Who is it suitable for?
Stars of Kovan is a perfect choice if you are looking for:
- Luxury mixed-use development near Kovan MRT Station
- Over 40 stores downstairs for daily convenience
- Singles and small families’ housing in the Hougang neighbourhood
- Close proximity to Kovan MRT Station and Lorong Halus Industrial Park
With the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Central Expressway (CTE) within almost immediate reach, residents of Stars of Kovan can get to the CBD within a 20-minute drive. Alternatively, a train ride may take about the same amount of time to bring residents to areas that flank the CBD, such as Dhoby Ghaut, Clarke Quay, and Chinatown.
Accessing the train lines would be convenient with Kovan MRT Station located just a short distance away from the Stars of Kovan. Serving the North East Line (NEL), Kovan is only one stop away from Serangoon MRT Interchange that connects to the Circle Line (CCL). Moreover, bus services are offered at Serangoon Bus Interchange adjacent to the MRT station.
Having Lorong Halus Industrial Park just 3 stops away by train, residents can seek new employment opportunities. The Lorong Halus Industrial Park is set to be a major employment centre for providing more jobs closer to homes in the North-East region with a specific focus on catering to light and clean industries such as food, lifestyle, and logistics.
Shopping Centres Near Stars of Kovan
Approximately 46 commercial units line the ground floor of Stars of Kovan, granting the convenience of a mixed-development without the crowds. These British-inspired commercial units will cater to the day-to-day needs of residents. At least one of these units will be a supermarket, and a handful will be food and beverage outlets to cater to varied palates of residents.
This condo near Kovan MRT will also be served by Kovan Heartland Mall, which is just three minutes away. The mall has both essential and well-loved retail options, including a Cold Storage supermarket, and other staples of fast and slow food outlets like Xin Wan Hong Kong Cafe and Sakae Sushi.
Residents can also take the train ride to access large and populous malls within just a stop or two. Some examples include Hougang Mall and NEX Megamall at Serangoon MRT Station. Both malls have a plethora of food options to choose from, and between the three malls that residents have quick access to, finding good variety will never be a problem.
Hawker Centres Near Stars of Kovan
However, if you are more interested in hawker centres, head to Hougang 105 Hainanese Village Centre instead! It is located a kilometre away from Stars of Kovan, and it offers a wide choice of delicious local food.
There are 51 food stalls within the centre. Several of the must-tries include Braised Duck Rice, Wanton Mee, Teochew Kway Teow Mee, Nasi Lemak, and Bak Kut Teh. Savour their famous Pork Belly rice, Fishball Noodle, and Char Siew Wanton Noodle as well!
Surely, Hougang Hainanese Village Centre is not the only place to go when you are in need of a delicious hawker fix. Here is a list of hawker centres near Stars of Kovan:
- Kovan 209 Market and Food Centre (800m)
- Hougang Avenue 1 Block 105 Market & Food Centre (1.1km)
- Broadway Food Centre (2.5km)
- Serangoon 304 Kopi Point (3km)
- Ci Yuan Hawker Centre (3km)
- Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre (3.8km)
- Chomp Chomp Food Centre (3.9km)
Schools Near Stars of Kovan
The Stars of Kovan offers 395 extravagant residential units, spread across four blocks of 17 storeys each. Apartment sizes range from one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom apartments as well as strata houses, thus offering a potential family home.
On top of that, homeowners can take confidence in starting families here because there are numerous schools dotted around the area. The schools near Star of Kovan cater to all ages, they include kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, and other higher education institutions.
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School, for example, has over 4000 students at primary and secondary levels. Since 1995, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (PLMGS) has been offering Higher Mother Tongue languages and specialised deep-learning programmes in Maths, Science, and Aesthetics.
There are also international schools in the vicinity, namely Stamford American International School, Australian International School, International French School (IFS), and Nanyang Junior College.
Here is a list of schools around Stars of Kovan:
- School House By The Garden (600m)
- Xinghua Primary School (700m)
- Yuying Secondary School (850m)
- Holy Innocents' Primary School (1km)
- DIMENSIONS (1km)
- Uptrend College (1km)
- Camberley Pre-School Kovan (1.1km)
- MerlionKids Preschool Kovan (1.4km)
- DPS International School (1.5km)
- Hillside World Academy (1.6km)
- Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' Secondary School (1.8km)
- Pat's Schoolhouse Preschool - Kovan (1.8km)
- Paya Lebar Methodist Girls Primary School (2km)
- Secondary School (2km)
- Xinmin Primary School (2.1km)
- Montfort Junior School (2.1km)
- Rosyth School (2.7km)
- Hougang Primary School (2.9km)
- Zhonghua Primary School (3km)
- International French School (3km)
- Nanyang Junior College (3.9km)
- Stamford American International School (4.2km)
- Australian International School (4.6km)
Parks Near Stars of Kovan
Just a short stroll away from Stars of Kovan, you can find Hougang Avenue 1 Park. It is a really good place to hang out with family and friends. The children's playground there will also guarantee that your little ones will have a great time. Other parks within the neighbourhood are Aroozoo Park, Maplewood Park, and Surin Avenue Neighborhood Park.
On top of that, a short drive away is Punggol Park, a tranquil green area with a beautiful 5-hectare pond in the middle. Families can have joyful picnics under the shady trees, avid cyclists can follow the scenic bicycle tracks, and anglers can hook their catch at the park’s fishing promenades around the pond.
Here is a list of parks near Stars of Kovan:
- Hougang Avenue 1 Park (900m)
- Richards Avenue Park (950m)
- Aroozoo Park (1.2km)
- Surin Avenue Neighbourhood Park (1.2km)
- Hougang Neighbourhood Park (1.5km)
- Punggol South Park (1.5km)
- Maplewood Park (1.8km)
- Punggol Park (2km)
Libraries Near Stars of Kovan
Book lovers would love to have both Cheng San and Serangoon Public Library nearby. Cheng San Public Library is located on Hougang Avenue 10, 7 minutes drive away from Stars of Kovan. It is situated within the Hougang Mall and is home to a collection of 178,068 items. One of the highlights of Cheng San Public Library is the art spaces that feature artworks and help to promote art appreciation in the community.
On the other hand, Serangoon Public Library, located on the rooftop of NEX shopping mall, is 6 minute's drive away. Housing more than 180,000 items for readers of all age groups, the library has a wide collection of books, magazines, and audio-visual materials.
Other than being well placed to nurture the joy of reading and learning in its community, Serangoon Public Library also houses a board game group. Facilitated by the Singapore Boardgames Meetup group, sessions are held on every 3rd Sunday of even month from 2 – 6 pm where participants get to play a wide range of board games.
Sports Centres Near Stars of Kovan
Kovan Sports Centre at 60 Hougang Street 21 is only 900 metres away from the condominium complex. Open daily from 9 am to 10 pm, Kovan Sports Centre offers sports-related team bonding events scaling from the smallest to the largest of crowds.
Other than the specialised futsal tournament management services, it also provides activities such as water soccer, archery tag, laser tag, bubble soccer, dodgeball, touch rugby, and handball. Moreover, Serangoon Stadium is also near Stars of Kovan. Located at 33 Yio Chu Kang Road, the stadium is managed by Sports Singapore and has a seating capacity of 1,200 people.
Places of Worship Near Stars of Kovan
Within a 2-kilometre radius of Stars of Kovan, you can find many churches, particularly along Upper Serangoon Road, including St Paul's Church and Bethany Trinity Presbyterian Church. Temples are also in abundance in the area as well, with Chee Tong Temple and Kai Hock Tong Temple located just a kilometre away.
As for mosques, Masjid En-Naeem, Masjid Haji Yusoff Mosque, and Masjid Al-Istiqamah are all within a short drive away from Stars of Kovan. There are many different places of worship catering to different and multiple religions and beliefs, so it will be easy for you to find yours nearby.
Here is a list of religious buildings in Kovan close to the condominium complex:
- Glad Tidings Church (70m)
- New Testament Baptist Church (290m)
- Lim Ah Pin Church of Christ (500m)
- Iglesia Ni Cristo (550m)
- Bethel Presbyterian Church @ Poh Huat (700m)
- Masjid En-Naeem (800m)
- Phoh Kiu Siang T'Ng (800m)
- Poh Poon Sian Thng Lian Hood Sia (950m)
- Chee Tong Temple (1km)
- Lin Chee Cheng Sia Temple (1km)
- Zi Yun Kai Ji Kong (1km)
- Kai Hock Tong Temple (1.1km)
- St Paul's Church (1.2km)
- Bethany Trinity Presbyterian Church (1.3km)
- Kim Tian Christian Church (1.5km)
- Bethesda Serangoon Church (1.6km)
- Masjid Haji Yusoff Mosque (1.6km)
- Hougang Assembly of God (1.8km)
- Masjid Al-Istiqamah (2km)
Hospitals Near Stars of Kovan
There are numerous clinics in the vicinity of Stars of Kovan, particularly along Upper Serangoon Road. Residents will be able to seek various types of treatment for emergencies and long-term treatment. Clinics like Khoo Clinic & Surgery can tend to clinical needs, while the nearby Kee Sey Medical Store sells Traditional Chinese Medicine.
If you are looking for a full-facility hospital, Sengkang General Hospital is also nearby. Located 13 minutes drive away from Stars of Kovan, it is a public hospital with a capacity of 1000 beds. You can expect general hospital services with community-based care. Sengkang General Hospital also partners with primary care physicians, polyclinics, and intermediate and long-term care providers to offer more community-based care for the residents of North East Singapore.