About Kovan Jewel
Kovan Jewel is a freehold apartment/condominium located at 51A Kovan Road in District 19. Kovan Jewel is estimated to attain its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) in the 4th quarter of 2023 and features 34 units comprising one-bedroom to four-bedrooms types. Situated in the heart of Kovan, this majestic complex provides a stunning backdrop to the town’s skyline with its intricate design and architectural structures. Residents of Kovan Jewel are bound to enjoy contemporary entertainment all over the neighbourhood, ranging from hipster cafes and bowling alleys to a dog-friendly pool.
Kovan Jewel is a Soon Lian Realty Pte Ltd project, an established developer since 1973. The Group primarily involves real estate development and asset and property management. The Soon Lian Group of Companies and its subsidiaries are among the largest landlords in Singapore, and their past projects include Boonview @ Bishan, Tresalveo and Roots @ Transit Road.
Dubbed the rising star of the northeast, Kovan is slowly gaining traction for the recognition it deserves. It has long flown under the radar of potential buyers due to its assimilation with landed housing, but that is a thing of the past. Kovan has seen several condominiums sprouting in the neighbourhood in recent years with the likes of the Stars of Kovan, Kovan Melody and many more. Despite its advancements in amenities, Kovan has not been recognised as a mature estate, meaning property prices are significantly lower compared to surrounding mature towns like Ang Mo Kio or the city fringe areas. As such, the drastic price difference provides leverage for capital appreciation in the future as Kovan continues to develop.
Located along Kovan road, Kovan jewel is well tucked away within the cluster of landed housings, providing insulation from the main road traffic pollution. The adjacent Upper Serangoon Road has also undergone HDB’s Remaking our Heartland (ROH) programme to cement its status as a historical landmark. It will be adorned by identity markers to showcase the area’s rich history providing education and enrichment to the residents. Kovan Jewel is also strategically located near many essential amenities and facilities such as Fairprice Finest, Cold Storage, Kovan 209 Market and Food Centre, Heartland Mall and Serangoon Stadium for convenient living arrangements.
Kovan Jewel is accessible via Serangoon (NE12/CC13), Hougang (NE14) and Kovan MRT (NE13), with Kovan MRT being a mere 3 mins walk away. Kovan MRT is approximately 19 mins away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT (NS24/NE6/CC1), providing easy access to the North-South Line and Circle Line. It also connects to Outram Park station and Little India, enabling access to the East-West and Downtown Line. The adjacent Upper Serangoon Road runs through Kovan with numerous bus services, bringing residents to the city centre, Telok Blangah, Bugis, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Queensway and other areas. The innumerable public transportation around means that the residents of Kovan Jewel enjoy tranquil lifestyles without having to compromise on connectivity.
Regarding transport links, Kovan Jewel is situated minutes away from the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Central Expressway (CTE). Given favourable traffic conditions, commuting to the Central Business District (CBD) is hardly a 20 mins drive via the KPE or CTE. Travelling to the populous Orchard Central takes only 15 mins via the CTE, making daily commutes in and out of the estate incredibly convenient and fuss-free.
Heartland Mall, located a stone’s throw away from Kovan Jewel, is a nifty mall perfect to pick up toiletries, stationeries and other basic needs. Although the tenant mix is not as varied as some of the larger shopping complexes, it has all one needs for a comfortable lifestyle. Groceries can be found in Cold Storage on the first floor next to the main entrance. Food options are aplenty, including fast food like Burger King, Japanese and Chinese cuisines and a wide variety of bakeries. There is also a beauty and enrichment cluster on the fourth floor to cater to the neighbourhood’s demographics.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Heartland Mall is Kovan Sports Centre which has eight sheltered indoor courts and an outdoor sheltered futsal court where residents can enjoy a variety of sports and recreational activities. The venue can also accommodate water soccer and has shower and toilet facilities, making it an ideal place for friends and families to bond over the weekends.
The Paya Lebar Kovan Community Centre (CC), right across the street, also offers regular activities and interest groups for residents of all ages to participate. Some overarching themes are culinary, fitness, martial arts, and craft.
NEX is an iconic mall in the Northeast Region and rightfully the northeast siders’ favourite local haunt. This 7-story mall is fully integrated with Serangoon Bus Interchange and Serangoon MRT station, where the circle and northeast line intersect, making commutes impeccably convenient. A ride up the escalator brings you directly to the mall’s entrance to the vibrant and eclectic mix of retail shops. Restaurants and cafes include Collin’s, Genki Sushi, and Starbucks. The latest fashion fixes can be found at H&M, Cotton On and Uniqlo, and opticals like Owndays are available too. It even hosts two major supermarkets, Fairprice Xtra and Cold Storage, for all the last-minute grocery runs. Sky Garden is located on the rooftop, consisting of a K9 dog agility course and a children’s playground with dry and wet interactive play equipment to keep the little ones occupied. Pet owners can access K9 Park via designated lifts (1 and 2), although dogs are not allowed in other mall areas.
Nearby Dining Options:
Schools and Education Institute near Kovan Jewel:
● Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School (Primary)
● Xinghua Primary School
Within 1 to 2km:
● CHIJ Our lady of Good Counsel
● Holy Innocents Primary School
● Maris Stella High School
● Montford Junior School
● Rosyth School
● Zhonghua Primary School
● Yangzheng Primary School
Medical Centres/ Clinics near Kovan Jewel:
● Hougang Polyclinic
● Sengkang General Hospital
● Chiew Clinic
● Kovan Clinic
● Simon Road Family Clinic
● Joash Family Clinic and Surgery
Improvements slated to serve the larger Lorong Chuan community include new parks, amenities and pedestrian linkages, as seen in the drafted plan below.
Cross Island Line:
The proposed CRL is the longest fully underground MRT line which serves the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors, connecting all the major hubs within the island. It is historically the MRT line with the most interchanges and connections to existing railway stations. Once operational, the extension of the CRL will significantly reduce commuting time for the residents of Kovan Jewel. It also provides an alternative north-south MRT connection from Kovan to Ang Mo Kio.
Kovan is a quaint town in the northeastern region of Singapore. It has a nostalgic allure despite the modernity of the shops that make up the estate. It is well-equipped to provide a cosy living environment for those looking to balance the rustic and the contemporary. Nearby, residents will find the famed Kovan 209 Market and Food Centre, where some stalls are as old as the buildings. Across the street, we have Lola’s cafe and the gentrified shophouses serving modern cuisine like gelatos and upscaled hawker fares. The plethora of amenities and recreational facilities nearby also have residents spoiled for choice. Reputable institutions are aplenty and tertiary institutes are also within a reasonable commute distance to accommodate every stage of a child’s education pathway.
Furthermore, the CRL initiation promises more transport networks within and connecting to Kovan, boosting its overall appeal. Overall, units at Kovan Jewel are well-sized in tandem with affordability. Kovan’s growth story may make the project an ideal choice for young couples or families.