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Kopar at Newton: A launchpad to prime spots in the city

Strategically located in District 9, this condominium is a stone’s throw away from Newton MRT.

Kopar at Newton: A launchpad to prime spots in the city

The well-placed Kopar at Newton is close to the CBD, Orchard Road and good schools. Artist's impressions and video: CEL Development

City living comes with a touch of glamour and excitement. Part of the allure stems from being in close proximity to the vibrant Central Business District (CBD). Major institutions based here, such as the Singapore Stock Exchange and Marina Bay Financial Centre, are privy to global events and changes. Indeed, downtown Singapore is where all the action is – where tastemakers and luminaries work, and sometimes live.

City living also means having easy access to a plethora of entertainment and dining options. Be it a Michelin-starred restaurant, snazzy new watering hole or ritzy nightspot, there’s no shortage of places to check out or unwind after hours. 

This might explain why properties in and near the city – in areas such as Orchard, Newton and Novena – have always been looked on favourably. Local property seekers, foreign investors and expatriate tenants often have their eyes set on centrally-located property.

The city centre is also in a constant state of development and reinvention, from the building of global icons like Marina Bay Sands to improvement in connectivity between landmarks. These are just some of the reasons why property seekers choose to put down roots in the city.

NEWTON: A NEIGHBOURHOOD WITH EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY

For residents living in upscale Newton, most tout its proximity to the financial district and shopping belt as a major draw. Over the past five years, prices per square foot for condominiums in District 9 (D9) have seen a healthy increase.

As such, it’s no wonder top real estate developers zoomed in to get a piece of the property action around the area – a Government Land Sale site along Newton’s Kampong Java Road attracted seven contenders last year, with CELH Development drawing the top bid.

One of the biggest reasons why the location drew such feverish bids? The site is a four-minute walk to Newton MRT, an interchange for the North-South Line and Downtown Line. For green warriors who have made the decision to go car-lite or tenants who don’t drive, commuting by public transport will be a breeze.

So what will stand on the coveted Kampong Java site? Come 2023, that would be Kopar at Newton, a luxury condominium by renowned developer CEL Development.

Raffles Place MRT is just five stops away from Kopar at Newton – a boon for residents working in the CBD. It is also a five-minute drive from Orchard Road, home to some of the swankiest shopping malls.

Plans are afoot to give Orchard Road a fresh new look. Photo: CEL Development

Rejuvenation is in the works for Orchard Road, too, with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s plans to imbue it with more greenery and interactive street activities. A highlight urbanites can look forward to is the 1.3-hectare Istana Park where visitors can enjoy a day out in nature exploring an orchid-themed garden and a rustic play garden.

Kopar at Newton is easily accessible via Dunearn Road and the Central Expressway (CTE). Dempsey Hill and Holland Village are a 10-minute drive away. Both are trendy lifestyle destinations loved for their chic eateries and laidback vibes. Equally near is Botanic Gardens, the UNESCO site where residents can bring their kids for a jaunt or enjoy a relaxing stroll.

AN UP-AND-COMING MEDICAL HUB

Get up close and personal with Kopar at Newton.

The city may be synonymous with the CBD, but there’s another key element that increases the desirability of this location. You’ll find this at Novena, where some of the country’s best healthcare providers are.

A six-minute drive from Kopar at Newton is an enclave of medical centres and hospitals, such as Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Novena Medical Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the National Neuroscience Institute. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities and renowned specialists, the area is on track to becoming a 17-hectare health complex – the Health City Novena – by 2030. The beauty of this lies in knowing you have the best medical facilities nearby, be it for your kids or elderly parents.

The medical hub attracts the best talents from all over the world and this could translate to a potential increase in demand for rental homes. The numbers already show an upward trend; the volume of rental homes has soared since 2014.

BUILDING A HOME AND FAMILY AT NEWTON

Feast on the best local eats at Newton Food Centre. Photo: Shutterstock

Singapore is a nation of bona fide foodies and food will never be a worry for residents who live at Kopar at Newton. Right across the road is Newton Food Centre, the hawker centre known for its local and seafood fare as well as famed appearance in Hollywood flick Crazy Rich Asians. It opens till late too, so supper after a midnight movie is a cinch.  

For upmarket culinary options, there’s Violet Oon over at ION Orchard and Les Amis at Shaw Centre. Home chefs who prefer the comforts of home-cooked food can get quality ingredients from the 24-hour Don Don Donki at Square 2 or Cold Storage at Novena Square.

Families will be happy to know that there are several illustrious schools in close proximity to Kopar at Newton. Within 1km, you will find Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) and St Joseph Institution Junior. Slightly further but still within 2km is the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

Expats moving to Singapore will also have no problem finding an international school that’s accessible by bus or train for their kids, such as Tanglin Trust School, Chatsworth International School, United World College and German European School Singapore.

Residents are in for a treat with Kopar at Newton's top-notch lifestyle facilities.

Kopar at Newton has a host of modern amenities that have been carefully curated to fulfil the lifestyle needs of residents. The visually arresting Stella with its breathtaking triple-volume ceiling is a home entertainer’s dream come true. Engage a private chef and host your dinner party without breaking a sweat at The Connoisseur, which comes with a well-fitted kitchen and dining room. 

There’s also The Sommelier, a gentleman’s club-like lounge area with a wine bar, as well as The Courtyard, a spacious outdoor space with lush greenery. With these on the development’s well-manicured grounds, residents can look forward to throwing stellar parties.

The condominium also comes with spa-like facilities luxurious enough to rival the offerings of big-name wellness groups. A hot and cold spa, as well as hydrotherapy pool, allow residents to live it up without having to step out of the estate. Even quintessential facilities such as the tennis court, children’s pool and gym feature well-thought-out designs and layouts.

Clearly, CEL Development did not rest on the laurels of Kopar at Newton’s coveted city location. A comprehensive suite of high-end amenities packaged in timeless architecture makes Kopar at Newton an attractive buy for property mavens in the know.

For more information, call 6100 6068 or visit Kopar at Newton.

This advertorial was produced in partnership with 99.co.

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