In 1963, then-Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew decided to start his visionary greening campaign, and in celebration of that, he planted the very first Mempat tree on Singapore land. Fast forward half a decade later, and Singapore is now one of the greenest cities in the world with 5 dedicated “tree banks” – all housing at least 70 new species of trees which (if they survive) will be introduced to Singapore’s nature reserves and cityscapes.
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1. Marina One Residences (D1)
Also on our list of water havens you must see in Singapore, Marina One houses the ULTIMATE garden in Singapore. Dubbed the “Green Heart“, the garden is a majestic 376,000 sq foot landscaping project by Gustafson Porter which features a 13m ribbon waterfall (the tallest in Asia), mid-level terraces that feature even more waterfalls, reflecting pools, plant beds, vertical plantation, and a massive elevated cloud forest that – from aerial views – look like Asian rice terraces.
Marina One is an award-winning mixed-use development comprising of 1024 apartment units overlooking the Marina Bay (and in the future, the Waterfront City).
2. Adana @ Thomson, Upper Thomson (D20)
What a view. Situated on a 3,716 sq meters site, and featuring only 3 blocks of 5-storey apartments, Adana @ Thomson is one of the greenest and more spacious private condominiums in Singapore. The remarkable green landscapes cover the entire rooftop of the property, and connects to the walkways, jogging track and BBQ areas. There is also a corridor linking the property to the nearby Peirce Reservoir. One of the special features of Adana is its Culinary Garden for residents to plant their own herbs, vegetables and spices.
Unit price for Adana @ Thomson starts at $920,000.
3. Bellewoods (EC), Woodlands (D25)
Bellewoods offers seriously lush landscapes and generous central space / recreation areas. There are a total of 5 extensive ‘forest’ of amenities spread out over an area of around 60,000 sq meters. These include the Aquatic Forest and Urban Forest, both housing the development’s main facilities such as the lap pool and recreational areas, Bamboo Forest, which has been reserved for meditation and yoga, Evergreen Forest, comprising of enchanting pavilions and the Evergreen Chill Out Bar, Wellness Forest, and the Mangrove Forest for long walks and jogs.
4. Eco Sanctuary, Upper Bukit Timah (D21)
Built to look like a honeycomb, Eco Sanctuary in Upper Bukit Timah is a nature-inspired development which houses butterfly gardens, a sky garden bridge, bio ponds and dragonfly and bird-watching paths to tickle the fancy of every nature-lover. The property’s various gardens and extensive facilities stretches through 18,700 sq meters of land and comprises of 483 units over 3 standing blocks. Higher-floor units apparently have 360 degrees unobstructed views of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
5. The Crest, Prince Charles Crescent (D3)
Also on our list of most unique properties in Singapore, The Crest is another nature-centric development by Wing Tai Holdings which exterior looks like tufts of head feathers. The development features unique facilities to help residents unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life. These include onset baths, bio lagoons, jogging trails that lead to Telok Blangah Hill, as well as 8 themed gardens in its compound such as the gardenia garden, aroma garden, essence garden (for herbs and spices), rain lilies garden and a cascading garden.
6. Thomson Impressions, Upper Thomson (D20)
Probably one of our most searched properties on Truuue, Thomson Impressions has certainly left quite an impression on home buyers and owners. The property is quite the jack-of-all-trades. It features a wide-array of nature-centric amenities (such as the Maze Garden, Banquet Lawn, dip pool with water features, garden pavilions and a jogging trails), is absolutely affordable, and is built in a super convenient location – right next to the upcoming Bright Hill MRT station. Unit price for Thomson Impressions starts at around $650,000.
7. eCO, Bedok (D26)
The aptly-named eCO, a new development by Far East Organisation, has been constructed to harmonise with nature. The property features five housing styles (SOHO, Suite, Loft, Condominium and Townhouse) amidst a “community in a garden“, and includes a Raintree ‘forest’, flower terraces, herb garden, aquatic / pond ecosystem, an eco-stream, vertical greenery and an ecological nature trail. Since its unveil, eCO has fully sold its Lofts, SOHO and Condominium units.
8. Ecopolitan (EC), Punggol Walk (D19)
Ecopolitan is one of the main eco-developments in Punggol, and includes green spaces by the water. These are sub-divided into activity spaces including the Blue Lagoon (with a 50m lap pool and an aqua therapy alcove), Water Gardens, Forest of Mist (which includes a Forest Cloud Pavilion), Adventure Forest (featuring a Forest Canopy Walk and Sensory Walk) and The Trail of Rainforest. Residents are also encouraged to commute in an eco-friendly manner – the property features abundant jogging and cycling paths.
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