Kopar at Newton is the latest residential development to be launched in early 2020. It is conveniently located right next to the Newton MRT Station. Since it is within the enclave of private condo complexes of the Newton area, it has a more easygoing pace compared to the hustle and bustle of the CBD.
The site is strategically located in the heart of District 9’s Newton neighborhood, on Kampong Java Road. Although District 9 is known for its expensive residential properties, it also has diverse areas with varying price points. Kopar at Newton intersects into Bukit Timah Road, a major thoroughfare, actually the longest one in Singapore.
This is a prime piece of land with various amenities around the area, including local and international restaurants, coffee shops, markets, gyms, and shopping malls. The new condo development with a 99-year leasehold will consist of 1, 2, or 3 bedroom units. The entire site is projected to hold more than 400 units.
Kopar at Newton Fact Sheet
Kopar at Newton Fact Sheet
Kopar at Newton Location
One of Kopar at Newton’s main features is its central location. The residential development is just beside Newton MRT Station’s Exit C. Newton Station is an important interchange hub that connects the North-South and Downtown MRT lines.
It is just one stop away from Orchard MRT station on the North-South Line. Being the main shopping hub of Singapore, you can’t get any more central than that. Residents will have easy access to Orchard’s major shopping malls such as ION Orchard, Orchard Central, Paragon Shopping Center, and Plaza Singapura. However, within a stone’s throw of the property are other great shopping malls such as Velocity, Goldhill Plaza, and United Square.
Walking distance to 95 Holland road
On the other side of the North-South Line is Novena MRT station, the nearest station to some of Singapore’s best hospitals. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, one of the country’s largest healthcare facilities, is located there. Another nearby hospital, Novena Medical Centre Singapore provides a variety of excellent medical services.
On the Downtown Line, the property is one stop away from Little India and Stevens Stations. The area also provides an easy commute for professionals going to the CBD (15 minutes by car), Changi Business Park (30 minutes by car), or Jurong International Business Park (30 minutes by car).
It is also adjacent to Newton Circus, a roundabout where 8 important roads converge: Bukit Timah, Clemenceau Avenue, Dunearn Road, Scotts Road, Newton Road, Kampong Java Road, and Keng Lee Road.
This area is also where the Causeway Link CW5 Bus Terminal is located. Causeway Link connects Singapore and Malaysia. Boarding the bus here will take you to Johor Bahru, Malaysia and back.
Just like Singapore’s quiet residential neighborhoods such as Tiong Bahru, Holland Village, Pasir Ris, and Tanjong Pagar, the Newton neighborhood is family-friendly with side streets that generally stay traffic-free. Within nearby Dunearn area are places of worship of all faiths such as Gospel Light Christian Church, The Korean Church in Singapore, Kuan Yin San Temple, and Phor Beng See Temple.
The area has a fair number of restaurants with cuisines ranging from local to international fare. There are several excellent Teochew, Thai, Indian, Italian, and Japanese restaurants within a few blocks from the property. There are also several grocery stores in the area including a FairPrice on Scotts Square, Paragon Market Place, and Cold Storage.
Newton is also well-known for the Newton Food Centre, located virtually across the street from the property. This market and hawker centre is popular with tourists, offering a variety of delicious local fare. Open at night, its hawker stalls are filled with mouthwatering food. Worth mentioning are the following:
- Guan Kee Grilled Seafood’s BBQ sambal stingray
- Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee
- Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette
- TKR Satay
- Alliance Seafood’s Chili Crab
Being part of the bigger district of Novena, Newton and Thomson found north of Orchard Road, this area has a wonderfully leafy, suburban feel, probably because it used to be a nutmeg plantation. Just north of the district is the wonderful public space of MacRitchie Reservoir Park, a great place for fishing, trekking, or bird watching.
Kopar at Newton Developer
The project developer is CHIP Development Pte. Ltd. This is a unit of the renowned Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd, which is one of the leading property developers in Singapore. The company has high-end properties all over Singapore including The Fulcrum at Fort Road, Tampines Green Ridges, and Belysa Executive Condominium @ Pasir Ris.
This award-winning construction and property development company specializes in both residential and mixed commercial and residential development properties. In fact, the newly-completed 50—storey The Pinnacle at Duxton, developed by the same company, boasts of two of the world’s longest sky gardens. With a much-lauded developer, Kopar at Newton is poised to be another cap in the feather of the firm.
Known for delivering top-notch properties including another current project called Parc Como at Upper Changi Road, Chip Eng Seng considers itself more than a property and construction company. With the brand new Kopar at Newton, they hope to make people’s housing dreams a reality.
Kopar at Newton Floor Plan
Kopar at Newton Amenities
This area, named after British Municipal Engineer Alfred Newton, is a residential haven for expats and locals alike. There are already several exclusive condo complexes and hotels within the vicinity. Having Kopar at Newton near the MRT Line is an appropriate addition to this beautiful community.
Kopar at Newton Investment Opportunities
True to the Ministry’s sage recommendation, Chip Eng Seng is pacing out its launches steadily in order to match demand from buyers. Due to an anticipated increase in the supply of private properties, Kopar at Newton has found the perfect timing for its launch.
The units at Kopar at Newton are ideal for buyers who are looking to invest in one-bedroom units that they will capitalize on as rental properties. Investors usually look for 1-bedroom units in the core city centre because these are the most in-demand by renters. The attractive low launch price of a Kopar @ Newton unit is a perfect investment.
For those looking for a permanent place that they could call their own, the bigger 3-bedroom units are best for family living. With a brand-new development at one of the most sought-after locations in Singapore, this is one personal investment that buyers will definitely benefit from. This condo is the perfect area for professionals who work in the city with children that need to be dropped off in nearby schools.
Another thing for investors and buyers to consider is the new commercial developments springing up in the Novena-Newton-Thomson area. There will be a number of mixed-use developments, and it is highly-anticipated that the area’s real estate prices will continue to soar in the near future.
School Near Kopar at Newton
There are a number of high-quality preschools and kindergartens that cater to local and expatriate families in the Newton area. There’s IB PYP authorized EtonHouse Pre-School, Inquiry-based Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse, and MindChamps Preschool at Paragon on Orchard Road.
Both Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and St. Joseph’s Institution are located one MRT station away on the Downtown Line. For 120 years, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School has been providing excellent holistic education for young ladies. On the other hand, St. Joseph’s Institution is a world-class Catholic school which was established way back in 1852.
It is also in close proximity to international schools located in the Bukit Timah area. Top-tier schools such as Chatsworth International School, Hwa Chong International School, Stamford Primary School, and ACS (Primary and Junior) are just a short drive away. Cutting-edge Lasalle College of the Arts, offering programs in the arts, fashion, interior design, film, and music, is just a few minutes’ walk away.
Kopar at Newton Facilities
The goal of Kopar at Newton is for its residents to live a comfortable and serene lifestyle right smack in the middle of the Newton, Novena and Thomson districts. For those with an active lifestyle, the property will offer facilities such as an indoor gym, tennis court, and a 50m swimming pool.
Kopar at Newton Pricing
Due to its central and convenient location, property prices in the area are on the high-end side of the spectrum. The properties here are much sought-after by many couples and families.
However, Chip Eng Seng Corporation has acquired the property at a good price, at about $1, 192 per square foot. This is moderately low compared to other properties that were purchased by other developers around the area.
Since the bid cost was so low, the expected selling price could start from only about $1,900 to $2000 per square foot. This is considerably lower than the launching price of other properties within the vicinity. No other property located in such a prime location will have a launch price that low.
Kopar at Newton Review
Living or owning a property at Kopar at Newton is an exciting prospect, as it offers a unique experience. Its location is one of its key strengths. You can probably say that it’s not as central and as busy as Orchard Road, but it is not as far removed from the pulse of city life as Pasir Ris.
Another advantage of owning a property here is the opportunity to have a large piece of core city centre land. To give an idea of how special Kopar at Newton is, there is no other city centre development this big that is adjacent to an MRT Station. This is totally unprecedented, and something that interested buyers should seriously consider.
Looking at it from all angles, Kopar at Newton is a property worth investing in. Buying a Kopar at Newton unit is a wise decision for the future.