Property Review: Kingsford Waterbay
Updated: Jul 6, 2021
Kingsford Waterbay is a private residential development located in a private enclave of Upper Serangoon View in District 19. Along the Upper Serangoon View, there are a couple of private residential such as The Boathouse, Heron Bay Executive Condo, Rio Vista, and Riversails which is located at Upper Serangoon Crescent.
Kingsford Waterbay is a project developed by Kingsford Development Pte Ltd. Kingsford Development was set up in the year 2000 and has won multiple awards for its projects in China. Some of the projects in Singapore are Kingsford Hillview Peak and the upcoming project Normanton Park. In July 2017, Kingsford Construction Pte Ltd was fined S$130,000 by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for repeated safety lapses at its Hillview Peak worksite.
Kingsford Waterbay accommodates 1,157 units spread across nine 16 story and 6 strata terrace houses, and two semi-detached homes. In addition, all residents either have a view over Sungei Serangoon or the large number of facilities that the development boasts. These facilities include 2, 50-meter lap pools, a wave pool, tennis court, aqua gym, putting green, and sky bar among others.
On top of that, Kingsford Waterbay is not walking of MRT, though a shuttle bus will be provided by the developer for the first 2 years to Hougang MRT and 1 regular bus services will take residents there in around 10 minutes. The KPE is close to Kingsford Waterbay, meaning a drive into the CBD can be achieved in around 20 minutes.
Kingsford Waterbay is within close proximity to Holy Innocents Primary School and CHIJ Our Lady Of The Nativity.
In this development, you will be able to find a nice mix of 1 bedroom to 5 bedroom units (including Patio & Penthouse), strata terrace houses, and strata semi-detached houses.
My Final Thoughts
I like the pool as this is one of the largest private residential pools and the balcony is facing the greenery and Sungei Serangoon. However, the units for 1 and 2 bedrooms are relatively small and the finishing doesn't look great for me. Maybe this is a China Developer standard. Besides, I get a lot of feedback from visitors, this private residential doesn't look like a condo but looks like Executive Condo! In addition, if you are hoping to buy and sell in the future, it might be a challenge as there are more than 1000+ units and the size is very small and not near the MRT. So, it is not a good investment but for your own stay, you can think about it.