Here we review North Gaia EC.This new condominium is located in the North of Singapore and will be available for purchase in the first half 2022.This will be the first EC development in Yishun for six years. Therefore, there is a lot of demand.
Sing Holdings Limited, a local developer, is building the North Gaia executive condo at the corner Yishun Avenue 9 & Avenue 8.Sing Holdings is responsible for many residential developments, from high-end ones like 38 Draycott Drive to the latest mass-market project Parc Botannia.
North Gaia EC convience and connectivity
The new condo is in Yishun township which was once considered far from the city.This perception has changed slightly due to increased interest in places further afield like Woodlands or Sembawang and the launch of Parc Canberra ECs there.
The expansion of the expressway network and the proliferation of MRT lines that run across the island can both account for a part of this change.This has greatly reduced travel times.
North Gaia EC is not located within walking distance to an MRT station.It is located just across Yishun Avenue 8 from its north-east, which is the Symphony Suites condo.
The closest MRT station to Yishun is located in the town centre of Yishun, approximately 1.6km down Yishun Avenue 9.It connects to the main shopping area of Yishun. This is clustered around Northpoint City and Golden Village Yishun.This mature estate is served by a network of feeder buses, which greatly aids.
Station to station is 9 stations along the North-South line. It takes approximately 26 minutes to go from Yishun Road to Orchard Road.Transitlink states that there are 4 additional stations to Raffles Place, which takes 35 minutes.
A journey to the town takes only 15 minutes, even if you take the feeder bus.
Driving is obviously faster.It should take no more than 25 minutes to drive off-peak via the CTE, Central Expressway.This will be especially true when the new North-South Expressway, which is due to open in 2026 at the same time that the North Gaia executive condo, is complete.It will handle traffic from Sembawang, the northern region, and should allow for smoother and quicker drives on the CTE.
Yishun, a well-established HDB estate offers a wide range of amenities for all ages.Food, shops, schools and banks, libraries, as well as medical facilities are all available.Even nature parks.
It is a family-oriented township with a vibrant community.New malls, hawker centers, healthcare amenities and a redeveloped transport infrastructure have all been added to the area.
Junction Nine, the nearest neighbourhood shopping center, was completed in 2017.Northpoint City, an integrated development in the town centre that featured the first Community Club inside a shopping center, was also completed.
Northpoint City is actually the largest mall in Singapore's north, boasting over 500 restaurants and retail outlets.It connects directly to the Yishun MRT Station via an underpass.
Another attractive aspect of Yishun's is its profusion of parks and foliage.
There's Yishun Park, with Yishun Pond. The park connector network connects the smaller parks and green spaces in the surrounding areas.Even the North Gaia EC has its own park connector, as well as a patch of forest to its side.
The Lower Seletar Reservoir Park is located near the serene waters of the Lower Seletar Reservoir.It is rare that many Singapore estates have access to such large bodies of water.
Yishun also has its own hospital facilities, including the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in the centre of the city and the Yishun Community Hospital.It's always comforting to know that emergency medical assistance is available should any situation arise.
North Gaia Executive CondoProject Features
Blocks and apartments will be facing either north or south.This is the best facing to maximize cross-ventilation and minimize heat from the afternoon sunlight.To accommodate young couples, families with children, extended or multi-generational families, the project will include a mixture of units with two to five bedrooms.
One of the attractions is the proximity of this Yishun EC location to the upcoming Khatib Bongsu Nature Park.In March 2020, the National Parks Board announced that a 40-hectare mangrove and mudflat habitat would be built opposite the site.Completion is expected in 2024.
Some units on the upper floors will have unobstructed views of the water and nature park.Families can also walk to the lake for all of the amenities, such as kayaking.
A short section of Khatib Bongsu Park Connector runs directly next to the site's south-east.The park connector runs from Yishun Pond to the canal that leads into the park or the sea off Seletar Island/Pulau Seletar.
This is also the only EC in Yishun that has every block within one KM of Chongfu Primary School.
Yishun Avenue 8 is the new road that runs alongside the North Gaia EC. It connects to Seletar West Link, which provides an alternative route to the Tampine, Central, or Seletar expressways.It leads to the Seletar Aerospace Hub which is an employment center and potential tenant/buyer pool.