Hillview

From Straits Times – June 24, 2007

“Rich in history and tradition

RISING UP like a rhapsody, Symphony Heights on Hume Avenue offers a serene hideaway in an area rich with old-world charm. — ALPHONSUS CHERN

THE area bordered by Hillview Avenue and Upper Bukit Timah Road owes its old-world charm to the presence of the sprawling Bukit Batok Nature Park and nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

The Old Ford Factory, which dates back to World War II, contributes to the air of history and tradition, as does the Bukit Batok Memorial located at Lorong Sesuai.

There are a number of condominium developments in the area that have taken advantage of the natural beauty to create a scenic atmosphere that blends in with the surrounding greenery.

The freehold Petals development near Hillview Terrace was priced at $424 per sq ft (psf) in transactions carried out in the second quarter of this year.

During the same period, the Summerhill and Symphony Heights, both on Hume Avenue, saw prices of $652 psf and $569 psf respectively.

Residents in the area also have the option of shopping at the Rail Mall opposite Hillview Road, which boasts eateries, pubs, a hairdresser, a Cold Storage outlet and other amenities.”

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