Victoria Park GCBA includes Kingsmead Rd and Victoria Park Cl but this GCBA is dominated by the sprawling 403,012sqft Victoria Park Villas by Capitaland. The 106 semi-Ds + 3 bungalows were designed by Mok Wei Wei alongside his equally acclaimed peers Hyla, Ar43 and Studio Willis Architects. These homes stand out not only because it’s one of the largest developments in a GCBA but also bc of its 99 year tenure. Thankfully for Capitaland, all were fully sold by the time they were built at $4-8m for the semi-ds (2,153sqft-6,943sqft) and $8-9m for the bungalows (10,904-11,539sqft), with about 50% of buyers <40 years old.
Bounded by Farrer Road and Tan Kah Kee MRTs, some homes in this GCBA are within walking distance to the 2 MRT stations. The biggest appeal in this GCBA however, is its 1km radius to Nanyang Pri.
This GCBA’s name was taken from a 49ha nutmeg plantation on Mt Victoria, which was recorded on Singapore’s 1846 map. In turn, Mt Victoria was named after Queen Victoria’s accession, the 2nd longest reigning British monarch (1837-1901).
Former/current owners in this GCBA are said to include Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Chairman of SGX & ST Engin Kwa Chong Seng, CK Tang’s Tang Wee Sung, Scotts Holdings (defunct) scion & property tycoon Iqbal Jumabhoy, Kuok Group scion Kay Kuok, corporate lawyer and former Minister of State Tang See Chim, late Ho Wah Onn, name partner of law firm Haridass Ho & Partners, lawyer Wong Meng Yeng of Alliance LLC, gynecologist Dr Loke Yue Nam, CEO of Fine Wines Singapore Lo Bok Nan, CEO of Straits Construction Wong Chee Herng, former CK Tang CEO Foo Tiang Sooi, ambassador Quek Poh Huat, serial entrepreneur William Liu, CEO of PGIM’s private capital arm Josephine Au Yeong and 1969 President’s Scholar BG(Ret) Wesley D’aranjo.