The following is an in-depth review of The Reef At King’s Dock Condo and what differentiate it as a viable investment alternative vis-a-vis other newly launched developments. In this review, we seek to provide an unbiased examination of its design, locational attributes and investment potential.
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- About The Reef At King’s Dock Waterfront Condo
- The Reef At King’s Dock Unit Mix
- The Reef At King's Dock Prices
- The Reef At King’s Dock Facilities
- The Reef At King’s Dock Factsheet
- The Developers
- Project Consultant
- Benefits From The Development of Greater Southern Waterfront
- Close Proximity to one-north - Singapore's "Silicon Valley"
- The Reef At King’s Dock Enjoys Excellent Transport Connectivity
- The Reef At King’s Dock Blessed With a Wide Range of Amenities
- SGH Campus Master Plan
- Sentosa - A Premier Recreational & Lifestyle Destination
- Sentosa-Brani Master Plan
- Downtown South - Upcoming Theme Park Beside Sentosa
- The Rail Corridor & Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Redevelopment
- Keppel Distripark Redevelopment
- Fascinating Nature Recreation - The Southern Ridges
- Labrador Park - A Natural Sanctuary
- Schools Near The Reef At King's Dock
- Review Conclusion
- More Reviews of New Property Launches
The Reef At King’s Dock is a luxurious waterfront condominium development by Mapletree and Keppel Land Limited. It is located within the coveted residential District 4 along Harbourfront Avenue and a stone’s throw away from Harbourfront MRT station, Harbourfront Centre and VivoCity. Future residents will enjoy the best of waterfront living without compromising on accessibility and convenience.
The Reef At King's Dock will also get to ride on the exciting transformation taking place under the Greater Southern Waterfront. The Greater Southern Waterfront, which extends from Pasir Panjang to Marina East, will be transformed into a new major gateway and location for urban living along Singapore’s southern coast.
About The Reef At King’s Dock Waterfront Condo
The King's Dock was the second largest in the world when it opened in August 1913 and is now conserved as a heritage site. As part of the Keppel Harbour, it had been instrumental to the economic prosperity of Singapore in the mid-19th century. With the opening of the Suez Canal, Singapore became a major port of call for steamships plying Europe and East Asia. However, the shipyard operations have since moved to Tuas. This spurred the transformation of the harbour into a spectacular and vibrant waterfront city.
The Reef at King’s Dock, which will occupy the vacated strip of land, truly raises the bar for waterfront living with its expansive 180-metre-long floating sun deck with a marine viewing area right at your doorstep - the first ever in a residential development in Singapore.
It will also house several swimming pools – an Olympic-length pool, a leisure pool and a rejuvenation pool. The design is to provide swimmers with an immersive experience – as though you're swimming within the waters of King’s Dock itself. In addition, the marine viewing area will allow residents and visitors to appreciate the marine ecology in King’s Dock.
As part of the developer's effort to conserve and encourage marine life, the submerged surface of the floating deck has been specially designed to allow the colonisation of corals that, in turn, will attract fishes and other marine life.
Hence, the scale and detail embody the impressive stature of The Reef At King’s Dock and provide a spectacular seaside experience that lets residents be one with the sea. In fact, it has been touted as a “sustainable, next-generation luxury development for discerning urbanites”.
A Marine Sanctuary At King's Dock
Keppel Land, one of the developers of The Reef At King's Dock, has undertaken the challenge not only to build world-class waterfront homes for people, but also a underwater sanctuary for marine life to thrive. To do this, it has embarked on a project to enhance the existing marine habitat in the waters around King's Dock. Corals around Keppel Island nearby are carefully harvested and grown in a nursery before being transplanted onto artificial reefs at the waterfront precinct.
These reef enhancement structures also serve as fish-aggregating devices that will help to improve natural coral growth. The effort has been a success after a underwater survey found fishes such as the monocle bream, orange-spotted rabbitfish, pipefish and copperband butterfly fish flitting around the transplanted corals - signs of a healthy reef environment.
Besides the rich variety of fishes, other marine life such as jellyfish, seahorse, sea slug and sea anemone can also be found.
As part of the conservation of marine life, boat owners at Keppel Bay are encouraged to use biodegradable washing liquids and detergents when cleaning their vessels. Fishing is also not allowed. All these measures are part of Keppel's City Reef project that aims to nurture a kaleidoscope of marine life. A healthy marine ecosystem will help to make the water clearer by filtering away pollutants while attracting more marine life and make it biologically productive. Hence, residents can enjoy the splendour of a thriving sea life that truly enriches their waterfront living experience.
The Reef At King's Dock Design Inspiration
Inspired by resort spas and contemporary luxury hotels, The Reef at King’s Dock is a 429-unit residential development conceived as the perfect escape for the well-heeled and well-travelled. Buyers have an exquisite choice of one- to three-bedroom apartments, all purposefully designed to meet the many demands of contemporary living. Smart home features are seamlessly integrated to provide a truly elevated experience.
Smart Home Controls
- Smart Door Lock
- Smart Air-conditioning
- Smart Intercom System
- Smart Smoke Alarm
- Motorised Sliding Screen
Smart Community Management
- Common Area Facility Booking
- Keyless Letter Box
- Smart Parcel Collection
- Visitor Invitation With QR Code
- Real-time Occupancy Monitoring of Non-bookable Common Area Facilities
Smart Miele Home Appliances
- Smart Oven
- Smart Fridge (Only in three-bedroom units)
The Reef At King’s Dock Unit Mix
The Reef At King's Dock provides a choice of one- to three-bedroom units to cater to different segment of buyers. Whether buying for own stay or investment, their thoughtful and practical layouts will ensure an optimised living experience. Below is a breakdown of the various units on offer.
|Unit Types||Est. Area (sqft)||No. of Units||No. of Share Value ($75)||Est. Maintenance Per Month Excl GST|
|1 Bedroom||431 - 592||114||5 & 6||$375 & $450|
|1Bedroom + Study PES||657||2||6||$450|
|2 Bedroom||678 - 764||195||6||$450|
|2 Bedroom + Study||893||6||6||$450|
|2 Bedroom Premium||883||20||6||$450|
|2 Bedroom Villa||980 & 1163||12||6||$450|
|3 Bedroom + Study||1076 & 1281||25||6||$450|
|3 Bedroom Premium||1216 - 1464||47||7||$525|
|3 Bedroom Villa||1345 & 1572||8||7||$525|
The Reef At King's Dock Prices
During the launch on 30 Jan 2021, the developers Mapletree Investments and Keppel Land sold 280 out of the 300 units released, representing 93% of released units being sold. The sales figure is equivalent to 65.3% of the 429 units in the project. Prices of units sold ranged from $2,000 to $2,800 psf, with an average price of $2,330 psf.
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Floor Plans & Elevation Charts
Below are the various floor plans available at The Reef At King's Dock. The assortment of configurations and sizes are designed to meet the aspirations of different segments of buyers. You many view them below or download them here.
The Reef At King’s Dock Facilities
Residents of The Reef At King's Dock will be pampered with more than 40 facilities. Children will also have their own play area for a truly family-oriented living environment. These include Kids Play Zone, Splash Pool, Lowtide Pool, Jacuzzi Lounge, Gourmet Pavilion, Marine Viewing Hammock and many more. Below for the full list of facilities.
|Facilities (Level 1/Basement)||Facilities - The Deck on King's Dock|
|Arrival Plaza||Reflective Pond||Tranquility Deck||Marine Viewing Hammock|
|Arrival Lounge||Bubble Pond||Therapy Corner||Sun Deck|
|King's Club||Econ Pond||Kid's Play Zone
a) Adventure Splash
a) Bubble Pool
b) Jacuzzi Lounge
c) Hydrotherapy Pool
|King's Lounge||King's Square||Fitness Zone||50m Lap Pool|
|The Gymnasium (Basement)||King's Plaza||Semi-Sunken Tennis Court||Leisure Pool
a) Splash Pool
b) Bubble Deck
c) Lowtide Pool
|The Studio (Basement)||Verdant Garden||Petscape|
|Changing Room & Steam Bath (Basement)||Serenity Valley||The Promenade By King's Dock|
|Gourmet Pavilion||Green Lawn||King's Dock Green Wall|
|Twilight Pavilion||The Courtyard||Bicycle Park (Level 1 & Basement)|
|Social Pavilion||Leisure Lawn||Parcel Collection Station (Basement)|
Site Plan and Location of Facilities
Below is The Reef At King's Dock site plan and location of all its facilities. You may also download the E-brochure here. If you require more information or assistance, please feel free to contact us.
The Reef At King’s Dock Factsheet
|Project Name||The Reef At King's Dock|
|Developer||Harbourfront Three Pte Ltd (JV between Mapletree and Keppel Land)|
|Location / Address||2 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 01 & 02, Singapore 097992
6 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 03 to 10, Singapore 097993
8 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 11 & 12, Singapore 097994
10 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 13 to 26, Singapore 097995
12 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 27 to 34, Singapore 097996
14 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 35 & 36, Singapore 097997
16 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 37 to 44, Singapore 097998
18 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 45 & 46, Singapore 097999
20 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 47 to 60, Singapore 098000
22 Harbourfront Avenue, Units 61 to 68, Singapore 098001
|Site Area||26,409 SQM / 284,264.10 SQFT|
|No. of Units||429|
|Tenure of Land||99 years commencing from 16th August 1999.
Or from the date of acceptance of SLA’s Letter of Offer for lease upgrading (whichever is applicable)
|Expected TOP date||31 December 2025|
|Expected Legal Completion||31 Dec 2028|
|No. of Storey||2 to 10|
|No. of Blocks||10 Blocks, 68 stacks|
|No. of Carpark Lots||429 Basement Carpark Lots (not including 4 accessible lots)|
The developer for The Reef At King’s Dock is Harbourfront three, a joint venture between Mapletree and Keppel Land, two well-known and established real estate developers with excellent track records.
Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment, capital and property management company headquartered in Singapore. Its properties span across 13 markets, namely Singapore, Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam.
Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, it has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes. Some of its award-winning properties in Singapore include VivoCity, Mapletree Business City and STT Tai Seng 1, as well as mixed-use developments in the region such as Nanhai Business City in China.
Keppel Land is the property arm of Keppel Corporation, one of Singapore's flagship multinational companies with a global footprint in more than 20 countries. These include China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Philippines and Malaysia.
As a multi-faceted property company, Keppel Land provides innovative real estate solutions with its sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments, investment-grade commercial properties and integrated townships. Some of its flagship projects under its belt are Marina Bay Financial Centre in Singapore, Tianjin Eco-City, China, Empire City in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and International Financial Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The project consultant for The Reef At King's Dock is KCAP, an award-winning and leading international design firm specialised in architecture, urban design and landscape design. It is founded in 1989 by Kees Christiaanse. KCAP is known for the development of sustainable urban living environments, with buildings and public spaces that enliven and renew the city.
|Architect||KCAP Architects & Planners / DCA Architects|
|Landscape Architect||Grant Associates|
|Project Interior Designers||Index Design Pte Ltd|
|Showflats Interior Designer||Ministry of Design, The ID Dept|
|Building and Land Surveyors||Tang Tuck Kim Registered Surveyor Pte Ltd|
Benefits From The Development of Greater Southern Waterfront
The Reef At King's Dock is situated within the Greater Southern Waterfront, which will stretch over 30km of coastline and covers an area of 2,000 hectares from Marina East to Pasir Panjang. This will be about six times the size of Marina Bay and it is poised to become the most sought-after location to live, work and play. This will be achieved through the following:
- Development of more leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities for residents
- More private and public housing options with waterfront promenades and green corridors
- Job creations under its live-work-play initiative
Development will take place in phases, starting with the former Pasir Panjang Power District, Keppel Club, Mount Faber and Pasir Panjang Linear Park in the next few year.
Pasir Panjang Power District - Built in the 1950s and 60s, the two former power station buildings, along with the surrounding disused industrial structures, will be conserved and repurposed into lifestyle and recreational facilities. Some ideas include turning them into hotels and exhibition spaces together with water features, parks and F&B outlets. There will also be a continuous waterfront promenade that will seamlessly connect to various places of interest.
Green Corridor – The new Pasir Panjang Linear Park will connect West Coast Park to Labrador Nature Reserve and offer park users a glimpse of Pasir Panjang’s working container port and Power District up close. The first phase from the Pasir Panjang MRT station to Jalan Pelepah is scheduled to open in 2021. The green corridor will also link up places of interest along the Greater Southern Waterfront to the hilltops such as Bukit Chandu, Telok Blangah Hill and Mount Faber for visitors to enjoy a distinctive recreational experience. Under study is a new funicular system to bring visitors from the foothills up to the Mount Faber cable car station.
Keppel Club - As part of the Greater Southern Waterfront project, the government will allocate space for 9,000 private and public housing units on the site of Keppel Club when its lease expires in 2021. Occupying a land area of 44 hectares, there will be waterfront promenades, greenery and open spaces.
Job Opportunities Nearer Home – The swanky Mapletree Business Centre and Alexandra Technopark along Pasir Panjang Road and Alexandra Road are home to many multinational corporations. Some of the big names include Google, Samsung, Cisco, Unilever, Microsoft, Sennheiser, Hewlett Packard and Hitachi. With more offices planned for the area, this has the potential to turn it into another Central Business District (CBD) or perhaps, an extension of it. This will be in line with the government’s initiative to have more people work close to their homes.
Besides the above, the other exciting developments include the remaking of Sentosa, the transformation of Pulau Brani into a recreational destination, the development of green corridors and nature recreations plus many more (more information below). With The Reef At King's Dock being launched amidst the transformation of the Greater Southern Waterfront, its provides great investment potential and first mover advantage for astute property investors.
Close Proximity to one-north - Singapore's "Silicon Valley"
Beside the Central Business District and Mapletree Business City, The Reef At King's Dock is also close to one-north, a vibrant research and business park that serves as a fertile ground for research, innovation, and test-bedding. In fact, it is just six stations from Harbourfront via the Circle Line.
one-north is an icon of Singapore's knowledge economy. The 200-hectare development houses key growth sectors such as biomedical sciences, info-communications technology and media, and startups, supported by capabilities in science and engineering. It is a dynamic and creative high-tech place for R&D, not unlike the Silicon Valley in the United States. Together with Science Park 1 & 2 and the upcoming Dover Knowledge District, they are envisioned to propel Singapore's future economic growth by attracting knowledge-intensive industries and personnel.
Under the URA Master Plan, new business park developments will integrate with the Rail Corridor nearby, providing vibrant recreational spaces for workers and residents.
Given The Reef At King's Dock direct connectivity to one-north via the MRT Circle Line, this will further enhance its investment potential.
The Reef At King’s Dock Enjoys Excellent Transport Connectivity
The Harbourfront MRT station is an interchange between the Northeast Line and Circle Lines and can be reached within 6 minutes by foot. This offers residents of The Reef At King’s Dock excellent transport accessibility. Furthermore, the Harbourfront station is just one stop from Outram Park - an interchange between the Northeast and East-West Lines.
In the meantime, the Circle Line is undergoing an extension from Marina Bay to Harbourfront to close the loop. Three stations will be added between them - Prince Edward, Cantonment and Keppel. Expected to be completed by 2025, this will further improve the connectivity and allows residents to travel conveniently to almost every part of Singapore, in particularly downtown areas like Marina Bay, Raffles Place, City Hall, Chinatown, Bugis and Orchard Road.
For those studying at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Circle Line will take them direct to the Kent Ridge Station five stops away. A further stop up is one-north, Singapore's "Silicon Valley".
The Reef At King's Dock is also well-served by many public buses, some of which take residents straight into Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD). The journey only takes about 15 minutes. It also takes about the same time to reach the Mapletree Business City in the opposite direction.
For those who drive, residents will have easy access to several expressways, which are all within a short drive from the new waterfront condo – Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), East Coast Parkway (ECP) and Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE). It is also close to the West Coast Highway, which will benefit those working in the Western part of Singapore, such as the Pandan Loop industrial estate and the upcoming Jurong Lake District.
With such excellent transport connectivity and choices, residents of The Reef At King's Dock will get to enjoy better commuting experiences.
The Reef At King’s Dock Blessed With a Wide Range of Amenities
There are two shopping malls within a very short walking distance of The Reef At King’s Dock – Harbourfront Centre and VivoCity. The former is also linked to the Singapore Cruise Centre where passengers take holiday trips to popular destinations such as Batam and Bintang in Indonesia.
These two shopping malls provide a myriad of retail, dining and entertainment choices, including a cinema, 2 supermarkets, four food courts and a wide choice of dining outlets.
The HarbourFront Centre is just a stones' throw away from The Reef At King's Dock and conveniently linked to the Singapore Cruise Centre and VivoCity - Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle mall. The linkage between them offers an exciting and dynamic retail atmosphere for everyone.
Conveniently situated right at the heart of the vibrant Harbourfront precinct, it comprises a 3-storey shopping mall offering everything from fashion to sporting equipment, electronic goods, food & beverages and many more. In fact there are two foodcourts- Food Junction and Bagus, as well as a variety of eateries such as Pastamania, Seoul Garden Hotpot, Don Don Donki, Yoshinoya, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, etc. It also houses a Cold Storage supermarket.
Connected to the MRT station, as well as other conveniently located public transport systems, Harbourfront is easily accessible from many parts of Singapore.
VivoCity is an iconic retail, entertainment & lifestyle destination distinguishable by its wave-like façade, inspired by its sea-front location. It is designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Toyo Ito, who is behind the renowned Sendai Mediatheque in Japan. He is known for his signature design style which focuses on the utilisation of nature, climate and open spaces.
VivoCity constantly seeks to surprise and stimulate visitors with its vibrant mix of retail and entertainment concepts. It features wide, open spaces for waterfront relaxation and entertainment, and a full calendar of exciting festivals and events to draw both locals and foreign visitors. The large atrium regularly holds exciting mall events, especially during the festive periods such as Chinese New Year and Christmas.
It also houses a wide array of dining options, which includes two food courts – Kopitiam (Basement 2) and Food Republic (Level 3). Some of the dining outlets in VivoCity include Earle Swensen, Secret Recipe, Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe, Wine Connection, Beauty In The Pot, Brotzeit and many more. In Basement 2, there are also a number of interesting food kiosks operated by companies such as Old Chang Kee, Krispy Creme, PrimaDeli and Beard Papa's, just to name a few.
However, for those looking for more affordable hawker centre fare, fret not! The Seah Im Food Centre is just diagonally across The Reef At King's Dock and is linked to the Harbourfront Centre by an underpass.
But for those who prefer home cooked meals, a large Fairprice Xtra hypermarket can be found in Basement 2 selling a wide variety of groceries and home essentials.
Besides the Fairprice Xtra hypermarket, VivoCity is also home to several other anchor tenants - Tangs Departmental Store, GV Cineplex, Best Denki Electronic Departmental Store, Challenger, Mark & Spencer and Toy "R" Us. There is also a public library on Level 3 where patrons can enjoy a great view of the sea and Sentosa.
SGH Campus Master Plan
The Reef At King's Dock also enjoys close proximity to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) medical cluster, which is just six bus stops or a 10-minute drive away. This provides residents with easy access to a wide range of medical care and services. And under the SGH Campus Master Plan, it will be Singapore's largest medical campus when completed in 2026. The development seeks to provide patients with healthcare that is easily accessible, integrated and seamlessly connected to cutting-edge research and education, which will translate to better health outcomes for patients.
Designed to deliver a seamless continuum of care with a vibrant healthcare ecosystem, the SGH Campus will drive a world-class Academic Medical Centre that will define healthcare for Singapore for years to come. This will be achieved by linking all patient care, education and research facilities as an interconnected healthcare ecosystem.
In addition, the campus is designed to place the community at its heart, featuring easily accessible, eco- and community-friendly social and recreational amenities. There will also be quiet open spaces to provide an oasis for patients, visitors and staff to interact, relax and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.
Given Singapore's rapidly ageing population, the expansion of such healthcare facilities will be welcomed by residents living around the area, as well as those in upcoming developments such as The Reef At King's Dock.
Sentosa - A Premier Recreational & Lifestyle Destination
Residents of Reef At King’s Dock has unobstructed view of Sentosa - an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast connected to the city by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail. It is the premier recreational destination where the Universal Studio, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Nestopia, Mega Adventure Park, Hydrodash Floating Aqua Park, iFly, Madam Tussauds and many other attractions are located.
For those who prefer the sun, sand and sea, they have a choice of Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong Beaches. Sentosa is also a popular place for strollers and joggers due to its serene and lush surroundings. However, plans are afoot to remake Sentosa into a leading "playground" in Asia.
Sentosa-Brani Master Plan
Under the Sentosa-Brani Master Plan, there will be a comprehensive redevelopment of Sentosa and Pulau Brani into a “game-changing leisure and tourism destination”. This is also part of the government's plan to remake the Greater Southern Waterfront, which can only benefit The Reef At King's Dock due to the increased buzz and vibrancy it will bring to the area.
The Sentosa-Brani master plan will be implemented in phases over the next two to three decades. The first will be the construction of a 30,000 sq m Sensoryscape. The $90 million project, expected to be completed in 2022, will be about the size of 5.5 football fields. It will connect Resorts World Sentosa in the north to Sentosa’s southern beaches. Comprising a two-tiered walkway, Sensoryscape will have features that stimulate the five senses – such as textured surfaces and plants that respond to touch, a water feature with the sound of cascading water, and visually striking giant flower stalks framing the sides of the thoroughfare.
As part of the larger master plan, Sentosa and Pulau Brani will be redeveloped according to five zones that will provide visitors different experiences with their unique characteristics. These five zones are:
- Vibrant Cluster - A festive and attraction zone, it will feature large attractions and an outdoor performance space
- Island Heart - At the centre of the entire development, it will have both indoor and outdoor attractions, with views of Mount Serapong
- Waterfront - The city-facing Waterfront, which will be located closest to the main Singapore island, will retain its port architecture to commemorate its port heritage
- Ridgeline - For nature lovers, it will offer nature and heritage attractions connecting Mount Faber, Pulau Brani, Mount Serapong and Mount Imbiah to Fort Siloso
- Beachfront - It will have water-themed attractions for families
In addition to the above, there will be night attractions with customised digital exhibitions and light events based on the five zones. Transport network will also be enhanced to ensure greater accessibility throughout the developments.
Downtown South - Upcoming Theme Park Beside Sentosa
Pulau Brani will be transformed under the Sentosa-Brani master plan into an entertainment and lifestyle destination. A container port located just beside Sentosa, it will be will be renamed Downtown South where new attractions similar to Universal Studios on Sentosa will be built. This was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at his 2019 National Day Rally and is part of the remaking of the Greater Southern Waterfront.
Besides the attractions, there will also be new waterfront promenade and nature trails that will connect to Mount Faber and other nearby nature parks to create a green corridor. Under consideration is a plan to erect a barrage around Pulau Brani to form another reservoir, not unlike the Marina Barrage. If realised, it will offer another destination for water sports enthusiasts to participate in activities such as kayaking, canoeing and water paddling.
With so many exciting developments in the works, the harbourfront precinct will become even more vibrant and a sought-after place to live, work and play. Hence, a new development like The Reef At King's Dock is nicely poised to reap the benefits from the transformation currently underway.
The Rail Corridor & Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Redevelopment
The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will be conserved for its heritage value and redeveloped into a multi-functional community space as part of the revamp of the Rail Corridor stretching from Kranji to Tanjong Pagar. It is just 4 bus-stops from The Reef At King's Dock and provides another interesting lifestyle destination for residents.
Under the winning proposal to redevelop the former railway station is a public park in front of it that will be named Station Green. It will be integrated with the entrance of the upcoming Circle Line Cantonment MRT station. Commuters emerging from the MRT station will be greeted by the conserved railway tracks of old. Other facilities would include an auditorium and art gallery. The entire project will be linked to the Rail Corridor, which is a 25-km "green lung" that passes through almost the entire length of Singapore, providing an oasis away from our urban environment.
The Rail Corridor To Bring More Excitement To The Reef At King's Dock
The Rail Corridor is a former railway line that stretches 24km north to south of Singapore, linking the future Woodlands North Coast and Greater Southern Waterfront.
Conserved as a “green corridor”, it will be transformed into a community space that links 1 million people within 1km of the Rail Corridor. When connected by 2021, it will spur the development of surrounding lands and rejuvenation of older districts. The Rail Corridor will take visitors on a journey through a variety of nature parks, landscapes, communities and unique experiences. These will include new commercial, cultural and entertainment options.
Given its close proximity to The Reef At King's Dock, it will add to the excitement in the area.
Keppel Distripark Redevelopment
The Keppel Distripark is a 15-minute walk from The Reef At King's Dock. With the relocation of the Keppel, Brani and Tanjong Pagar container ports to the Tuas mega port ahead of schedule, they give further impetus to the transformation of the Greater Southern Waterfront. Along with the relocation of the ports, the plot of land currently occupied by the Keppel Distripark has been re-zoned.
Under the URA Master Plan, it is currently listed as "subject to detailed planning". In URA lingo, this means the land use and plot ratio are still in the process of being finalised. Given the prime nature of the land which is beside the future Keppel MRT station and one stop from Harbourfront along the Circle Line, it is likely to be zoned for mixed-use to provide a more dynamic use of the prime land. This means there will be more commercial developments coming up in the foreseeable future. This will further enliven the area to the benefit of a new property like The Reef At King's Dock.
Fascinating Nature Recreation - The Southern Ridges
Mount Faber is part of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. It can be easily reached by taking the cable car at Harbourfront Tower 2, a 3-minute walk from The Reef At King's Dock. Alternatively, it takes a mere 4-minute drive to the Cable Car Station.
Mount Faber is one of the oldest parks in Singapore that is popular with locals and tourists. Visitors can gaze through the telescopes at one of the many lookout points that are situated at various sides of the ridge for a panoramic view of the southern part of Singapore and the southern islands. They can also learn about Singapore’s natural heritage at Faber Point, the highest point in the park, where a mural wall depicts scenes of local historical events.
Telok Blangah Hill Park is a 6-minute drive from The Reef At King's Dock. It is connected to Mount Faber Park via the Henderson Waves Bridge. This 274m long structure is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, and is frequently visited for its artistic and distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved 'ribs'. it is a very popular place for taking wedding photos due to its beautiful gardens and landscaping.
Telok Blangah Hill Park is linked to HortPark by the Forest Walk - a 1.3-kilometre-long elevated walkway through the secondary forest. Continuing westward, trekkers will pass through Bukit Chandu where they can relive the history of World War II at the “Reflections At Bukit Chandu” museum. Heading further west is the historical Kent Ridge Park, the place where one of the last battles for Singapore was fought during World War II.
Labrador Park - A Natural Sanctuary
Labrador Park forms part of the Southern Ridges. It is just two MRT stations from The Reef At King’s Dock. After alighting at the Labrador Park MRT station, the Belayer Creek boardwalk will lead visitors into the nature reserve. The walk, which will take about 15 minutes, meanders through a mangrove eco-system.
Labrador Park has been designated a Nature Reserve where many historical relics and natural artifacts from the Second World War are found. They were left behind by the former British army that unsuccessfully defended Singapore against the Japanese invasion.
Featuring stunning cliff side views of the sea, it offers picturesque sights of the sea, lush forests and rich biodiversity. The Labrador Nature Reserve is home to 70 kinds of birds, 11 species of butterflies as well as numerous tree species. Nature lovers can explore the area via various nature trails, with one connecting to the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk and onwards to Reflections At Keppel Bay, which is a short walk from The Reef At King's Dock.
Labrador Park is also popular place for a variety of activities. These include jogging, cycling, picnic and having a BBQ party. There are also fitness equipment and two playgrounds, which will keep children sufficiently entertained for a period of time.
Schools Near The Reef At King's Dock
There are many popular schools close to The Reef At King’s Dock, while the National University of Singapore (NUS) can be easily reached via the MRT Circle Line. This is a boon for family with school-going children. Some of these schools include the following
- Radin Mas Primary School
- Blangah Rise Primary School
- CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
- CHIJ Kellog
- ZhangDe Primary School
- Gan Eng Seng Secondary School
- Bukit Merah Secondary School
- National University of Singapore
- SP Jain of Global Management
For those looking for investment, there is also no lack of international schools around the vicinity of The Reef At King's Dock. This will definitely attract expatriates working in the Central Business District, Mapletree Business City and one-north (which includes the Science Park 1 & 2), aka Singapore's Silicon Valley. Some of these international schools are:
- Shelton College International
- Ascensia International School
- North London Collegiate School
- ISS International School
- Tanglin Trust
The Reef At King's Dock ticks many boxes. Besides being a waterfront development right next to the sea, it has great views of Sentosa island and cable cars gliding across the sea to and from Mount Faber. Together with the excellent transportation network and easy access to essential amenities like shopping malls, supermarkets, food places and schools, residents have almost everything right at their doorsteps. Such conveniences will be a boon to many, especially busy working parents with young kids or school-going children.
Moreover, being close to the Central Business District, Mapletree Business City, one-north and the National University of Singapore, those looking for investment will not face a shortage of rental demand. This can be judged from the high rental rates (average yield of 3.0% - 3.5%) commanded by the three nearby waterfront condominiums - Carribean, Reflections At Keppel Bay and Corals At Keppel Bay. This is higher than the 2.5% properties in Orchard Road/Newton/Novena are getting.
The surrounding nature parks and coastal boardwalks will also add to the appeal of The Reef At King's Dock. Besides providing fascinating nature recreation and bird-watching, the lush greenery and serene environment provide great places for a stroll, jog and have a picnic.
Perhaps more importantly, it is smacked right at a pivotal location where the remaking of the Greater Southern Waterfront is taking place. As the transformation gathers pace, the precinct will enjoy even more amenities, leisure facilities and recreational options, making it a highly desirable place to live, work and play. In turn, this will boost property values. Hence, The Reef At King's Dock will present astute property investors the opportunity to seize upon the first mover advantage.
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