Telok Blangah, Habourfront
Sentosa Island is not called ‘Asia's Favourite Playground’ for nothing. Sentosa, which means 'peace and tranquility' in Malay, is a man-made island located south of the Singapore's city centre.
Visited by millions of people every year, the popular resort is home to a variety of themed attractions, rainforests, stunning beaches, a yacht marina and posh residences. It is hard to believe that before Sentosa became Singapore's most popular island resort getaway it was a fortress of the British forces in the 19th century. It was only in 1967 that the island was returned to the government and turned it into a holiday resort. Golf lovers will appreciate Sentosa Island thanks to its two famed golf courses: The Serapong and The Tanjong. Since 2006,
The Serapong has been the venue of choice for the Barclays Singapore Open, which gathers golf professionals from all over the world. Meanwhile, Sentosa Island is where one will find Sentosa Cove—the country's first marina residential community. Aside from oceanfront luxury homes, Sentosa Cove also has shops and restaurants. The latest addition to the island is Resorts World Sentosa, which is considered as Singapore's first integrated resort.
In the recent years, District 4 has undergone great changes and development, making it one of the most vibrant areas in Singapore that has attracted thousands of visitors annually. Key places in District 4 include the sprawling Vivocity shopping centre and the island entertainment getaway Sentosa and Universal Studios. The area also acquires a rich history of international trade and has Tanjong Pagar Port, one of the busiest ports in Asia.
The waterfront living and beautiful views of the Strait of Singapore have appealed to many prospective property buyers, making District 4 a coveted residential enclave. The district is also popular because of its central location and accessibility to top notch leisure places like the Resorts World Sentosa, Vivocity and Mount Faber. Prime homes on Sentosa Island and Harbourfront comprise 60 percent of the 6,300 units in the vicinity. The closeness of projects in Sentosa and Harbourfront to the sea indicates they command a price premium over other developments in the vicinity.
Within Harbourfront, the former World Trade Centre was re-launched as Harbourfront Centre that also made way for Vivocity, Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination.
Visitors can also commute conveniently to Sentosa via the monorail link from Vivocity. In addition to the Harbourfront Office Park, is a 6-storey office building now known as the Harbourfront Merrill Lynch that is now entirely occupied by the American bank Merrill Lynch.
Another key location to visit within District 4 is the Henderson Waves Bridge that connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. This is a key architectural structure in Singapore that forms part of the Southern Ridges, a beautiful trail in a lush open space that connects the hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill and Kent Ridge Park.