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Woodlands for your next choice condo living

Woodlands for your next choice in condo living

You may be considering what your next options are in choosing your next home for the next 10, 20 or more years.  Some appreciate bringing up your family in an environment full of activities and having loads of fun both outdoor and indoor.  If your ideal place consists of elements of modern amenities but with less congestion and yet close be to nature and the sea coast then Woodlands or the North region may be a good choice.

History of Woodlands

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Singapore’s Woodlands pier in 19th century

Early history of Woodlands probably started off with indigenous people working the land and sea in farming and fishing with kampongs (villages) in a few communities near to the coast of mainland of Malaya. Villages in the area included Woodlands Village, Kampong Mandai Kechil and Kampong Kranji. As modern settlements flourished and traders from Western countries crossed paths, rubber plantations began to emerged.  The backstory  of rubber plantations back in 19th is an interesting one.  What started as an experiment with rubber seedlings brought from the Amazon Basin in South America became a powerhouse of the world supply of latex or rubber. With new discoveries and application of latex discovered, demand soared in the 19th century with Malaysia as the major supplier of world’s rubber at about 46%.

Besides rubber plantation, Woodlands had farms ranging from vegetation, small livestocks and poultry. Development in the later years came about when the Johor-Singapore Causeway was completed in 1923.  With this linkage trade and immigration grew as Singapore role in maritime port gained momentum.

Even as Woodlands gained importance relative to its northern neighbour, the hub of activities still centres in the southern and eastern areas and without a good network of road up north-wards, Woodland’s  isolation grew to a point where Singaporeans used to refer Woodlands as ‘ulu’ or “backwards” in colloquial term.  However with independence in 1965 came about waves of infrastructure  developments at breathtaking speed catering to growth plans and demand for the new economy.

Modern Woodlands

Woodlands, located in the North Region, once a little quiet town of small farming communities, kampungs surrounded in tropical forests and streams waterways has undergone transformation since the 1980s in steps with country’s growing economy.  Today’s Woodlands area buzz with modern beats of shopping malls, restaurants, supermarkets, world class schools and network of transportation choices that pretty much put an end to the ulu or rural tag.

Shopping Malls

  • Causeway Point is the main shopping hub as it just next to the Woodlands MRT has good variety of retail shops, restaurants and food court, supermarket.
  • Sun Plaza just next to Sembawang MRT is a modern little mall with many shops and restaurants.
  • Sembawang Shopping Centre in the north region boost of nice options of local retailers as well as enrichment and educational centres, a wet and dry playground.
  • Northpoint Shopping Centre at Yishun MRT was Singapore’s first major suburban mall with a modern design and back then a modern cinema theater. 

Local Heartland shops and Hawker Food Centres

  • Woodlands Centre Road Food Centre (map).  Also check out here for 11 cheap eats in woodlands.
  • Chong Pang Market & Food Centre is a well known local food centre that has delighted residents’ palates for decades. Still a big draw as it serves a good variety of local offerings.
  • Vista Point, 2-storey neighbourhood centre that with retail shops, restaurants and even offices.
    The future Kampung Admiralty, a planned modern kampung with two Build-To-Order HDB blocks, medical facilities, shops, and childcare and eldercare centres. With the population of Singaporeans aged 65 and above expected to triple to 900,000 by 2030, such amenities will be more important than ever
    Integrated healthcare facility, Woodlands General Hospital, will open in phases from 2022 to meet anticipated growing demand for healthcare services as the North expands. Located within walking distance of the future Woodlands South MRT station, it will include an acute hospital, a community hospital and a nursing home, providing some 1,800 beds.


There is no shortage of schools around Northwave EC, from primary schools to secondary schools, a junior college and even a few elite local and international schools:

  • Admiralty Primary School
  • Admiralty Secondary School
  • Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School
  • Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School
  • Canberra Primary School
  • Canberra Secondary School
  • Christ Church Secondary School
  • Endeavour Primary School
  • Greenwood Primary School
  • Riverside Primary School
  • Spectra Secondary School
  • Sembawang Secondary School
  • Woodlands Ring Primary School
  • Woodlands Ring Secondary School
  • Singapore Sports School
  • Innova Junior College
  • Singapore American School


One of the best part of living in Woodlands is blend of modernity and quaint greenery.  Even as it’s rapidly developing into another world class suburban town, city planning has included avenues for parks that blends with its woodlands history and even promoted pathways that links to these recreational areas.  At least 4 parks are nearby and a few more further :

  • Admiralty Park’s 20-hectare nature area is the largest in an urban park
  • Woodlands Town Garden features a nice lake
  • Woodlands Town Park East park
  • Woodlands Waterfront Park, gorgeous waterfront promenade with a 1.5km walking path overlooking the Straits of Johor
  • Another awesome link is the  Northern Explorer Loop which links Admiralty Park to other PCN (park connectors) and parks including Woodlands Waterfront,Yishun Park, Sembawang Park, and Lower Seletar Reservoir Park

Why choose Northwave as your next home in Woodlands

Northwave is the new Executive Condominium near Admiralty MRT. Discover wondrous delights all around. Dive into the wet and wild side of life. Have your wishes come true here at Northwave.  Be close to Admiralty MRT station and the upcoming Thomson Line. Connect to the new and transformed Woodlands Regional Centre. Get around fast via the future North-South Expressway.  Surround yourself in sophisticated and contemporary designs. Live in a space that speaks volumes. Enjoy the luxury of choice to choose versatile layouts to fit your lifestyle.

Northwave EC’s badminton court is fully air conditioned and can be converted into an event hall.  Outside the property, choose from more sporting options in the form of the Sembawang Golf and Country Club, the Orchid Country Club, the Woodlands Sports Hall and the Mega Sports Court.

Connected, convenient and chock full of leisure options – life in Woodlands cannot get any better.

Transportation Connectivity

Whether you choose to walk, cycle, take the bus, MRT, or drive – you will be spoilt for choice by the myriad of travel options, because moving in and around Woodlands will be quick and easy any way you decide to travel. The future integrated transport hub at Woodlands Central, with the Woodlands MRT station and bus interchange, promises seamless connectivity and is just an MRT stop away from Northwave EC.

The Woodlands MRT will also be an interchange for the existing North-South Line, the new Thomson-East Coast Line and the planned Rapid Transit Line to Johor Bahru. With 22 stops linking Woodlands to Marina Bay, the Thomson-East Coast Line will add two extra MRT stations to Woodlands town, giving greater access to a speedier ride. The new line connects the north to the east, too, allowing commuters to cut across the island in double quick time.

Facilitating a much shorter trip to the city is the upcoming North-South Corridor (NSC) that passes through Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh. The highway, which is next to the property, is the first of its kind to have dedicated bus lanes, and cycling and pedestrian walkways along its entire 21.5-kilometre route.

Since Woodlands is going to be town of the future, it will have intricate networks of walking and cycling paths within as well as to other towns. So you can go green and still go about your way.

Price list of Northwave EC is available and starts from $496,000 for a 2 bedroom.  Call for more info!


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