8 St Thomas

8 St Thomas @ Orchard

8 St Thomas is a luxurious development located at the junction of River Valley Road and St Thomas Wallk, Singapore’s Core Central Region. Its site belongs to the former Chez Bright Apartment and Airview Tower. This freehold development will consist of 2 blocks of residential buildings with one towering at 35 storeys and the other at 36 storeys high. 8 St Thomas will have a total of 250 residential units. The unit configurations available with be ranging from 1 bedroom to 4 bedroom units and penthouses.

The site of the development has previously belonged to 2 other developments.  The developer, Bukit Sembawang acquired the former Chez Bright Apartment in an en-bloc exercise for $54 million in 2006. That was in to $625 per square foot (psf) per plot ratio (ppr).  Then in 2007, it successfully acquired the adjoining plot which as then occupied by Airview Towers for $202 million which was translated to $1038 per square foot per plot ratio.

The developer’s purpose was to merge the 2 plots to make a bigger freehold, plot size of 99,000 square feet. The joint plot would have a combined gross plot size of 291,166 square feet.  This will bring the average acquisition price of both sites to $880 per square foot per plot ratio.

53% of the units or 133 of them are one bedroom unit and two bedroom unit type which range from sizes 441 square feet to 1044 square feet.  Another 46% of the apartments are three bedroom unit, 4 bedroom unit and 4 bedroom dual key unit types. The sizes for these configurations start from 1141 square feet to 1755 square feet. There is also 2 penthouse units, each with 4 bedroom and with floor area of 2422 square feet and 2659 square feet.

8 St Thomas is close to Somerset Train Station (North South Line), which is about 500 m away. It is just 1 station away from the Dhoby Ghaut Interchange which its future residents can easily transit to the Circle Line and the North East Line, making commuting to various parts of the island a hassle free experience. The Great World Thomson East Coast Line Station, which is also located about 500 m away will come into operation in 2021. By the 8 St Thomas’s future residents will enjoy a very comprehensive train network right at their doorsteps. 8 St Thomas is just less than 5 minutes’ drive away from the Financial District. It is easily linked to River Valley Road, Kim Seng Road, Zion Road and the CTE making it accessible from all parts of the island.

For 8 St Thomas’s future residents, a short walk will bring them to Great World City for their retail therapy and dining needs. Alternatively, they can also head down to Orchard Road Area which is just 500 m away where they could open up to alot of options. Some of the shopping malls that are nearby 8 St Thomas include *Scape, Orchard Cineleisure, 313 @ Somerset, The Centrepoint, Mandrain Gallery, Orchard Central, Orchard Point, The Heeren, Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard.

When 8 St Thomas’s future residents want to indulge in yummy local delicacies there are many choices to choose from. Food Centres such as Zion Riverside Food Centre, Havelock Road Block 22A Food Centre, Beo Crescent Block 38A Market and Food Centre, Tiong Bahru Market, People’s Park Complex Food Center, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre, Newton Food Centre, Maxwell Market, Lau Pa Sat and Bukit Merah View Block 115 Market And Food Centre are all just close proximity to 8 St Thomas.

Local schools are located within 2 km from 8 St Thomas include River Valley Primary School, St. Margaret Primary School, Anglo Chinese Junior School, Zhangde Primary School, Outram Secondary School and Gan Eng Seng School. Tertiary and postgraduate institution which are in the vicinity include The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts and also the Singapore Management University.

The international schools which are near to 8 St Thomas also include Swedish Supplementary School, Finnish Supplementary School, Chatsworth International School Orchard Campus, Overseas Family School, ISS International School (Elementary), Eton House International School and Insworld Institute.

In terms of lifestyle, 8 St Thomas is close to many parks and recreation clubs such as Fort Canning Park, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Tiong Bahru Park, The American Club and Tanglin Club.

About the Developer
Bukit Sembawang is a public company that is listed in the Singapore Exchange. The company is one of the island’s forerunners in development of private residential housing. Over the years it has earned itself as a reputable and trustworthy developer for high distinctive homes with excellent value. It is their firm assurance that allows them to won numerous awards and honors.


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Amenities Near 8 St Thomas and Their Approximate Distances

Train Stations
Somerset (NS23) – 0.5km
Great World MRT Thomson Line Due 2021 – 0.5km

Bus Stop
Airview Twr (Bus: NR6, NR7, 32, 54, 139, 195) – 0.1km
The Morningside (Bus: 32, 54, 139, 195, NR6, NR7) – 0.1km

Supermarkets
NTUC – 0.3km
Cold Storage – 0.6km
Sheng Siong – 1.0km
Giant – 2.2km

Shopping Malls
Great World City – 0.6km
*Scape – 0.6km
Orchard Cineleisure – 0.6km
313 @ Somerset – 0.6km
The Centrepoint – 0.7km
Mandrain Gallery – 0.7km
Orchard Central – 0.7km
Orchard Point – 0.7km
The Heeren – 0.7km
Ngee Ann City – 0.7km

Preschool
Kay Poh Road Baptist Kindergarten – 0.8km
JHS Montessori Kindergarten – 1.1km
PCF Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Blk 79 – 1.1km
Chinese Kindergarten – 1.1km
Y W C A Kindergarten (Outram) – 1.2km
Little Hands Montessori Kindergarten – 1.3km
Arts Kidz Pre-school – 1.5km
PCF Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru Blk 6 – 1.7km
Wee Care @ The Polliwogs Kindergarten – 1.9km

Primary School
River Valley Primary School – 0.2km
St. Margaret Primary School – 1.4km
Anglo Chinese Junior School – 1.6km
Zhangde Primary School – 1.7km

Secondary School
Outram Secondary School – 1.1km
Gan Eng Seng School – 1.6km

Junior College
Catholic Junior College – 3.3km

Tertiary
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business – 0.8km
Singapore Management University – 1.5km
Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts (NAFA) – 1.7km

International School
Swedish Supplementary School – 0.5km
Finnish Supplementary School (S’pore Land Twr) – 0.7km
Chatsworth International School Orchard Campus – 0.8km
Overseas Family School – 0.8km
ISS International School (Elementary) – 1.0km
Eton House International School – 1.3km
Insworld Institute – 2.0km

Food Centre
Zion Riverside Food Centre – 0.7km
Havelock Road Block 22A Food Centre – 1.1km
Beo Crescent Block 38A Market and Food Centre – 1.3km
Tiong Bahru Market – 1.3km
People’s Park Complex Food Center – 1.4km
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre – 1.5km
Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre – 1.6km
Newton Food Centre – 1.9km
Maxwell Market – 1.9km
Lau Pa Sat – 1.9km
Bukit Merah View Block 115 Market And Food Centre – 2.0km

Lifestyle
Stardus Clubhouse – 0.5km
Home TeamNS – UE Square Club House – 0.9km
Istana Park – 0.9km
Legends – 1.0km
Fort Canning Park – 1.1km
The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore – 1.2km
Pearl’s Hill City Park – 1.3km
The American Club – 1.4km
Hong Lim Park – Speaker’s Corner – 1.6km
Tanglin Club – 1.6km
Tiong Bahru Park – 1.6km
PA Staff Club – 1.7km
Home TeamNS – Smith Street Club House – 1.8km
Singapore Cricket Club – 1.9km
Singapore Recreation Club – 2.0km


Highlights of 8 St Thomas

Appealing Factors
Developments with freehold status are very scarce in supply. This development is situated in prime District 9, which is an exclusive address. The things that purchasers look for in high end residential projects somewhat remain the same time over time. Many will prefer a huge land size that has lavish landscaping as well as full condo facilities.

Convenience is also a huge factor, and the development is just minutes’ walk to two MRT stations which is the Somerset MRT Station and also the future Great World MRT Station. The other major factors include a wide selection of units that are well-designed and expansive as well as with beautiful views.

Given that the development has just completed, home buyers can have immediate occupancy or tenanted out their apartments. This development is also viewed as a great, long-term investment with potential for upside gain.

Great Views
Although the architecture was apprehended nine years back, it is still applicable today. The architectural idea was to a building with logic of art and distinctiveness for the development. The frontage of the two blocks is modernized and lustrous, while the balconies of the apartments were created to resemble drawers which are extended out. The balconies are an allowance of the units to draw the greenery and the alfresco closer to their residents.

Its concept was to make the most of on the locality as well as the sceneries from the proud elevation of more than 150m. In this way, the two blocks are extended to the limits of the plot. In one of its blocks, the upper levels apartment will be able to adore the views of the Istana and the Singapore River. The upper levels units from the other block will be able to enjoy the city skyline and Marina Bay Sands views.

To capitalize on the sceneries, most of the apartments are equipped bay windows and corner windows. These bay windows are built lower than usually, which are at 50 cm, unlike the usual at 1 m. This allows them to be used as a seating or display spaces without sacrificing the nice sceneries. In today’s market t most developments are without bay windows which is a pity as they can make the room look more spacious.

Social and Common Spaces
There are 11 sky terraces that are integrated into the two blocks. There are 6 in one block and 5 in the other block. Each of them has 3 times the floor to ceiling height of and individual unit. Other the green landscape, there are also many social and common areas in the development. As comparing to new developments today, most of them build less of these social and common areas in exchange for more saleable area.

This development has given the residents more social and common areas at the sky terraces located alternating levels for social events, relaxation and reading. Those sky terraces at the higher level offer dining facilities and residents will be able to enjoy the greenery, the landscape and the city views. The landscaped area performs as a soft barricade to divide the development from the main road and the nearby developments.

Transport Network
The Somerset MRT Station is served by the MRT North South Line. Just 1 train station towards the South direction will have gotten residents to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station where they could transit to MRT North East Line and also the MRT Circle Line. The City Hall Mall Interchange Station is also just 2 MRT Stations away in the same direction. Future residents can easily transit to the MRT East West Line and the MRT Downtown Line available at the interchange station. The downtown financial district is also very close as Raffles Place MRT Interchange Station is just 3 train stations away.

The upcoming Great World MRT Station will operate the MRT Thomson East Coast Line upon its completion. This MRT line will connect to Thomson and the Woodlands area as well as the areas running along the South East Region i.e. East Coast area. The terminus for the MRT Thomson East Coast Line will be at Woodlands North MRT Station which will also be the terminus for the Johor Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS). For those who like to travel to Malaysia, this line will bring more conveniences to them.

The development is also near to a comprehensive network of roads. It is close to the Central Expressway (CTE) which is easily link to various expressways such as the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and also the Seletar Expressway (SLE) making round the island traveling a breeze.


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