One of the brightest stars in the galaxy, The Antares illuminates the night sky with its distinctive red radiance, a magnificent sight to behold. Inspired by this fiery red alpha star, The Antares, developed by consortium FSKH Development is set to be a rising star at Mattar Road in District 14.
As it stands, Mattar Road in the MacPherson area has seen a scarcity of new private residential launches in recent years. When the site for The Antares was put up for tender under the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme in 2018, it attracted 10 bids, alluding to the attractiveness of the site. FSKH Development, comprising renowned developers: Hock Lian Seng Holdings, Keong Hong Holdings and TA Corporation, won the site and has envisioned The Antares as a benchmark for new launches in the area.
With a total of 265 apartments ranging from one- to four-bedroom apartments, The Antares will offer a respite for those looking to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle of city life. At the same time, the project is designed to satisfy the needs and desires of modern urbanites with its close proximity to the city centre.
Located right next to Mattar MRT station on the Downtown Line, Macpherson MRT station is just one stop away. The interchange station serves both the Circle and Downtown lines. For added convenience, The Antares will be building an exit that leads to a sheltered walkway that connects directly to Mattar MRT station, reducing the walking distance to a mere one minute.
Meanwhile, Paya Lebar MRT station is just two stops away from Mattar. Another interchange station, Paya Lebar MRT station provides access to both the Circle and East West lines.
Next to the station, one can also find the upcoming regional business hub Paya Lebar Central. Here, retail and lifestyle options are aplenty with offerings at the recently completed Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), Paya Lebar Square, SingPost Centre and Lifelong Learning Institute.
Commuting to work has never been easier. The Antares is just 20 minutes away from Downtown, Telok Ayer, Chinatown and Bugis MRT stations via the Downtown Line.
Closer to home, Serangoon MRT station, an interchange station for the North East and Circle lines, is just four stops away. The station is connected to Nex, the largest mall in North-East Singapore and one of Singapore’s largest suburban malls.
Those who prefer to drive will be delighted that the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) are within a 10-minute drive from The Antares. The project is also within a quick 15-minute drive to the CBD via Nicoll Highway.
Food and amenities galore
For nature lovers, a tributary of the Kallang River called Pelton Canal cuts diagonally through the MacPherson estate. The 2.52km Pelton Canal Park Connector links to the Kallang Park Connector, providing users with access to Kallang Riverside Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. The upcoming Bidadari Park is also just a short walk away from The Antares.
Connectivity aside, The Antares has a host of amenities and food options within its vicinity. Foodies will be spoiled for choice with a mix of local food haunts and café delights. Popular hawker fare can also be found at the nearby Circuit Road Hawker Centre.
For families with children, The Antares is surrounded by good schools such as the upcoming flagship campus for Nexus International School, Canossa Catholic Primary School, Kong Hwa Primary School and Geylang Methodist Primary and Secondary schools.
The Antares has also been designed as a reprieve from the bustle. Its facilities include an indoor swimming pool with lighting that mimics the sky, giving residents the feel of swimming under a blanket of stars. The project also has a serene open space for yoga and other outdoor activities as well as a gym.
With these conveniences and amenities, FSKH Development expects the project to appeal to both owner-occupiers and investors. Bearing this, unit sizes range from 452 sq ft for a one-bedroom apartment to 1,604 sq ft for a four-bedroom penthouse.
The Antares also has three-bedroom flexi units ranging from 883 to 1,023 sq ft. These units provide flexibility for owner-occupiers and investors to reconfigure the space according to their needs.
Against this backdrop of well-appointed layout, connectivity and amenities, The Antares is set to light up Mattar Road and MacPherson. To gaze upon this rising star, The Antares' showflat is located at Kallang Airport Drive and is open for public preview on Sept 7 and launched on Sept 14.
This article appeared in The EdgeProp Pullout Issue 898 (Sep 9, 2019) of The Edge Singapore.