King Albert Park

From Straits Times – June 24, 2007

“Mix of condos and low-rise homes

CONDOS LIKE THE NEW NEXUS prominently line the Bukit Timah stretch leading to King Albert Park and its host of amenities such as Cold Storage and McDonald’s. — ALPHONSUS CHERN

THE stretch of Bukit Timah Road leading to King Albert Park is dominated by a prominent cluster of condominiums, which include Maplewoods, the new Nexus, The Sterling and The Cascadia.

Prices range from $888 per sq ft (psf) for Maplewoods to $924 psf at The Sterling, based on transactions in the second quarter of this year.

These developments enjoy the convenience of being located near the King Albert Park Cold Storage and McDonald’s, as well as the Tan Chong Motors showroom along Bukit Timah Road, which is particularly busy during weekends.

But travel further in along Wilby Road and Old Holland Road and the hustle and bustle give way to quiet undulating roads sparsely dotted with low-rise houses and condominiums.

The presence of large plots of as-yet-undeveloped state land and the Malayan Railway Track which cuts across Bukit Timah Road, give a rustic feel to the area – a sharp contrast to the contemporary feel closer to King Albert Park itself.

Families with young children will appreciate the proximity of Methodist Girls’ Primary School situated along Old Holland Road.”

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