A new dawn at Bedok
The planned transition of Bedok Point mall to a residential development with commercial units on the ground floor was first announced in July 2021. It was then recently unveiled that the highly anticipated project will house 158 and 12 residential and commercial units respectively, standing 17 storeys tall.
This is the first mixed-use development launch in 10 years at Bedok that is a few minutes from Bedok integrated transportation hub with retail and F&B offerings, recreational facilities as well as popular schools within 1 km.
The developer, Frasers Property, whose portfolio consists of residential, commercial, industrial & logistics, hospitality and retail assets in over 20 countries and across 70 cities, said in a media interview in July 2021 that it is looking “to create a sustainable, safe and adaptable environment (referring to the redevelopment of Bedok Point) that enjoys greater connectivity and accessibility”. As such, the transformation to a predominantly residential development – Sky Eden@Bedok – is timely, as URA announced its development plans for Singapore over the next 50 years and beyond.
What’s in a name?
The English word, Eden, is aptly synonymous with paradise, an abode of perfect happiness and bliss. Paired together, Sky Eden, connotes the unlimited joy (the sky’s the limit) that a home could be and bring for the property seeker. It goes beyond owning a piece of real estate because a home is where its residents find their sense of belonging, security and create fond memories that will characterize their life’s journey. The ideal home is cast in bliss.
Growth in tandem with URA long-term plans
Sky Eden@Bedok is in a locale poised for growth as URA’s long term plan provides for better mix of private and public housing in the upcoming residential estates at Bayshore, near East Coast Park and Simei, along with supporting amenities and recreational options into the area near Upper Changi MRT station. These future developments will enhance the vicinity as a residential enclave with conveniences within easy reach, providing vibrancy to the entire eastern part of Singapore.
More plans are also underway by the government to further rejuvenate the city’s East region. These include the upcoming Terminal 5 Changi Airport, designed to handle 50 million passengers a year, and Changi East Industrial Zone, the expansion of Changi Aviation Park and the development of Changi into a new business and lifestyle destination. Through the Business Improvement District programme led by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Paya Lebar Central precinct will have more community and cultural spaces. The Paya Lebar Airbase will also make way for the redevelopment of the town, which will see the building of more residential, recreational, commercial, and industrial developments.
Moreover, the proximity to the announced Geylang-Changi identity corridor aimed at strengthening the identity of distinctive places and safeguarding the nation’s heritage, will see to the retention of a distinctive local character with the sights and flavours residents are familiar with. Imagine Sky Eden being linked via such a corridor to identity nodes and heritage areas such as Joo Chiat and Tanjong Katong under 10 minutes of a car ride. These are where decades-old buildings act as visual and historical signposts in the midst of the ongoing gentrification of Singapore’s east.
Ms Lorraine Shiow, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Residential, Frasers Property Singapore, said, “We are proud to unveil Sky Eden@Bedok, the first residential launch in the well sought after Bedok Town Centre in a decade. Envisaged as an urban oasis with signature sky gardens on every level and next to each home, Sky Eden@Bedok will be a green focal point in the vicinity. It will cater to homebuyers’ live-play-work aspirations and wellness goals with its comprehensive facilities, retail podium and design philosophy that brings the community closer to nature.”
Live-play-work lifestyle set in an urban green sanctuary
With a focus on biophilic design, green features such as landscaped sky bridges on every level, an environmental deck and an eco-pond are weaved into the residential development at Sky Eden@Bedok, creating opportunities for biodiversity to flourish and greater connectivity to nature. Besides, the interlaying and cascading sky gardens on every floor of Sky Eden@Bedok promote cross ventilation and natural cooling of the building through its passive design with 80% of units in a north-south orientation.
Residents can look forward to thoughtfully curated facilities that promote wellness, community bonding and collaboration. A prominent highlight is the social clubhouse, which is well-equipped with a kitchen, dining area and lounge, ideal for the hosting of social gatherings. A community farm garden is also available to promote farm-to-table living.
A co-working sanctuary, set in a tranquil zone, facilitates a collaborative, work- from-home environment with the provision of work pods and a conference room. The co-working space extends to a co-work patio which overlooks a lily pond, ideal and conducive for discussions set within a green and soothing environment.
Those keen on outdoor entertainment can plan for a cookout at the social pavilion that comes with a barbeque grill, al fresco dining section, and an outdoor lounge. The children’s swimming pool and playground are just steps away. Residents can enjoy and relax over a yoga session or picnic at the inviting function lawn, surrounded by garden cabanas overlooking the infinity lap pool and spa pool. They can work out at the gymnasium and wind down after workouts at the steam rooms.
Sky Eden@Bedok will preview on 27 Aug 2022 at her showsuite in Eunos Ave 3. Interested parties may call +65 81292122 or schedule appointments at the official project website.