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Green is the new luxury: Which are Singapore’s most desirable eco properties?

Surrounded by nature, yet within a stone’s throw of amenities and the MRT, these homes combine luxury with sustainable living.

Green is the new luxury: Which are Singapore’s most desirable eco properties?

One Holland V boasts facilities at Level 33 as well as a tennis court at Level 34. (Art: Far East Organization)

Whether you’re looking to purchase your first home, upgrade from your existing one, buy an investment property or just keep track of real estate trends, you’ll want to make time for the Singapore Property Show (SPS) 2021.

Over two weekends starting on May 22, the fully digital experience will offer home buyers and investors access to virtual tours of more than 25 of the latest private property projects, as well as a series of 40 property-related webinars.

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With people becoming increasingly committed to going green, it’s no wonder that SPS 2021’s webinars will cover topics such as the impact of the Singapore Green Plan on property and property prices; tips on selecting an eco-sustainable property; minimising your property’s carbon footprint; and being an eco-friendly nation and its impact on properties.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some of Singapore’s freshest offerings for smart, connected and green luxury living in the city’s best locales.

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TENURE: 99 years

WHERE: District 4

EXPECTED T.O.P: December 2025

(Art: Mapletree and Keppel Land)

If you’ve always wanted to live right by the sea, drop anchor at The Reef@King’s Dock.

Located right beside VivoCity, food and retail offerings are within easy reach, as is access to Harbourfront MRT station, which connects to the Circle and North-East lines.

Comprising 10 low-rise blocks staggered to allow for natural ventilation and to maximise scenic views, a bespoke facade and balcony screens help shield the one- to three-bedroom apartments, and two- to three-bedroom villas, from the sun’s heat. The 429-unit waterfront condo is designed by Kees Christiaanse, architect and founder of international firm KCAP Architects&Planners.

Its star feature, Singapore’s first floating deck in a residential development, sees a 180m deck hewn from a single granite monolith – this houses an ensemble of swimming pools, as well as a viewing deck overlooking an underwater colony of corals and marine life.

Other outdoor facilities include green walls, gardens, ponds, pavilions, a meditation deck and a hammock terrace, served by eco features such as rainwater harvesting, water-efficient auto-irrigation, recycling of horticultural waste into landscaping fertiliser, and energy-efficient lifts and lighting design.

HortPark, Labrador Park, Marina@Keppel Bay, Sentosa and the Southern Ridges hiking trail are within easy reach too.

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TENURE: 99 years

WHERE: District 10


(Art: Keppel Land)

Designed by acclaimed, award-winning architect Chan Soo Khian, principal of SCDA Architects, 19 Nassim’s Tanglin location is as prime as it gets, with the Singapore Botanic Gardens, foreign embassies, Tanglin Mall, premier hospitality and retail belt Orchard Road and lifestyle enclave Dempsey Hill at your doorstep.

It’s also within walking distance to the upcoming Napier and Orchard Boulevard MRT stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line, as well as top-notch private healthcare in the form of Gleneagles’ Hospital.

Conceived as “a floating volume with a continuous landscape plane that runs through”, with “specially profiled architectural screens that allow filtered sunlight into the interiors”, the 101 units within the single block range from 538 sq ft one-bedders to 1,830 sq ft three-bedders.

Common facilities include an infinity lap pool lined with pool cabanas on one side, a garden lounge, and spots such as The Club or The Grill, where you can wine and dine your guests beyond your dining room. Other features such as a Green Roof and a pebble walk offer opportunities to relax and commune with nature.

19 Nassim is also Singapore’s first residential development to be powered by artificial intelligence – equipped with machine-learning capabilities, the AI progressively learn your daily habits and offers useful suggestions to improve your smart living experience.

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TENURE: 99 years

WHERE: District 3

EXPECTED T.O.P: March 2023

(Art: Frasers Property Singapore)

Were you one of the original Zouk-ettes who grew up partying at Jiak Kim Street?

Mixed-use development Riviere, which sits right along the tranquil Singapore River, breathes new life into the three historic, conserved former warehouses-turned-nightclub, by transforming them into F&B outlets and a grocery store.

The two 36-storey towers offer unblocked views of the Singapore river and city skyline, with 455 residential units ranging from 560 sq ft one-bedders to 2,002 sq ft four-roomers, as well as 80 serviced apartments.

A Library Lounge, dining area, entertainment lounge, Sky Spa and Sky Deck offer plenty of spaces to chill out when you need a breather from WFH.

Great World City is a short walk away, as are the upcoming Havelock and Great World MRT stations on the Thomson-East Coast line. Alternatively, stroll along the river promenade or hop onto a river taxi to reach Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.

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TENURE: 99 years

WHERE: District 10


(Art: Far East Organization)

Part of the One Holland Village mixed development comprising low-rise and high-rise apartments, serviced residences, offices and retail areas, One Holland Village Residences sees two blocks with 296 residential units ranging from 484 sq ft one bedders to four-bedroom-plus-study duplexes measuring 3,358 sq ft.

Inspired by the neighbourhood’s chilled bohemian vibes and distinctive shophouse typology, the project is designed to integrate with the existing surroundings, while offering amenities such as a 50m lap pool with a pool bar and pavilion.

Community spaces such as a landscaped Village Green and Village Square allow for craft markets and outdoor performances, while the 145,314 sq ft retail portion features open-air corridors for people to walk through even when the shops are closed. There’s also 80,730 sq ft of office space to complete the live-work-play proposition.

An overhead bridge connects to Holland Avenue Park across the road as a continual loop for cyclists and pedestrians. Holland Village and Buona Vista MRT stations are within walking distance, while university campuses and the 200-hectare One-North hub for biomedical sciences, info-communications technology and new media are close by.

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TENURE: Freehold

WHERE: District 9

EXPECTED T.O.P: August 2023

(Art: GuocoLand and Hong Leong Holdings)

Located at the site of the former Pacific Mansion off River Valley Road, The Avenir is nestled between Orchard Road, Great World City, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay, meaning retail and lifestyle options and MRT stations are just a stroll away.

Two 36-storey blocks comprising 376 apartments, ranging from 527 sq ft 1-bedders to 2,411 sq ft units featuring four bedrooms and a family room, with private lift access.

An expansive Grand Lawn, 50m lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, Gourmet Salon, Roof Garden above the 36th floor, putting green, yoga deck and Urban Farm offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

And if that’s not enough, Fort Canning Park and the nearby Singapore River beckon. There’s also the upcoming 6km Orchard Road Green Corridor, where the current Istana Park will be redesigned to connect to Dhoby Ghaut Green and Penang Road Open Space.

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TENURE: 99 years

WHERE: District 10

EXPECTED T.O.P: Dec 2022

(Art: Allgreen)

Fourth Avenue Residences sees a mix of two-, six- and 10-storey blocks with 476 units ranging from 474 sq ft one-bedders to 1,496 sq ft four-bedroom-plus-study configurations, set within the lush greenery of a GCB enclave, right smack in the heart of Bukit Timah.

With Sixth Avenue MRT station at its doorstep, it offers easy connectivity on the Downtown line, with top schools such as Raffles Girls’ Primary School, Methodist Girls’ School and Nanyang Primary School close by – and might even allow families respite from that “two-car” lifestyle commonly associated with living in this neighbourhood.

Lifestyle amenities such as the family-friendly Turf City, Botanic Gardens and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve abound too.

In terms of facilities, a Sky Pavilion offers views of the surrounding neighbourhood and Bukit Timah Hill; a Grand Lawn with a relaxation pavilion provides sheltered outdoor space for gatherings; while a 50m lap pool and tennis courts encourage an active lifestyle.

Find out about the Singapore Property Show 2021 webinar topics and properties on offer at

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Source: CNA/ds