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Olloi: A unique home to call your own in Joo Chiat

Enjoy a landed-home living experience within an apartment in Singapore’s first Heritage Town.

Olloi: A unique home to call your own in Joo Chiat

Olloi sits amid the colourful Joo Chiat Heritage Town. Photos and artist's impressions: K16 Development

With a showcase project featuring four bungalows sitting on a vast piece of land at King Albert Park, K16 Development has carved out a solid reputation for itself in the landed homes arena. The ethos of the privately owned developer has always been that of long-lasting quality and traditional values, hence its dedication to work only with highly-acclaimed design firms and best-in-their-fields collaborators.

Olloi, a freehold boutique development with 34 units of exclusively three- and four-bedroom apartments for young and growing families, marks K16 Development’s maiden foray into the apartment building landscape in the heritage-rich Joo Chiat enclave.


As a nod to Joo Chiat’s strong cultural roots, the facade of Olloi has been designed to be a future-forward take on the traditional shophouse.

The architectural direction of the development is helmed by Park + Associates, Design of the Year winner at the 2015 President’s Design Awards. In the words of Mr K Park Lim, founder and principal architect: “Olloi is a masterpiece that forms a new milestone for the memories of tomorrow.”

With land and space being a precious commodity, what makes Olloi a one-of-its-kind project is K16 Development’s true north value of building homes that stand the test of time with a strong focus on liveability.

All storey blocks are specially offset from one another to provide a landed-home living experience within an apartment. This is especially evident in penthouse units with their unique design and additional set back from the main block.

The offsetting of units translates to residences having windows on all sides, allowing homes to be bathed in an abundance of natural light and ventilation. With high ceilings and living areas that are at least 3m wide, living spaces can be further customised to suit the needs and requirements of each family.


Despite being a boutique development, full amenities on-site include a 25m infinity pool, jacuzzi children’s pool as well as indoor and outdoor gardens. When one has a spot of downtime, relax by the pool or refresh one’s spirit under the sheltered Garden of Serenity armed with a good read surrounded by lush landscaping.

From fitness aficionados, get in a good workout at the gym, decked out with the latest fitness equipment.

Residents looking to organise a barbecue party under the stars can host their guests at The Glasshouse, a pavilion with a greenhouse-inspired design.

Another benefit residents at Olloi stand to enjoy is low maintenance costs as K16 Development is seasoned at building niche quality projects of maximum utility.


A former seaside retreat, Joo Chiat was declared Singapore’s first Heritage Town in 2011. A unique mix of Peranakan shophouses, hipster cafes and variety of local fare makes Joo Chiat a popular lifestyle destination for many.

Famous local eats in the area include Fei Fei Wanton Noodles and 328 Katong Laksa. Kim Choo Kueh Chang sells what many say are some of the best nyonya dumplings and Peranakan food in the east. On the less traditional end on the makan spectrum, notable brunch spots include the Instagram-worthy Avenue | Cafe and Ninethirty. 

Other cultural hotspots in the area include private home-museum The Intan and the Eurasian Heritage Centre.

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the hood is the proliferation of multi-hued Peranakan shophouses with their intricate detailing and decorative elements. In a neighbourhood where buildings don’t rise above five storeys, Joo Chiat manages to retain a laid-back vibe.

Signs of increased gentrification have been taking root in Joo Chiat. With it usually comes an accompanying upward trend in property prices, rental potential and a growing expat community. Future tenants may be drawn to a home at Olloi for its impeccable position in the heart of the colourful neighbourhood.


Nestled amid the Joo Chiat Heritage Town, the D15 freehold development is located in a tranquil lorong off Changi Road.

Despite being tucked away from the thoroughfare, the transport hub at Paya Lebar and the up-and-coming Paya Lebar Quarter are just a three-minute drive or 11 minutes away on foot.

The Central Business District is 12 minutes away by car while Jewel Changi Airport can be reached within 14 minutes.  For residents who prefer to cycle, 112 Katong is eight minutes away while East Coast Park can be accessed in 14 minutes.

Since its launch, Olloi has garnered rave feedback about its efficient unit layouts. Create stories and journeys from a quality home situated in culturally diverse Joo Chiat. Make an appointment for a personalised viewing and explore the Olloi Sales Gallery at Joo Chiat Terrace today. For more information, visit

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