When you’re in Singapore, you know it’s pretty much impossible to try what it’s like living on a farm (not that many would have even had such a thought). The closest you can get to stay at a farm in Singapore is if one day, you decided to #YOLO and sneak into one of the few animal or agriculture farms for a farm-cation. Alternatively (and the easier and cleaner option), you can stay at a place that’s located with the word ‘farm’ in its street name i.e. Dairy Farm Road.
Interestingly enough, Dairy Farm Road has ZERO farms so how did the road get its name? History has it that Singapore Dairy Farm, which was the world’s first tropical dairy farm, started in this area, which is currently known as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The farm was made famous because it was the first farm worldwide that raised Friesian cows in a tropical climate as that certain breed of cows typically lived in colder climates. It was a huge sensation that the surrounding road took up its name thus you have Dairy Farm Road!
Ok but enough of history. I’m assuming nobody wants to take farm living literally. You will, however, want to consider Dairy Farm Residences launched last month.
Dairy Farm Residences is a new (and first) mixed-use development in the Dairy Farm area, which means one can expect a whole lot of convenience should they choose to reside here. With a retail area that spans two floors, you know all your needs are sorted with F&B outlets, a supermarket and childcare centre, all easily accessed by taking a lift right down to this retail haven.
Besides the convenience right within the condominium, there are numerous amenities around the 460-unit development that can easily be accessed within minutes, from primary, secondary and international schools, along with six malls in the vicinity. While Hillview and Cashew MRT are a short walk away, there’s a free shuttle bus service to Bukit Panjang and Hillview MRT to make your life that little bit easier.
While the development is far from being of a farm, nature lovers will enjoy residing here. Dairy Farm Residences is surrounded by several nature parks and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which means you will never be short of greenery or outdoor activities, from jogging, cycling or hiking.
Taking inspiration from the natural surroundings, the setting within Dairy Farm Residences is evocative of forestry. Natural landscaping is interspersed with timber features throughout the development, which gives off more of a resort feel and rather than simply being a concrete jungle.
Rather than just limiting it to within the condominium, you can enjoy all the natural feel right in the comfort of your home. With full height windows and open balconies, you can enjoy delightful views of Singapore’s largest nature reserve. Coupled with the wood finishing throughout and openness in the apartment, you’ll feel as if you’re one with nature.
Shawn Kuah is a a top property agent in Singapore who combines industry expertise, outstanding service, and a commitment to social responsibility to provide a comprehensive and exceptional experience for his clients.