Convenient, Central and Cosy
The nice thing about this condo is that it's not like those new condo monstrosities with easily 500+ units. Cosy range of residents here – families, singles, locals, expats.
Stayed in a 3 bedder for 3 years. Fond memories of weekend BBQs, flat parties, met nice neighbours. Flat size is reasonable although kitchen is a tad small. Local facilities are sufficient and not crowded: fully equipped gym, long adult pool, jacuzzi, children's pool, tennis court.
But what I *really* like about this place is its convenience. Someone posted that the HDB estate is nearby and a 'turn off'. Fellow must be a local. There’s a back door giving access to the HDB estate which is a glimpse of real Singapore. Within 5 mins slow walk, there's a wet market (fresh meat and veg), a decent hawker centre, coffee shops, local groceries, and little shops selling anything and everything. Cut through to the MRT station, or walk along the main road to the Holland Village MRT station - 15 minutes SLOW walk. There's a short cut to Holland Village's Chip Bee Gardens with swanky restaurants, and a really nice ice cream shop! It's not far from the Botanic Gardens, half an hour slow walk and a must visit-beautiful grounds, decent eateries. Great for evening walks.
Plenty of very frequent buses right outside the condo that leads into town. Sure it’s near a major road but you either get used to it (I did) or just close the windows and you can’t hear it anymore. It’s nowhere near central London traffic noises, TBH. There's a petrol station and a McDonalds right across for 24 hour emergency supplies. Nearby – Holland Village with tons of eateries, new mall Star Vista, Dempsey and Rochester if you don’t fancy heading into town (10 mins by car), Bukit Timah with more eateries, easy access to main motorways for E,W,N.
Security: Strict (good!), secure access to flats, regular guard patrol, 3 units/floor. Can’t complain!