THE BOTANY AT DAIRY FARM
Condo Launch @ Dairy Farm Road . 11 Mins Walk to Hillview MRT
Register for Showflat Viewing . By Sim Lian Group
Register for Showflat Viewing . By Sim Lian Group
Welcome to 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.
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 Condo . Design Theme
The design leverages on the best features of the site, and especially the unique aspects of its character. As such, its architecture and landscaping will harmonise with the surrounding expanse of greenery in the neighbourhood.
At the main entrance, the arrival deck will be open and welcoming, flanked by lush greenery. Similar open spaces will be set out in between blocks, to bring in lots of light and air to units.
The garden will feature several water bodies and small pockets of landscaping, evocative of spas and resorts. Nature is emphasised throughout the Botany condo. With the breezes ruffling through the trees, that will create a sense of peace and tranquility.
The communal facilities here also encourage connection to the outdoors, with indoor-outdoor settings and spaces woven through it.
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.
Register interest for updates here.
|Name||The Botany at Dairy Farm|
|Developer||Sim Lian JV (Dairy Farm) Pte Ltd
(JV of Sim Lian Group Ltd & Sim Lian Development Pte Ltd)
|Status||Condominium (No restriction on foreign ownership)|
|Address||3 Dairy Farm Walk, Singapore 679625
5 Dairy Farm Walk, Singapore 679626
7 Dairy Farm Walk, Singapore 679627
9 Dairy Farm Walk, Singapore 679628
11 Dairy Farm Walk, Singapore 679629
|Site Area||15,663.2 m² (168,599 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||32,893 m² (354,060 sq ft)|
|Tenure||99 years leasehold w.e.f 8 June 2022|
|Official TOP Date||31 December 2027|
|Target TOP Date||1st Quarter 2026 (Non-commitment basis)|
|No. of Blocks||5|
|No. of Storeys||9 / 13 / 14 / 15|
|No. of Units||386|
|Car Park Spaces||386 Basement carpark lots including 4 lots equipped with electric vehicle (EV) charging points; and 5 Handicapped parking lots|
|Description||New housing development comprising five blocks of 9, 13, 14 and 15 storey condominium units with basement carpark, swimming pool and communal facilities|
|Architect||M.A.N. Architects LLP|
|C&S Engineers||KCL Consultants Pte Ltd|
|M&E Engineers||Kunda Consulting Engineers|
|Landscape Architect||Ecoplan Asia Pte Ltd|
|Main Contractor||Sim Lian Construction Co (Pte) Ltd|
|Developer Solicitor||Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP|
|Project Account||DBS Bank Ltd for Project A/C No. 003-700158-9 for SIM LIAN JV (DAIRY FARM) PTE LTD|
Botany at Dairy Farm Floor Plans
The draft Botany floor plans are available now. Please drop us a note via the Contact Form if you would like us to email these to you, pending the final Botany condo floor plans brochure.
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 & Map of the Botany condo site vs surrounding . Use controls to pan & zoom
Botany at Dairy Farm Showflat · Viewing
Please do drop your contact details in the Form below if you wish to view this Dairy Farm condo showflat once ready. Viewings will be by advance appointment.
Showflat Unit Types
✤ Type B3S . 2 Bedroom + Study . 69 m² . 743 sq ft
✤ Type C6F . 3 Bedroom Flexi . 96 m² . 1,033 sq ft
✤ Type D2 . 4 Bedroom . 120 m² . 1,292 sq ft
The Botany at Dairy Farm Prices · Unit Types
UNIT TYPES . SIZES
|Unit Description||Type||No. of
Area (sq m)
Area (sq ft)
|1 Bedroom + Study||A1S||36||47||506|
|2 Bedroom Premium||B2P||36||63||678|
|2 Bedroom + Study||B3S||34||69||743|
|3 Bedroom||C1/C2/C3||46||82 / 86||883 / 926|
|3 Bedroom Premium||C4P/C5P||61||96||1,033|
|3 Bedroom Flexi||C6F||40||96||1,033|
|3 Bedroom + Study||C7S||28||100||1,076|
|4 Bedroom||D1/D2||57||118 / 120||1,270 / 1,292|
|Total Number of Units||386|
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.
|Unit Description||Type||Typical Strata
Area (sq ft)
|1 Bedroom + Study||A1S||506||5||$310 + GST|
|2 Bedroom||B1||603||6||$372 + GST|
|2 Bedroom Premium||B2P||678|
|2 Bedroom + Study||B3S||743|
|3 Bedroom||C1/C2/C3||883 / 926|
|3 Bedroom Premium||C4P/C5P||1,033|
|3 Bedroom Flexi||C6F||1,033|
|3 Bedroom + Study||C7S||1,076||6 / 7||$372 / $434 + GST|
|4 Bedroom||D1/D2||1,270 / 1,292||7||$434 + GST|
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.
Botany at Dairy Farm Location · Features
Location. The Botany condo location is within the private residential precinct that sits between Cashew Road and Dairy Farm Road. The estate comprises a mix of low to mid-rise condominiums, that has arisen around a landed housing enclave. It borders the Bukit Timah nature reserve on its south, and the Upper Peirce forests and reservoir to its east.
The landed estate has been here for a long time, one to three storey houses in a mishmash of styles. Their road names reflect their setting amidst nature reserves – with names like Cashew Crescent, Almond Avenue, Chestnut Drive.
Shops, F&B, Services, Supermarkets. Residents here will have access to Dairy Farm Mall just next door to the Botany at Dairy Farm location. The mall houses a food court, F&B outlets, shops, and a supermarket.
Alternatively, residents can take a 15 minute walk to the Rail Mall, or a short ride to HillV2 lifestyle mall. The Rail Mall is a row of conserved single-storey shops with a quaint charm and instagram-worthy facade. It offers a mix of shops, bars, and cafes in a rustic laid-back environment.
By comparison, HillV2 is a more upmarket “cool & hip” place. It is not a very big mall, but still manages to cater to most shopping and dining needs. Besides a pet shop and florist, services include dental and medical clinics, beauty and hair salons, and a tuition centre. The supermarket here, Hillview Market Place, helps to extend grocery shopping options for residents.
Eateries here offer a range of cuisine, from Japanese to Chinese, Korean, and Italian, besides local fare. There is a Starbucks outlet too, in addition to a couple of bistros and ice-cream creameries. The design of the mall gives it a cosy vibe with a sense of spaciousness. Needless to say, this is a popular hang-out for residents in the neighbourhood.
Nature / Outdoor / Leisure Activities. The nature reserves and parks opposite the Botany location is what makes this place special vis-a-vis other new developments.
Few places, old or new, have such quick access to a large nature park like this, with its cycling trails and walking paths. It is like having your own huge playground in your backyard for your kids to run around in. Being able to to hop over at a moment’s notice ought to encourage a more relaxed, healthier lifestyle too.
Nearest MRT Station. The nearest MRT station is Hillview station on the Downtown Line. It takes about 10 minutes to walk down Dairy Farm Walk and Dairy Farm Road to get to it. Not precisely very near or convenient.
But once you get onto the line, it is a pretty useful one. It goes down Bukit Timah to the Botanic Gardens (where it joins the Circle Line), then Newton, Bugis, Marina Bay, Fort Canning, and Bedok, before ending in Changi.
Schools & Academic Institutions. This same MRT line will also take your kids past the Bukit Timah education belt. Along this stretch are well-known schools like Nanyang Girls High, Methodist Girls, the National Junior College, Raffles Girls, NUS (Bukit Timah Campus), Hwa Chong Institution, Anglo-Chinese Boys (Barker Road), and Singapore Chinese Girls’ schools.
If you are aiming for a place in a primary school here, the irony is that it might be easier to get in than for the most popular ones in HDB heartlands. That’s because the density of housing in the Bukit Timah area is lower, so the competition is lesser.
Accessibility. Drivers should find the Botany condo location fairly convenient. This part of Dairy Farm Road is just a couple of minutes’ drive to the exit onto Bukit Timah Expressway. From there, turn north to get to the (SLE) Seletar Expressway and Woodlands Causeway, or south to get to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).