Sembawang – Quiet enclave bustling

It may be quite ironical that in such a small city-state like Singapore, there could still be areas considered “far-flung”. Sembawang used to considered one of these districts. But new condominiums, ECs (executive condominiums), landed homes  and HDB flats have sprouted in its midst within the last 10 years, injecting a comfortable buzz to the area. It still however holds its exclusiveness with some wonderful, untouched historic treasures and spots to call its own.

Sunway Avant PArc

Photo credit: Sunway Property

Near the Sembawang Road End region, in a quiet haven with its own sea-front view, sits a cluster of new 15 landed houses – Avant Parc. Owned by Sunway Developments, this 99-year leasehold development features 9 intermediate and 6 corner terraces each 3-storeys high and with up to 7 bedrooms, an attic, a basement and even a private lift. The estate is situated opposite the Sembawang Park, and just a short 6-minute drive away from Sembawang Shopping Centre and Sembawang MRT station. Some units have already been sold, and all have been completed and ready for immediate occupation.

Private condominiums have also been coming up in the district, including The Nautical which sits just next to Sembawang Shopping Centre and Canberra Residences. Public housing in the area include Skypark Residences, Parc Life EC and the latest Brownstone EC. Resale HDB flats are also becoming popular, with prices hovering between $390,000 and $460,000 on the average.

Sembawang is slowly being redeveloped but as one of the rare areas which yet still hold the rustic charm of old Singapore, it is a region with potential.