The Essence is a new 5-storey condominium that sits on the former Chong Kuo Road leading to Sembawang Road. The road used to provide residents of Hong Heng Terrace an alternative exit to Sembawang Road, and it is now defunct. OKP Land & Lian Soon Holdings had won the bid to the land on 7th February 2018 at a price of close to $44m.
The Essence is surrounded by a low-rise estate of Hong Heng Terrace, and a majority of the units will enjoy the greenery at Mandai road & Nee Soon road. The Essence will have a unit mix of 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms to cater to different family needs in the area. The Essence is the latest project to be launched in the vicinity after The Brooks @ Springside in 2017.
The Essence is best suited for families that want to escape from the feeling of being in the middle of high-rise concrete jungle. Majority of the Springleaf estate are low-rise landed properties and surrounding them are natural greenery. Even though The Essence is at Sembawang, there are tons of convenience around the area! For leisure and dining options, a short walk from Chong Kuo Road to Sembawang road will have plenty of options ranging from Seafood Kitchen, Mookata to Han’s Kitchen.
Springleaf MRT Station (Thomson-East Coast Line) a new MRT line that spans from Woodlands to East Coast area will be operational in stages with the northern stations starting around December 2019. Another infrastructure innovation will be the 21.5km North-South Corridor (NSC) that will make travelling from the north to Central Business District (CBD) seamless. There will be dedicated bus lanes and cycling path along the NSC that will allow those relying on public transport. The above developments will directly impact the potential demand and capital of the area in the long term.