Why live in Singapore? For commerce or retirement, Singapore has a pro business attitude, low crime rate and safe streets, a highly developed public transportation system, lush gardens, a brilliant blend of cultures, great food and a fabled history as a jewel of the English East India Company. It is widely considered one of the most pristine cities in the world, and English is among its primary languages.
Known as the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore has long been home to Europeans, as well as the people of countless Asian cultures. This flavors the island nation with a distinctive style and history. The fabled Raffles Hotel – birthplace of the Singapore Sling cocktail and hangout of notable writers Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Noel Coward and W. Somerset Maugham – has been a magnet for adventurers.
Singapore has prospered throughout history not due to tall tales but to good planning and management and a location that connects it with manufacturing powerhouses throughout Asia. For business, this is essential. The same is true, of course, for travel lovers.
Those considering a life in this highly livable city will want to investigate a newly available and rare high-floor home in Leedon Residence, one of the largest residential developments in land-scarce Singapore.
The sprawling yet low density development was designed by the internationally acclaimed principal designer of SCDA Architects, Chan Soo Khian. In addition to its coveted freehold status, the property is in the desirable District 10 on a 12-acre (4.9-hectare) site that overlooks the toney Leedon Park enclave.
Residents return home to an expanse of lush greenery, where manicured foliage paves the way to a beautiful, winding nature trail. The property itself has an Olympic-size (50-meter) lap pool.
This high-rise showplace exudes a retreat ambience, and a private elevator ensures exclusivity. A massive balcony opens to the sky. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen is sleek and yet decked out for cooking. Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and expansive living areas offer chic comfort and luxury. With 2,500 square feet, there is room for privacy.
Families will find multiple and varied educational opportunities in the vicinity, including Nanyang Primary School, Raffles Girls’ Primary School, Hwa Chong Institution, National Junior College and Nanyang Girls’ High School.
Residents will benefit from being within walking distance of the Farrer Road MRT station, as well as the Holland Village neighborhood for dining and nightlife, Dempsey Hill for dining and shopping and the gorgeous Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Those looking for luxury clothing and items will find them along Orchard Road, only a short drive or taxi ride away.