Kallang Breeze & Towner Crest Offers Riverfront Lifestyle Kallang Whampoa BTO
Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest launched during Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019 offer a unique riverfront lifestyle at the city fringe. The Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019 sites enjoy excellent connectivity to the key transport nodes such as North-East Line (NEL) or East-West Line (EWL) and Downtown Line (DTL).
Kallang Breeze comprises of two 23-storeys residential blocks that offer 411 units of 3- and 4-room flats. Located by the Kallang River, the longest river in Singapore, it is bounded by along Lorong 3 Geylang and Upper Boon Keng Road.
The Kallang Breeze BTO next to Kallang MRT station (EWL) and within walking distance to Geylang Bahru MRT station (DTL).
Kallang Breeze BTO is situated at the Pelton Canal fork of the Kallang River and offers a concept of a cool and comfortable living environment. This unique riverfront lifestyle theme will definitely bring appeal to its residents in comparison from the warm tropical climate of sunny Singapore.
Towner Crest comprises 2 residential blocks that range from 35 to 39 storeys high and offer 444 units of 3- and 4-room flats, bounded by Serangoon Road and Towner Road.
The Towner Crest BTO is located next to Boon Keng MRT station (NEL) and within walking distance to Bendemeer MRT station (DTL).
Towner Crest, the sister estate, is located nearby and situated close to the Sungei Whampoa fork of the Kallang River. Towner Crest on the other hand is built to maximise the limited space allocation in Singapore, with its height being close to an average skyscraper.
Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019 : Understanding The Origin Of The Town
The name Kallang, was derived from the Malay term referring to the ‘orang laut’, or sea gypsies who lived by the Kallang and Singapore River. Another explanation of its origins is from the Malay word ‘kilang’ or mill/ factory, many of which operated in that area.
The current Kallang housing estate is one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, and was the site of Singapore’s first airport, Kallang Airport, which opened in 1937 before Changi Airport at the far east took over as the main commercial airline port for Singapore.
The Kallang Whampoa HDB estate is home to an estimated 106,900 HDB residents with about 39,194 flats (as of 31 March 2018). With about 2.73 average household size, it has the sixth smallest household size amongst all HDB estates, largely made up of smaller families and elderly couples.
At Kallang Breeze, residents can enjoy convenient access to hawker fare and fresh produce at the nearby Boon Keng Ville Neighbourhood Centre. For recreation, residents can stroll or jog along the Kallang Park Connector and Pelton Canal Park Connector. The scenic Kallang Riverside Park also offers water sports. Alternatively, they may participate in the activities organised at Geylang West Community Club.
Over at Towner Crest, the nearby Bendemeer Shopping Mall provides its residents with easy access to a wide range of goods and services. Residents can visit the Whampoa Park Connector and Kallang Community Club for their leisurely pursuits. For the active, the Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex, St Wilfrid Squash and Tennis Centre, and St Wilfrid Field are great spots to sweat it out.
Shopping and Lifestyles Near Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019
Kallang Wave Mall
One of the more popular shopping mall is the Kallang Wave Mall by the National Stadium that was opened in July 2014. The Kallang Wave Mall is the one-stop destination to shop, dine and play, that provides a vibrant and engaging lifestyle experiences all round. Whether nearby residents are seeking out the best flavours, or love venturing into heart-pumping adventures, there is always something to do at Kallang Wave Mall, along with the nearby Singapore Indoor Stadium and Water Sports Centre.
Major anchor tenants include Singapore’s first sports-themed hypermart, FairPrice Xtra, fashion icons H&M and Cotton On, My Kampung, a halal food court run by Yu Kee Group, Japanese designer and retailer UNIQLO, as well as authentic Japanese onsen and spa by Yunomori.
The indoor lifestyle attractions include the Sports Hub which is an integrated venue for Singaporeans to watch and play sports. The hub hosts Giant Chess, Hard Courts, Beach Volleyball Courts and Lawn Bowls. There are also indoor sports courts for booking such as Basketball, Badminton, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.
The 41,000 sqm Kallang Wave Mall also features the tallest indoor climbing wall in Singapore for the daring.
Kallang Leisure Park
Nearby the south is the Leisure Park Kallang, an entertainment centre and shopping mall located by Stadium MRT Station. Better known as the first purpose-built entertainment centre mall in Singapore to offer an ‘under-one-roof’ leisure and entertaining experience for everyone.
From bowling at Kallang Bowl, to ice-skating at Kallang Ice World and movie going at FilmGarde Cineplex with its six-screen multiplex, Leisure Park Kallang still has its charm of alternative entertainment from Kallang Wave Mall. Other anchor tenants include Cold Storage for groceries, Yamaha Music School to foster music talents and Ns’ Boutique for fashion shopping spree.
Located at the west of the Kallang Breeze estate nearby is the Aperia Mall that is within walking distance to 2 MRT networks. The 69,000 sqm building consists of two Business towers and a 3-storey retail shopping podium. The Aperia Mall is equipped with lifestyle amenities like a recreational pool, childcare and enrichment centres, supermarket and F&B outlets like Starbucks, Tim Ho Wan and Ya Kun Kaya Toast.
Bendemeer Shopping Mall
Bendemeer Shopping Mall is located on the opposite side of Towner Crest estate, by the intersection between the busy Serangoon Road and Boon Keng Road. The open shopping mall is better known as a covered pedestrian mall that consists of shops selling a wide range of goods and services. In addition, the main attraction of the neighbourhood centre is the Market and Food Centre at Block 29. In this centre, there are a wider range of specialty food and fresh fish, meat, and vegetable.
Key Transport Nearby Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest
Kallang Whampoa town has seven MRT stations inclusive of three notable MRT lines in its vicinity. Boon Keng and Farrer Park MRT stations bound by the North East Line that connects to popular destinations places such as Dhoby Ghaut and Harbourfront. Close by are Bendemeer, Jalan Besar and Geylang Bahru MRT Stations which are bound by the Downtown Line that connects to popular spots like Bugis, Chinatown, Botanic Gardens and Bayfront.
At the south are Kallang and Lavender MRT Stations which are bound by the East West Line that also connects to Expo, Tampines and Bugis, as well as Changi Airport, City Hall and Jurong East.
Residents can also conveniently access the Circle Line via Serangoon, MacPherson or Paya Lebar, in addition to the North South Line at City Hall and Dhoby Ghaut.
For residents with their own personal transports, the Kallang – Paya Lebar Expressway and Central Expressway offers superb connectivity to various parts of the island.
Eco-friendly Design Implemented in Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019
To encourage a ‘green’ lifestyle, Kallang Breeze and and her sister estate, Towner Crest will provide several eco-friendly features:
- Separate identifiable chutes for recyclable and wastes to conserve reusable materials and save the limited space in Singapore.
- Regenerative lifts that reduce energy consumption and feedback power to the main supply to conserve electricity.
- Bicycle stands to conserve limited space by parking bike above another and encourage cycling as an alternative environmental friendly form of transport.
- Parking spaces to facilitate car-sharing schemes by reducing carbon emissions on the road and decrease contribution to climate change overall.
- Use of sustainable and recycled products in the development
- Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) design features to process rainwater into clean water and being used to beautify the picturesque landscapes
- Smart Lighting in common areas to reduce energy usage by only being active when residents are nearby.
Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest eco-friendly features will contribute to a more liveable, efficient, sustainable, and safe living environment for its residents.
Kallang Breeze Site Plan
1. Bin Chutes
Each residential block in Kallang Breeze BTO has recyclable and waste refuse chutes located nearby their respective building lifts. It is advisable to avoid lower floor units for the following areas due to noise congestion during waste collection periods.
Units Near Refuse Chutes
Blk 20A – Stack 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
Blk 20B – Stack 74, 76, 86
2. Electrical Substation (ESS)
The only ESS is located at north east of the Kallang Breeze estate, with closest residential block being 20B stacks 70 and 72. The ESS is carefully far away from both residential blocks with a road in between.
3. Entrance/Exit of Carpark
The carpark located at the south of Kallang Breeze estate is 5/6 multi-storey and comes with an accessible roof garden at the top 7th storey. Car entrance and exit for the carpark are accessible at the south of Kallang Breeze estate, directly away from any residential blocks. As such, there is no immediate concern for any stack obstruction facing the carpark entrance/exit.
4. Position of Morning and Afternoon Sun
The rightmost residential units (stack 54, 56, 70 and 72) will experience the morning sunrise. The leftmost units (stack 62, 64, 80 and 82) will have their share of the evening sunset. As such other residential units in between the aforementioned above stacks are in the safety net of protection from harsh sunlights.
Towner Crest Site Plan
1. Bin Chutes
Each residential block in Towner Crest BTO has recyclable and waste refuse chutes located nearby their respective building lifts. It is advisable to avoid lower floor units for the following areas due to noise congestion during waste collection periods.
Units Near Refuse Chutes
Blk 149A – Stack 21, 23, 25
Blk 149B – Stack 33, 41, 45
2. Electrical Substation (ESS)
There are two ESS located at the south of the Towner Crest estate, one at the carpark and the other at the eating house. The two ESS are carefully far away from both residential blocks with a linkway in between. The only notable concern would be stack 39 of block 149B being close to the ESS at the eating house.
3. Entrance/Exit of Carpark
The carpark located at the south west of Towner Crest estate is 6/6 multi-storey and comes with an accessible roof garden at the top 7th storey. Car entrance and exit for the carpark are accessible at the south of Towner Crest estate, directly away from any residential blocks. As such, there is no immediate concern for any stack obstruction facing the carpark entrance/exit.
4. Position of Morning and Afternoon Sun
The rightmost residential units (stack 233, 35, 37, 39) will experience the morning sunrise. The leftmost units above 5th storey (stack 21, 23, 31, 43) will have their share of the evening sunset. As such other residential units in between the aforementioned above stacks are in the safety net of protection from harsh sunlights.
5. Places of Worship
There is a Sikh temple located on the other side of Towner Road that may be bustling with activities during religious celebrations/event. As such stacks 27, 33, 35 and 45 may experience more noise during those festive periods.
Education Institution in Kallang Whampoa BTO FEB 2019
Parents with young schooling children may be keen to understand more about the nearby educational institutions. The distance between home and school can impact on their children growing development when faced with increased commuting time.
The ease of travelling to school can help to encourage the children’s natural growth, as with the ease of their parents’ mind. As such residents with children can be comforted to know the choices of nearby educational institutions:
Primary Schools nearby Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest
Hong Wen School
30 Towner Road S327829
Bendemeer Primary School
91 Bendemeer Road S339948
Canossa Catholic Primary School
1 Sallim Road S387621
Geylang Methodist School (Primary)
4 Geylang East Central S389706
Kong Hwa School
350 Guillemard Road S399772
Secondary Schools nearby Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest
151 Towner Road S327830
Bendemeer Secondary School
1 St Wilfred Road S327919
St. Andrew’s Secondary School
15 Francis Thomas Drive S359342
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
1 Cedar Avenue S349692
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
2 Geylang East Central S389705
Broadrick Secondary School
61 Dakota Crescent S399935
Dunman High School
10 Tanjong Rhu Road S436895
Junior Colleges Near Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest
Dunman High School (Integrated Programme)
10 Tanjong Rhu Road S436895
St. Andrew’s Junior College
5 Sorby Adams Drive S357691
Nanyang Junior College
128 Serangoon Avenue 3 S556111
There is also a child care centre to be built within Kallang Breeze estate for the convenience of young residential families.
Affordability Guideline for Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019
The following calculations provides a general advice to the monthly mortgage payments for Kallang Whampoa HDB flats
Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019 3-Room
Typical Price: $425,000
Indicative Pricing Range: $374,000 – $472,000
10% Down-payment (CPF/Cash) : $42,500
Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG): $32,100
With an initial 10% down-payment and AHG, the remaining flat price can be financed with a housing loan of $350, 400 at monthly mortgage payment of $1590. Based on a median household income of $5,300, the mortgage servicing ratio is 30%.
Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019 4-Room
Resale comparables in vicinity: $575,000 – $717,500
Typical Price: $600,000
Indicative Pricing Range: $523,000 – $674,000
10% Down-payment (CPF/Cash) : $60,000
Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG): $77,200
With an initial 10% down-payment and AHG, the remaining flat price can be financed with a housing loan of $462,800 at monthly mortgage payment of $2,100. Based on a median household income of $7,000, the mortgage servicing ratio is 30%.
Kallang Breeze Floor Plan
Below are the suggested Kallang Breeze floor plans to help homebuyers visualise the layout of different bedroom type.
The Kallang Breeze Floor Plan has a different layout from the typical 4-Room seen in most estates. The architect intends to reduce the long corridor to create more usable space in the areas connected to Living/Dining Room.
One of bedrooms is located next to the living room could serve as a guest room or study area. This will give the main bedrooms area increased privacy when compared to the typical layout.
This Kallang Breeze floor plan portray the typical HDB flat layout which most homebuyers are familiar with. The long corridor will be dark even during the daytime due to the lack of natural light, therefore good and proper lighting should be installed.
Towner Crest Floor Plan
Below are the suggested floor plans to help homebuyers visualise the layout of different bedroom type.
The Towner Crest floor plan for this 3-Room flat attempts to maximise the wall behind of the kitchen by turning it into a small study area. This layout has a “cleaner” look due to its uniformed and well defined main common corridor.
The main differences between the first 2 floor plans are Household Shelters, Main Corridor and Bedroom Corridor. There are obvious attempts to trial the preference of having a wider corridor area between the main door versus bedrooms area.
Towner Crest floor plans have three variations in its 4-Room design, with the last floor plan being a mirror image. The eventual Kallang Whampoa BTO results will provide an insight on the consumers’ preference which could set the precedence for future 4-Room design.
Kallang Breeze Block Plan
Towner Crest Block Plan
About Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest Completion
Construction of the Kallang Breeze estate is estimated to be completed by the 3rd Quarter of 2022, while Towner Crest is estimated to be completed by the 3rd Quarter of 2023. For interested home buyers of Kallang Breeze and Towner Crest BTO units, the selection period is between April and October 2019.
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The estimated waiting is 33 to 35 months for Kallang Breeze with an estimated delivery possession date for confirmed selected buyers being 31 August 2023.
The estimated waiting is 48 to 49 months for Towner Crest with an estimated delivery possession date for confirmed selected buyers being 31 August 2024. The increased in completion time could be due to it being a taller building than Kallang Breeze BTO.
To learn more about Kallang Breeze or Towner Crest during this Kallang Whampoa BTO 2019, you may visit the Housing Development Board website to check their past sale launches.