235, 237, 239 Arcadia Road.
322 -347 sq. m
345 - 434 sq. m
610 sq. m
Penthouse: 697 sq. m
Living area is separate from the dining area. Light brown marble
tiles depending on renovation done. Bedrooms: parquet. The living
area has a big balcony. The master bedroom has a big balcony. The
other 2 bedrooms may have balconies.
Swimming pool (big, upgraded), children's pool,
big BBQ area of over 3000 sq. ft on elevated ground. Tennis courts, squash
courts, huge function room.
basketball court (ex-squash court)
24-hour security system, covered car park, A good-sized playground, sauna,
fitness area/jogging track, table tennis at void deck.
Green plants everywhere. Manicured lawns.
spacious 4+1 bedrooms over 3700 sq. ft: Waterfall Gardens,
Duchess Crest townhouses (new), Fontana Heights, Beverly Hill, Chatsworth
Court, Regency Park, The Wilshire & Sutton Place and other penthouses
Occupancy rate: Around 90%. If you visit in the evening,
the swimming pool is full of Caucasian children swimming and boys cycling.
Caucasians just love the long road (lined by tall trees) into this condo.
Full of trees, ferns and landscaped garden, as if you are living in a
"jungle" said one British visitor. Lots of ground for children to cycle
and run about.
Main complaint of Caucasians with over $10,000 - $15,000 rental
Dated bathrooms and kitchens. Some landlords have remodeled the
kitchen, see image below, unit facing greenery, renting from $11,000 -
$18,000. Tel: +65 9668 6468, email
However, most do not upgrade the master bathroom. The white grey marble
tiles are stained by rusty streaks (due to aging). The separate shower
stall looks run down when Caucasians see newer condos and penthouses with
the frame-less glass shower stalls and cream brown marble tiles.
email@example.com for free house-hunting services or tel: +65 9668
potential: 99-year lease. Selling around S$450 per sq. ft as at March
Spacious 4-bedroom units with big balconies and unblocked city views.
Characterized by big
balconies and spacious living areas and bedrooms. White
greyish marble floor tiles and wall tiles in the kitchens. Bidet in master
Higher floors have unblocked city or greenery views or expressway views
depending on whether they face expressway.
The Arcadia condos, showing the spacious balconies of the master
bedroom and living area. Facing BBQ area and the circular function
room and gym.
The maid's room of around 100 sq. ft is bigger than new condos. This may
be important for Caucasian mothers who dislike the very small maid's room
of new condos.
Medium density living.
Established Condo, without construction work and foreign workers around.
Expat enclave. Many expats with rental budget over $8,000 still live in
this Condo. Mostly Americans and Europeans.
A shuttle bus to Newton Road said to be operational in the mornings.
A tree-lined boulevard drive from Adam Road gives the impression of
entering a Botanic Garden. A resort-type feeling, with tall palm trees and
landscaped gardens, evoking a pleasant back to nature, anti-stress feeling
for expats who work in high pressure management positions.
Cycling track away from cars, big playground, decent sized pool with
artificial grass. Big BBQ area near pool.
Large balcony around 200 sq. ft can accommodate private BBQ parties and
the BBQ set.
10-minute drive to Orchard Road/Holland Village. 10-minute drive to
Tanglin, Dover, United World College, Dutch/German Schools.
Disadvantages: Older development with wear
and tear evident. Remodeled units away from the traffic noises rent
The noisy blocks are as follows:
Blk 4, 5, 6
XX-01, XX -02 faces the expressway and are very noisy.
XX-03, XX-07, XX-08 are not so noisy.
Balcony faces the expressway. However, when the double sliding
doors are closed, there is less traffic noise.
Others facing inside are quiet and have greenery or views of black and
white colonial houses.
The Arcadia (also called Arcadia Gardens) has 3 blocks.
Block C is the quietest and has only 3 bedrooms.
Blocks A and B have certain units facing the expressway, the tennis
court or the greenery and the black and white bungalows.
The common areas have rough slate tiles which are "non slippery" for
walking during wet weather. However, a 5-year old boy walking on the wet
tiles still slipped and fell on his bum on March 12, 2001 during a visit.