion issues.
This makes Bukit Batok appealing for residential buyers, as there is sufficient buffer distance from the terminal of approximately 1.8km or more, enabling residents to enjoy the convenience of the future developments while remaining at a distance from the negative externalities that such a development may bring to its immediate vicinity.
Bukit Batok will appeal to buyers who are looking for a peaceful residential area while remaining in proximity to an upcoming commercial centre.
Smart and spacious
Boasting 516 residential units in total, keen buyers can pick from a good mix of studio or one- to four-bedroom types, all boasting generous layouts. Unit sizes range from 431 sq ft to 1,528 sq ft. Apart from stylish and modern interiors, the units are all designed to provide a smart lifestyle for all occupants. A pioneer in developing homes that provide smart living solutions, Qingjian Realty has incorporated all the units with plenty of smart features, such as the hiLife Smart Home Solution, which allows you to control the air conditioning, see who is at your door and even unlock your door with your mobile device – even when you are not in Singapore.
Strategically located along Bukit Batok West Avenue 6, Le Quest is within proximity to the Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak MRT stations on the North-South Line, which connects to the East-West Line at Jurong East station in a couple of minutes. A train ride from the Bukit Batok area to the city centre takes only about half an hour. In addition, there are various bus services at the interchange like 77 that connects the area directly to the city centre, enabling residents to shuttle seamlessly between the city and home.
For those who drive, there are major expressways including the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), which make travelling to other parts of the island a breeze.
Other upcoming transportation developments that may catalyse prices in this area is the Tengah Park station on the Jurong Region Line (JRL). The JRL, which will traverse through Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Boon Lay, Jurong Pier, Pandan Reservoir and Peng Kang Hill, is set to enhance connectivity in the western part of Singapore.
A slew of conveniences
Being a mixed-use development, Le Quest consists of a food court, supermarket, childcare centre, as well as up to 100 retail and F&B outlets, all under one roof. That said, the development is just a short drive from Bukit Batok West Shopping Centre and West Mall, which offers more shopping and entertainment options.
For families with school-going children, there are several schools located nearby including Princess Elizabeth Primary, St Anthony’s Primary, Yuhua Primary, Bukit Batok Secondary School, Dulwich College, Eden School, Millennia Institute and more…
For more information, visit www.lequest.com.sg
Sales Gallery is located at Bukit Batok West Ave 8.