The Antares: A family-friendly residential development at the city fringe
Situated next to Mattar MRT and near the Paya Lebar Quarter Mall, this 99-year leasehold property has something for everyone.
The phrase “prime location” can sometimes be used offhandedly in the property scene, but it’s certainly no exaggeration when describing The Antares. Named after the red supergiant star that’s the brightest in the Scorpius constellation, the 99-year leasehold development is located between Aljunied and Macpherson, close enough to town but just far away enough from the bustle.
What’s even better is the fact that The Antares is a one-minute sheltered walk to the Mattar MRT station on the Downtown Line, which makes travelling to business districts like Telok Ayer and other hubs like Paya Lebar a breeze. Paya Lebar MRT station is also on the Circle and East-West lines, bringing commuters to stations like Promenade, Bishan and Changi Airport easily.
The FSKH Development project will house 265 units, spread over four blocks. The Mattar area is vibrant with activity and is set to embrace many new exciting changes.
PREPPED FOR CHANGE
One of the major changes in District 14 is happening next to Mattar, in Macpherson. Three blocks there have been selected for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) in the second quarter of 2023. Affected residents will be moved to newly built replacement flats in Circuit Road.
While it may seem removed, SERS is likely to benefit the residents of The Antares because of the injection of new amenities. With this rejuvenation, the mature estate will have a fresher, modern look and thanks to its close proximity to The Antares, it’s no surprise if the units here receive increased interest.
To the west of Mattar, another project that is sure to revitalise the area surrounding the Singapore Sports Hub is Kallang Alive. The project will comprise six new developments for athletes and sports enthusiasts to play and train. Some 30 million visitors are projected to visit Kallang Alive yearly.
Come 2025, the area will accommodate the new Singapore tennis centre, a football hub, as well as the very first cycling velodrome to be built in Singapore under the Youth Hub. If you’re into jogging, you’ll be happy to hear that another development under Kallang Alive is Benaan Kapal Green, a community park with play areas and running trails.
Benaan Kapal Green will pair nicely with two other park connectors near The Antares – the Pelton Canal Park Connector that cuts through Geylang Bahru and features wide tracks for cyclists and dog-walkers, as well as the 10-hectare Bidadari Park that will soon be the go-to place for birdwatchers.
BUSINESS HUBS THAT BENEFIT
The Antares is close to employment hubs like Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), Central Business District (CBD) and Changi Business Park. These work in tangent to fulfil the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s plan to transform the CBD from a work-only zone to a work-live-and-play area, as well as create more regional hubs to bring jobs closer to home.
More companies are turning to these hubs for office spaces. PLQ Workplace currently counts SMRT and pharmaceutical giant Bayer as tenants. The hub offers convenience with lifestyle elements like the PLQ Mall as well as the residential towers. It’s also a pedestrian-friendly hub – residents can walk from PLQ to Paya Lebar Square and SingPost Centre easily. Running errands such as grocery shopping and picking up dinner before heading home will be a fuss-free affair.
These regional hubs like PLQ are a win-win for convenience. For residents of The Antares, PLQ is a mere five-minute drive away and it’s connected via the Paya Lebar MRT. Of course, The Antares’ prime location means that no matter the office address, residents can get to work quickly.
The development is located 10 minutes away from the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), and 15 minutes away from the CBD via Nicoll Highway.
ENCAPSULATING THE SINGAPORE LIFE
Mattar is a small but mature estate that’s great for families. It’s packed with the two things that Singaporeans hold dear: Good schools and mouth-watering food.
A four-minute walk away is Canossa Catholic Primary School, while the Geylang Methodist Primary and Secondary Schools are just a four-minute drive away. Further out is St Andrew’s Village, comprising a junior school, secondary school and junior college.
When it comes to grub, the residents of The Antares will be spoiled for choice, with a good mix of modern and nostalgic gastronomic experiences not far from the development.
Enjoy first dibs on popular hawker fare and eateries at Upper Aljunied Road and the Macpherson 89 Market & Food Centre, or the glorious array of nasi padang stalls at Geylang Serai Market.
If you prefer to cook, walk over to the Circuit Road Market & Food Centre as well as the FairPrice outlet on Circuit Road to find fresh ingredients. For more premium seafood fare, The Seafood Market Place by Song Fish at PLQ Mall stocks fresh and frozen seafood like crab legs and lobsters.
A SPACE TO CALL HOME
Units at The Antares range from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom apartments. Two-bedroom apartments take up 164 units out of the total of 265. Each unit is designed with high ceilings and equipped with smart community systems as well as quality fittings and appliances by Duravit and Bosch.
To unwind, residents can swim in a luxurious 33.3m-long indoor lap pool – cleverly placed LED lights and a dark ceiling create a starry night sky-like ambience, echoing the development’s name. There are also dining pavilions, a space-themed playground for kids, as well as a Crossfit circuit.
Some 20 per cent of the 90 released units have been sold during The Antares’ first launch. New units will be released soon.
Call 8318 8933 or visit the showflat at Kallang Airport Drive.
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