The Gazania Location is surrounded by everything you need including some of the Top Schools in Singapore such as Maris Stella High School, St Andrew’s Junior College and Nanyang Junior College. You’ll have more time to enjoy the things that truly matter. With retail and lifestyle malls like the NEX Shopping Centre and Upper Serangoon Shopping Centr near home, you and your family can dine cut, shop for essentials and relax over coffee or wine, conveniently away from the city crowd. Serangoon Sunshine Park and Maplewood Park also offer plenty of nature exploration for you and your family.
Here are some reasons why The Gazania is a prime location and will be the best decision you have made!
Living here at The Gazania gives you many benefits and travelling is one of them. The estate is close to the Central Expressway which serves the major highway connecting the city centre of Singapore with the northern residential parts of the island, including Toa Payoh, Bishan and Ang Mo Kio and further onwards to the Seletar Expressway and the Tampines Expressway. For vehicle owners, driving from The Gazania to either the business hub or the buzzing Orchard Road shopping district takes 10 to 15 minutes, via Central Expressway.
Land Transport Authority stated that upcoming works to improve MRT network size is to be completed by 2030. When this is done, travelling from heartlands to the Central Business District will be much faster and easier as there are more than one way to get there. This will ease the number of people waiting and taking the train, easing the pressure on the transport system, decreasing chances of MRT faults. Furthermore, the upcoming North-South Corridor will be completed by 2026 and it will benefit you as well. The roads will have lesser traffic because there will be more lanes constructed that will accommodate the highest flow of traffic during peak hours. The proposed concept is that there is an underground passage way for more vehicles to pass unlike now where all vehicles are above ground. With an underground passage, there are three lanes, two for vehicles and one reserved for buses. While on ground, there are four lanes, two for vehicles, one for cyclists and one for pedestrians. This helps facilitate those who wish to cycle or walk to school or school.
Many amenities are surrounding The Gazania, they will help you with grocery runs or improve your standard of living!
NEX Mall is also a one stop mall for shopping, dining and edu-tainment. It is a 7-storey mall that is integrated with the Serangoon Bus Interchange and the Serangoon Interchange Station, where the North-East Line and the Circle Line intersect. Here, there are the familiar brands and stores like Isetan, Cold Storage 24 hr and FairPrice Xtra 24 hr. For the fitness buff, there is no need to worry about catching the closing time for gyms as there is Anytime Fitness 24 hr. Other facilities include Shaw Theatres NEX and the Serangoon Public Library which are very attractive to families. Now at level 1, it paved the way for sought after international brands such as H&M, Uniqlo, Cotton On, Sephora, Pandora, Swarovski, M.A.C, Origins and Kiehl’s. On the rooftop of NEX is a fun-filled hub incorporating a dog park and KidzPlay called SkyGarden. It is a children’s playground with dry and wet interactive play equipment. K9 Park is Singapore’s first ever dog park to be located within a mall. Pet owners can access K9 Park via designated lifts (1 and 2), although dogs are not allowed in other areas of the mall.
Visit NEX with families and friends!
OneKM offers fashion, accessories and shoes, electronics, IT and telecommunication, furniture and furnishings, optical/medical, supermarket, services, hobbies, books and stationery, music, entertainment, gifts, florist and more services. This is a one-stop mall for all your needs. Within the mall, there are services like free Wi-Fi, lost and found, sale of umbrellas and loaning of wheelchair. There is also a baby room on level 2, photo printing services in the basement as well as nets flash pay/nets cash card top-up at levels 4 and 5. Cannot think of more presents to bless your loved ones with, consider purchasing UOL malls gift vouchers that can be used in OneKM, United Square and Velocity@Novena Square.
There are hospitals, clinics and pharmaceutical stores near The Gazania that are within walking distance so you will never have to worry about having no doctors to see to your illness or sicknesses in the middle of the night or running out of alcohol swaps!
Parkway East Hospital serves the eastern coast of Singapore, with a facility of 106 beds. This private, general acute care boutique hospital has a comprehensive range of clinical specialties and subspecialties, including obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, ear, nose and throat (ENT), and ophthalmology. Various ancillary services such as rehabilitation therapy and imaging services are also available. Patients are taken care of by a team of professional doctors and nurses who are passionate about their roles. Parkway East Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), thus demonstrating the hospital’s commitment towards excellence for its patients and staff.
Parkway East Hospital has a wide variety of services and one of the most important and helpful facility is the 24-hour accident and emergency (A&E) / walk-in clinic. You no longer need to worry about finding a doctor in the middle of the night and there is a cure for you anytime you need it.
Unity Family Medicine Clinic, just a 6 minutes’ drive away, offers a wide range of services like acute primary care, chronic care, diabetic foot screening, diabetic retinal photography, dietetic services, health screening, laboratory services, occupational health services, treatment procedures, vaccinations, pre and post travel consultation. Best of all, for those patients holding on to Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) or Pioneer Generation Cards are entitled to the relevant subsidies.
Unity Living Pharmacy holds a wide variety of products plus a variety of organic products to cater to the growing public awareness of organic consumption for a healthier lifestyle. The Living Pharmacy outlet at Great World City is different from other stores as it has an organic café using ingredients sold within the store.
Skin Pharmacy has been caring for their skins since 2 decades ago and all the products with THE SKIN PHARMACY label are our own special formulations, with particular emphasis on natural and active ingredients that are safe and your skin will show changes. Their skincare service caters to each and everyone of their customers. Customers get personalised service of having their own skincare products matching their skin conditions.
In case you need to withdraw some cash and some minimarts or provision shops only accept cash, there are ATM machines scattered around the neighbour. There is a UOB ATM at Bartley MRT Station, Citibank just 6 minutes’ walk away, DBS and OCBC 11 minutes’ away.
Staying at The Gazania gives you options for the different kinds of school you wish your children enrol into. There are schools that cater to expats families as well where there are international schools with the syllabuses and examination certificates that fit that of overseas’.
Have a look at the table below and take your pick from this list of renowned schools.
- Cedar Primary School
- Maris Stella Primary School
- Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary School
- Maris Stella High Secondary School
- Zhonghua Secondary School
- Gabriel’s Secondary School
- Bartley Secondary School
- Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
- St Andrew’s Secondary School
- Canossian School
- Nanyang Junior College
- Stamford American International School
- DPS International School
- Australian International School
- St Joseph’s Institution International
- BCA Academy
For families with infants or toddlers, there are many kindergarten schools around that help with childcare as well as education. For example, there is SparkleTots Pre-school, Bethany Kindergarten, TPBC Kindergarten and Bethel Preschool within 10 minutes’ walk.
If you are worried about the distance of educational centres that your children may need, do not fret because there are educational centres in the shopping malls like NEX as well as around The Gazania that are not only close to your estate but are also established.
- Access to restaurants and small stores
The Gazania is also minutes away from the eateries and restaurants sprawled across the area, such as those located at Aroozoo Avenue. If your appetite is leaning towards Latin American cuisines, there is Brazil Churrasco. If it’s Indian, you can visit Indian Curry House (Bukit Timah). There are more options like Chinese, Italian and American too. You will definitely be satisfied no matter what time of the day or month!
To grab groceries quickly for your family’s breakfast, lunch and dinner date there are many locations you can visit. For example, 9-Eleven Minimart is just 3minutes away, Giant Express (8 minutes), Cold Storage NEX (13 minutes) and NTUC Fairprice Xtra (15 minutes).
- Living Environment
The estate is surrounded by more residential estates which means the roads are small and will not be able to accommodate heavy traffic. As main roads are quite a distance away there will not be too much noise pollution from traffic so you are able to enjoy the quiet and serene living environment after a long day in school or work. With The Gazania just near the boundary of Bidadari the upcoming plans for development for district 13, Bidadari New Town, there will be more eateries and amenities built to accommodate for the influx of families. Thus, more areas to enjoy your day with your loved ones!
On top of that, just a 15 minutes’ drive away is Tampines North. It will be Singapore’s upcoming New Town where there are it has living spaces and work spaces. Future residents in The Gazania are able to tap on this. There will be two new parks that will be built as well as a bus interchange integrated into a shopping mall. One of the new parks built is called Tampines North Quarry Park where it is the larger of the new parks. It will feature a sandy beach! There are more environmental spaces to explore when you live here in The Gazania!
- Job Opportunities
There are many job opportunities available for future residences here as you will be located near the commercial clusters, business and industrial parks. Serangoon Sub-regional centre will be completed by 2030. There are plans that are underway to decentralise economic activities in Central Business District and spread it out around the nation. This will be completed by 2030 where you will see an increase in job openings especially because Serangoon area will be the next financial district among many others across the nation like Paya Lebar, Tampines, Woodlands and Jurong.
Just 15 minutes’ drive away is Punggol area. Urban Development Authority (URA) has a masterplan for Punggol. It will be a mixture of learning corridor and creative cluster. The area will be a digital district or even the “Silicon Valley” of Singapore. The new campus building for Singapore Institute of Technology will be located near Jurong Town Coporation (JTC). The two will be a great pair as there is a closer integration of facilities where SIT offers incubator spaces, learning facilities and research labs and JTC offers Research and Development spaces. These two facilities will help improve the digital and technology aspect of Singapore where there is room and opportunities to experiement and development ideas to reality. Seletar area will be transformed into an aerospace park. It is now home to 60 local and foreign firms and half of them are home-grown small and medium-sized companies. These changes are under Singapore Woodlands Innovation Corridor.