SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE: A joint development by Haoyuan Realty and MCC Land, One Bernam offers culture, convenience and luxury living in the heart of District 2.

Words by Michelle Yee

It’s easy to see why Tanjong Pagar is often touted by many as a great place to live, work and play – the neighbourhood is situated in the heart of the Central Business District, and within close proximity to a plethora of dining, lifestyle and entertainment spots, which means there is no lack of places to discover and unwind at.

If you are on the lookout for a property within the prime District 2 for either residential living or for investment, One Bernam, strategically located along Bernam Street, looks set to fulfil both. Jointly developed by reputed developers: MCC Land and Haoyuan Realty who are known for developing quality projects – the former’s portfolio includes The Landmark, The Poiz Residences, The Alps Residences and more, while the latter, developed Queens Peak Condominium, The Nautical, Forestville and more – One Bernam is an upscale residential development comprising commercial units and serviced apartments, located in a prestigious location.

Luxurious, Smart Living in the City

Offering a total of 351 apartment units, keen buyers can pick their desired units from two collections: Prestige, comprising a mix of one-, two-, and two-bedroom + study units, and Palazzo, featuring the larger and more spacious three-bedroom residences as well as penthouses. Regardless the size, buyers can expect spacious layouts coupled with premium fittings and appliances for a truly unrivalled living experience in the city. The units, which range from 441 sqft to 463 sqft for a one bedder, 700 sqft to 872 sqft for two bedder and two bedder with study, as well as 1421 sqft for 3-bedroom unit, and 1,744 sqft to 4,306 sqft for a luxurious penthouse, have been outfitted with kitchen appliances from Swiss brands like Franke and V-Zug, Gessi fittings while the sanitary wares are from Laufen. Every living room also features a ceiling fan from the renowned American Haiku brand.

For greater convenience, the developer has also installed a smart home system in each unit, allowing residents to control their smart devices and appliances such as the air-conditioner via their smartphones.

For recreational and leisure pursuits, residents can unwind, do yoga or take strolls at the two gardens located on the Level 4 Sky Terrace. Foodies will enjoy the Garden Dining Pavilion and Gourmet Function Room where they can proudly showcase their culinary talents to friends and family. For a more private party, residents can invite their guests to the Club House, which offers sweeping views of the surrounding swimming and spa pools.

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Nature lovers who enjoy the outdoors will want to spend time at The Botanic Collection, featuring the Fragrant Garden, Shaded Garden, Palm Garden, Garden Bridge, Waterwall, Alocasia Walk and more, offering plenty of opportunities to relax and recharge. That is not all, the Level 34 Sky Terrace is equally impressive, boasting The Tatami Garden where one can meditate in a tranquil environment. For more luxurious gatherings or business meetings, residents can consider booking The Sky Lounge, with its Sky Dining Function Room dressed in luxurious furnishing. Fitness enthusiasts looking for a change of pace can get active at The Sky Fitness Club, comprising the Sky Gym and the Active and Fitness Decks.

Plenty to See, Experience and Discover

Conveniently located just a short five-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, the development is surrounded by a slew of shopping malls including Tanjong Pagar Plaza, 100AM, Icon Village, and Amara Shopping Centre, where a slew of shopping options abounds. For greater convenience, residents can just head downstairs to the ground floor where retail shops are well stocked with food and essentials.

Discerning foodies will also be pleased to know that this area is chock-full of good hawker fare as well as trendy restaurants and bars, offering plenty of excellent dining choices. For unrivalled local fare, check out Maxwell Food Centre, offering Hainanese chicken rice, nasi lemak, mee pok and more. If fine dining is more up your alley, head over to Amoy Street or Telok Ayer, home to lots of Michelin-starred establishments.

Avid culture lovers will find that Tanjong Pagar also offers plenty of opportunities to explore intriguing cultural monuments like the Thian Hock Keng Temple – one of the oldest Hokkien shrines in Singapore. For those who prefer the sun and the sand, they will be pleased to know that the development is located within close proximity to Sentosa, allowing residents to engage in a slew of fun-filled activities. Additionally, the Sentosa-Brani Master Plan reveals that the area is set to become a new leisure and recreation destination set within a biodiverse tropical landscape. The plan is to use the island’s natural attributes such as ridges and coral reefs as the backdrop or world-class leisure attractions and night-time offerings. According to the master plan, transport connections to and around the islands will be enhanced, and environmentally sustainable public realms will be created – including rejuvenated beaches and expanded nature and heritage trails.

Enjoy Easy Accessibility

From Tanjong Pagar, getting to the other parts of the island will be a breeze, with three MRT stations within walking distance from the development. Apart from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, the upcoming Prince Edward and Maxwell MRT stations will provide different train lines. For those who drive, One Bernam is situated within close proximity to major roads and expressways such as the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), the East Coast Expressway (ECP), and Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), which will easily connect residents to the rest of Singapore.

There is more to come for Tanjong Pagar and the surrounding residential areas including Everton – under the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) Master Plan, Anson is set to become a new urban neighbourhood with a series of attractive streets and cosy squares. Streetscape improvements along key streets are set to create more inviting, mobility-friendly and greener streets, linking the Rail Corridor to the CBD. To encourage people to get together, courtyards and pockets of open spaces will be created to serve as outdoor ‘living rooms.

Another notable upcoming urban transformation that is set to happen in the coming years is the Greater Southern Waterfront District, which will extend from Pasir Panjang to Marina Bay East. The district, which will integrate with the Downtown Core and Central Business District, is set to welcome a slew of lifestyle developments, and will offer more residential, recreational, tourist and business facilities. Key to this massive development, however, is the expansion of Singapore’s green lung – a continuous 30 kilometres pedestrian-friendly waterfront promenade will link a new Pasir Panjang Linear Park with Marina Bay. Along this path, eco-corridors will converge – the 10 kilometres Southern Ridges between Kent Ridge Park and Harbourfront, the 36 kilometres Rail Corridor traversing from west to northeast, and West Coast Park, the ‘Play Centre in The West’.

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For more information, visit www.onebernam.com.sg