Coast-to-Coast Trail: 9 Properties 5 Min from Hiking Trails and Park Connectors in Singapore

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Recently, the Coast-to-Coast trail has been trending. People are jogging, cycling and rollerblading more than ever. After all, with our borders still closed for leisure travel, the closest we can get to having a holiday is exploring new places.

If you’re one of those who have recently gone on adventures to conquer Singapore’s many hiking trails and nature spots, you may be pleasantly surprised by how much you enjoy it. Heck, you may even be thinking about how nice it would be to live near such green spaces.

There are many benefits to living near parks and greenery. Green spaces not only encourage you to be more physically active, but they also provide space for socialising, more exposure to beneficial microbiota for better immunity and help with psychological restoration. Read more about the benefits of living near nature here.

According to a study by Singapore-ETH Centre and NUS, being near green spaces may even help your property fetch a higher premium, which is always welcome.

Related article: Nature Parks in Singapore: Condominiums near 7 Popular Green Spaces to Live in (2021)

You may be thinking, “Singapore everywhere also got park what, right?” And you’re not wrong! Dubbed the ‘Garden City’, it’s true that every residential estate has its own neighbourhood park. To one-up this, the new ‘gold standard’ is living near a trail or park connector that connects you to the larger national parks.

Where is the Coast-to-Coast Trail?

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coast-to-coast trail

Source: NParks

Well, there’s good news for all prospective homebuyers. The Coast-to-Coast Trail is a whopping 36km long, so there are plenty of ‘entry points’ and properties along the trail.

The Coast-to-Coast Trail starts from Jurong Lake Gardens in the Western part of Singapore and cuts through the Central area such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and MacRitchie Reservoir. It then turns at the Singapore Botanic Garden and stretches all the way to Coney Island in the North-Eastern part of Singapore.

If you are on the lookout for a property that is within five minutes from hiking trails, park connectors or parks, here are nine properties along the Coast-to-Coast Trail to check out.

Coast-to-Coast Trail: 9 Properties 5 Minutes from Hiking Trails and Park Connectors in Singapore

Note: All featured HDB units were available for sale at the time of writing. If the unit is no longer on the site, the ad may have been taken down and/or the unit sold.

1. Parc Oasis

Property for sale

Parc Oasis

Price

$1,080,000 to $1,600,000

Property type

1-bedroom to 4-bedroom condo (797 to 1,733 sq ft)

District

District 22, Boon Lay / Jurong / Tuas

Location

Along Boon Lay Way, opposite Jurong Lake Garden (Checkpoint 1) on the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

Jurong Lake Gardens is the start of the Coast-to-Coast Trail and features lots of points of interest and amenities among the greenery. From ActiveSG Park, PAssionWaVe, Gardenhouse, Clusia Cove to Forest Ramble, there are all kinds of fun facilities for the community, be it whether you are sporty, adventurous, or just want to relax and chill for the day.

And Parc Oasis is right at the cusp of where all the action is! The leasehold condo is located right across Jurong Lake Gardens.

Those planning to make Parc Oasis your next home will also enjoy the convenient access to hawker centre (Yuhua Market & Food Centre, Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre), MRT (Chinese Garden) and sports complex (Jurong East Sports Centre).

Check out available units on sale for Parc Oasis on PropertyGuru

2. Lakeville

Property for sale

Lakeville

Price

$775,000 to $3,000,000

Property type

1-bedroom to 5-bedroom condo (592 to 2,680 sq ft)

District

District 22, Boon Lay / Jurong / Tuas

Location

Along Boon Lay Way, opposite Jurong Lake Garden (Checkpoint 1) on the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

Given the prominence of Jurong Lake Gardens in the Coast-to-Coast Trail, we can’t help but to add another nearby condo into this list.

The leasehold Lakeville is also ocated right across Jurong Lake Garden, just like Parc Oasis. But Lakeville is closer to Jurong West and the Lakeside MRT. That said, residents will still enjoy access to the same cluster of amenities from the sports complex (Jurong East Sports Centre) to the hawker centre (Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre).

Check out available units on sale for Lakeville on PropertyGuru

3. The Hillford

Property for sale

The Hillford

Price

$498,000 to $820,000

Property type

1-bedroom to 2-bedroom condo (398 to 657 sq ft)

District

District 21, Clementi Park / Upper Bukit Timah

Location

Located along Jalan Jurong Kechil, within 5-minutes’ walk to Bukit Batok Nature Park (Checkpoint 2) on the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

The Hillford is a leasehold condo situated along Jalan Jurong Kechil, in a quiet and tranquil neighbourhood amongst a landed enclave. It is just a short walk away from Bukit Batok Nature Park along the Coast-to-Coast Trail. Those living here will also find easy access to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, though it is slightly further. World War II Memorial

Site and the Quarry Pool are some scenic spots that you can find while taking a stroll within Bukit Batok Nature Park.

Check out available units on sale for The Hillford on PropertyGuru

4. Jardin

Property for sale

Jardin

Price

$1,980,000 to $3,500,000

Property type

2-bedroom to 4-bedroom condo (990 to 1,894 sq ft)

District

District 21, Clementi Park / Upper Bukit Timah

Location

Located along Dunearn Road, near to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Checkpoint 3) on the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

Jardin is a leasehold condo that was completed in 2013. It is nicely situated along the middle of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, en route to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Checkpoint 3).

Its proximity to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve means that you have one of few primary rainforest areas in Singapore almost in your backyard. It is also a privilege to claim to have one of ASEAN’s Heritage Parks to be your playground. Those who enjoy nature and the biodiversity will also appreciate the Reserve’s treasure trove of native flora and fauna. Not to mention, the Rail Corridor is also right at your doorstep.

Beyond nature and the greenery, you will also find malls (e.g. Bukit Timah Plaza, KAP Mall, Sime Darby Centre), good food places (Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, shophouses along Upper Bukit Timah Road) and the Downtown Line at your convenience.

Check out available units on sale for Jardin on PropertyGuru

5. One Duchess

Property for sale

One Duchess

Price

$940,000 to $3,250,000

Property type

1-bedroom to 4-bedroom condo (431 to 1,249 sq ft)

District

District 10, Tanglin / Holland / Bukit Timah

Location

Along Bukit Timah Road, en route to Singapore Botanic Garden (Checkpoint 4) on the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

One Duchess is a 999-year leasehold condo situated along Bukit Timah Road, en route to Singapore Botanic Garden on the Coast-to-Coast Trail. The Singapore Botanic Garden is one that needs no introduction as most Singaporeans would be familiar with Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site!

Those who enjoy jogging will appreciate the route from One Duchess to Singapore Botanic Garden for a short evening run. The Singapore Botanic Garden is also a great spot for some weekend activities with the family. With the diverse range of biodiversity at Singapore Botanic Garden, every visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site is bound to bring a fresh perspective.

Those with kids will also appreciate the proximity of One Duchess to the educational cluster of reputable schools like Raffles Girls Primary School, Nanyang Girls High, Hwa Chong Institution and National Junior College.

Check out available units on sale for One Duchess on PropertyGuru

6. Braddell View

Property for sale

Braddell View

Price

$1,400,000 to $1,850,000

Property type

3-bedroom condo (1,453 to 1,798 sq ft)

District

District 20, Ang Mo Kio / Bishan / Thomson

Location

Along Marymount Road, next to MacRitchie Reservoir Park on the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

Braddell View is one of the few condos with convenient access to the much loved MacRitchie Reservoir Park. The park is a gateway to Singapore’s nature reserves with nice scenic views that links parkgoers to MacRitchie Reservoir and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, which is why it is a popular spot among nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. It is also a great place to bring kids to explore, learn about nature, and have some fun family time.

Braddell View also comes with a great set of amenities in the vicinity such as schools, MRT station and F&B establishments. With the combination of greenery, accessibility and convenience, Braddell View checks all the boxes for most homebuyers.

Check out available units on sale for Braddell View on PropertyGuru

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7. HDB Executive Maisonette at 258 Bishan Street 22

Property for sale

258 Bishan Street 22

Price

$980,000

Property type

Executive Maisonette (1,668 sq ft)

District

District 20, Ang Mo Kio / Bishan / Thomson

Location

Along Marymount Road next to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (Checkpoint 5) on the Coast-to-Coast Trail

Looking for an HDB flat instead? Consider this one: this HDB unit along Bishan Street 22 is a well-sized Executive Maisonette (1,668 sq ft) situated in the desired District 20. It is suited for those who are looking for a home that is well-connected to the various amenities such as malls, F&Bs and Bishan MRT station. Not just that, you are also within minutes’ walk to the lush greenery at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park where you can enjoy some nice weekend activities with your loved ones. In addition, families will also like the additional perk of being located within 1km from popular schools such as Ai Tong School, Catholic High School and Eunoia Junior College.

Check out this HDB Executive Maisonette unit at 258 Bishan Street 22 on PropertyGuru

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8. 5-Room HDB at 336C Anchorvale Crescent

Property for sale

336C Anchorvale Crescent

Price

$598,000

Property type

5-room HDB flat (1,206 sq ft)

District

District 19, Hougang / Punggol / Sengkang

Location

Near Anchorvale Street and a short 4-minute walk to Sengkang Floating Wetland (Checkpoint 7) on the Coast-to-Coast Trail

Now, let’s continue on the trail, towards the North-Eastern side of Singapore.

The 5-room HDB unit is located just four minutes’ walk from the Sengkang Floating Wetland. The Sengkang Floating Wetland is a natural habitat for birds and fishes, which creates an opportunity to be close to the nature and the animals that inhabit there. For families, there’s also a two-storey Skool4kidz Campus @ Sengkang Riverside Park, which is Singapore’s first large childcare centre in a park that has learning spaces integrated with nature.

Besides the animals and nature, you also have access to the Sengkang Sports Centre, which is a great spot for some weekend sports action. CompassOne mall is also just two LRT stops away from the Farmway LRT station next to Anchorvale Crescent.

Check out this HDB 5-room unit at 336C Anchorvale Crescent on PropertyGuru

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310A-Punggol-Walk-Hougang-Punggol-Sengkang-Singapore

9. 4-Room HDB at 310A Punggol Walk

Property for sale

310A Punggol Walk

Price

$560,000

Property type

4-room HDB flat (990 sq ft)

District

District 19, Hougang / Punggol / Sengkang

Location

Along Punggol Park Connector en route to Punggol Waterway Park (Checkpoint 8) on the Coast-to-Coast trail

The 4-room unit is one of the units in Waterway Terraces II, which is an iconic HDB in the Punggol district along Punggol Park Connector. Linking from Sungei Punggol to Punggol Waterway Park, the Park Connector is suitable for families and couples to take evening strolls.

Good accessibility and access to amenities is also another highlight for the neighbourhood. It is within minutes’ walk to Waterway Point shopping centre and Punggol MRT station. There are also a number of schools within a 1km radius such as Punggol Green Primary School, Punggol Cove Primary School, Valour Primary School and MOE kindergartens.

Check out this HDB 4-room unit at 310A Punggol Walk on PropertyGuru

Other FAQs About Coast-to-Coast Trail in Singapore

Where Does the Coast-to-Coast Trail Start?

The two ends of the 36km Coast-to-Coast Trail are Jurong Lake Gardens and Coney Island. You can choose to start from either side, depending on where is more convenient for you.

Can You Cycle Coast-to-Coast Trail?

Cycling is definitely permitted along the Coast-to-Coast Trail since the whole trail is connected by Park Connectors. You can also navigate your way along the Coast-to-Coast Trail with NParks’ Coast-to-Coast mobile app.

How Long Does It Take to Walk the Cycle Coast-to-Coast Trail?

It depends on your walking speed. Based on the average walking speed (5 km/h), you will need to take 7.2 hours to complete the whole Coast-to-Coast Trail.

How Do You Prepare for the Coast-to-Coast Trail?

If you are planning to walk the full Coast-to-Coast Trail, we recommend training with shorter trails to slowly build your stamina and fitness first. The full 36km can be challenging for complete beginners.

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