Located within touching distance of Singapore's downtown to the East (District 14), Arena Residences is a new launch city fringe condominium that sets itself apart from its counterparts with a freehold status.
Expected to be completed in 2023, the project is helmed by reputable developer Roxy-Pacific Holdings and features a single 14-storey block on land formerly occupied by landed homes. A total of 98 residential units in five configurations goes hand-in-hand with with a suite of facilities, including a roof terrace featuring a swimming pool with spa beds, BBQ and grilling alcove and a viewing deck and lounge.
Strategic location and direct access to two CBDs
With its address at Guillemard Lane, Arena Residences is perfectly positioned between the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) and the Paya Lebar Central, an fast-growing business and commercial hub touted as the CBD of the East.
Via Nicoll Highway, motorists can reach the CBD within 10 minutes. The CBD is also accessible via the East Coast Parkway (ECP) and Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), so there are no shortage of routes to downtown.
Paya Lebar Central, where the Paya Lebar Quarter integrated development is due for completion at the end of 2018, is less than 10 minutes' drive away and boasts a whopping 540,000 square feet of Grade A office space. This mega-development is poised to drive rental demand in the area and play a key role in the value appreciation of city fringe properties in the East of Singapore.
In addition, there is further room for growth in Geylang. A 2015 rezoning by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) earmarked a 14-hectare area opposite Arena Residences for commercial development, which analysts say may bring about an increase in land value.
Speaking of accessibility, residents of Arena Residences are also within a 6-minute walking distance to Mountbatten MRT station on the Circle Line. This puts them within 10 minutes of the Paya Lebar CBD, and 15 minutes to the downtown CBD by public transport.
Never a dull day at the doorstep of Singapore's iconic recreational and entertainment hub
The iconic dome of the Singapore Sports Hub stadium forms the backdrop of Arena Residences, highlighting the freehold condo's proximity to the Republic's premiere sports and entertainment destination. Indeed, it takes only a 10-minute walk, or one stop from Mountbatten to Stadium MRT station, to reach the Sports Hub.
Besides the 56,000-seater stadium and the Singapore Indoor Stadium, which play host to premier sports events and concerts alike, the vicinity has a full suite of sports facilities for the public, such as a tennis and squash centre, an aquatic centre for serious swimming, rock climbing, bowling, indoor sports halls and football courts, outdoor netball courts and beach volleyball courts. There's also a large water play area for kids, and a skate park for the adventurous.
Sporting amenities aside, there are also two shopping malls in and around the Sports Hub, namely Kallang Wave Mall and Leisure Park Kallang. Mega sports retail outlet Decathlon is also setting up shop there. An active life awaits residents of Arena Residences.
Proximity to top schools and preschools
The Mountbatten area of District 14 is where some of the most reputable educational institutions are found. Well-known preschools such as Cherie Hearts, Chiltern House and NTUC First Campus are all literally in the backyard of Arena Residences. For primary schools, Arena Residences is within the 1km radius of Kong Hwa School. Meanwhile, the nearby Dunman High School and Chung Cheng High School (Main) also count as one of the finest institutions in Singapore.