Touring Eng Kong Landed Estate: Affordable Freehold Landed Homes From $3.75m Near Primary Schools In D21
- January 28, 2024
- 7 min read
A while back, a reader requested a tour of Eng Kong estate. I’d not managed to get around to it yet when the second request came in, so it seems there is quite a bit of interest in this landed enclave – maybe because of all the buzz around The Reserve residences? (It sold over 70% of its 700+ units during its launch weekend.) Either way, I figured I better not sit on it, so off to the West I went.
As you may have noticed above, the first thing that stood out to me about this estate is that there was a lot of potential to build upwards. Now, a lot of older estates have not maximised their plot ratios. However, the houses in parts of the estate seem to be inordinately taller than the average. Just look at the one below!
The other landmarks in the estate are the playgrounds and outdoor fitness centre. One is at Eng Kong Terrace, right next to the shops, another at Eng Kong Place, and a third at Savoy Place. Let’s look at the closer one first:
Now that we’ve seen the area, how did you find it?
If you’ve found it interesting, you’ll probably want to know about the MRT access. The closest would be Beauty World MRT which, according to Google Maps, is approximately 20 minutes away both on foot or by buses 173, 66, and 41. (Give and take, depending on exactly where the house is located in Eng Kong.) Next to Beauty World MRT is also where you find the closest hawker centre and wet market.
Keep in mind that it’ll be demolished in the latter half of this year, and replaced with a new 5-storey mixed-use complex that will open in 2029, so the surrounding area may be quite messy while construction is ongoing. The new complex will have a library, something the area doesn’t currently have. (There is a library at Clementi Mall, but that’s quite a distance away.)
There’ll also be a new three-storey mall connected to the upcoming The Reserve residences, something the area desperately needs. (The current offerings, Beauty World and Bukit Timah Plaza, consist more of supermarkets and tuition centres – nothing terribly exciting. For more information on the upcoming Beauty World area transformation, such as the development of more green areas, click the link.)
All in all, how do you find the area? Let me know in the comments!