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Nature-filled Hillside Living

| Property Articles | 02/06/2015



Hillsta is the first residential development of its kind in of Choa Chu Kang. Over 400 luxurious homes are swathed in landscaped greenery and details that emulate the beauty of nature. This Japanese-inspired hillside community is designed to embody the “satoyama” – or “foothills” in Japanese – where humans live harmoniously with nature and with one another.

Come in through the tree-lined driveway that echoes the nearby woodlands. From the drop off area, you can stroll around peacefully to discover delights such as a lagoon-like Relaxation Pool – it has a splendid waterfall and a Kyoto-style kawa-doko pavilion deck. Beyond that is the River Spa Resort, which has an onsen-style spa pavilion. Near these are the children’s pools and the playground. There are also some decorative water features, a stone wall, and a vertical garden, all coming together to bring nature into the heart of the community. From there, you can walk to you’ll find stream-like Serenity Pools and the cascading landscaped gardens, divinely poised in front of the townhouses. As you continue exploring, you’ll come upon a host of other pleasures, such as lap pools with pool decks, shady pavilions, a gym, a tennis court, a jogging trail, gardens, function rooms and some shops. All around are trees and shrubbery that create a fresh, green environment.

Hillsta has a lot to offer its residents besides the satoyama setting and the nature-inspired amenities. The development has a total of 416 homes, including160 SoHo units, 228 condo apartments, and 20 townhouses.


These aren’t typical, cramped home-office units, but stylish apartments with high ceilings and lots of usable space. Of these, 84 come with one bedroom (543-598 sq ft), 42 with two bedrooms (643-715 sq ft), and 42 three bedrooms (773-871 sq ft). There will also be a number of “White SoHos” that allow you to get creative with your use of space.


Towers A and B are the condominium buildings in the development, overlooking the River Spa area. The condo units come in one-bedroom (577-642 sq ft), two-bedroom (875-1,152 sq ft), compact three-bedroom (1,123-1245) and standard three-bedroom (1,226-1,334 sq ft) configurations.


All the townhouses are spacious and light-filled, with four bedrooms and designer interiors. These each have a floor area between 3,145 and 3,1 96 sq ft.

Hillsta is located at Phoenix Road in Choa Chu Kang, amid hills, woodlands and nature parks. As if the green surroundings within the development weren’t enough, the neighborhood is home to expanses of greenery like the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Town Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, and Dairy Farm Nature Park. You can also wind down with a round of golf at the Bukit Batok Golf Range or the Warren Golf and Country Club.

Within walking distance from Hillsta is the site of the future Bukit Panjang MRT Station and integrated transport hub, which will be serving the Downtown line by next year. Other nearby train stations are Choa Chu Kang MRT, Phoenix LRT and Ten-Mile Junction LRT Station.

Also within a few minutes’ drive are Lot One Shopper’s Mall, Rail Mall, Junction 10, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Greenridge Shopping Centre, West Mall, Yew Tee Point, and the upcoming Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre.

Families living at Hillsta will also have a breadth of school options for the children. Consider Bukit Panjang Primary, South View Primary, Zhenghua Primary, CHIJ-Our Lady Queen of Peace, or Pioneer Junior College. For your older sons and daughters, there are colleges like Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Institute of Management, Dulwich, and Millennia Institute.

Hillsta is a 99-year leasehold by Trusthouse Pte. Ltd. It will attain its TOP by December of 2017, and legal completion by the end of 2020. Why don’t you set a schedule to view one of the sample units some time, so you can better imagine how you and your family will enjoy living in your new home on the hillside. And after you’ve decided which one is for you, call on iCompareLoan mortgage broker to compare Singapore housing loans with you.

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