With the restrictions given to HDB’s Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) mannequin flats, Kent Heights at Kallang/Whampoa’s trying fairly good on the funding entrance because it sits on a comparatively prime locale with out being subjected to the PLH restrictions. We take at take a look at the location and its surrounds, in addition to the perfect items to go for when you resolve to go for a unit right here.
|Location||Alongside Owen Highway|
|Whole no. of items||430|
|Unit varieties||2-room flexi and 4-room items|
|No. of blocks||1|
|Estimated completion date||4Q2026|
|Indicative pricing||$192K to $241K for 2-room Flexi 1
$247K to $309K for 2-room Flexi 2
$511K to $660K for 4-room
|Nearest MRT station||Farrer Park MRT (~14-min stroll) on the North-East
|Surrounding facilities (inside a 15-min stroll)||• 500-metre jogging monitor on website
• Eateries alongside Owen Highway and Rangoon Highway
• Pek Kio Market and Meals Centre
• Neighbourhood Centre alongside Cambridge Highway, with a Fairprice grocery store
• Metropolis Sq. Mall with a Fairprice and Don Don Donki grocery store
• Sq. 2, Velocity and Royal Sq. Novena malls
|Faculties inside 1-km (estimated)||• Farrer Park Main Faculty
• Hong Wen Faculty
• St Joseph’s Establishment Junior
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The (small) plot of land for Kent Heights is surrounded by a condominium, an HDB flat and the CTE. The 8-storey multi-storey automotive park on the location gives a little bit of a buffer, however you’re prone to nonetheless be impacted by the site visitors noise, particularly in case your stack is going through the expressway and you’re positioned on a unit that’s larger than the eighth ground.
The CTE is positioned subsequent to the location.
The swimming pool for the adjoining condominium (Cityscape @ Farrer Park) is located simply subsequent to the BTO, so we did hear fairly a little bit of commotion and ambient noise after we visited the world.
The adjoining condominium’s services (left) are positioned proper subsequent to the location for Kent Heights.
Discover the place the swimming pool is?
Picture courtesy of Google Maps
Footfall can be on the upper facet, seeing because the again entrance of the condominium, one that’s often accessed, can be positioned subsequent to the BTO website.
Not the most suitable choice for peace and quiet, however Kent Heights scores when it comes to comfort. There are many meals selections within the space. Proper throughout Owen Highway is a neighbourhood centre with a number of eateries, a espresso store and a hawker centre. Stroll alongside Owen Highway and Rangoon Highway and also you’ll additionally discover quite a lot of widespread cafes and eating places.
The closest shopping center is Metropolis Sq. Mall, positioned subsequent to the Farrer Park MRT station on the North-East Line. It’s nonetheless a 14-min strolling distance to the MRT and mall, so it’s not precisely very close to nevertheless it’s nonetheless walkable. The mall packs all kinds of retail and meals choices, in addition to Don Don Donki and Fairprice supermarkets to get weekly groceries at.
In addition to this Farrer Park neighbourhood, you’ll additionally get to benefit from the facilities and malls out there at Novena. It can take you a couple of 15-min stroll to succeed in the center of Novena (stroll through an overhead bridge over the CTE), which has a number of procuring malls within the space in addition to the Novena MRT station on the North-South Line.
That are the perfect items to go for at Kent Heights?
For peace and quiet:
- As talked about earlier, we might positively advocate going for a stack that’s going through away from the CTE.
- The identical stacks which can be going through the CTE are additionally going through the automotive park, with a few of the stacks overlooking the play services, health corners and pavilion. So noise ranges generated from being round human exercise zones are positively going to be excessive, notably for these on the decrease flooring.
- We aren’t positive the place the jogging monitor will probably be, because it’s not indicated on HDB’s map. However it is going to generate some noise for these dwelling near the monitor. Do try Kent Heights’ 3D mannequin to find out the place the jogging monitor will probably be.
- Stack 206 will seemingly even be affected by noise ranges from the adjoining condominium, as their swimming services are positioned simply subsequent to this stack.
- These are the stacks to go for, if you wish to keep away from excessive noise ranges: 208*, 210, 212, 214, 216, 218, 220, 222.
- *Stack 208 is going through an grownup health nook, though it’s fairly far away and remoted i.e. much less individuals gathering round.
Carpark will present a little bit of a buffer from the noise generated by the CTE site visitors.
Picture courtesy of HDB
For unblocked views:
- For the stacks that face the CTE (200, 202, 204, 206, 224, 226), what they lack in peace and quiet, they make up for it in unblocked views. For stacks 204 and 206, as they’re going through a comparatively tall HDB (20 storeys) throughout the expressway, you could need to get a unit that’s larger than the twentieth ground.
- Stacks going through away from the CTE (208, 210, 212, 214, 216, 218, 220, 222) would profit from unblocked views when you handle to snag a unit that’s larger than the twelfth ground.
View for stacks going through the CTE. Principally of Novena and the encompassing hospitals.
Picture courtesy of Google Maps
View of the stacks going through away from CTE. Principally of the Farrer Park neighbourhood.
Picture courtesy of Google Maps
For a cooler unit:
- Don’t need your own home to be baked by the afternoon solar? Go for a unit that’s decrease than the eleventh ground for stacks 208 and 210 because the HDB block in entrance of them will have the ability to assist block off the solar coming from the south-west route.
- For stacks 200, 202, 204, 206, 224 and 226, get a unit that’s decrease than the eighth ground if you need the close by automotive park to dam off the afternoon solar coming in from the north-west route.
The solar route comes from two instructions (north-west and south-west) in Singapore, relying on the month.
- By way of privateness, you’ll want to be taking a look at nook items which can be away from the garbage chutes in addition to the lifts. These embody: 200, 206, 208, 218, 222 and 224.
- Be aware: For items on the ninth and tenth ground on stacks 200, 202, 224 and 226, individuals strolling on the hyperlink bridge to the automotive park could possibly see into your items, though this may rely on the bridge and BTO designs. For the eighth ground items on the identical stacks, individuals strolling on the automotive park’s roof backyard will seemingly additionally have the ability to see into your items.