Swiss Club Good Class Bungalow GCB Review, District 11, Singapore

The origins of this GCBA should be obvious. Its history is tied to the Swiss population in Singapore – first the Swiss Rifle Shooting Club (an impressive 300m range) founded in 1871 before that gave rise to the Swiss Club, whose clubhouse was designed by H R Arbenz in 1927.

This GCBA was formerly a tapioca and coffee estate and is one of the larger GCBAs in Singapore as it includes Jln Kampong Chantek, Ascot Rise and Jln Senandong, with the latter 2 being small roads. Swiss Club Road is a pretty long stretch by itself. Location wise, it is off Dunearn Rd and sits between Binjai Park GCBA and Turf Club.

At the peak of the Swiss Club estate sits this row of condos (La Suisse 1 and 2) and terrace houses at the hilly Swiss View. It is 1.9km before you can even see a main road (Dunearn Rd) in sight. Well, I guess that’s what you call ‘exclusivity’ (or uluness, whichever you prefer). What they also get is also a panoramic view of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (and PIE).

There are no ‘good schools’ within a 1km radius from a Singaporean perspective. However, there is an international education cluster right here. There is (of course) the Swiss School, Hollandse School, Repton Schoolhouse, Korean Int’l School and Chatsworth Int’l School right here. The British Club is here as well.

Owners past and present in this GCBA are rumoured to include billionaire Kwee Liong Seen of Pontiac Land, philanthropist Mary-Ann Tsao of Tsao Foundation, whose wealth came from IMC, a shipping company. Others include Sat Pal Khattar, founding partner of law firm KhattarWong, whose wealth also came from astute investments such as an early stake in HDFC bank. Frank Wong, former Vice Chairman of DBS and former NatSteel CEO Oo Soon Hee are also said to live here.

Credits to EdgeProp and Robert Powell.

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