Well-connected development within an exclusive, international enclave nestled in nature
SINGAPORE, 17 February 2023 – THE BOTANY AT DAIRY FARM, a haven for nature lovers, will open for preview on 18 February 2023, with sales starting from 4 March 2023.
“The Botany at Dairy Farm introduces an exclusive address within an international enclave surrounded by nature and greenery. With its close vicinity to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, we want to celebrate the seamless blend of the tranquillity of resort-living and the well- connectedness of an urban estate,” said Mr. Kuik Sing Beng, Managing Director, Sim Lian Land Pte Ltd.
“Also surrounding this development is a number of popular international schools which will appeal to homeowners, investors, HDB-upgraders, and multi-generational families alike.”
Jointly developed by Sim Lian Land Pte Ltd and Sim Lian Development Pte Ltd, The Botany offers 386 exclusive units spread across five blocks on a site of approximately 168,597 square feet. The 99-year leasehold private condominium will feature expansive open spaces, lush landscaping, and a complete suite of 50 family-centric condominium amenities for all members of the family to enjoy.
Nature lovers will enjoy being surrounded by Dairy Farm Nature Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is home to the island’s highest hill. To maximise the views for residents, the five blocks in the development are spaced out and laid in a north-south orientation. Residents will delight in the spectacular views of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, overlooking the serene low-density Good Class Bungalow enclave of Chestnut Avenue or stunning pool views.
Additionally, The Botany is a stone’s throw from Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore’s largest nature park. Bukit Batok Nature Park, Zhenghua Nature Park and Bukit Batok Town Park, and the 24-km Rail Corridor, are also amongst the many nature attractions nearby.
Well-reputed schools within the vicinity will cater to the locale’s international community, with the German European School Singapore (GESS) just next door. The school has a student community of 1,800, representing 68 nationalities.¹ More than 400 staff members are employed to support the operations of the school. Other international schools within close proximity are St. Francis Methodist School, Middleton International School, and The Perse School Singapore.
The Botany is also within 1-km radius to popular schools including CHIJ (Our Lady Queen of Peace) Primary School and Bukit Panjang Primary School.
The development comprises of one+study to rare 5-bedroom units with spacious and efficient layouts. The well-laid out units range from 506 square feet to 1,765 square feet (47 square metres to 164 square metres) and are fitted out with quality fittings and appliances from Electrolux, Hansgrohe and Villeroy & Boch, ensuring maximum functionality, style and comfort.
The Botany is attractively priced for its location and functional layout, with prices starting from $998,000 for a 1-bedroom + study unit, $1,200,000 for a two-bedroom unit, $1,730,000 for a three-bedroom unit, $2,390,000 for a four-bedroom unit, and from $2,880,000 for a five-bedroom unit.
The development is expected to receive its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) by 2027. The Sales Gallery located along Dairy Farm Walk will open daily from 10am to 7pm.
Ease of commuting
The Botany provides island-wide connectivity via a two-minute drive to the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), which links to the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), and the Kranji Expressway (KJE). It is an eight minute drive to Stevens Road from the BKE/PIE.
The development is within walking distance to Hillview MRT Station (DT3), which is just two stops away from King Albert Park (DT6), the future Cross Island Line (CRL) Interchange Station, Bukit Panjang MRT (DT1), LRT and Bus Interchange, as well as the Beauty World Integrated Transport Hub. There are also direct buses to Orchard, Somerset, Woodlands, Marine Parade and Eunos.
Home-owners will also enjoy complimentary shuttle bus service for a year ² to the Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub and Hillion Mall.
Complete suite of family-centric recreational amenities
Resort-living at The Botany includes access to a myriad of amenities for the entire family including:
Access to lifestyle, retail and dining conveniences
The Botany is a two-minute walk from Dairy Farm Mall just across the street. It provides shopping amenities such as FairPrice Finest, F&B outlets, hair and nail services as well as a childcare centre for young families.
It is also located near HillV2 Mall, Junction 10, The Rail Mall, in addition to easy access to Hillion Mall and Bukit Panjang Plaza.
The Botany’s close proximity to Bukit Timah Wet Market & Food Centre, Beauty World Centre and Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre, provide added convenience to home-owners.
Easy access to a myriad of attractions for both nature and adventure
lovers In addition to proximity to the numerous nature reserves surrounding it, The Botany is also a two-minute bicycle ride to the Dairy Farm Park Connector which links to the island-wide network of green corridors linking major parks and nature areas across Singapore.
This includes the 36km Coast-to-Coast (Central) Trail that spans across Singapore, the newly opened Northern stretch of Rail Corridor that offers 21km of green trails and the future Bukit Timah- Rochor Green Corridor.
Proximity to up-and-coming workplaces
Beyond proximity to popular international and local schools, The Botany also provides home-owners ease of commuting to up-and-coming work places including Jurong Lake District, Singapore’s second Central Business District, as well as Jurong Innovation District and Tuas Port. By 2040 to 2050, Jurong Lake District will create 100,000 new jobs.³
Four leading marketing agents appointed
ERA, Huttons, OrangeTee and PropNex are the appointed Marketing Agencies for The Botany.
“Nestled in a private enclave and surrounded by nature, greenery and landed views, The Botany at Dairy Farm by Sim Lian sits on an exclusive site has unique attributes that are sure to attract home-buyers and investors. With nearby Hillview MRT and the infrastructural developments in the vicinity, we see good growth potential in the Dairy Farm area.
“Additionally, with further land set aside for residential development nearby, residents of The Botany at Dairy Farm will also have a first mover advantage and good potential for capital appreciation in the future,” said Mr. Marcus Chu, Chief Executive Officer, APAC Realty and ERA Asia Pacific.
"The units at The Botany at Dairy Farm are designed with efficiency and liveability in mind. All the 2 bedroom units comes with a dumb bell design. Buyers will also appreciate that the kitchens in the 2 bedroom units are enclosable. The common bedrooms for the 2 to 4-bedroom units are large and can fit a queen size bed comfortably." said Mark Yip, CEO of Huttons Asia Pte Ltd.
Mr Steven Tan, CEO of OrangeTee & Tie Pte Ltd, affirmed the investment potential for upcoming new launch The Botany at Dairy Farm. “With recent new launches in the Outside Core Central Region transacting well above $2,000 psf, prospective home buyers can be assured to be entering at a competitive and attractive price.
Furthermore, with Government Land Sale prices at Dairy Farm vicinity increasing up, home buyers and investors are likely to see a strong upside when future nearby projects are launched over time.
The location is also a top choice amongst the Expat community given its key attributes of surrounding nature, international schools, convenience of amenities and easy connectivity to the city centre.
There is a strong rental catchment from different international schools in the vicinity including the GESS state of the art campus with over 1800 students and 400 staff, as well as St Francis Methodist School, Middleton International School and The Perse School Singapore, just to name a few. Investors at The Botany at Dairy Farm can be assured of steady supply of rental demand as well as future rental growth.”
“Many home buyers today desire to be close to nature. There is a greater emphasis on greenery and a sense of well-being. In addition, people are also taking active steps to promote physical health and fitness, and mental wellness. Therefore, a project's proximity to parks and recreation offerings is becoming an essential feature that buyers look at. They are seeking a home near nature, that will allow them to escape from the relentless pace of city life and to take a break from the hustle culture.
“The Botany at Dairy Farm responds to these growing needs - being just 3 minutes' walk to the Dairy Farm Nature Park and 3 minutes' cycle to the 24-km Rail Corridor. Imagine having a 75-hectare nature park at your backyard where you can enjoy a leisurely hike or cycle along the extensive park connector network. Furthermore, the project has a wide range of facilities - such as landscaped spaces, pools and spa features that make it an oasis of serenity. Amenities like the co-working space also shows that this project is sensitive to buyers' needs today," said Mr. Ismail Gafoor, Chief Executive Officer, PropNex.
1. ‘A School founded by parents, for the community’ (2023). GESS. Available at: https://www.gess.sg/en/about
2. Commencing six months from T.O.P.
3. ‘New Tourism Development in Jurong Lake District’ (2022) Singapore Tourism Board. Available at: https://www.stb.gov.sg/content/stb/en/trade-events-and-resources/jld-tourism-development.html
ABOUT SIM LIAN
Sim Lian has been building homes for families in Singapore for over 40 years. The company enjoyed a reputable standing as an established developer of residential, commercial and retail developments and construction group with an extensive portfolio of developments built on the core foundations of prime location, quality workmanship and efficient space planning.
Sim Lian’s impressive list of property development projects include The Lincoln Residences, Rochelle at Newton, Viz at Holland, Hillion Residences, Clover by the Park, The Pearl at Mount Faber, A Treasure Trove, Waterview and Treasure at Tampines. Retail and office developments include Vision Exchange and Hillion Mall.
Exquisite craftsmanship and finishing, dedicated attention to intricate details and carefully thought through designs are the criteria the Group adhere to in delivering quality homes. These are the distinctive hallmarks that are reflected in the Sim Lian brand, having been ranked amongst the Top 10 Developers in Singapore by BCI Asia in 2015 and 2016.
Evolving in tandem with market conditions over the years, the Group remains committed to creating quality living and working spaces that make smart investments for the future of individuals, families and businesses.