The name Toa Payoh came from the Hokkien Dialet, and literally translates to “big swamp”. In the earlier days, this area used to be the home of squatters and pig farmers. This is actually the first housing estate that was planned and developed wholly by the Singapore Housing and Development Board after it was set up in the early 1960s. It was the solution to the then housing quality and shortage problem and it was to house about 1/6 of the country’s population. It was designed to create a self-sufficient “satellite town”, with well-planned commercial and public elements such as shops, markets, schools, bus interchange and industrial buildings to cater to the residents’ needs so one would be able to live, work, study and play without leaving the estate.
In just a few more years’ time, it will be another milestone in the Toa Payoh estate when this development sits at the junction of Toa Payoh Loring 4 and 6. This superb location is just a few minutes walk to Braddell Mrt Station. This makes world-renowned shopping belt Orchard Road and Orchard Mrt Interchange just 4 stops away, high-end private residential enclave Newton and Newton Mrt Interchange where the new Downtown Line will be accessible just 3 stops away and Junction 8 Shopping Mall and Bishan Mrt Interchange where one can connect to the Circle Line just a stop away.
Vehicle owners will enjoy superb connectivity to the CBD and all other parts of the island with major roads such as Braddell Road and MacPherson Road, and also key expressways such as CTE and PIE just nearby.
Gem Residences will comprise of twin towers standing 37 and 38 storeys tall, housing a total of 578 units and providing residents with full condominium facilities. With a good variety of layouts from 1 bedroom to 5 bedroom units and penthouses, varying needs will be well catered of.
This development is also the first in Toa Payoh to feature 2 bedroom dual key and 3 bedroom tri-key units, the latter of which is the first of its kind in the area and probably in the country. This is the only condominium that offers dual key and tri-key units in the whole of Toa Payoh and Bishan area, both of which are the favourite residential housing estates among Singaporeans and expats alike.
Developed by Gamuda Berhad and Evia Real Estate, the latter being the developer behind super-successful LakeLife Executive Condominium, investors can expect superb quality.
Developer: GEM Homes Pte Ltd (Jointly developed by Evia Real Estate (7) Pte Ltd, Maxdin Pte Ltd and Gamuda Berhad)
Tenure: 99 Years leasehold with effect from 21 Sept 2015
Unit Mix: 1br, 2br, 2dk, 3br, 3tk, 4br, 5br & PH
Located within the matured estate of Toa Payoh, Gem Residences offer a myriad of lifestyle conveniences within short distances from the development.
Food & Beverage
Fresh vegetables and meat can be conveniently procured from the wet market at block 210 that is just a 5 mins walk away. The adjoining Lorong 8 hawker centre is well-known for a number of famous local fare such as the Toa Payoh Fried Hokkien Mee, reputed by some as the best in Singapore. Others include Mandy Mae Soy Bean Wobbly, the 50 years old and going strong Khin Kee Fish Ball Noodle, Sheng Pin Xiang barbecued chicken wings and Chomp Chomp Ru Yi BBQ where succulent and spicy grilled sting rays are served, just to name a few.
Walk your dog or enjoy a run amidst greenery at the Toa Payoh Lorong 7 Park which is just diagonally across the road.
Hop on the Mrt and Toa Payoh Central is just a stop away southwards. Be it grocery shopping at NTUC FairPrice, banking and telco services, endless selections of food and beverage options, and rows after rows of value-for-money heartland retail shops, even the most demanding shopoholic will be greatly satisfied!
Take the train one stop northwards and Junction 8 Shopping Mall, awaits. There, one can catch a movie at Golden Village Cinema, shop for more daily necessities at the FairPrice Finest, satiate your retail appetite at BHG Departmental Store, and enjoy many more amenities and lifestyle conveniences.
For parents with school-going children, reputable schools like Pei Chun Public School (Primary), CHIJ Primary and Secondary School and Beatty Secondary School are all within close proximity.
Gamuda is a top property infrastructure group in Malaysia. Its more notable undertakings include the new Kuala Lumpur Mrt expansion lines and Horizon Hills, a large-scale premier private housing cum golf country club township that’s just a short drive from the Singapore borders. Being the group’s first foray into Singapore’s private residential market, Gem Residences will embody quality and lifestyle elements, while staying attractively priced.