The Botany draws 4,600 visitors at preview weekend
Property developer Sim Lian Group’s new suburban condominium development located along Dairy Farm Road, The Botany at Dairy Farm, pulled in four thousand and six hundred potential purchasers at its preview weekend on Feb 18-19.
“The positive response indicates purchasers’ enthusiasm for private homes,” comments Kuik Sing Beng, managing director of Sim Lian Land. “Keen buyers have maintained their optimism regarding the potential for property value appreciation in this area, and the strong rental return from private homes has further strengthened their confidence in making property investments.”
Located at Dairy Farm Walk, The Botany is just across the road from the German European School Singapore and less than a 10-minute walk to the Hillview MRT Station on the Downtown Line. It is next door to the future Dairy Farm Mall. The Atelier Leedon Green Pullman Residences Terra Hill Blossoms By The Park singapore
The 99-year leasehold condo has five blocks of nine to 15 storeys spanning a 168,597 sq ft, 99-year leasehold site. The three hundred and eighty-six units are a mix of one- to five-bedroom apartments with sizes that range from five hundred and six to 1,765 sq ft. Prices start from $998,000 ($1,972 psf) for a one-bedroom-plus-study; from $1.2 million ($1,990 psf) for a two-bedroom unit; and from $1.73 million ($1,959 psf) for a three-bedroom unit. Four-bedroom types are priced from $2.39 million ($1,882 psf) and five-bedroom from $two point eight eight million ($1,871 psf).
The project is scheduled for booking on March 4.
The former Malacca Hotel has since been demolished. The five-storey apartment block at 133 Koon Seng Road is the next building headed for demolition. With excavation works underway on the site, the sales gallery for Claydence is located at #01-09/10 in Wilkie Edge at 8 Wilkie Road. Completion of Claydence is scheduled for April 2K26.
“We have positioned Claydence to appeal mainly to owner-occupiers seeking the vibes of nearby Joo Chiat, and proximity to desirable schools and East Coast Park,” says Teo. Popular schools in the vicinity include CHIJ Katong Primary and Tao Nan School. Eunos MRT Station is also less than 800m from, which is just one MRT stop from the Paya Lebar Interchange Station for the East-West and Circle Lines.
DS Architects is the appointed architect for Claydence with Wallflower as the design consultant. The architects’ inspiration for the design of the project came from “the New York brownstone”, notes Teo. “Theirs is a modern interpretation — distilling the Brownstones’ iconic colours to the brick façade features.”
Landscaping at Claydence by landscape architectural firm Coen Design International includes tropical and heritage trees and shrubs along Still Road and Koon Seng Road to cushion any traffic noise. All units will have aluminium-framed glass panels leading to the balconies. These aluminium frames by Belgian aluminium-maker Reynaers Aluminium “will have wind load resistance and noise reduction features”, according to Teo.
Communal facilities on the attic level include an elevated swimming pool shaded by trees and shrubs, a pool deck bar, jacuzzi, an edible garden and indoor gym. On the ground floor are different themed gardens, such as Chin Chow Garden, Ulam Garden and Ylang Ylang Garden, along with a multi-purpose room and barbeque deck.
While Claydence is targeted at small families, Teo sees the project attracting singles, couples and investors too, given the unit sizes. Variations in unit sizes and bedroom types, including dining spaces for work from home, will have a unique appeal, he adds.
Located at the edge of Still Road, Claydence is also within a short walking and cycling distance of Joo Chiat Road. “Joo Chiat is the new Tiong Bahru,” quips Teo. Famous eateries in the Joo Chiat area include Fei Fei Wantan Mee, Joo Chiat Place Char Kway Teow and Kim Choo Kueh Chang, as well as Spanish Grill Asadore and Italian restaurant Cugini Trattoria Pizzeria.
Some invibrant coffeeshops that used to dot the Joo Chiat area have been replaced by artisanal bakeries and cafes, from Tigerlily Patisserie to Tiong Bahru Bakery and Kings Cart Coffee Factory, as well as Apiary ice-cream store, The Cheese Shop, wine shop Bound By Wine and Japanese butchery Ginkakuji Onishi.
Hong How also project-managed two office buildings at 48 and fifty North Canal Road for Maybank-Kim Eng Securities. The firm developed, and continues to hold, B1 industrial buildings for rental income.