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Costa Rhu
1, 5 & 9 Rhu Cross off Tanjong Rhu Road. 737 units. Completed: 1998.

2-bedrooms: 92 - 162 sq. m
3-bedrooms: 153 - 200 sq. m
4-bedrooms: 183 -246 sq. m
Penthouse (4+1 maisonettes): 334 - 484 sq. m

Living/dining - light brown marble tiles. Bedrooms: wood-based flooring.
Built-in wardrobe, kitchen cabinet, white AEG oven, cooker hob & hood,
Cable points to all rooms.

Swimming pool in the dual dolphin shape, children's pool, 2 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, 24-hour security system including lift card access system to a   private lift to your apartment foyer (no private lift for first floor apartment).

Putting green,  clubhouse, sauna, children's playground, foot reflexology path, multi-purpose hall, beauty saloon (massage & body treatment for ladies only), Laundromat, mini-market, covered basement car park and barbecue area.

Big gym has a rowing machine in addition to the usual equipment. On-site management, cafe. In the afternoon, half the pool has sunshine. Many Caucasian expats love to sunbathe.

1. Waterfront living. A resort ambience. Costa Rhu is very popular with Caucasian expats and is almost fully occupied.  The Kallang River
20120216tn_costa-rhu-condos-sale-rent-asiahomes-foreigners-singapore.jpgis very clean and anti-stressful.  Breezes are usually present in the condo.

2. Private lift with own access card directly to your apartment and thereby enhancing security for those expats interested in tighter security system.  Certain blocks like Ancilla #04-06 and ground floor units do not have private lift lobbies.

3. Good-sized balconies in most units.  However certain 2-bedroom apartments of 990 sq. ft have no balconies.

4.  Bus Plus executive bus service operates every 40 minutes from the Condo from 7 am - 9 am and in the evenings.  The morning times are 7am, 7.40 am, 8.20 am and 9 am.

5.  There is the taxi stand outside.  See image in this article. 10-min by taxi to Suntec City and 15 minutes to Orchard Road.

6.  Some expats book taxis to wait for them outside the condo in the morning.

7.  Good on-site management.  A recent management circular from the condo manager said that Costa Rhu was one of the 14 winners of the 2000 Construction Excellence Award by the Building and Construction Authority.  He stated that there will be no parking charges for the 2nd and 3rd car as the condo has more than sufficient car parking spaces.

8.  A 5-minute drive to Suntec City. 

9.  Tranquil ambience, especially in the morning.  Many expats jog or walk their dogs by the crystal clear Kallang River (see image of Japanese lady walking dog and the closed circuit security camera pJog by the Riverositioned on left of image).

A few people fish during weekends. Image shows the unpolluted and clear Kallang River at low tide on July 6, 8.20 a.m.  Suntec City and Gateway on Beach Road are across the river but a river taxi service is said to be ready at the end of 2002.


1.  The main expatriate complaint is that it takes more than 30 minutes by bus to Raffles Place and longer to Orchard Road.  There is only one regular bus service (10-15 minute interval) taking residents to the Kallang subway in around 7 minutes and then a few stops to Orchard subway.  

Share a taxi to go downtownCharonia block is on the left. Livonia block on the right and the guard post is in between.   Many Caucasian expat husbands and working wives share taxis (see taxis waiting in a row) or book a taxi in the morning (see 2 expats walking towards a taxi near a bus stop on July 5, 2000), rather than take buses to Suntec City or Raffles Place to work.

2.  It takes around one hour by school bus to the American School in Woodlands (North Singapore). Bus fare may be S$520/quarter.

Costa Rhu's Oliva block faces river 3.  Oliva Block which evokes a  very close to nature and river feeling.  Some units facing the Benjamin Sheares Bridge  which spans the Kallang River and connects the East Coast to Suntec City, or the ECP expressway to the Changi Airport are not favoured but the traffic noise is minimal when windows and sliding doors are closed.  However, many units face the setting afternoon sun.  Units are brighter though.

4.  Caucasian expats who don't like high density living amongst 737 families and the lack of privacy as most condo apartments face each other, with the pool being in the centre are advised not to consider Costa Rhu.  A handful of units for rent. Email or tel: +65 9668 6468.


Market rentals depends on river view frontage, floor level and negotiations, generally, 2-bedroom units have been rented from S$4,000; 3-bedroom units rent from $5,000;  4-bedroom units from
Costa Rhu direct water fronting Livonia block.$6,000 - $8,000. For the neighbouring Pebble Bay condos, our research indicated that rentals obtained are higher than those in Costa Rhu.  

Fishing, water sports, water taxi to Suntec City in the near future. Benjamin Sheares bridge (right) leads to Suntec City in a 5-min drive. 

As rentals keep changing due to very high occupancy rate in 2011, it is not possible to update this web page regularly.  MORE DETAILS ON THE LATEST OR BOOKING: 
tel: +65 9668 6468,

Benjamin Sheares Bridge facing Ancilla blockA picturesque condo to retire and smell the roses.

Ancilla block units, less than 6 levels high in the     #...-06 series , have a fantastic Kallang River mouth and sea views just under the Benjamin Sheares bridge. Note the "horizontal bar" on top of window. This is the longest bridge in Singapore, the Benjamin Sheares bridge,  with busy traffic to and fro Suntec City and the Changi Airport.

Traffic noise is audible if you invest in units above the sixth floor in Ancilla #...-06 series. The master bedroom has a crystal clear view of the clean Kallang River. No problem getting a tenant if the Landlord is not asking a high rent as the unit is 990 sq. ft and will suit expats with less than $3,000 rental budget. It has no balcony and no private lift lobby but who cares when one sees tranquil nature daily?  
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Singapore Regency Park has big balconies. Spring Grove is popular too.
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4+1 3650 sq. ft, Renovated, $15,000.
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Tips for first-time Landlords


Waterfront units of the Livonia block of Costa Rhu are in great demand

Mar 6 2001 hunting Costa Rhu

Costa Rhu pictures

Charonia 2+1 1042 sq. ft with bay views $3,500

Ancilla 2+1 990 sq. ft $2,800. Rented in Nov 2000. 

1.  Floor plan of 4+1 apartment

2.  July 1998 report on Costa Rhu

3.  8 images of the interiors Costa Rhu apartments

4.  Interior of Costa Rhu penthouses  15 - 18 jpg only.

5.  Images of Costa Rhu and Parkshore

6.  Oliva block, low floor, facing the Kallang River

7.  House hunting Costa Rhu & Pebble Bay 3-bedroom on July 3 2000

8. House hunting Costa Rhu & Pebble Bay on July 1 2000

9. House hunting 3 and 4-bedroom Costa Rhu condos on July 5 2000

10.  Images of Costa Rhu, The Makena & The Waterside.

11.  Various reports at various times on Costa Rhu are at:
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