Pasir Panjang translates to “long beach” or “long sand” in Malay and is named after a long, sandy stretch of land that runs along Singapore’s southwestern coastline. Pasir Panjang used to be an area that was rife with agricultural settlers and fishermen, who operated in the vicinity.
Today, this same area is a residential and industrial space that is home to a bustling port and close to the tourist destination of Sentosa.
Private Homes in abundance
Pasir Panjang’s location is perfect for those looking for upmarket quality private apartments at rather reasonable price points. One of the properties of interest lies along its namesake Pasir Panjang Road.
Sitting near the Pasir Panjang MRT station, and a short walk from MapleTree Business City is the Bijou. The 120-unit freehold development by Far East Organization is a prime candidate for those who want to live on the Greater Southern Waterfront.
Units like this one are commonplace at the Bijou, and with its 1152 sq ft asking of $2.54 million, it comes down to a $2,204psf pricing. While this is a hefty price, it definitely takes its location and freehold status into consideration.
Another interesting development is Village at Pasir Panjang. This 148-unit development is also freehold and sits just a short distance from the upcoming West Coast MRT station. While its location is not as great as the Bijou’s, its price more than makes up for it.
Take, for example, this 839 sq ft, 2-bedroom unit at the Village. The unit’s asking of $1.4 million takes the per square foot pricing down to a more affordable to $1668psf. While some people might scoff at its location, this development can be considered a place for those who want to be future-ready as the southern waterfront gets built up.
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Sitting further west is Parc Imperial, a 138-unit freehold development. Parc Imperial is walking distance from Haw Par Villa and is nestled amongst other similar condominium developments. Again, its freehold status plays into the price but is mitigated by the location’s current state of development.
Units like this 1000 sq ft 2-bedroom unit have a $1.4 million asking, which brings the per square foot pricing down to $1400psf.
Amenities and Entertainment
The Pasir Panjang area is close to an interesting set of built-up services and amenities. If you’re raising a family, then you’ll be happy to know that there are no shortage of schools. NUS, and therefore the accompanying Yale-NUS college, are the giants in the area.
However, you do have primary schools like Pei Tong and Fairfield Methodist, as well as secondary schools like NUS High School and Nan Hua.
If you’re concerned about places to eat and play in, then you’ll be happy to know that Pasir Panjang plays home to the popular Pasir Panjang Food Centre. You will also be a short MRT ride away from Vivocity, which has a huge supermarket, and hundreds of shopping and dining options. You will also have access to Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre, a 15-hectare market that is home to fruit, vegetable and dried good vendors.
Nature lovers will not be disappointed, because Pasir Panjang is right next to the Southern Ridges. This means access to Kent Ridge Park, Henderson Waves, and Mount Faber Park. Along the West Coast Highway, you will also be able to access Labrador Nature Reserve.
Primed for Greatness
Pasir Panjang is primed for more development. This is rare in land-locked Singapore, as we consider this area to be underdeveloped in terms of amenities. Ties that into the fact that many of the private properties here are freehold, and you can see why there is so much untapped potential in this area. We think that as the Greater Southern Waterfront project continues, Pasir Panjang will reap the benefits of Singapore’s progress.