My Review of Leedon Green
Updated: Jul 14, 2020
I'll be doing a series of reviews of the various project launches around Holland Village and Bukit Timah as well as other parts of Singapore. I hope these reviews help you find your dream home or ideal investment in Singapore!
The previous review was on One Holland Village Residences, an integrated project in the heart of Holland Village. You can read more about it here.
I mentioned previously in my article I am a Holland Village girl. It's exciting to have a cinema just within minutes walking distance of my house. Did I mention I grew up in Farrer Court too?
Farrer Court went through an en-bloc and now is D'Leedon. The plot beside D'Leedon is Tulip Gardens which went through an en-bloc and now launched as Leedon Green.
The second biggest collective sale of 2018 was when Tulip Garden was sold for $907m
Key Points about Leedon Green
Next to Good Class Bungalow Cluster
2KM to Botanic Gardens
Within 2KM to Nanyang Primary School
Walking distance to Farrer Road MRT
Close to lifestyle destinations like Dempsey Hill, Botanical Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Holland Village and Orchard Road
One of the Largest Plot of Condominium land in Holland - 326,376 sqft
Full Facilities with multiple pools and lush greenery
Top-of-the-line fittings and finishes such as imported marble and Antonio Lupi sanitary wares from Itay, Axor and Hansgrohe sanitary fittings from Germany, Ernestomeda kitchen set from Itay, VZUG Kitchen appliances from Switzerland and Liebherr fridge from Germany
Pros of Leedon Green
Big Condominium Compound with three swimming pools
Location appealing to the rental market
Quality finishing and fittings
Sheltered walkway to bus stop
Proximity to Farrer Road MRT
Short drive to Holland Village and Dempsey, Botanical Gardens
Popular schools nearby such as Raffles Girls Primary and Nanyang Primary
Cons of Leedon Green
Amenities are not within walking distance
Apartments either face Leedon Residences, 90 Holland, D'Leedon or if they are facing the road, there will be some road noise from Holland Road or Farrer Road
Nanyang Primary may not be within 1km of all the blocks
What I like about the area surrounding Leedon Green is the amount of lush greenery there is. I like to jog around the area in the evenings and it is very peaceful with the sound of the rustling tree leaves when the wind blows.
A few friendly neighbours will be walking their dogs or bringing their children to the playground or cycle around the neighbourhood. There are also free roaming roosters and hens with their young.
Good Food, Free Outdoor Concerts
I also like to visit Empress hawker centre and market when I was living in Farrer Court. There are small convenience stores and utility shops in the flats at the hawker centre.
Now I visit Holland Drive Hawker Centre more as it has my favourite prawn noodle, fish soup, kolo mee and kway chap. My favourite restaurant at Holland Village is El Patio and I go there almost every Tuesday for a date night with the hubs. They serve fantastic lime margaritas at only $9 a jar!
The other popular favourite is Nakhon (Thai Restaurant). They serve very affordable and authentic Thai cuisine and have snaking queues if you get there during the peak dining times.
The Holland Village Hawker centre and coffee shops serve great food as well. I like the bak chor mee, roasted meat shop and the drink stall serves a very good Thai Milk Tea.
Convenient and Family Friendly
What I love about the Holland area is also the proximity to Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road. There are many buses that go to these two places within 5 to 10 minutes along Holland Road.
I bring my kids to jog and picnic at Botanical gardens and also for outdoor concerts. There are lots of quaint eateries and retail shops at Cluny Court as well.
Shopping for groceries are simple as well with Cold Storage at Holland Village and Cluny Court as well as NTUC at Holland Drive and Coronation Shopping Centre.
There are enrichment centres at Empress Lane and Coronation area for families with young children. I bring my daughter to Berries (Chinese Enrichment) which is conveniently located just 3 minutes drive from Leedon Green.
Grand Stand is also not too far from Leedon Green (7 minute drive). It has a huge supermarket called Hao (meaning good) which used to be occupied by Giant. There are gymnastics, swimming, taekwondo and other recreational centers for children.
Leedon Green is jointly developed by Chinese Developer, Yanlord Land Group and MCL Land. Forking out $900 million for Tulip Garden, you can be sure they are committed to making this project a success.
Leedon Green is Yanlord's first venture in Singapore's prime freehold residential property market. However, Yanlord is not a new developer. They are a listed company in China and have developed many high end residential as well as commercial properties.
If you feel concerned or skeptical, you have nothing to worry about. Partnered with an established local developer, MCL Land will take the lead on this project.
Leedon Green is a mid-sized development consisting of 638 units. 80 per cent of its grounds are covered with landscaping, communal spaces and facilities.
The showflat is done beautifully. A lot of effort has been put in.
After walking through a long fully timbered walkway, we arrive at the entrance.
Most of the units are either single or two bedroom. From the unit breakdown, you can see that the developer is catering towards young couples or small families.
One thing you might have noticed is that there are 5 Garden Villas. These are sized between 2400 to 2680 sqft and have high ceilings. They are designed to feel like a landed property and all 5 units have been sold (each costing approximately $6 million).
Some of the 3 Bedroom units come with an exclusive private lift as well as all the 4 Bedroom units.
Leedon Green's 7 blocks are all 12-storeys high. They are well spaced out and are diagonal to Farrer and Holland Road. This is to avoid the noise coming directly from the traffic but at the expense of having some afternoon sun.
The best units are the ones that faces inward or pool facing.
There is a treetop walk amongst the hustle and bustle. I thought this was quite a unique feature in a condominium.
There is also something unique in adopting cantilevering in some parts of the development. You can also see this cantilever design showcased while walking to the showflat units.
The units also have a smart home feature for monitoring and it has a playback feature. You can also control your home's air conditioning remotely.
Your guests can also sign in using a fuss free QR code visitor access in the guest entry of the ingress lane.
Wondering whether it's crowded at the pool? You can see, in real-time, common spaces in Leedon Green. If you're waiting for a delivery, there is also a feature to store your package with a unique access code.
There is also a smart mirror where you can access your favourite sites or watch a cooking tutorial on YouTube to get inspired for your family meal. It is conveniently located in the kitchen! (No more using my phone to follow cooking instructions yeah!)
Another cool feature in the balcony is that they built a wooden ledge for your guests to put their drinks when you are entertaining.
Capital Growth Potential
One thing is for certain is that high psf for new projects is the new norm. There are other older developments along Holland and Farrer Road such as Sommerville Park, Spanish Village that are yet to go enbloc.
District 10 has shown resilience during the Covid-19 Crisis and Foreigners prefer to buy CCR like District 9 and 10 when they purchase Singapore properties. District 10 properties have also been increasing in their land price over the years.
Rental Yields & Rentability
Leedon Green will face competition from nearby projects such as D'Leedon and Leedon Residences.
That said, D'Leedon is a huge project with more than one thousand units, some tenants may not like having to share the common facilities with too many people.
Leedon Residences is on the upmarket side and rental prices will be on the higher end compared to Leedon Green.
Please do check with me for the latest prices. Some units are selling cheaper than launched prices. This is the promotion as of 29 June 2020.
You might like Leedon Green if:
You Have a Vehicle
Leedon Green is located in between two MRTs and either one needs about ten minutes to walk. If you like to walk, this will be a good development. There are plenty of amenities if you walk at least ten or fifteen minutes.
Leedon Green is also located near to entrance to PIE (Tuas) and PIE (Changi Airport).
You Like Lots of Greenery and Chic Designed Facilities
As mentioned earlier, the padi rice-inspired terraced water features is something unique about Leedon Green.
And with eighty percent of the grounds being committed to communal areas and greenery, you will get your fill of serenity and peacefulness whilst walking around and dining in the posh pavilions.
You might not like Leedon Green if:
You prefer large unit sizes
Compared to Leedon Residences, there are limited large scale units in Leedon Green. The bedroom sizes are sufficient to place a super single bed but most of the common bedroom sizes are a bit on the small side. This is a common sight in new launches.
You are concerned about traffic jams/noise
Located in between two major roads that are infamous for heavy traffic, Holland and Farrer Road, you will get some traffic noise and being stuck in the occasional jam.
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I am a realtor based in Singapore since 2006 and I am passionate about helping others find their dream home or find financial freedom through property investments.
My father is a successful businessman. My dream is to be financially free through running my own business. I started my own cold pressed juice business in 2014 and have since returned to full time realtor work in 2020.
For the past 14 years, I have dealt with a variety of properties, ranging from HDB rentals and sales to transacting Good Class Bungalows.
I have two lovely daughters, Sophie and Sage and they are my reason for working hard and living to be better each day.
When I am not busy dealing with properties, I love spending time with my family and relaxing over a cup of iced white coffee.