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Wide open spaces, lush greenery and a laid-back charm characterise this up-and-coming family-friendly neighbourhood that is also well-served and well-connected.

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April 18, 2016

There really aren’t many places like this in land-scarce Singapore, where the pace of life seems distinctly more relaxed; the atmosphere calmer and more serene. It feels safe, it feels like home.

This is Sembawang, and you’d be surprised at all it has to offer.

Where commuting is quick and easy

Located in the northern tip of Singapore, Sembawang has become increasingly attractive to home-hunters not least because it is so accessible – and will become even more so in future.

New links and public transport options are offering better connections to the rest of Singapore and cutting travel times.

As it is, the Sembawang MRT Station and Sembawang Bus Interchange provide commuters with most of what they need to get around quickly, conveniently and affordably.

For those who drive, the North-South Corridor (NSC) will result in Sembawang residents saving up to 30 per cent of their travel time during peak hours to the city centre by 2021.

The NSC will connect with existing expressways, including the Seletar Expressway (SLE), the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP), thereby improving the overall connectivity to the rest of the island.

Further, one of the lanes of the 21.5km NSC’s dual, three-lane carriageway will be dedicated to express bus services while on the surface level, cycling and walking paths will be built to mirror the route of the NSC.

This means Sembawang residents can also cycle or walk along the NSC to head to towns along the corridor – including Woodlands, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh – or to the city centre.

Speaking of cycling, the expansion of Sembawang’s intra-town cycling network as well as new park connectors make it easier and safer for residents to access amenities within the town and head further afield in a mode of transport that is cost-effective, sustainable, healthy and fun.

Where every need is met – and more

For all its relaxed ambience, Sembawang still offers everything you need to get things done, meet your everyday needs and satisfy your occasional whims.

Shopping, dining and entertainment are available at Sun Plaza and Sembawang Shopping Centre as well as the nearby Northpoint City and Causeway Point. In particular, the newly-renovated Sun Plaza offers a myriad of retailers and services ranging from a wide selection of food and beverage outlets, an NTUC supermarket and banks, to a cinema, library and enrichment centres.

Families also benefit from having reputable schools in the vicinity, including Canberra Primary School, Chung Cheng High School, Singapore Sports School, Innova Junior College and GEMS World Academy.

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Meanwhile, business and job opportunities beckon with the upcoming North Coast Innovation Corridor (NCIC). In this new economic corridor stretching from the Woodlands Regional Centre across a redeveloped Sembawang Shipyard area and the future Seletar Regional Centre to the Punggol Creative Cluster, fresh new ideas and creative energy will emerge, along with economic activity.

The new industrial clusters at Gambas Avenue and Yishun Avenue 6 also hold the promise of additional job openings and the convenience of working near home.

Where families can grow amidst spaciousness and greenery

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Wide open spaces, lush greenery and a laid-back charm characterise this up-and-coming family-friendly neighbourhood that is also well-served and well-connected.

Indeed, Sembawang has much to offer, but the icing on the cake has to be the availability of space and nature in the neighbourhood, and in particular, those seen in its beautiful parks.

The 1.2 hectare Canberra Park, for instance, completed a $2.2 million revamp last year, and now features the largest number of swings in Singapore. Helping to develop children’s motor skills are multi-sensory play structures, a three-slide structure, colourful obstacle course and even a dinosaur skeleton replica.  The park is also the nation’s first inclusive playground so children of all abilities can play in its safe and stimulating environment.

Adults aren’t left out either. In fact, Canberra Park is also a multi-generational park as it includes fitness stations for fitness buffs, and ramps and handrails for the elderly. In addition, there is an amphitheatre and plaza for community events and a designated taiji area.

Not forgetting of course, the tranquil, 15 ha Sembawang Park with its natural sandy beach and views of the Johor Straits just across the waters. A magnet for families and those who love fishing, the park also draws joggers and those who like a bit of history – check out the west of the park which was formerly a naval base; the conserved Beaulieu House that was built in the 1910s, and the remains of the 1920s Seletar Pier, which was bombed by the Japanese in 1942.

Where you can call home

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The uniquely attractive attributes of Sembawang are what makes the upcoming 628-unit Parc Life Executive Condominium (EC) on Sembawang Crescent such a prized development. Sitting on a vast 238,000 sq ft of land, this latest project by Fraser Centrepoint Homes is literally just a gate away from Canberra Park next door, making access to outdoor recreational activities literally at residents’ doorstep.

Not only will they enjoy the greenery view of Canberra Park, they can also indulge in the EC’s many pools and spas in a home that emphasises vast open spaces, gardens and leisure and sports facilities.  This is in addition to revelling in a world of convenience being just 5 minutes’ walk from Sun Plaza, which is itself seamlessly connected to the Sembawang MRT Station and Bus Interchange.

Indeed, Sembawang is where you build a family. After all, everyone deserves two parks.

Parc Life EC, located at Sembawang Crescent, is situated right at the door step of Canberra Park, which is in turn a gateway leading to other parks. At Parc Life, everyone deserves two parks. E-application opens from 16th – 24th April 2016. For more information, please visit www.parclife.sg or call 6481 0070. Brought to you by Frasers Centrepoint Limited.