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Thread: District 15 versus District 16

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemdale24 View Post
    hi creative vitamin

    i guess u have never lived in district 15/16 before? and you're not so familiar with the area? D15 is definitely more prestigious that D16. of course, whether its 15 or 16, both districts are very big so not all the estates within the district is equally good.

    i lived in the meyer/amber area for many many years now, so i can tell u that imo i wouldnt choose to live anywhere else in singapore. yes the lack of an MRT now may be a concern, but residents in this area learn to deal with it. the many upsides of living in meyer/amber beat the lack of an MRT.

    as for D16, well, its further from the city, and also less atas. depending on which part of D16 you're referring to, not everywhere in D16 is blessed with an MRT. for example, upper east coast/ bayshore/ bedok south/ deep within tanah merah are not within walking distance to the station. of course, this problem will be partially solved once the ERL is announced, as for D15.
    Only a few parts of D15 are considered prime neighborhoods and even then, not as prime as the GCB neighborhoods in D10 and D11. I don't even need to argue my point: just look at the $psf, number of government and business elite residing there, number of elite schools in the areas, and most tellingly, the infrastructure (roads, public landscaping, size of landed lots, etc). D10/11 exudes a sense of gracious living and class that no other neighborhoods in Singapore can replicate, perhaps only Sentosa cove can. That's why they call those the prime districts.

    D10: Bukit Timah/Holland road side

    D11: Dunearn road side

    To add on, if you MUST buy in D15, do only consider the Meyer and Mountbatten areas only. The rest of D15 like Amber is a concrete jungle populated by upgraders and new rich. Frankel, while quite classy, is too far from the city centre and frankly, too far from anywhere that matters. And to get out of the little Frankel neighborhood, you will have to rub shoulders and encounter the awful habits of the denizens in the surrounding areas, namely Geylang, Joo Chiat, Geylang Serai, and the faux-rich neighborhoods of east coast, katong and amber.
    Last edited by Lord Anus; 24th October 2013 at 09:41 AM.


  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemdale24 View Post
    hi creative vitamin

    i guess u have never lived in district 15/16 before? and you're not so familiar with the area? D15 is definitely more prestigious that D16. of course, whether its 15 or 16, both districts are very big so not all the estates within the district is equally good.

    i lived in the meyer/amber area for many many years now, so i can tell u that imo i wouldnt choose to live anywhere else in singapore. yes the lack of an MRT now may be a concern, but residents in this area learn to deal with it. the many upsides of living in meyer/amber beat the lack of an MRT.

    as for D16, well, its further from the city, and also less atas. depending on which part of D16 you're referring to, not everywhere in D16 is blessed with an MRT. for example, upper east coast/ bayshore/ bedok south/ deep within tanah merah are not within walking distance to the station. of course, this problem will be partially solved once the ERL is announced, as for D15.
    i would have actually think that public transport e.g. an MRT is not quite a concern in d15 due to the proximity to city and the public transport available. also not to mentioned that cars owning seems to be prevalent too!


  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Anus View Post
    Only a few parts of D15 are considered prime neighborhoods and even then, not as prime as the GCB neighborhoods in D10 and D11. I don't even need to argue my point: just look at the $psf, number of government and business elite residing there, number of elite schools in the areas, and most tellingly, the infrastructure (roads, public landscaping, size of landed lots, etc). D10/11 exudes a sense of gracious living and class that no other neighborhoods in Singapore can replicate, perhaps only Sentosa cove can. That's why they call those the prime districts.

    D10: Bukit Timah/Holland road side

    D11: Dunearn road side

    To add on, if you MUST buy in D15, do only consider the Meyer and Mountbatten areas only. The rest of D15 like Amber is a concrete jungle populated by upgraders and new rich. Frankel, while quite classy, is too far from the city centre and frankly, too far from anywhere that matters. And to get out of the little Frankel neighborhood, you will have to rub shoulders and encounter the awful habits of the denizens in the surrounding areas, namely Geylang, Joo Chiat, Geylang Serai, and the faux-rich neighborhoods of east coast, katong and amber.
    i also think that some pockets of d15 are nice for purpose of residential however it depends on one's lifestyle too!


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    d14 is also in the middle of d15?


  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Anus View Post
    Only a few parts of D15 are considered prime neighborhoods and even then, not as prime as the GCB neighborhoods in D10 and D11. I don't even need to argue my point: just look at the $psf, number of government and business elite residing there, number of elite schools in the areas, and most tellingly, the infrastructure (roads, public landscaping, size of landed lots, etc). D10/11 exudes a sense of gracious living and class that no other neighborhoods in Singapore can replicate, perhaps only Sentosa cove can. That's why they call those the prime districts.

    D10: Bukit Timah/Holland road side

    D11: Dunearn road side

    To add on, if you MUST buy in D15, do only consider the Meyer and Mountbatten areas only. The rest of D15 like Amber is a concrete jungle populated by upgraders and new rich. Frankel, while quite classy, is too far from the city centre and frankly, too far from anywhere that matters. And to get out of the little Frankel neighborhood, you will have to rub shoulders and encounter the awful habits of the denizens in the surrounding areas, namely Geylang, Joo Chiat, Geylang Serai, and the faux-rich neighborhoods of east coast, katong and amber.

    Haha how do you equate D10/11 with Sentosa Cove ?? When the sea is so far far away for D10/D11...u cant even see the sea there except buildings and buildings. D10/11 is also overcrowded and its close to the unlikeable Balestier Area especially for D11. Whereas D15 is very close to the popular east coast beach as well as shopping, eating and other establishments.

    D11 should not be mentioned in the same phrase together with D10 at all.

    The only setback for D15 like Amber, Meyer and Katong are no mrt. But once mrt comes into the picture, this area will be more prime than D11 thats for certain and equal to D10. As of now, we already see some D15 developments selling at above $2000psf. New developments along D15 in Amber/Meyer will all be priced above $2000psf. So not surprising with the mrt announcement, they will cross $2500psf on average for sure.
    Last edited by Shawn; 28th October 2013 at 01:23 PM.


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