5-minute drive to Australian School at Mount Sinai Rise, off Holland Rd, Cold Storage
Jelita. Completed: Around Jan 1999.
Total no. of units: 53
5+1 detached houses.
Land from 401 sq. m (4319 sq. ft) to 477 sq. m (5132 sq. ft).
Built-in 358 sq. m (3850 sq. ft) to 410 (4418 sq. m).
Interiors: Living/dining - marble. Bedrooms - timber. Built-in wardrobes, kitchen cabinet with
granite counter top, air conditioning system. Audio-intercom system. Jacuzzi instead of
long bath tub in some units' master bedroom's bathroom. Bidet, water closet and show
cubicle in such bathrooms. All 4 bedrooms have attached bathrooms.
Playground. Indoor jacuzzi or outdoor spa available in a few units. Very small garden and
car park lot in each unit. A narrow road for expat children to cycle and play.
Facades: 3 facades. Neo-Classical x 18
units (arched windows, fluted columns supporting the car porch, concrete keystone),
Neo-Mediterranean x 17 units (arched windows, hip roof over car porch, keystone features),
Neo-Victorian x 18 units (bay windows, pediment roof on car porch).
- Location within 10-minute bus ride to the United World
College, Tanglin Trust, German/Dutch Schools, Australian School and modern bathrooms
appeal to expatriates.
- An upper class subdivision as each bungalow is selling
above S$4 million in 1999.
- No other similar subdivision of 53 brand new bungalows in
this vicinity of Holland Road & Sixth Avenue.
- Low density.
- Within 5-minute drive to 2 supermarkets: Cold Storage
Gourmet supermarket at Sixth/Fifth Avenue and at Cold Storage Jelita off Holland
- Caucasian wives' favourite lunch meeting place at Holland
Village is 5-minute drive away.
- Not within walking distance to the subway. Buses to
Raffles Place at least 30 minutes. Expats with no children may not want to live in this
- Long 15-minute walk to the bus stop at the main Ulu
Pandan Rd if you have no car.
- No inground pool. Private garden too small for
above-ground pools but may accommodate an outdoor spa. Expats to check whether the
microwave oven, convection oven, hot water tanks, cooker hood & hob are available.
- A plot of cleared vacant land nearby has some
construction. However, many Caucasian families can't be too fussy as there is an acute
shortfall of detached homes in Singapore's expat enclave area of Districts 9, 10 and 11.
- The main complaint of Caucasian expats is the small
garden plot and the small swimming pool. The space between the living and dining
area may have a jacuzzi or water fountain instead.
Example of sizes of interiors are:
Neo-Classical (Type C/C1 Plot 15). 25 Holland Green, 3988 sq. ft built-in, 4347 sq. ft
land. Garden only.
lst-storey, living 36 sq. m,
dining 14 sq. m, kitchen 14 sq. m, guest room 12 sq. m
2nd-storey, master bedroom 30 sq. m, bedroom 1 21 sq. m,
family 29 sq. m
3rd storey, bedroom 2 26 sq. m, bedroom 3 25 sq. m,
family 20 sq. m
Neo-Mediterranean (Type M/D2 Plot 17). 33 Holland
Green.4036 sq. ft built-in, 4319 sg land. Garden only.
lst-storey, living 37 sq. m, dining 14 sq. m, kitchen 14
sq. m, guest room 11 sq. m
2nd-storey, master bedroom 33 sq. m, bedroom 1 28 sq. m,
family 22 sq. m
3rd storey, bedroom 2 21 sq. m, bedroom 3 27 sq. m,
family 21 sq. m
Neo-Victorian (Type V/A1 Plot 36). 36 Holland Green,3831
sq. ft built-in, 4326 sq. ft land. Garden only.
lst-storey, living 37 sq. m, dining 21 sq. m, kitchen 14
sq. m, guest room 13 sq. m
2nd-storey, master bedroom 35 sq. m, bedroom 1 16 sq. m,
family 18 sq. m
3rd storey, bedroom 2 25 sq. m, bedroom 3 34 sq. m,
family 10 sq. m
Two Holland Green
Bungalows For Rent:
5+1 bedroom, 4000 sq. ft built-in, 5000 sq. ft land
3500 sq. ft built in/5500 sq. ft land
Examples of other types.
31 & 55 Holland Green has pool & garden. Type:
M/C2, 4418 sq. ft built-in, 4875 sq. ft land.
44 Holland Green has spa & garden. Type: C/B2, 3969
sq. ft built-in, 4408 sq. ft land.
Occupancy Rate: Holland Green will be
popular with Caucasians, being close to International Schools and Cold Storage shopping
mall. As at Oct 30 2000, rents asked are above $10,000 as more expatriates have
arrived in Singapore leading to a higher demand for bungalows.
A top Caucasian enclave neighbourhood, known as Holland Road/Sixth Avenue area. Many
Caucasians are shocked at the small garden size of this development and prefers older
detached houses which have bigger gardens but not modern bathrooms.
Due to shortfall of new bungalows in Singapore generally, rents asked are higher than the
$6,000-$8,000 rental budget given to some expatriates looking for a decent bungalow, with
or without pool. UPDATE IN 2011. There is still a shortage of bungalows for
Competitors: A subdivision with new
bungalows in District 9, 10 and 11 is a rarity in 2000 and most will be owner occupied
since rental returns are very low, less than 2%.
*Holland Grove View detached with small pool. One or two bungalows. Mainly semi-detached.
*Regent Villas. Mainly semi-detached.
*The brand new Tudor 10 detached houses in cluster housing with pool renting above
*Brizay Park detached houses in cluster housing with pool renting around
$9,000-$10,000 presently fully occupied.
*Watten area detached houses in cluster housing with pool renting above $10,000 presently
*The new Greenwood detached houses with pool renting above $20,000.
*The new Mera Gardens detached houses outside District 9, 10 and 11 are value for money,
renting around $8,000, but it is not in an expat enclave area. School buses from the
Dutch/German School do not go to this estate as at April 1999. Visit Mera Gardens.
UPDATE IN 2011: A few hundred more new developments are available for rental