Parc Canberra Executive Condominium is the first EC launch in the year 2020, kicking off a year ahead of other EC launches. It's location is in Sembawang, in the next to be developed town Canberra.
It is also the first EC to be located in such close proximity to an MRT - it is a mere 350m away from the nearest MRT, Canberra MRT Station.
Here are some details on Parc Canberra:
Since Executive Condominiums are launched under HDB Eligibility Schemes (see EC Eligibility Schemes), they are catered for family living, which is why the unit types range from 3 to 5 bedders, without any studio apartments.
One key aspect about Parc Canberra - "Canberra" is the capital city of Australia and this connection implies a Australian connection. The area in Canberra used to be a base for Australian allied soldiers.
On top of that, the development itself has heavy Australian influences - the image above depicts the clubhouse called "The Barn", which is reminiscent of the barns in Australia used to rear livestock.
Parc Canberra's actual location is a mere 350 walk away from the nearest MRT station, Canberra MRT which opened on November 2019.
It talks about 4 minutes to walk from Canberra Station to Parc Canberra.
This is its main attraction - it is the first EC to be located in such close walking distance to an MRT station.
Although Canberra area is still developing, there are many amenities at the nearby Sembawang and the mega mall at Yishun, Northpoint City.
Taking a look at the Site Plan (refer here for a more up to date Parc Canberra Site Plan), there are 10 blocks consisting of 42 stacks of units.
Blocks 1, 3, 17 and 19 are 13 storeys in height, whereas the remaining blocks are 11 storeys tall.
The units are north-west and south-east facing, so there should not be much problems with direct west sun.
Refer here for the Parc Canberra Unit Mix.
The units at Parc Canberra range from 3 to 5 bedroom units, here are the floorplans.
The common bedrooms in the development are large enough to fit a queen-sized bed, and the master bedrooms can definitely fit in a king-sized bed.
The interior designs maximise the use of space, and units are furnished with fittings from renowned brands including Bosch, Hansgrohe and Duravit, Mitsubishi. All units also come with a Nespresso machine.
In line with the digital lifestyle, all units are equipped with smart home features, such as a gateway with PT camera, air-con control from master bedroom, smart voice assistant and Yale digital biometric lockset.
An upcoming development right next to Parc Canberra, that will make it feel like an integrated development, is Bukit Canberra. Bukit Canberra is a sprawling 12-hectare community space that is equipped with an indoor sports hall, polyclinic, hawker centre, 3km of running trails, a fruit forest, community farming spaces, senior care centre, and also Singapore’s largest ActiveSG gym (16,146 sq ft) with indoor and outdoor pools, among others.
Bukit Canberra is set for completion in 2020.
Although transport options may not seem plentiful for now, residents can rejoice at the North-South Corridor that is currently being built. This is a 21.5km integrated transport corridor that will be Singapore's next expressway, with provisions for an underground expressway, above ground dedicated bus lanes and cycling lanes.
This will link residents in Woodlands, Sembawang, Canberra, Yishun, Bishan, Toa Payoh and Ang Mo Kio to town area, reduce travelling time by up to 30 minutes. The entrance to the North South corridor is only a short drive away from Parc Canberra.
There is one thing that Sembawang is famous for - the hot spring! Residents at Parc Canberra can enjoy the great outdoors with Sembawang Hot Spring Park, Sembawang Park and also Sembawang Beach all within 5-10 minutes drive in the area.
The key attraction behind Parc Canberra remains as it's unparalleled proximity to an MRT station. So far the other ECs launched in Singapore have not been able to lay claim to this.
The development lies in a tranquil, up and coming area that has potential for more growth. Along with Bukit Canberra which is just at the doorstep, this is one development suited for families to spend quality time together.
If you are keen to know more about this development, here are some useful links: