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East Coast Church won S’pore Institute of Architects’ Award

Christ Methodist Church won the Design Award in the institutional projects category at the Singapore Institute of Architects Awards. It was also shortlisted as one of five projects in the religion category at the World Architecture Festival.

When architect Ko Shiou Hee presented his design proposal for a new building to members of the Christ Methodist Church, he received a standing ovation from the 20-strong crowd.

The director at K2LD Architects was shocked. “That has never happened to me before and the church members told me that their pastor usually does not react to any situation,” says the 50-year-old, who was designing a church for the first time.

Needless to say, his firm got the project.

The focus of his design was to change the way members, and even passers-by, saw the 84-year-old church.

The former building was a single- storey space fronted by a carpark. A kindergarten was also crammed at the back, where a three-storey extension stood.

Even Mr Ko, who used to live for more than a decade at St Patrick’s Garden, a condominium across the street, never noticed there was a church along East Coast Road. “The church needed a new presence, for more people to notice that it was there.”

The traditional sanctuary was transformed into a theatre-like space that can hold 1,000 people. The other floors house a multi-purpose hall, baptism pool, band practice room, dance studio and classrooms.

There is also a basement carpark and greenery on both sides of the church, which many of the fellowship rooms face.

The highlight feature is the wave-like facade. Mr Ko says he was influenced by the church’s proximity to the sea. Clad in aluminium strips, little crosses are cut into the facade and they light up and glow against a muted backdrop in the night.

And to pay homage to the church’s heritage, Peranakan tiles decorate parts of the floor in the building.

The $20-million project took almost four years to complete. The church wanted a larger building, but was initially restricted by government regulations due to plot ratio control. This regulation was changed midway through construction and the building was completed with four storeys and an attic.

The new building is a stark contrast to old, traditional churches, something Mr Ko was conscious of when he came up with the design.

“I think of those historic churches in Europe. They are pretty, but no one is inside worshipping,” he says.

“That’s not what a church is meant to be. People should want to use it.”

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Project Description:

The concept of this project was not thought of simply for its form and function, but the hope and connectivity it will bring to the people of this church.

During the day, the church rests in the backdrop of the magnolia white sky, a building designed to be welcoming and at one with its surroundings, offering visitors asylum and peace.

As the sun retreats and darkness creeps, the church transforms into illumination. The front, reminiscent of little crosses dancing across the meniscus facade of the church,while the back, a contrast of dynamic light and linear installations, display a spectacular effect, a giant cross bathed in falling stars. A reminder of the primordial beauty and power of God, but most importantly, that he will guide you especially in the darkest of times.

Best 5 selling projects in District 15 (based on sales volume) in 2014 ( Jan to Jul)

  1. The Makena

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Location:                     Meyer Road
Range of $psf sold:     $1215 to $1454
Range of Sizes sold:   1152 to 1615 sqft
No of units sold:          9
Development Name:   The Makena
Property Type:            Condominium
Developer:                  Hong Leong Holdings
Tenure:                       Freehold
Completion Year:       1998
# of Units:                   504

The Makena is a freehold development located at Meyer Road, minutes ride to the upcoming Dakota MRT Station. Completed in 1998, it comprises 504 units. The Makena is close to Parkland Golf Driving Range and the East Coast Park. It is also minutes to Stadium MRT and the upcoming TEL line.

Project Name Street Name Tenure Price Area (sqft) Floor Level $psf Resale Date
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $2,120,000 1,615 11 to 15 1,313 Jul
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $2,100,000 1,615 06 to 10 1,301 Jun
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $2,100,000 1,518 11 to 15 1,384 Apr
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $2,150,000 1,582 11 to 15 1,359 Apr
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $1,430,000 1,152 06 to 10 1,242 Mar
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $2,300,000 1,582 16 to 20 1,454 Feb
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $1,610,000 1,152 16 to 20 1,398 Jan
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $2,008,888 1,582 06 to 10 1,270 Jan
THE MAKENA MEYER ROAD Freehold $1,700,000 1,399 01 to 05 1,215 Jan
  1. Silversea

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Location:                     Marine Parade Road
Range of $psf sold:    $1635 to $2766
Range of Sizes sold:  969 to 4338 sqft
No of units sold:          9
Development Name:   Silversea
Property Type:            Condominium
Developer:                  Marina Green Ltd
Tenure:                       99-year Leasehold
Completion Year:        2014
# of Floors:                 21
# of Units:                  383
Silversea is 99-year Leasehold condominium at 50A Marine Parade Road in District 15 near Dakota MRT Station. Its expected completion is in 2014 and it will offer a total of 21 storeys and 383 units. Amenities are aplenty at the nearby Parkway Parade, Paramount, and Roxy Square. Schools such as Chatsworth International School, Tanjong Katong Primary School, and Tao Nan School are just around the corner.

Project Name Street Name Tenure Price Area (sqft) Floor Level $psf Resale Date
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $1,680,000 969 01 to 05 1,734 Jul
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $2,575,000 1,485 06 to 10 1,734 Jul
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $4,450,000 2,530 16 to 20 1,759 May
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $3,500,000 1,658 16 to 20 2,111 Apr
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $4,320,000 2,519 11 to 15 1,715 Apr
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $12,000,000 4,338 16 to 20 2,766 Apr
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $2,586,800 1,582 01 to 05 1,635 Apr
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $8,800,000 3,574 16 to 20 2,462 Mar
SILVERSEA MARINE PARADE ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 2007 $2,673,000 1,485 06 to 10 1,799 Jan
  1. Pebble Bay

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Location:                   Tanjong Rhu
Range of $psf sold:   $1199 to $1572
Range of Sizes sold: 850 to 3134 sqft
No of units sold:        9
Development Name: Pebble Bay
Property Type:          Condominium
Developer:                CapitaLand
Tenure:                     99-year Leasehold
Completion Year:      1998
# of Units:                  510
Pebble Bay is a 99-years leasehold development located at 130 Tanjong Rhu Road in District 15. Completed in 1998, it comprises 510 units. Pebble Bay is located minutes walk from the Stadium MRT station and there is a bus service available nearby. Schools are mostly located within driving distance, whereas several restaurants are sprawled across the area. Residents can take short drive to Kallang Leisure Park to for more than just daily necessities. Recreational facilities include the Marina Bay Golf Course and the water sports facilities available at the nearby Kallang basin.

For vehicle owners, it takes 15-20 minutes to drive to the business hub and the Orchard Road shopping belt, via East Coast Parkway.

Project Name Street Name Tenure Price Area (sqft) Floor Level $psf Resale Date
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $1,020,000 850 06 to 10 1,199 May
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $4,128,000 2,626 11 to 15 1,572 May
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $2,280,000 1,894 01 to 05 1,204 May
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $4,300,000 3,143 01 to 05 1,368 May
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $2,730,000 1,894 11 to 15 1,441 May
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $3,550,000 2,626 06 to 10 1,352 Apr
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $2,818,000 1,894 11 to 15 1,487 Apr
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $2,900,000 2,336 01 to 05 1,242 Mar
PEBBLE BAY TANJONG RHU ROAD 99 yrs lease commencing from 1994 $2,620,000 1,894 01 to 05 1,383 Jan
  1. Berkeley Residences

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Location:                   Lorong N Telok Kurau
Range of $psf sold:   1246 to $1532
Range of Sizes sold: 635 to 883 sqft
No of units sold:        12
Development Name: Berkeley Residences
Property Type:          Apartment
Developer:                Bvlgari Park Residences Pte. Ltd.
Tenure:                      Freehold
Expected Completion:         2015
# of Units:                 22
Berkeley Residences is a 22 Units of Freehold Apartment located at Lorong N Telok Kurau in District 15. It will be completed in 2015.

Project Name Street Name Tenure Price Area (sqft) Floor Level $psf Resale Date
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,100,000 883 01 to 05 1,246 Jul
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,000,000 764 01 to 05 1,308 Jun
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,180,000 883 01 to 05 1,337 Jun
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,170,888 764 01 to 05 1,532 May
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,320,888 883 01 to 05 1,497 May
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,130,888 764 01 to 05 1,480 May
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,170,888 764 01 to 05 1,532 Apr
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $940,888 635 01 to 05 1,482 Apr
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,310,888 883 01 to 05 1,485 Apr
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,130,888 764 01 to 05 1,480 Mar
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,110,889 764 01 to 05 1,454 Jan
BERKELEY RESIDENCES LORONG N TELOK KURAU Freehold $1,140,888 829 01 to 05 1,377 Jan
  1. The Shore Residences

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Location:                   Amber Road
Range of $psf sold:  $1347 to $1679
Range of Sizes sold: 592 to 1292 sqft
No of units sold:        14
Development Name: The Shore Residences
Property Type:          Condominium
Developer:                Far East Organization
Tenure:                     103-year Leasehold
Completion Year:      2013
# of Floors:               20
# of Units:                 408
The Shore Residences is a 103-year leasehold condominium development located at 81 Amber Road, Singapore 439893, in District 15, minutes away from Eunos MRT Station. Expected to be completed in 2013, it comprises six 20-storey towers, totalling 408 units. The Shore Residences is close to East Coast Park and Geylang Serai Malay Village.

 

Project Name Street Name Tenure Price Area (sqft) Floor Level $psf Resale Date
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,800,000 1,141 11 to 15 1,578 Jul
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,400,000 893 16 to 20 1,567 Jun
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,500,000 893 16 to 20 1,679 May
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,350,000 926 01 to 05 1,458 May
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,938,000 1,292 01 to 05 1,500 Apr
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,700,000 1,055 06 to 10 1,612 Apr
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,450,000 1,076 01 to 05 1,347 Apr
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,750,000 1,141 11 to 15 1,534 Apr
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,880,000 1,292 11 to 15 1,455 Mar
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $990,000 592 06 to 10 1,672 Mar
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,380,000 872 06 to 10 1,583 Mar
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,665,000 1,055 06 to 10 1,578 Mar
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,880,000 1,292 06 to 10 1,455 Feb
THE SHORE RESIDENCES AMBER ROAD 103 yrs lease commencing from 2009 $1,500,000 893 16 to 20 1,679 Jan

Top selling projects in District 15 (based on sales volume) in 2014 ( Jan to Jul) Part 1

Part 1
1. VILLA MARINA

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Location:                     21 – 37 Jalan Sempadan
Range of $psf sold:    $788 to $1012
Range of Sizes sold:  1087 to 2024 sqft
No of units sold:        7
Property Type:           Condominium
Developer:                  Far East Organization
Tenure:                        99-year Leasehold
Completion Year:      1999
# of Floors:                 5
# of Units:                   432

Villa Marina is a 99-years leasehold development located at Jalan Sempadan in District 15, minutes away from Bedok MRT Station. Completed in 1999, it has 5 storeys and comprises of 432 units. Villa Marina is close to the East Coast Park and Saint Andrew’s Community Hospital.

2. SANCTUARY GREEN

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Location:                          181 Tanjong Rhu Road
Range of $psf sold:         $1105 to $1134
Range of Sizes sold:       850 to 1744 sqft
No of units sold:             7
Property Type:                Condominium
Developer:                       Guocoland
Tenure:                             99-year Leasehold
Completion Year:           2003
# of Units:                        522

Sanctuary Green is a 99-years leasehold development located at 181 Tanjong Rhu Road, in District 15, minutes from the upcoming Stadium MRT Station. Completed in 2003, it comprises 522 units. The newly completed Sports Hub and Kallang wave, Singapore Indoor Stadium and Kallang Leisure Park shopping mall are both located nearby.

3. COSTA RHU

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Location:                         1 Rhu Cross
Range of $psf sold:        $1157 to $1485
Range of Sizes sold:      990 to 2239 sqft
No of units sold:            7
Property Type:               Condominium
Developer:                      Amcol Gardens Pte Ltd
Tenure:                            99-year Leasehold
Completion Year:          1998
# of Units:                       737

Costa Rhu is a 99-years leasehold development located at 1 Rhu Cross In District 15. Completed in 1998, it comprises 737 units. Situated just in front of the Kallang Basin, it sports sensual waterfront living and spectacular views of the city skyline and river. The Singapore Indoor Stadium and Kallang Leisure Park shopping mall are both located nearby.

Eastern Region Line finally announced — Thomson East Coast Line

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/thomson-east-coast-line/1313898.html

Singapore’s sixth rail line will start at Woodlands before heading towards the East Coast, and will have 31 stations spanning about 43km, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announces. New stations include Marine Parade, Siglap and Tanjong Rhu.

The country’s sixth rail line – the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) – will be fully operational by 2024, the Land Transport Authority announced on Friday (Aug 15).

The previously-announced Eastern Region Line and the Thomson Line will be joined to form the single, continuous line, which will span about 43 kilometres with a total of 31 stations, seven of which will be interchanges.

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, speaking at a visit to the soon-to-open Marina South Pier Station on Friday, said that when fully operational in 2024, the TEL will serve about 500,000 commuters daily. This could rise to 1 million passengers daily in the longer term.

FROM THE NORTH TO THE EAST

The line will provide direct connectivity for commuters in the north and the east of Singapore – starting at Woodlands and heading south through the Central Business District, then turning east at Gardens by the Bay station and travelling along a East Coast stretch that will be fully underground.

One of the nine stations on this stretch will serve as an interchange with Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) – a 2.2km line consisting of two stations, meant to improve accessibility to the Changi Business Park and Expo areas.

The East Coast stretch will also cover areas not currently served by the rail network such as Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South. Seven of the stations, from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore, will be ready by 2023, while remainder of the line, as well as the DTL3e, will be completed the year after.

Also scheduled for completion in 2024 is a new 36-hectare depot, touted by the LTA as “the world’s first four-in-one train and bus depot”. The new structure will be able to house a total of 220 trains for the TEL, DTL and East West Line, as well as 550 buses.

To build the line, the Government will need to require six land properties along Amber Road and one three-storey apartment along Tanjong Katong Road, as well as nine partial lots elsewhere. The Singapore Land Authority on Friday gazetted the properties affected by acquisition, and said it would work closely with landowners throughout the process.

CONVENIENCE A CONSIDERATION

The LTA said that with the TEL, someone going from the East Coast to Orchard MRT station will have his travel time cut by half an hour, from 75 minutes to 45 minutes. A Republic Polytechnic student will be able to travel to Marine Parade in an hour, 20 minutes faster than the current bus ride would take.

Also, stations along the TEL will see longer underpasses of up to 400m long, as part of efforts to improve “first and last mile connectivity”, particularly for the elderly and children, the LTA said. Four of the stations along the East Coast stretch will also see Singapore’s first underground bicycle parks.

DTL3nTEL Eastern Region Line

http://app.lta.gov.sg/apps/news/page.aspx?c=2&id=3cc2e460-06ea-4245-a37f-df11b602ec7d

CNA’s “FootPrints” on Eurasians

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A series of documentaries highlighting the heritage of the four major races in Singapore, this episode illustrates the stories of the unique race of Eurasians, a community embracing the dilemma and adventures of two worlds, Europe and Asia. In this episode, Katong area was featured heavily here about how the Eurasian community helped to build up this estate with churches and schools.

The children of two empires, Europe and Asia, the Eurasians were among the first to have laid their footprints in Singapore. But as Singapore’s Eurasian community diminishes, tales of its storied culture buried beneath the sands of time are begging to be told.

Through their journey of heartbreaks and triumphs, we relive the glory days of the past and unravel their tales of resilience.

 

Katong Estate: Mountbatten Road

Mountbatten, Singapore is an estate within Kallang near to Marine Parade. Its total area size is 161 hectares. It is essentially a residential estate of posh bungalows and landed houses, Apartments and condos. There is a small HDB estate along Jalan Batu area. The estate is named after Lord Louis Mountbatten. Mountbatten MRT station is a station on the Circle Line.

The Mountbatten Road, however, stretches all the way from Kallang to the Katong area. There are several notable landmarks along Mountbatten Road, including the Katong CC (formally Mountbatten CC), Goodman Arts Centre (former Lasalle school), Sin Hoe Hotel and Katong Shopping Centre (at the end of Mountbatten Road).

 

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Katong Landed Estate: Swanage Road

This small street has a rare mixed landed housing estate in the midst of grand Semi-detached and Detached Houses of Goodman Road and Tanjong Katong area. Near to Dakota MRT station and SPC petrol Station at the end of the street, this is a cosy place within a prime estate.