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Yishun Greenwalk Review

Yet again, HDB brings another nature-inspired BTO to us and this time, it’s located at Yishun. "Aptly" named Yishun Greenwalk, it is envisioned to be a neighbourhood a good walk away from lots of greenery (Editor: don't worry, there's plenty of foliage there to go around *snicker*).

Yishun Greenwalk offers a total of 1176 units spanning 12 blocks and 15 storeys. It comprises 3, 4 and 5-bedroom units. Approximately half of the total units are 4 bedders (there are 602 units), while 3 and 5-bedders have 112 and 462 units respectively. There are also 224 units studio apartments, but these are not for sale at the time being.

Location wise, Yishun Greenwalk has little to shout about. While it isn't exactly far from Yishun central (Northpoint Shopping Centre), Yishun MRT station and the bus interchange you would be better off taking a feeder bus to get there and wasting another 15minutes of your life aimlessly fiddling with the new app you downloaded (Editor: unless you really want to walk and "feel the foliage" *snicker snicker*). Other facilities nearby include a SAFRA Country Club, a polyclinic, as well as the recently opened Khoo Teck Puat Hospital which might or might not be a good thing.

On the upside, it is close to a neighbourhood park and the Khatib Bongsu Park connector, which leads to Yishun Pond, Yishun Park and Lower Seletar Reservoir Park. This should be a good place for running enthusiasts and for those who like to be close to nature.

The layout of the estate isn't impressive either. Blocks are surrounded on all sides by existing or future highrise - except for pockets of units facing the neighborhood park or Khatib Bongsu Park Connector. Units within are angled, but most end up still face-to-face - perfect for pervy voyeurs. And just to clear it up, the estate itself doesn't really offer any "Great Outdoors" experience itself, but is close to it.

And yes, for those who have been impatiently asking us which units in Yishun Greenwalk is the best, these are the units we like:

Units 130, 128 - View down river
Units 178, 180, 182, 184 - Lovely view of neighborhood park

And you know what? All the good units we like just happen to be 5rm flats...oh...the conspiracy!

Typical unit layouts that we have seen being offered a thousand times before.

Prices are so-so and certainly much more affordable than the up-and-coming Adora Green HDB DBSS that is also located in Yishun.

Ultimately, Yishun Greenwalk is for those of you who don’t mind living in Yishun. The neighborhood is mature, and prices aren't as stuffy as units in Punggol, poster boy of HDB, but it can get a little hard to get to town. For those with plenty of money to blow and insist on staying in a Yishun HDB might want to wait for Adora Green DBSS. Application closes on 1st December 2010.

Discuss here.

Images: Brochure
Additional reporting by Francis

Posted on 23-11-2010 02:06 | By Cheryl Han

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