The Watergardens at Canberra

The Watergardens @ Canberra

The Watergardens @ Canberra is an upcoming residential development that is located along Canberra Drive, North Region of Singapore. The plot of land is next to Jalan Kemuning Park and is next to Sembawang Spring Estate. The Watergardens @ Canberra’s site will be bounded by Canberra Drive, a future road which will connect its residents to the main arterial roads i.e. Sembawang Road and Yishun Avenue 2. This 99 years leasehold development has a total estimated plot area of 4.11 hectares and plot ratio of 1.4. Upon its completion, The Watergardens @ Canberra will have an estimation of 765 dwelling units. The site of The Watergardens @ Canberra was introduced in the 2nd half of 2019 as one of the confirmed sites for the Government Land Sales (GLS) program together with the land parcel of The Commodore Condo which is just next to it.

Other developments that are near to The Watergardens @ Canberra include Yishun Sapphire, Eight Courtyard, One Canberra, Yishun Emerald, The Nautical, Springhill, Canberra Residences The Essence and North Park Residences, an integrated development that comprises of commercial, residential, community spaces and bus interchange that is located in Yishun Town Central. The Watergardens @ Canberra is also near to upcoming executive condominiums such as Provence Residence EC and Parc Canberra EC.

Although the estate of Canberra is considered still new o many, this is one location to look out for with its numerous developments that are up and coming. This is an excellent locality for not just family living but as well as investment with it strategically situated. Residents here can gain access to their needs to anything quickly. Some of these mentioned developments that are already undergoing inclusive of a retail mall, sports hub and MRT Station. With these amenities in place, they will help to enhance the living standards of this estate.

Other than the conveniences, this estate, which is of serenity, is also easily connected to many other townships, facilities and amenities. The area here also offers recreational facilities which give it an ideal place for those looking for family living. The estate of Canberra is well-accessed and residents in this suburb setting will be able to access to the downtown core quickly with the nearby MRT network. Some of the factors for considering of this development will be its strategic location, its enhanced connectivity and its proximity to amenities.

It is actually much seamless with going around the estate of Canberra. This is due much to the enhanced transport system available here. Future residents of The Watergardens @ Canberra will be able to travel to anywhere via the easily accessed well developed arterial roads as well as the established MRT network. Traveling to getting essential amenities such as retail malls, eating outlets and education facilities is also easily accessed.

There are various nearby expressways which will connect the estate of Canberra to the rest of Singapore. Several bus services are also easily available here to help those who need to commute around the neighbourhood.

There are also plans that are undergoing to further enhance the connectivity here. With the completion of the upcoming North-South Corridor, it will improve the connectivity for those towns in the North region and North East region and the downtown core. This expressway will also have bus lanes that run continuously and cycling tracks which helps to cut down the time for traveling.

The Canberra neighbourhood is also suitable for families with school-going kids and those who are thinking to start their families here. This neighbourhood is home to various well-established educational institutions which many are located very conveniently. The well-established connectivity will help future residents of The Watergardens @ Canberra to get to these educational institutions quickly. The estate also has numerous preschools, kindergartens and nurseries which will satisfy the education needs of the young tots.

The development is also short distances to some of the major retail malls in this area. Future residents who love shopping will appreciate living here at The Watergardens @ Canberra as they can easily access to these retail amenities conveniently. Other than fulfilling the shopping needs, these retail malls also offer a total lifestyle experiences with their many entertainment and dining facilities. This development will be great for those who prefer to shop during their leisure times.

Other than the shopping malls, the estate of Canberra does not fall short of dining amenities. There are various options for the residents to go for just stone throw away from their homes. This estate actually houses some of the most popular restaurants which offer not just local but as well as international cuisines. These dining options are not just favourites for residents here but also attract a lot of foodies from all over Singapore.

One of the appealing factors of living in the Canberra neighbourhood will be its closeness to the greens and nature. The estate itself has several recreation facilities and amenities for every member of the family. This estate has attracted many nature lovers from different parts of the island to come here to appreciate its nature sights and parks. For those who love sports, there are numerous cycling tracks and jogging trails for their workout routines.

The nearby Canberra Park will be a great place for the families to hang out over the weekends as it offers various interesting experiences. The pack houses several recreation facilities inclusive of a huge playground for children of various age groups. This playground features a wide selection of swings and even swings that are specially built for those kids with disabilities. This park, which is 1.5 hectares in size, also has other recreational facilities such as basketball courts and fitness stations.

The estate of Canberra can be also connected to the Sembawang estate visa the park connector. This connector also runs through the residential estates and connecting to the Sembawang Park. The park connector, which is approximately 1.6 km long is also great for joggers and cyclists.

Using the park connectors, future residents can take a walk which approximately 24 minutes to reach the Sembawang Park, This Park offers a tranquility environment for families and friends to gather in the weekends and great times at the outdoors. There is vast space here for not just jogging but as well as swimming. Visitors here can organize their barbeque parties and it is also great location for anglers.  They will also be able to enjoy the fresh and cool sea breeze by strolling along the beachline.

There is also no problem when it comes to accessing quality healthcare amenities when living in the Canberra estate.  The neighbourhood has several clinics as well as hospitals. The Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, which is located in the town of Yishun, is just minutes’ drive away or just 1 MRT station away for those commuting. This major medical centre of the North Region provides an extensive array of healthcare services for those living in the North. This integrated medical facility also comprises of a community hospital and a medical centre. In terms of minor illnesses, residents can also easily access to the various medical clinics that are located at the nearby malls and neighbourhood centres, all just within walking distances away.

About the Developer

The developer for The Watergardens @ Canberra is United Venture Development Pte Ltd, which is a joint venture between UOL, UIC and Kheng Long. UOL is the biggest shareholder with 50% stake while UIC and Kheng Long each hold 30% and 20% shares respectively.

UOL is a top leading real estate company in Singapore which is publicly listed. The company has total assets that are worth approximately $20 billion. It has a well-diverse portfolio of investment and development properties, serviced apartments and hotels in the regions of North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia.

The company has more than 50 years of track record and has a strong belief to deliver quality service and product excellence across all its business ventures. The company’s hotel division, Pan Pacific Hotels, manages and owns more than 40 services apartments, hotels and resorts all across the North Amercia, Oceania and Asia.

Some of the UOL’s recent projects include:

Avenue South Residences



UIC is a top property firm that went public in 1971. The company has a diversified portfolio that encompasses of residential properties, commercial properties, IT services and hotels.

In 1990, the company acquired Singapore Land Ltd and grew its prime commercial portfolio. These assets include retail spaces of approximately 1 million square feet and office spaces of approximately 2.5 million square feet all in Singapore. The firm also has numerous investment assets in overseas such as the United Kingdom and China. UIC is also 50% owned by UOL.

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The Watergardens @ Canberra Site Plan and Facilities

The Watergardens at Canberra Site Plan

Amenities Near The Watergardens @ Canberra and Their Approximate Distances

Train Stations
Canberra (NS12) – 0.3km

Bus Stop
Yishun Emerald (Bus: 586) – 0.3km

Giant (Sembawang Shopping Centre) – 0.4km
Fairprice (Sun Plaza) – 1.3km
Cold Storage (Northpoint Shopping Centre) – 1.5km
Sheng Siong (Junction Nine) – 1.8km

Shopping Malls
Sembawang Shopping Centre – 0.4km
Sun Plaza – 1.3km
Northpoint Shopping Centre – 1.5km
Northpoint City (U/C) – 1.5km
Junction Nine – 1.8km

Edelweiss Kindergarten Sembawang Presbyterian Church – 0.3km
Darul Makmur Mosque Kindergarten – 0.8km
Kidszone Kindergarten – 1.1km
Little Leader Kindergarten – 1.1km
First Step Montessori House – 1.1km

Primary School
Sembawang Primary School – 0.9km
Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School – 0.9km
Chongfu Primary School – 1.3km
Wellington Primary School – 1.4km
Xishan Primary School – 1.4km
Jiemin Primary School – 1.5km
Canberra Primary School – 1.7km
Endeavour Primary School – 1.9km

Secondary School
Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School – 0.6km
Sembawang Secondary School – 1.3km
Yishun Secondary School – 1.4km
Yishun Town Secondary School – 1.4km
Northland Secondary School – 1.5km

Junior College
Yishun Junior College – 1.7km

Republic Polytechnic – 4.8km

International School
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School – 0.6km
Furen International School – 0.9km

Food Centre
Chong Pang Market And Food Centre – 1.1km

Terror Sea Scouts – 1.8km

Highlights of The Watergardens @ Canberra

Transport Network
The Watergardens @ Canberra is approximately 300 m away from the upcoming Canberra MRT Station. This station is scheduled to start its operations in 2019. It will be operating the MRT North South Line. Future residents of The Watergardens @ Canberra are just 3 stations away from the Woodland MRT Interchange which will operate also the upcoming Thomson East Coast Line at the station. The Woodlands North Station is just 1 station away from Woodlands MRT Interchange. The Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System is likely to have its Singapore terminus at or near Woodlands North MRT Station. For those who drive, The Watergardens @ Canberra is approximately 35 minutes of driving away from the Central Business District (CBD).

For those who wish to indulge on a weekend of endless shopping, the Orchard Shopping District is approximately 30 minutes’ drive away. Drivers can use the next door main arterial Sembawang Road to link directly to Seletar Expressway (SLE). This expressway can easily interlink to other major expressway such as the Central Expressway (CTE), the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and also the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE). These allow driving a breeze to and fro various parts of the island.

From shopping to dining needs, there are plenty to choose from when living at The Watergardens @ Canberra. It is approximately 400 m away from the Sembawang Shopping Centre which host a variety of shops, F&B outlet and also a supermarket. The shophouses that are opposite of Sembawang Shopping Centre also has a wide variety of restaurants that have different types of international cuisines. Other alternatives for future residents of The Watergardens @ Canberra to shop and dine without traveling far include Sun Plaza, Northpoint Shopping Centre and also Junction Nine. The Watergardens @ Canberra is also short drive away from Chong Pang Market And Food Centre where its future residents can get their fresh market produce and local food delights from.

The Sembawang Shopping Centre is situated along Sembawang Road and is just a short drive from The Watergardens @ Canberra. The mall has plenty of dining options which include many restaurants, lifestyle and budget shops as well as a huge supermarket on basement level which shoppers can have their grocery shopping. For those who commute the shopping mall also offers free transportation to and fro the Sembawang MRT Station.

The development is also a short walk away from the Canberra Plaza, a Neighbourhood Centre that comprises 3 levels of shopping spaces. The mall is linked directly to the Canberra MRT Station via a bridge. This mall offers diners plenty of options which include fast food restaurants, take away stores as well as a food court. The mall also offers lifestyle, pharmacy and supermarket shopping. There are also wellness and beauty services as well as enrichment and fitness centres here. The mall also features a m outdoor water play park on level 3 which is free for all to access. The kids can play there while their parents do the shopping.

Schools that are nearby include The Watergardens @ Canberra Sembawang Primary School, Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School, Chongfu Primary School, Wellington Primary School, Xishan Primary School, Jiemin Primary School, Canberra Primary School, Endeavour Primary School, Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School, Sembawang Secondary School, Yishun Secondary School, Yishun Town Secondary School, Northland Secondary School and Yishun Junior College.

To summarize,

  1. Location – The Watergardens @ Canberra is walking distance to upcoming MRT Station
  2. Convenience – The Watergardens @ Canberra is walking distance to amenities
  3. Potential Gain – With the upcoming Canberra MRT Station, it will impact positively on The Watergardens @ Canberra’s price.
  4. Serenity – The Watergardens @ Canberra is nestled in the quiet private residential enclave.
  5. Rental Potential – With its locality and convenience, The Watergardens @ Canberra will attract pool of tenants.

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