The Commodore – The Affordable New Launch Condo in Canberra

The Commodore is nestled in the sleepy, peaceful District 27 in Canberra Drive. With completion slated for 2026, it is a single-block, 99-year leasehold condominium comprising 219 units across 5-storeys. 

The Commodore is within close proximity of other neighbouring developments like The Watergardens At Canberra, Yishun Sapphire, and The Nautical. 

Schools like the Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School, Sir Manasseh Meyer International School, and Sembawang Primary School are located a stone’s throw away. 

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Price range (indicative)
$699K ~ $910K
Sale psf range (indicative)
S$1,398 ~ S$1,510 psf

Sembawang Shopping Centre lies a 3-minute drive away or a leisurely 15-minute stroll. The four-storey suburban mall is host to a Giant Hypermart, a gym, and countless retail and F&B outlets.

A rich part of Sembawang’s history, the mall was first opened in 1986 and later refurbished in late 2008 in a dramatic makeover. 

The Sembawang Post Office is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk away while a POSB – Canberra Branch is nearby to take care of all your banking needs.

Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt, and the Central Business District is a 30-minute drive away.

The Commodore is being developed by Oasis Development Pte Ltd, a joint venture between JBE Holdings Group and Keong Hong Holdings Limited.

JBE Holdings Group retained a majority of 80% stake in the project after winning the $129.2 million bid for the land site. 

Overview of The Commodore

Tenure: 99Completion year: 2026
Address: Canberra DriveDeveloper: JBE
Bedrooms: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5# Of Floors: unknown
Property type: CondoNo. of Carpark Lots: unknown
Price: S$ 1,400 – S$ 1,500Total Units: 219
Project size: 143,324sqftShow flat date: October 2021

The Commodore Amenities

Swimming pool, function room, tennis court.

The Commodore Unit Mix

Unit TypeEstimated Unit Size (SF)Estimated Penthouse Size (SF)Total No. of Units
2-bedroom Premium + Study743-78691560
3-bedroom Premium + Study1023118425
4-bedroom Premium + Study1270-1378146427
4-bedroom Exclusive + Study(Private Lift)1421-14321647-16588
5-bedroom Exclusive + Study (Private Lift)1668-16791905-191610

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    The Commodore Location, Features

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    The Commodore is located at Canberra Drive, within the Sembawang neighbourhood and part of District 27. District 27 comprises Yishun, Admiralty, and Sembawang. It is known for its sleepy, peaceful surroundings tucked away from the hustle of downtown Singapore.

    The Commodore is a 5-storey development, bordered by: 

    • One to three story private houses of the Sembawang Springs Estate on the west, allowing for great sunset views
    • 10-storey HDB flats of Canberra Vista on the east
    • The Watergardens At Canberra, a low-rise development to the south
    • The currently empty plot of land in the north is intended for similar low-rise development of private properties 

    The perfect balance, the Commodore will nestle between new HDB blocks and private homes. 

    The Commodore – About Sembawang 


    Once part of the Nee Soon rubber estate, Sembawang has come a long way. The area was first home to a major British Naval Base, then converted into Sembawang Shipyard in 1968. 

    Sembawang Shipyard went on to become SembCorp, a state-owned industrial conglomerate listed on the Singapore Exchange. 

    The planning for Sembawang New Town started in 1996 when Sembawang MRT was opened. 

    Today, Sembawang New Town is a bustling enclave, home to a 15-hectare park that is part of the Park Connector Network (PCN), a nationwide grid of cycling and running lanes safe from traffic more than 300 kilometres long. 

    In addition, Sembawang boasts Singapore’s first hot springs park that opened in early 2020 featuring a pool and cafe. 

    The Commodore – Accessibility

    Canberra MRT

    The property is a mere 5-minute walk to Canberra MRT station, connecting you immediately to the North-South MRT line. A ride to the city’s centre takes about 30 minutes while a ride to Jurong East in the west takes about 35. 

    When driving, Commodore residents can travel through Canberra Drive, connecting to Yishun Avenue 2, or take Sembawang Road through Yishun Avenue. 

    Both roads join up to Seletar Expressway (SLE) which then connects on to the BKE and TPE. 

    Bus stops are scattered throughout the areas around Sembawang Shopping Centre and Canberra MRT. Sembawang is also served by a bus interchange connecting neighbouring areas like Admiralty, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Upper Thomson, and Woodlands. 

    In addition, the North-South Corridor (NSC) is due to be ready by 2026, easing congestion along SLE, CTE and Lentor Avenue. 

    The 21 kilometre stretch of expressway will connect Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh with the city centre. 

    It will also link to the SLE, PIE, and ECP. The NSC will be built as Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor, featuring express bus lanes and cycling routes throughout the entire length of the expressway. 

    The Commodore – Amenities Around 

    Sembawang Shopping Centre 
    Canberra Plaza

    Both Sembawang Shopping Centre and the newer Canberra Plaza are all walking distance from the Commodore. 

    Canberra Plaza is 118,000 square feet of retail space that boasts a McDonald’s, NTUC FairPrice, Daiso, and more than 70 other retail outlets.

    Despite being an older mall, Sembawang Shopping Mall got a facelift in 2008 with heaps of amenities including Daiso, Giant Hypermarket, Anytime Fitness, numerous F&B and retail outlets, and a kid’s splash park. 

    Residents of the Commodore will have all the conveniences of suburban living with city conveniences. 

    For even more retail options, Northern Singapore’s biggest shopping mall is one MRT stop away. Northpoint City is every Northerner’s go-to mall for everything from gadgets, clothes, food, a library, community club and town hall. 

    The more nostalgic residents will relish in the numerous coffee shops and hawker centres an older estate like Sembawang offers. 

    Jalan Malu-Malu shophouses are located just behind the Commodore, with a few dining options set in less artificial surroundings. 

    Although of course, for the average Singaporean, you can’t beat hawker centres. The Commodore is a stone’s throw away from Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre that features more than 40 individual stalls surrounded by lush greenery. 

    In addition, a scattering of cafes, restaurants, small eateries, and shops complete the offerings to Canberra residents. 

    Woodlands Health Campus will comprise acute and community hospitals, specialist clinics, and a nursing home, proving the legendary standards of Singapore healthcare to the north. 

    Progressively opening from 2022, the healthcare complex will feature some 1,800 beds. 

    The Commodore – Leisure Activities

    Sembawang Park

    With a myriad of parks and greenery, Canberra is a nature-lover’s dream. 

    Sembawang Park is a 15-hectare maritime-theme park facing Malaysia across the Straits of Johor.

    A tranquil, peaceful park with a natural beach, shelters and barbeque pits offer the perfect opportunity for a weekend outing with the family, barbequing and being outdoors. 

    Visitors interested in Singapore’s naval heritage can explore the restored old houses, pathways, and piers. 

    Yishun Park is a 15-minute walk away with a 7.7 hectare haven for peaceful retreats and weekend picnics. It offers facilities like fitness equipment and a kid’s playground. 

    Located off Gambas Avenue, Sembawang Hot Springs Park is Singapore’s first hot spring. The park opened in January 2020 with cascading pools, a cafe, and educational panels where visitors can learn about the history and geology of the hot springs. 

    The rustic environment brings residents back to the memories of kampung life, instilling a sense of nostalgia for those lucky enough to remember how life was back in the good ol’ days. 

    Less than 20 minutes away from the Commodore is Canberra Park, a smaller neighbourhood suitable for children. Three distinct play areas will delight kids; Rope Adventure, the Dino Bones and Ramp Playground, and the Set of Swings. 

    The park has the largest swings in Singapore, including swings for kids (or adults!) that have physical limitations. Other facilities include a few fitness stations and a basketball court. 

    A 12-minute walk brings you to Bukit Canberra, Sembawang’s Integrated Hub comprising sports, leisure, and community facilities spread across 12 hectares in Admiralty Hill. 

    Bukit Canberra brings the community together by providing:

    • Gyms
    • Fitness studios
    • A senior care centre
    • A polyclinic
    • A swimming complex with both indoor and outdoor pools
    • Plots for community farming
    • A fruit orchard
    • Indoor sports hall for basketball and badminton

    The Commodore – Schools Nearby 

    Within 1 km2km
    Sembawang Pri
    Wellington Pri
    Chongfu Pri
    Xishan Pri
    Yishun Pri
    Jiemin Pri
    Ahmad Ibrahim Pri
    Endeavor Pri
    Northoaks Pri
    Canberra Pri

    For further education, Republic, Nanyang, Temasek, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic are a 30-minute drive away.

    Major universities also within a 30-minute drive include:

    • Singapore Institute of Technology
    • Singapore University of Technology and Design
    • Singapore University of Social Sciences
    • Singapore Management University
    • Nanyang Technological University

    Why Buy The Commodore?

    1. Small development in an up and coming neighbourhood
    2. Only 4 minutes walk to Canberra MRT
    3. Quiet and tranquil surroundings within a stone’s throw from parks and reservoirs
    4. Exclusive development with a cosy 219 units
    5. A range of units from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedrooms with private lifts.
    6. Close proximity to a good selection of shopping malls, amenities and eateries.
    7. Superb quality finish on all the units and luxurious fittings.
    8. Potential for capital appreciation and rental yield

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      Economic Outlook – Singapore’s Property Market

      After a four year dip, Singapore’s property market is finally starting to look rosy again. In March 2021, the Tsai family, one of the wealthiest families in Taiwan, snapped up all 20 units at the luxurious Eden complex for S$292 million (US $217).

      Many real estate investors saw it as the signs of a comeback after the cautious handling of the pandemic and strict border controls. 

      With a stable currency, no-nonsense legislation and low taxes, Singapore has always been one of the top choices for property investments. The land scarcity in the city state can only result in the property prices going one way – up. 

      In addition, the current en-bloc trend has seen developers investing millions into the property market in order to cater to the rental demand of 6,500 displaced households in need of short term housing, preparing the rental market for a boom. 

      Singapore has stopped chasing the “zero-cases” goal of the pandemic and started preparations to live with the virus as “endemic”, largely thanks to the high vaccination rate currently at 80%. 

      The property market is showing small signs of rebound since the beginning of 2021, jumping 6.1% from March 2020 to March 2021. 

      Property in land-scarce economies will always be a good investment, and Singapore is one of the hotspots for foreign investment. 

      URA’s 2019 Master Plan For Sembawang

      The 2019 master plan is a guide strategizing the development of land and property for the next decade. The URA released its plan for Sembawang in 2019 with relevant information for Canberra residents. 

      The Urban Redevelopment Authority has exciting new developments for residents in the north.

      Upcoming integrated hubs like Bukit Canberra, Canberra Plaza, and Woodlands Health Campus will provide residents of the north to have an extensive variety of live, work and play options while new amenities and public services continue to expand. 

      The Woodlands Health Campus will bring world-renowned Singapore healthcare to northern residents with its 7.66 hectare (11 football fields) complex containing 1,800 beds. The project is due to open in stages from 2022. 

      Once operations at Sembawang Shipyard cease, the site is planned to be repurposed into a multi-use waterfront lifestyle hub, designed with its rich maritime history in mind.

      The Singapore Racecourse will be the site of more recreational choices and community spaces while Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Mandai parks continually are improved and conserved.

      Today, an extensive network of cycling lanes links Sembawang and Yishun residents with key neighbourhood amenities. There are plans to expand the network to include several more paths. 

      The The Commodore – Land Bid

      There are two condo land bids awarded near Canberra MRT. Parcel A, or Canberra Drive, attracted five bids, at a maximum of $129.20 million or $644 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr).

      The first parcel was awarded to Oasis Development, majority-owned by JBE Holdings Group. The 13,315 square metre site will yield approximately 220 residential units. 

      The second parcel at Canberra Drive, Parcel B, attracted four bids, with United Venture Development the eventual winner. United Venture Development is co-owned by UOL Group, United Industrial Corporation, and Kheng Leong Company.

      The winning $270.2 million bid equates to $650 per square foot per plot ratio. The 27,566 square metre site yields approximately 455 units.

      Real estate experts estimate the selling prices of both the Canberra Drive parcels to average $1,400 per square foot. At the bid price, both parcels will breakeven at a cost of $1,140 per square foot. 

      Both parcels are a stone’s throw from the newly-opened Canberra MRT station, a station on the North-South Line, as well as two prominent shopping malls; Sembawang Shopping Centre and Canberra Plaza. 

      The Commodore – Developer Profile

      The winning bid went to Oasis Development Pte Ltd, a joint venture between JBE Holdings Group and Keong Hong Holdings Limited.

      Both Singapore-registered parent companies have several residential properties in their portfolio, including a few in Sembawang.

      JBE Holdings Group

      Established in 2004, JBE has since developed a portfolio of projects from executive condominiums, private condominiums, and landed property.

      The Group remains committed to building sustainable, top-quality residential homes exceeding industry standards. 

      JBE has built a reputation for bringing exceptional value in all their projects. Examples of their success can be seen in:

      • Luxe Ville on Pasir Panjang Road
      • The Luxe at Handy Road
      • SkyPark Residences at Sembawang Drive
      • Signature at Yishun at Yishun Street
      • 53 private home terrace houses in Sembawang

      Keong Hong Holdings Limited

      Established in 1983 and listed on the Singapore Exchange in 2016, Keong Hong’s main business is in residential, hotel investment, development, and building construction. 

      Their property portfolio include executive condominiums:

      • Amore in Punggol
      • Parc Life and Twin Waterfalls
      • SkyPark Residences in Sembawang

      In addition, Keong Hong’s joint venture with Fraser Centrepoint developed Seaside Residence, a private condominium project in East Coast completed recently. 

      It is currently building Antares, a condominium complex beside Mattar MRT station.

      Keong Hong prides itself in a solid track record of construction on a wide range of projects, ranging from industrial to residential, in both the private and public sectors. 

      Numerous construction projects were done for leading developers like Keppel Land, MCL Land, and Fraser Centrepoint.

      Some of their past construction projects include:

      • Singapore Institute of Management
      • Sime Darby Performance Centre
      • IBIS Hotel
      • Martin Place Residences
      • 8 @ Woodleigh
      • The Parvis @ Holland Hill
      • Seaside Residences at East Coast

      In addition, Keong Hong has worked on international projects in the Maldives and Japan. With over 300 employees, Keong Hong has maintained an excellent blend of service and quality for over 30 years.

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        Nov 2021

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        99 Years

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        Likely 5 floors

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