Luxury Estate Guru Review: 8 St Thomas By Bukit Sembawang
If you recall from last year, 8 St Thomas created a huge wave of interest by winning the Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design last year at the 8th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. It reportedly sold over 20 units well above $3000 psf during the property’s preview.
Details of the Development
8 St Thomas is situated along 8 St Thomas Walk in District 09, comprising of 250 units within its 2 blocks of 35 storey development. It will feature unit size ranging from 441 sq ft to 1,744 sq ft. across 1 bedroom to 4 bedroom units. It is developed by Bukit Sembawang Estate, which have been in the property scene for over 50 years with reputable works including Mimosa Terrace, Luxus Hills, The Vermont on Cairnhill and Skyline Residences.
Where can you find 8 St Thomas?
You can reach 8 St Thomas with a short walk of 12 minutes from the Great World MRT, which is along the up and coming Thompson East Coast Line (TE 15).
Great World MRT connects to numerous key stations including Orchard MRT station that is just one stop away, making the trip to central area in a 2 minutes MRT ride. Or else, you can also take a one stop ride to reach Outram Park, which connects to North-East Line and East-West Line. If you wish to reach Downtown line, you can also take 4 MRT stops to Stevens, which can be done in less than 10 minutes.
Thomson East-Coast MRT Line is in the works and is expected to be completed in stages. With the new development of transportation in the region, you can also expect the vicinity to be more vibrant, which is something good to consider with regards to 8 St Thomas.
Alternatively, you can also take a 10 minutes walk to reach Somerset MRT station, which is a shorter distance than Great World MRT station. The pathway will also bring you near FairPrice Orchard Grand Court, *SCAPE and Orchard Central.
If you wish to take the North-South Line, you can reach Orchard in one stop, which takes 2 minutes on the train. Dhoby Ghaut is also just one stop away, also a 2 minutes MRT ride.
If you are taking the travelling time to Central Business District (CBD) into consideration, the MRT ride to Raffles Place is 3 MRT stops, which is approximately 6 minutes to reach the office towers near Raffles place.
Attractive Advantages of 8 St Thomas
As you can already see, a quick inspection of the location shows that 8 St Thomas is very near amenities like Great World City, Orchard Central, *SCAPE and other shopping malls in the area. Daily essentials are also covered at Fairprice that is within walking distance. After the Great World City got a new revamp, the area has boomed with new food and retail options as well.
Besides, another selling point of 8 St Thomas is that you can also expect to visit Orchard area easily, which also offers even more entertainment, fine dining and endless shopping. With URA making plans to revitalise the CBD area and make it more engaging post office hours, it is also a good sign if you are planning to invest in properties as well.
8 St Thomas is also near quite a few reputable schools, which can be convenient if you have children in your family. Some of these schools include:
- River Valley primary School
- Anglo-Chinese School
- Raffles Girls Secondary School
- St. Margaret’s Primary School
- Singapore Management University (SMU)
- Chatsworth International School
- ISS International School
As for the facilities inside 8 St Thomas, you can expect a number of water and recreational facilities, including a lap pool and a lounge pool. There is also a sanctuary pool and a spa alcove. If you have a family with younger children, there is also a kids splash area as well.
Moving on, there is also a garden barbecue pavilion for families to host family dinners and festive celebration, along with a function room and a garden trail as well. Finally, there is also a fitness corner, a gymnasium and a tennis court for other sports activities and training. A steam room that promotes health benefits will also be readily provided too.
This means that if you are considering 8 St Thomas, you get to enjoy all of the facilities among 250 exclusive units and a great location as well.
Final Thoughts on South Beach Residences
I do believe that CBD area properties will keep their value, and for 8 St Thomas to be well developed by Bukit Sembawang Estate also means that you can expect a lot from this property. Like I mentioned before, the convenience when it comes to reaching the central area is undeniable, and the amount of amenities offered in the region is also another factor to consider.
Under the latest URA master plan, there are plans to revitalise the CBD area by introducing 20,000 new homes in the area and inject more dining and lifestyle options in the area. So you can also expect the area’s value to increase overtime, which is also a good indicator to consider whether to invest in 8 St Thomas.
8 St Thomas – A comparison
Location – 4/5
Central area remains very accessible to important destinations, expressways and many more, making transport much more convenient. As such, with even greater plans to revitalise the central area, many buyers at this point would still prefer to live near the central region as it gives them a great deal of convenience within their lifestyles. If you value location and convenience, 8 St Thomas is definitely one to consider.
3.Quality – 5/5
With 8 St Thomas winning awards at the 8th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, there is little left to say about the quality of the property. Bukit Sembawang Estate is one of the longest running developers, and I dare say that they also have one of the best properties developed till date. It helps to know that your developers of your house have a strong property portfolio, and Bukit Sembawang Estate is one of them.