MORI, an Unparalleled Residence In The Distinct Cultural District
September 14, 2021
MORI at Guillemard Road is an upcoming freehold residential development by Roxy-Pacific Holdings Limited located on 217-223A Guillemard Road and 1-21A Jalan Molek, District 14. It is expected to have 137 units over a gross floor area of approximately 114,364 sq ft and 37,131 sq ft of land area. It will be a low density eight-storey residential condominium with a basement car park and a sky landscaping deck.
Situated on Guillemard Road, MORI is located within the culturally rich and highly sought-after township of Geylang. It is one of the most promising places to buy property with attractive rental yields, a great location and excellent connectivity.
Being in a location diverse in commercial offerings provides a wide-range of amenities and accessible conveniences at its doorstep, such as public transportation, educational institutions, shopping malls, medical centres and a wide array and diverse range of popular cuisine. This marks MORI as a desirable property for families young and old, individuals, local and foreign investors.
MORI will be developed by Roxy-Pacific Holdings Limited, a reputable property and hospitality group founded in 1967, most known for their development of small-to-mid sized apartments and condominiums, targeting the middle-to-upper class markets. This would make them an expert in experience for a development like MORI. The group is unafraid to shake up old dynamics and old methods to transform property landscapes into more viable and fulfilling ones in the long run. Amongst many of their previous projects, RV Altitude, View at Kismis and 120 Grange stand out.
MORI is set to launch in October 2021 and the TOP is anticipated for December 2026.
WHAT MAKES MORI AN IDEAL HOME?
MORI is situated within the Rest of the Central Region (RCR), being a short drive to the Central Business District, East Coast Park, Singapore Sports Hub and Changi International Airport. Its proximity to the city centre on the eastern fringe of the city core has no doubt been a key contributor to the area’s popularity. It is a mere 15 minutes away from the Central Business District and in an area where newly launched freehold residential properties are scarce, making MORI a rare gem.
MORI makes an ideal permanent home or investment due to its amazing connectivity to a never-ending list of amenities and conveniences. With a renowned primary school just up the road amongst many other educational institutions, shopping centres for convenience and entertainment, medical centres for medical needs and attention, banks and many more - but one to exclaim is the diverse offering of cuisines in the vicinity.
With major commercial redevelopment plans being made for Paya Lebar Central and the transformation of Geylang Serai Market into a cultural hub, homeowners will find great upside potential in this new business centre on the fringes of the Central Business District.
MORI IS ENVELOPED BY TERRIFIC CONNECTIVITY AND ACCESSIBILITY
Transportation throughout the district makes it highly accessible, with MORI right in the middle of Aljunied MRT on the East-West Line, Dakota MRT and Mountbatten MRT on the Circle Line; all just a few minutes’ walk away. Paya Lebar MRT, which connects the two, is also close by as well as a bus terminal in Kallang. The East-West Line connects the area to the Central Business District in under 15 minutes.
Guillemard Road, where MORI sits on, is itself a major road and it connects with Nicoll Highway at the intersection of Mountbatten Road and Sims Way in the west, and with Paya Lebar Road at the intersection with Geylang Roadin the east. It only takes 17 mins from here to Orchard Road via CTE and 21 mins via Nicoll Highway.
EDUCATION EASILY ACCESSIBLE FROM MORI
MORI is surrounded by learning institutions providing residents with a wide range of choices to shop for a school that best fits the needs of their children and some within walkable distance which makes it very convenient during drop-offs and pick-ups which can be a trying time for residents with school-going children.
- White Lodge Kindergarten @ East Coast (approx. 0.133 km away)
- Chen Li Kindergarten (approx. 0.33 km away)
- Iroha Kindergarten (approx. 0.416 km away)
- PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Mountbatten (approx. 0.44 km away) & @Macpherson (approx. 0.919 km away)
- Jamiyah Kindergarten (approx. 0.48 km away)
- Raffles Montessori Kindergarten @ AlJunied (approx. 0.5 km away)
- My First Skool (approx. 0.224 km away)
- Young Talents Preskool PTE LTD (approx. 0.353 km away)
- American Child Development Centre (approx. 0.406 km away)
- St Gerard’s School LLP (approx. 0.416 km away)
- Yuquan Preschool (approx. 0.416 km away)
- Chiltern House Mountbatten (approx. 0.416 km away) & East Coast (approx. 0.439 km away)
- The Little Skool-House International PTE LTD (approx. 0.442 km away)
- Kong Hwa School (approx. 0.539 km away)
- Geylang Methodist Primary School (approx. 0.736 km away)
- Macpherson Primary School (approx. 1.495 km away)
- Canossa Convent Primary School (approx. 1.739 km away)
- Tanjong Katong Primary School (approx. 2.003 km away)
- Broadrick Secondary School (approx. 0.583 km away)
- Chung Cheng High School (approx. 1.043 km away)
- Tanjong Katong Girls School (approx. 1.566 km away)
- Tanjong Katong Secondary School (approx. 1.596 km away)
- Macpherson Secondary School (approx. 1.914 km away)
- Victory Life Christian School (approx. 0.416 km away)
- Hanbridge School (approx. 0.416 km away)
- CSM Academy International (approx. 0.432 km away)
- Institute of Chinese Medical Studies (approx. 0.744 km away)
- James Cook University (approx. 0.932 km away)
- Etonhouse International School (approx. 0.94 km away)
There is a non-exhaustive list of learning institutions within the vicinity to MORI and listed above are just those within a 2km radius to MORI.
MORI HAS PLENTY OF SHOPPING MALLS
Either a short walk away or an MRT ride away, MORI residents will have access to plenty of shopping malls for retail therapy or dining experiences.
1. Kallang Leisure Park
Leisure Park Kallang is an entertainment centre and shopping mall. It is served by Stadium MRT station and is within the vicinity of the affluent community of Tanjong Rhu. It is sited next to the Singapore Sports Hub, Kallang Theatre and Singapore Indoor Stadium.
2. Kinex (Formerly OneKM Shopping Mall)
Kinex Shopping Mall is a community-centric mall for fun-loving individuals with an active, vibrant lifestyle. KINEX mall is situated between City Plaza and Haig Road Food Centre. The mall is a five minute walk from the Paya Lebar MRT Interchange.
3. Paya Lebar Square
Paya Lebar Square mall is part of a 13-storey commercial building with 10 floors of commercial office space and 3 floors of retail space including a grocery store. It is located right in the heart of Paya Lebar Precinct and the first few developments to be completed under the URA Master Plan to develop Paya Lebar Central. It is seamlessly connected to Paya Lebar MRT Interchange via Level 1 to the East West Line whilst Basement 1 is directly linked to the Circle Line.
4. Kallang Wave Mall
Kallang Wave is the retail heart of the Singapore Sports Hub. It is a unique mall in Asia integrated with sports, lifestyle and entertainment facilities. It is located near to Stadium MRT under the Circle MRT Line.
5. Katong V
Katong V is a family mall, a cozy destination filled with children enrichment centres and activities for children while the parents can enjoy some quality time or grab groceries in NTUC Finest supermarket for your daily needs.
6. Parkway Parade
Parkway Parade is a suburban shopping centre in Marine Parade. It is one of Singapore’s major and biggest suburban malls, it has a 17-flooroffice tower and 7 floors of retail with a basement.
7. City Square Mall
City Square Mall is Singapore's first eco-mall to be integrated with a 49,000 sq ft urban park named City Green, located within the planning area of Kallang. It is a family friendly mall and home to 200 retail, entertainment, lifestyle and F&B stores. It is directly connected to Farrer Park MRT station.
MORI HAS A VARIETY OF LEISURE OPTIONS
MORI, with its proximity to the city centre, will provide residents with excellent accessibility to Singapore’s popular attractions and being located in Geylang, sits within the city’s centre of rich culture and heritage. Residents will be spoilt for choice on leisurely activities to do with friends and family.
1. Geylang Park Connector
Situated between Guillemard Road and Tanjong Rhu, the Geylang Park Connector runs along Geylang River before heading to Marina Reservoir and connecting seamlessly to Gardens by the Bay via Tanjong Rhu Promenade.
2. Singapore Sports Hub
The Singapore Sports Hub only a mere 6 mins drive away comes with a multitude of entertainment, sporting and outdoor opportunities on offer making it the ideal destination for kids, teens, friends and family.
3. Singapore Flyer
Dubbed as Asia's largest observation wheel, Singapore Flyer offers a majestic view of the Singapore skyline, making this an ideal trip for families with it being only a short 8 -13 minute drive away
4. Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay, Singapore's most famous attraction is just a 12 minute drive away from MORI. With endless choices of gardens, restaurants and facilities to use, exploring this tropical wonder is a must-do with friends and family.
5. Merlion Park
Known affectionately as one of Singapore's most important landmarks, the iconic Merlion statue is a feast for the eyes and only a quick 10 minute drive from MORI.
6. Geylang Serai Market
Geylang is home to the nation’s most diverse and full of character markets, including Geylang Serai Market. One of the biggest and busiest wet markets in Singapore making it an exploration of culture and heritage scouring the stalls for local items sold.
7. Kang Ha Pheng Sim Kok
A stroll along these prominent Geylang Shop Houses will bring you back in time while marveling at the architecture of days past.
8. Museums & Heritage Centres
Geylang is a fusion pot rich with culture where one can get in tune with a part of Singapore’s heritage through the many museums, places of worship and heritage centres nearby where friends and families can tour to experience all that it has to offer. To name a few- Tan Swie Hian Museum, The Intan, Eurasian Heritage Centre, Katong Antique House, Joo Chiat/Katong, Bras Basah Bugis Cultural District amongst many others.
MORI SITS IN FOOD HAVEN
Food is sustenance and this is where this location excels – the food scene is incomparable, with a wide variety of many affordable cuisines. In this busy day and age, having convenient, affordable, wholesome food like a delicious brothy frog porridge within reach is a total bonus!
Other new property developments will boast a food court or centre with good hawkers nearby, for MORI, the whole of Geylang itself is a food centre with many famous stalls people all over Singapore come for. Not just one but two frog porridge restaurants, G7 Live Seafood & Frog Porridge and Eminent Frog Porridge, Geylang Lorong 9 Beef Koay Teow, No Signboard Seafood Restaurant, Sean Kee Duck Rice, Tan Ser Seng Herbs Restaurant for the unique, Kwong Satay, Koung’s Wan Tan Mee, Swee Guan Hokkien Mee, Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh, Penang Seafood Restaurant, Geylang Claypot Rice, Hong Qin Fish & Duck Porridge, L32 Handmade Noodles; the list is endless and filled with delicious scrumptious food. If we do need to mention a food court for a one-stop eating fest, the food court in Geylang Serai is a worthy mention as well as the Old Airport Road Food Centre.
Beyond hawkers, Geylang now has cafes sprouting like mushrooms and a few worthy mentions such as Brawn & Brains Coffee, Geylang Drip City, Builders At Sims and many more. There are restaurants amongst others serving international cuisines in Geylang like Banh Mi Thit serving good Vietnamese cuisine, The Skewer Bar for a good yakitori bar, BBQ Box for Chinese barbeque skewers, Cugini Trattoria Pizzeria for Italian, Kinnari Thai Cuisine for Thai.
As for residents who are looking for high-end, fine dining and gourmet experiences, look no further than Orchard Road. With plenty of coffeehouses, restaurants and bars offering exquisite culinary experiences, residents will be left with their taste palettes satisfied.
MORI IS A FREEHOLD PROPERTY
Freehold development projects have plenty of advantages for both own-stay buyers and investors, making them incredibly sought-after assets.
Freehold Properties are Valuable
In recent years, the government has reduced the number of sales of freehold land, which means freehold properties, like MORI, will become more rare in the future. Besides that, MORI is very close to a couple of MRT stations, which is highly uncommon among all apartments and condominiums in Singapore.
In terms of the public’s perception, freehold properties are often desirable because buyers can own them for an indefinite amount of time. This leads the public to see them as a means of wealth preservation. Even if the government collects the property for redevelopment, they will still be compensated at market price, making them a safe investment.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority proposed to re-zone certain areas within Geylang to reduce the residential area, thus making freehold residential properties like MORI scarce and a gem for the taking.
Freehold Properties have more Privacy
Freehold land parcels are usually smaller in size compared to leasehold developments. Due to this, freehold projects tend to have fewer units, as can be seen with MORI 137 residential units. This allows for more privacy and exclusivity in comparison to leasehold projects.
MORI IS DEVELOPED BY ROXY-PACIFIC
A reputable property and hospitality group founded in Singapore in 1967, Roxy-Pacific Holdings Limited (“Roxy-Pacific”) focuses predominantly on the residential and commercial property market, which is further backed by their development and management of several international hotels and resorts including Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Noku Maldives, Noku Kyotol, Noku Osaka, and various high-end boutique hotels.
Roxy-Pacific is most known for their development of small-to-mid sized apartments and condominiums, usually targeted towards the middle-to-upper class markets. In the last couple decades, they have managed to launch more than 50 developments comprising over 5,000 residential and commercial units spread across Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.
Fervently committed to sustainability both in their offices and in the projects they develop, Roxy-Pacific believes in cultivating a nurturing and inclusive environment at work and is unafraid to shake up old dynamics and old methods in order to transform the property landscape into one that is more viable and fulfilling in the long run.
With plans to further expand their presence in the international sphere, Roxy-Pacific has begun work on future plans for an industrial development in Australia and a commercial one in Indonesia. Some notable past projects of theirs include Eon Shenton, The Navian, Sunnyvale Residences, St Patrick’s Loft, Jade Residences, and Harbour View Gardens in Singapore, as well as West End Residences, The Hensley and Octavia Killara in Sydney, Australia.
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