The Essence @ Sembawang

The Essence is an upcoming residential development that is located at Chong Kuo Road, Northern region of Singapore. The site of The Essence is in between Hong Heng Terrace and Hong Heng Garden. It is also bounded by Thong Bee Road and the main arterial Sembawang Road. The Essence is also opposite of Hong Heng Mansions. The 99 years leasehold development is an estimated plot size of 4282.90 square meters with a plot ratio of 1.4. Upon completion, the estimated number of residential units available at The Essence will be 84 units. Its plot was introduced by the government as art of the land sales program for 2nd half of 2017. Other developments that are within The Essence’s vicinity include Roots @ Transit, Forest Hills Condominium, The Brooks I, The Brooks II, Brooks Signature @ Springdale, Brooks Collection @ Springdale, Symphony Suites and also North Park Residences – an upcoming integrated development in Yishun Central that comprises of residential, commercial, community spaces and also the bus interchange.

The land at Chong Kuo Road was acquired by OKP Land, a subsidiary of OKP Holdings, and Lian Soong Holdings for $43.9 million. The development occupies a total area of 4282.90 sq m or 46,092 sq ft. It is expected to contain 2 blocks of 5 storeys each, a basement car park, communal facilities and a swimming pool. The car park comprises 84 resident lots, 8 visitor lots and 2 accessible lots. Each block will have 2 lifts. Strategically laid out with optimum space usage, the 1- to 3- bedroom units are ideal for any type of owner, be they singles, couples, or a budding family. Indulge yourself in an exclusive home furnished with quality fittings sourced from Bosch, Duravit and Hansgrohe. Be treated to maximum security with the Samsung biometric door locks, coming with all homes as a standard feature.

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The spacious living room, dining room and kitchen are porcelain tiled, while the bedroom floor is made of engineered timber strips. The work surfaces are quartz. The ingenious use of space can be seen through the impressive 4.8m ceiling height for certain master bedrooms and living areas, as well as the thoughtfully designed kitchen providing enough space to fit a dining table in. All master bedrooms can easily accommodate a king-sized bed and still have enough space to fit a bedside table in. With the majority of the units being north-south facing, surrounded by landed property and nature, you can enjoy a unique outlook separate from the mundane built-up cityscape of Singapore.

As for now, The Essence’s closest MRT station will be the Khatib MRT station which is located approximately 2.4 km away. This MRT is operating the North South MRT Line. Come 2020, the future residents of The Essence will enjoy greater convenience in terms of commuting when the Springleaf MRT Station is completed. This MRT Station is just a short walk away (approximately 400m) from The Essence. The MRT Station will be operating one of the latest MRT service line i.e. the Thomson East Coast Line. This MRT line will allow the future residents of The Essence to be able to arrive at Orchard MRT station with the need of having to transit. This MRT line will also be extending to Changi Airport MRT Station in the future. This will provide many conveniences to the future residents of The Essence when it comes to commuting.

For those who drive, The Essence is approximately 25 minutes’ drive away from the Central Business District (CBD). Drivers can use the nearby Seletar Expressway (SLE) and link to the Central Expressway (CTE) to get to downtown. This route also allows future residents of The Essence to get to the Orchard Shopping Belt with just approximately 21 minutes of driving. The Seletar Expressway can also link to other various major expressway such as the Tampines Expressway (TPE), the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and also the upcoming North South Expressway (NSE) which makes driving a breeze to various parts of the island.

In terms of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities, future residents of The Essence can drive down to the newly opened Northpoint City located in Yishun Central. It is the largest shopping mall in the North of Singapore. With a total of 1.33 million square feet, this mega mall comprises of more than 400 retail and dining outlets which provides a wide array of shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities to the residents living in Yishun and also the future residents of Roofs @ Transit. The shopping mall itself will also have a Community Club located inside which is the first in Singapore. For any further details about The Essence Contact Us or Send Email To Us.

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The Essence Site Plan and Facilities

The Essence Site Plan

With its own amenities, the Essence provides the luxury of a private resort. Relax with a refreshing dip in the 40m lap pool, or bask in the Singapore sun on the spacious pool deck. Keep in your best form on a daily dose of exercise at the gym weights and cardio machines. Families with young children can also make use of the designated Kids’ Pool, ideal for bonding time with young and old. Dine with family and friends with the scenic backdrop of the lap pool facing the sunset, great for parties and gatherings with a comfortable cushioned seating area.

Amenities Near The Essence and Their Approximate Distances

Train Stations
Springleaf (TE4) Thomson-East Coast Line Due 2020 – 0.4km

Bus Stop
Forest Hills Condo (Bus: 980, 167, 169) – 0.1km
Aft The Springside (Bus: 167, 169, 980) – 0.1km

Giant (201 Yishun Ave 2) – 2.3km
Sheng Siong (849 Yishun St 81) – 2.4km
Fairprice (849 Yishun Ring Road) – 2.4km

Shopping Malls
Northpoint City – 3.3km

Saraswathy Darma Muneeswaran Kindergarten – 2.2km
MRC Kindergarten (Yishun South) – 2.4km
My Montessori Preschool @ Bullion – 2.5km

Primary School
Peiying Primary School – 2.1km
Naval Base Primary School – 2.7km
Jiemin Primary School – 3.0km

Secondary School
Naval Base Secondary School – 2.2km
Orchid Park Secondary School – 2.6km
Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) – 2.8km
Yishun Secondary School – 3.0km

Junior College
Yishun Junior College – 2.7km

Nanyang Polytechnic – 4.4km

International School
GEMS World Academy – 4.3km

Food Centre
Chong Pang Market And Food Centre – 3.3km

NESSEA Club – 0.3km
Executive Golf Course – 1.1km
Sembawang Golf Course – 1.3km
Sembawang Country Club – 1.5km
Yishun Stadium – 1.9km

Highlights of The Essence

Close to Nature
The Essence will be a haven for nature lovers, being strategically nestled right within 4 major water bodies each with its own park. Visit the Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Lower Peirce Reservoir Park, Sembawang Park Connector, Upper Peirce Reservoir Park and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, all located around your home. Take a stroll through verdant foilage, or while the afternoon away along calm waters. Attune your senses to nature as you glimpse the sunset over the reservoir and listen to the surrounding birds sing.

For now, the area around the Essence is mostly filled with nature, landed houses and low-rise condominiums. The population density in this area is relatively low, with luxurious estates and parks surrounding it, which may seal part of the deal for those desiring a quiet home away on the fringes of the city. However, future residents of the Essence will be neighbours to the upcoming Mandai Integrated Resort, a 126ha eco-tourism hub. This area will be home to the famous Singapore Zoo, the River Safari, the Night Safari, the Bird Park, and the new Rainforest Park from as early as 2020. There will also be eco-sensitive accommodations such as camps, tents and family rooms, together with Singapore’s very first Banyan Tree resort. Even so, those drawn to this property for its seclusion and tranquility need not be dissuaded. With the nature reserves around the area, it will definitely remain a green home regardless of the new developments coming soon. In fact, due to the limited housing areas in District 26, the place will hardly be as busy as the heart of the city. The new potential arriving to it will instead reinforce the area’s property valuation in the coming years. Additionally, new job opportunities will doubtlessly open up with these new developments, so for potential workers looking to clinch a position in these attractive new establishments, the Essence will be the perfect home to return to after each day of work when you need a serene getaway.

Transport Network
The Essence will also be conveniently near to the future gateway to important hubs. With the Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link slated to be completed by end 2024, residents can enjoy swift travel to Johor in Malaysia just a matter of a few stops away. The Thomson-East Coast line, which will be operational by the Essence’s TOP, provides the Springleaf Station just 500m away from the Essence. Connected to every current MRT line, the Thomson-East Coast line promises direct access to Orchard and Marina Bay stations, just 20 minutes away on the southbound track. And on the northbound track, Woodlands North station is just three stops away, allowing quick access to the Rapid Transit System and Johor Bahru beyond. Additionally, the North-South integrated transport corridor, due to be completed around 2026, is located a short distance away from the Essence. Running parallel to the CTE, it will greatly reduce time taken for inter-town travel. A cycling path along the entire stretch of the highway will also link up Park Connector Networks and the dedicated cycling path networks within HDB towns along the corridor.

Conveniently accessible via major roads such as the SLE, BKE, CTE and TPE Expressways, travel to anywhere will never be a pain. The future Springleaf MRT Station on the Thomson-East Coast line will be easily within walking distance. With the pent up demand for the limited supply of new condos in this area, clinching a unit in the Essence promises you the first mover advantage, with future development lands right next door. After all, District 26 is not going to be under the radar for very long, with the space around Singapore Zoo due to be turned into a mega tourism hub. This place is a hidden gem right now with the excellent connectivity and accessibility, as well as being located in the centre of multiple nature parks. Additionally, spending afternoons out on a shopping spree is no longer a rarity. With just minutes’ drive to Northpoint Mall, Junction 9, Sembawang Shopping Centre and Thomson Plaza, residents can lounge around hundreds of retail outlets and eateries right next to their home. Or easily get to work at Woodlands Regional Centre, Seletar Regional Centre, Aerospace and the upcoming Punggol Business Clusters. An ideal distance away from home, job seekers will enjoy minimised commute to their workplace and back home. Residents can also travel with ease after a short drive to Changi Airport. Expect the North-South Corridor to be completed around 2026, providing continuous bus lanes and cycling routes to swiftly get you to your destination in the city centre. Travelling time to the city can be reduced by as much as 30 minutes, leaving more time for the important things in life.

For families, the Essence is also located near a variety of prestigious schools to provide your child with the best possible headstart in their education, at no cost of travel time. Pre-schools include MindChamps Preschool @ Upper Thomson Road/Tagore Lane and Little Greenhouse @ Yishun. Primary schools – Northland Primary School, Ai Tong School, Naval Base Primary School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School, secondary schools – Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), Presbyterian High School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, Orchid Park Secondary School, Zhonghua Secondary School, Naval Base Secondary School, tertiary education – Yishun Innova Junior College, Anderson Serangoon Junior College, Nanyang Polytechnic, and even an international school – St. Joseph’s Institution International – are all within easy reach of the Essence, minimising your child’s travel time to school without having to compromise on their education. Why settle for less when you can have the best of both worlds?

With a variety of delectable food around the Essence, your tastebuds will never be bored. Enjoy a gastronomical adventure around a myriad of local and international cuisines. The Summerhouse offers farm-to-table dining, while you can savour modern European cuisine at the YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant. Get away from the suffocating crowd at the Wildseed Café & Bar, secluded in the heart of the forest. Treat yourself to rare Teochew classics at Di Wei Teochew Restaurant, or relax in the laid-back café atmosphere of Wheeler’s Estate. If you feel like having a local favourite, look no further than Chong Pang Nasi Lemak and Sembawang White Beehoon along Sembawang Road. Many fine dining outlets can also be found in the neighbouring Northpoint Mall, Junction 9 and Thomson Plaza. Whatever delicacies you are craving for, you can be sure to find it in a relatively quiet and peaceful area with an air of serenity about.

When you have time for recreation, start living the high life at the surrounding country clubs – Sembawang Country Club and Orchid Country Club, both within an 8 minutes’ drive away, offering activities to unwind any soul such as golf, swimming, dance, or even karaoke. Alternatively, keep active at the Yishun ActiveSG Stadium and the Mandai Executive Golf Course. Take a day off to unwind and relax in an exclusive lifestyle that is yours to enjoy.

While this part of District 26 may not seem like much as it is now, the upcoming developments planned for Singapore’s population growth are sure to require additional work in this area. For one, the new Thomson-East Coast line crossing over this area will definitely bring more activity around. As Singapore sees its growth explode over the upcoming years till the projected numbers in 2030, stay grounded in the midst of what is going to become the next commercial hub. However, should you desire a getaway from the bustling city, you can always enjoy a retreat into the secluded nature parks around, and return to your exclusive home after. The Essence promises the perfect match for nature lovers, families and businesspeople alike.

The Essence Factsheet

The Essence Factsheet

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