by S BIRRUNTHA / pic credit: sdb.com.my
SELANGOR Dredging Bhd (SDB) has launched its latest freehold transit-oriented development named Myra in Singapore, with an estimated total gross development value of US$150 million (RM615 million).
In a statement yesterday, the developer said the project offers distinct meaning to exclusivity with only 85 units of residences, all set within a 12-storey tower comprising only seven to eight units per floor.
The project is strategically located in District 13 — Potong Pasir, and sits along a 4.2km long-planned heritage that cuts through various connected enclaves of landed homes, heritage shop-houses and educational institutions.
“Within a kilometre away from Myra is a new 1.6km-long park connector — the Bidadari Greenway and Bidadari Park, and more importantly, Myra lies at the heart of a major Urban Redevelopment Authority initiative envisioned to intensify the greening of Seranggon to be a car-lite and cyclist-friendly community,” it noted.
Set to be completed by November 2024, Myra is designed by British architects Pitman Tozer Architects in collaboration with JGP Architecture.
According to SDB, the development will have a softly rounded façade and subtly coloured horizontal aluminium ribbons that change in tone from champagne at the lower floors to muted gold at the topmost floor.
It adopts contemporarily crafted units with spatial planning to exude how luxury living should be.
Homes are thoroughly designed with comfortable living spaces and abundant natural lighting and ventilation throughout the unit, complemented with materials and finishes that blend harmoniously with its environment that inspires an inner sense of peace.
Visitors and residents will be greeted by an ‘oculus’ at the Grand Lobby, a circular skylight that exhibits a dramatic play of lighting and shadows by night, while it manifests the greenery that lay beneath by the day.
Facilities include interconnected pools (anchored by a 25m lap pool), a children’s playground, hydrotherapy pool, hydro gym and outdoor gym which appear to float on top of the pool overlooking the green landscape, an outdoor dining area with an attached bar, an alfresco BBQ dining area, sunbath loungers and a deck.
In terms of location, Myra is strategically situated between the central business district and the east, surrounded by the Pan Island Expressway, Central Expressway and Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway.
It is also a few stops away from the established city centres (Raffles City, City Hall), financial business district (Marina Bay Financial Centre) and shopping belts (Orchard, Bugis, Marina Bay Sands) via the Potong Pasir mass rapid transit station situated merely 150m away from Myra.