Our First Impressions on The Glades Condo

Looking at the surrounding of The Glades Condo, a 99 years leasehold, we were told that there are around less than 130 units left, and units are moving since the TOP is going to be obtained in the next few month. The average psf for this development is around $1402 and we feel that it is rather expensive since our budget is around $1300 psf. The project should be able to bring a capital appreciation possibility which should be with its incomparable characteristics in your investment since it is only 1 minutes walking to get to Tanah Merah MRT Station, 2 stops to the Changi International Airport and in the very closeness of Changi International Business Park. Good-linked to ECP, PIE and TPE that make the way to Orchard Road and Central Business District (CBD) is simply the issue of 20 minutes.

The developer – Keppel Land without any doubts, is a top notch and branded developer in Singapore, so they would not compromise with the quality of the finishings.

We heard that there will be also another development coming up close to The Glades, that is developed by Frasers, it should launch within these few months or net year. Should we wait for this or consider the Glades? Personally, if anyone has spare cash and can wait for years for completion, then it make more sense to participate in the VVIP preview where early bird discounts are more attractive. If you hate to paid the 5 + 15% and have to wait to TOP, then just get the development that is going to TOP. There are many condos that have loads of units waiting for buyers. You can view our review on the last article  on a upcoming development, Forest Woods.

Back to the Glades, the proximity to amenities and MRT station, will give a plus point to anyone who don’t drive and likes to do shopping during family time.

1st Impressions on Forest Woods


Our first impressions at Forest Woods by City Developments, a 99 years old leasehold condominium to be located at Lorong Lew Lian. The proximity distance to the NEX shopping mall and Serangoon MRT is definitely a huge plus point to the future residences. It is probably less than 10 minutes walk to reach the destinations.

Talking about NEX shopping mall, the crowd is always overwhelming during peak hours, or should i say, at any hours, it is jammed with lots of people, from the elderly to the students. This implies that the mall is popular and contains shops, restaurants and amenities that lure them. So residences at Forest Woods definitely going to love this mall! But if you like quietness, stay away from this mall as you will be drag into the buzzing happenings.

Forest Woods condo is probably going to launch within the next 2 – 3 weeks time and indicatively the price should be around 1400 to 1450 psf which is quite a high price at this soft property market. However given that Forest Woods is developed by branded local developer, CDL, it would be a blue chip investment.

Quality wise from CDL should not deviate far as the recent developments from the developer like Tree house, Gramercy park has received good response from the purchasers.

Inspired by the historical context of “Serangoon” which is believed to be derived from the ranggong bird, a species of stork which abounded in the riverine swamps around Serangoon River or the Rangoon River, the development plans to capture the sense of nostalgia and verdant shades of woods that is present on the existing site.

The architectural language is kept to pure kinds, bridging between the urban and the landscape. Frame design language and the carton takes a more humble approach to complement the landscape, enabling the development to grow into a woods that is living. The riparian nature of the development immediately stands out among the urban neighborhood, recreating the experience of a sanctuary landscape in the heart of the Serangoon estate.

The blocks are arranged to optimize block-to-block spacing. The website planning theory plans to create spaciousness inside an odd-shaped site. When it comes to the architectural layout, the blocks are joint by alternating overlapping lines of varying depths and frameworks, to create intertwining envelopes of overhanging ledges. The façade is complemented by the vibrant blue -&-green landscape that melds from a woods that was “ walk” topic at the eastern end of the e-deck, with a manicured and more orderly design at the western end.

The landscape theory is always to offer a lifestyle that is to engage more with the nature. A living that’s among the woods, celebrating the daily enjoyment together with the big range of exotic and native landscape. It’s also a platform for the kids to grow up with the nature, a place they call home.

Fun for everyone with over 60 luxurious facilities exclusive welcome lobby with wifi, including 150m Adventure Zone pool, 24 hour fitness center, and a stunning 3-storey clubhouse.