THE BOTANY AT DAIRY FARM
Condo Launch @ Dairy Farm Road . 11 Mins Walk to Hillview MRT
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Here we review the Botany at Dairy Farm. This is a new condominium for sale in Dairy Farm estate, in the Hillview area, off Upper Bukit Timah Road. It sits on a site bounded by Dairy Farm Walk, Dairy Farm Heights, and Dairy Farm Lane, opposite the German European School of Singapore.
View of Dairy Farm Lane with the Botany Site on the Right
While it is not very near an MRT station, being about 11 minutes walk from Hillview station, the Botany condo has one redeeming feature. It is close to the Central Water Catchment area of Singapore, with its expanse of lush greenery and reservoirs.
Across the low-rise German European School, is Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature Park. These are protected nature reserves. Hence higher floor south-facing units will be assured of green views to Bukit Timah Hill, and the parks.
To the east and south-east across Bukit Timah Expressway, is the Upper Pierce Reservoir, and its surrounding forests. These form part of the Central Water Catchment area.
And to the west, and north-west of the Botany at Dairy Farm, across Bukit Timah Road, is Hillview Estate. There we have the Bukit Batok Nature Park and Town Park, as well as Bukit Gombak.
Homes in the Hillview and Dairy Farm estates appeal to buyers who value a quieter and greener environment over convenience and attendant crowds. There is a more relaxed and laid-back feel here, of unwinding and being soothed.
In addition, studies have shown that homes fringing the Central Catchment water bodies and reserves, as this one does, are up to 2 degrees cooler than the rest of the island. And enjoy often fresher and less polluted air. With the current climate changes and rising temperatures, this is likely a plus point for potential residents.
The Botany condo is being developed by Sim Lian Land, part of Sim Lian Group, a local real estate company.
The Botany at Dairy Farm condo is quite conveniently located too, where basic amenities are concerned.
Next door, across Dairy Farm Lane, is an upcoming mixed development that comprises Dairy Farm Residences and Dairy Farm Mall. Dairy Farm Residences launched for sale in 2019, and is fully sold out.
Dairy Farm Mall will cater to most of the basic needs of residents. It will house a food court and food joints, supermarket, retail shops, and a childcare centre. So it is fairly easy to pop over to pick up something you need, at a moment’s notice.
There are also a couple of other interesting marketplaces nearby. One is HillV2, a kind of upscale mall with a gourmet market and some lifestyle shops and F&B outlets. The other is the rather quirky Rail Mall, a bit old, with an eclectic mix of shops and cafes.
Both are quite attractive places to hang out at, whether for an evening of retail therapy, or lazy afternoon tea with friends.
But for serious shopping, it is better to take a bus or train down to the city. Hillview MRT station on the Downtown Line is around 11 minutes walk from the Botany condo. One could take a bus to the station too, from the corner of Dairy Farm Heights and Dairy Farm Road. And there will be pedestrian and cycling networks to provide active mobility options to surrounding areas as well.
Because it is in the great outdoors, that the Botany at Dairy Farm condo shines. It should strongly appeal to those who like looking at greenery, or who are outdoor or nature lovers. They can walk down to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature Park within a couple of minutes. Just a stroll in the park, seeing the sunlight dancing through the trees is therapeutic in itself.
Perhaps that’s why the Hillview and Dairy Farm area appear to have a high expatriate resident population. Good rental demand is also likely for this Dairy Farm condo, given its location just opposite the German European School Singapore (GESS), an international, co-educational, multi-lingual school.
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|Name||The Botany at Dairy Farm|
|Developer||Sim Lian Land Pte Ltd and Sim Lian Development Pte Ltd|
|Status||Condominium (No restriction on foreign ownership)|
|Address||Dairy Farm Walk, Singapore|
|Site Area||15,663.2 m² (168,599 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||32,893 m² (354,060 sq ft)|
|Tenure||99 years lease|
|No. of Units||386|
Botany at Dairy Farm Floor Plans
The Botany floor plans are pending approval. Please drop us a note via the Contact Form if you would like us to email you the Botany condo floor plans once available.
The Botany Condo Site
This Dairy Farm condo site is a fairly regular-shaped plot of land located in Dairy Farm Estate. It is bounded by Dairy Farm Walk on its north, Dairy Farm Heights to its west, and Dairy Farm Lane to its south.
The main vehicular entrance will be from Dairy Farm Walk.
The land to the north and west of the site is empty right now, but is zoned for residential developments and a school in future. While to the south, across Dairy Farm Lane, is the German European School Singapore campus. The school building is 6 storeys high, except for a school field at its east end.
This means that higher floor south-facing units at the Botany condo could get views of Bukit Timah Hill. Especially as the nature reserves on Bukit Timah Hill are on higher ground.
Similarly, higher floors might get pocket views eastwards to the Central Water Catchment forests, and Upper Peirce Reservoir.
Drone View of Dairy Farm Residences & Mall Next Door . Use controls to pan and zoom
Botany at Dairy Farm Showflat · Viewing
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The Botany at Dairy Farm Prices · Unit Types
UNIT TYPES . SIZES
|Unit Description||Type||No. of
|Total Number of Units||TBA|
Floor areas stated includes any Voids, Patios, Balconies, Terraces, A/C Ledges.
BOTANY AT DAIRY FARM PRICE RANGES
The Botany condo price list has not been finalised yet. Please let us know via the Contact Form if you wish us to update you when the indicative pricing is available.
The Botany at Dairy Farm site covers 168,599 square feet. According to the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) Master Plan, it is zoned for residential development with a 2.1 plot ratio. This equates to a gross floor area of 354,060 square feet, before adding the balcony component.
URA awarded this site to the Sim Lian Group, in a Government Land Sale (GLS) on 11 March 2022. A joint venture of Sim Lian Land and Sim Lian Development Pte Ltd submitted the top bid of SGD$347,001,000.
The bidding for this site had been hotly contested and had drawn seven tenderers. A collaboration of United Engineers with Soilbuild Group had submitted the second-highest bid of $343.4 million, only 1% below Sim Lian’s bid.
These high prices and numerous bids could be due to the limited supply of new land, amidst continued robust demand. Especially as inventory levels of unsold stock are at a low too, and developers have been depleting their land bank.
Hence prices of condominiums in Singapore are still trending up. Prices in the vicinity have increased from $974 PSF in 2012, to $1,6xx to $1,7xx PSF for Dairy Farm Residences’ last few units in recent months. (Dairy Farm Residence is fully sold out.)
As for this Botany condo, Sim Lian’s winning bid price works out to a land rate of $980 (PSF PPR) per sq ft per plot ratio. After adding in all the financing and development costs, we are already probably looking at a breakeven of around $1,630 PSF.
So it would not be far-fetched to expect the average selling price here to be even higher than for Dairy Farm Residences’ last transactions. The best prices will probably be seen at the VIP Preview.
About the Developer
About Sim Lian Land (“Sim Lian” or the “Company” or the “Group”)
The core business of the Sim Lian Group since its inception over 40 years ago, is building homes for Singapore. It started out first in construction, before diversifying into property development.
Since then, it has built its businesses on dual key principles of efficient space planning and quality workmanship. The Sim Lian name is noted for practical, pragmatic, and functional layouts.
Nowadays the Group has grown into a recognised home-grown property development and construction company. Its work spans a diverse spectrum, from residential to commercial, mixed-use to retail, and industrial. It has also put together an investment portfolio comprising commercial real estate in the region, including Australia.
Sim Lian has also evolved in line with changing market conditions over the years. Led by a solid management team with over 150 years of collective industry experience, it has grown from strength to strength.
Today the Group remains as committed as ever, to creating quality living and working spaces that stand the test of time. In Singapore, some of its work include Vision Exchange, Clover by the Park, Rochelle at Newton, Lincoln Residences, A Treasure Trove, Hillion Residences & Hillion Mall, and Trilliant at Tampines.
In addition, it recently sold out and is currently constructing the Treasure at Tampines, a mega 2,203 unit condominium project.