The best of city-fringe living

Thoughtful design, state-of-the-art facilities, convenient amenities, luxurious comfort, coupled with the developments’ prime position in the heart of the city, make CapitaLand’s Sky Vue and Sky Habitat ideal choices for both new homeowners and discerning investors.

It’s easy to see why homes in Bishan are a hot favourite among home buyers. Boasting an impressive list of qualities including its central location, a slew of dining options and proximity to shopping malls and good schools – it’s no wonder the homes in this estate are highly sought-after, and are able to command high prices. In fact, Bishan is well known for its record-beating HDB flat prices – earlier this year, an executive flat in Bishan sold for a whopping $1.05 million.

With the upcoming completion of Sky Vue – a stunning residential development by CapitaLand, the popularity of Bishan among home buyers and investors is expected to grow.

Sky Vue

One of the latest additions to the Bishan precinct is none other than Sky Vue, which is set to receive its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) at the end of 2016. Sitting in the heart of Bishan Central, this unique development by CapitaLand and Mitsubishi Estate Asia is the perfect retreat for city dwellers yearning for privacy and tranquility; yet do not wish to compromise on convenience.

Comprising a total of 694 residential units spread across two sleek 37-storey high-rise towers, Sky Vue promises residents with spacious interior layouts ranging from 484 sq ft for a one-bedroom apartment to 2,282 sq ft for a penthouse unit. Every apartment also features a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom.

For those who want unrivalled views, they can consider purchasing a unit from the Sky Collection, which consists of apartments on and above the 28th floor. Residents who pick these units will not only be entitled to unblocked views of the gorgeous surroundings, but they will also get to enjoy great afternoon and evening breezes.

For relaxation, residents can look forward to a host of recreational facilities including a spa pool, dining pavilion with party lawn, rain garden, hammock lawn, and many more, located on levels 1, 7 and 37. The highlight, however, is the four stunning open-air facilities on the 37th floor, namely the Sky Gym, Sky Walk, Sky Lounge and Sky Dream, which offer unobstructed views of the surrounding cityscape, as well as spaces for entertaining.

For nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts who enjoy being surrounded by elements of nature, Sky Vue offers a slew of options, as it is a short distance away from Bishan Park, Bishan Stadium, and Bishan Sports Hall and Recreation Centre. Bishan Park stretches 2.8km and spans Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and the town’s canal. Ponds, bridges, footpaths and even a spa can be found here, making it ideal for fishing, biking and running. Further west, there is another park, a nature reserve and two golf courses.

For those seeking leisure and entertainment options, or simply looking for great places to shop, they can head towards Junction 8, which is just a short walk away. The mall, which offers a host of retail shops, restaurants, and even a cinema, is the perfect one-stop dining, shopping and entertainment destination for residents. Other shopping malls that are a short drive away from the development include Ang Mo Kio Hub, Sin Ming Plaza, and myVillage at Serangoon Gardens.

Discerning foodies, on the other hand, will be pleased with the endless dining options around the estate. From hipster cafes offering comfort grub to casual eateries serving excellent local fare, residents can expect to be thoroughly spoilt for choice. Some of the must-visit establishments within Bishan include Grin Affair, Grub, Jewel Café + Bar, Chang Thai, and Two Chefs Eating Place.

For families with school-going children, there are several reputable schools that are situated just a stone’s throw away, such as Catholic High School, Raffles Institution, the Australian International School, and Stamford American International School.

Lastly, whether by foot, public transportation or by car, those living at Sky Vue will also get to enjoy utmost convenience as the area is well linked to several major roads such as Braddell Road and Upper Thomson Road, and is well served by major expressways including the Central Expressway (CTE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE). For those who rely on public transportation, the Bishan bus interchange and MRT station, which offer a direct connection to the central business district, is just a short walk away.

Sky Habitat

Another development to look at in Bishan which has already obtained TOP is Sky Habitat. Its iconic architecture is an eclectically stylish change of pace from its more traditional neighbours.

Situated right beside Sky Vue, Sky Habitat – with its striking architecture, coupled with state-of-the-art facilities, is one of the most stunning residential developments that one can find in Singapore. Designed by renowned Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie – who also designed the Marina Bay Sands – the development features a three-dimensional matrix of homes, gardens, terraces and sky bridges. The overall structure is porous and open, allowing light to penetrate and air to breeze through. A key selling point of this 38-storey development is definitely its captivating futuristic design, which includes a rooftop swimming pool offering sweeping views of Bishan Park, MacRitchie Reservoir, the city skyline and the Singapore Flyer.

Further in, the 509-unit residential development features a range of stylish and modern interiors to suit individual preferences, from one-bedroom + study units to penthouses, with sizes ranging from 958 to 3,671 sq ft – each have been designed and outfitted with top-of-the-line fittings and functional appliances to ensure an unrivalled living experience. Highly experienced in creating luxury landscapes, the design team behind Sky Habitat has also artfully zoned recreational spaces such as swimming pools and walking paths seamlessly into sky, water and earth belts that abound with greenery.