The Reef at King’s Dock Convenient Location
The Reef at King’s Dock is development that is located near to a whole range of amenities and public transport at the convenience of the residents. The Reef at King’s Dock is located right next to Vivocity station on the North East line that connects to other parts of Singapore including Serangoon, Punggol and Sengkang.
The location of The Reef at King’s Dock is near to existing bus networks along Alexandra Road as well as Jalan Bukit Merah and connects to other parts of Singapore and it is located near major expressways in Singapore. The Reef at King’s Dock is located near to Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)and Central Expressway (CTE) which is just a short drive away.
Staying near close to Vivocity also means that there is wide range of eateries and upscale restaurants that is available for the residents to choose from. Some of the restaurants located along Telok Blangah Road has been around for generations and the recipe has been perfected overtime. Also, The Reef at King’s Dock located near to Sentosa also mean that there are a wide range of amenities for the residents to choose from. It will be the perfect place for weekend getaway in one of the hotels located in Sentosa.
The location for The Reef at King’s Dock is also near to the Greatest Southern Waterfront and this means there are many upcoming amenities an as well as potential for the development for capital appreciation. This is because the Greater Southern Waterfront is Singapore’s largest transofrmation plan to incorporate the live work and play concept and there will be more offices in the Greater Southern Waterfront.
History of Keppel Bay and Keppel Harbourfront
Keppel Harbor is also known as the Keppel channel. The famous stretch of water is located around southern islands. It is good to know that the deep waters have met all the requirements of the British colonists. Keep in mind that they attempted to establish a maritime colony in Singapore. Actually, they are the ones who facilitated emergence of Singapore. It could later become an independent state.
Do you know that the harbor was first noticed in August 1819? William Farquhar is attributed to have discovered this amazing harbor. He reported his discovery as a new harbor that was inhabited by sea gypsies living in boats. It is important to know that the Straits Settlements that mainly consist of Singapore and Penang were a pirate haven in the 1830s.
By 1832, Singapore had become the busy center of government. It was also in 1832 when Keppel visited this country. It is Keppel who helped to eliminate the Straits of pirates. He discovered the deep waters anchorage while still in Singapore. The deep water anchorage came to be called by his name.
Are you aware that Henry Keppel first sailed to Singapore as a midshipman in 1832? It is said that he took part in the Malacca expedition. Henry later came in 1842 to help with the suppression of piracy. Since then, Keppel has had a long association with Singapore. He visited the Island on several occasions up to 1903.
Henry Keppel surveyed the new harbor of Singapore. This harbor was formed based on his plans. The new harbor was not completed until 1886. Pantai Chermin was purchased from Daeng Ibrahim in 1855 by William Paterson and William Cloughton.
The first dry dock was constructed by Cloughton in 1859. It was known as Number 1 Dock. The second dock was opened by Sir Harry George in 1868. For years, the harbor was simply known as New Harbor. It was later renamed Keppel Harbor by the Governor, Alexander. It was given this name when Keppel toured the country in 1900. The New Harbor Road was also called Keppel Road. It is reported that Admiral Keppel was very pleased.
Keppel Corporation, the largest Singapore conglomerate has announced the plans to construct exclusive villas on the Keppel Islands. In the future, the group will be launching a condominium. The 1,000 unit property will be called Keppel Bay phase two. This condominium will sit on the mainland opposite Keppel Island. There are plans that it will have single blocks and low rise apartments. Furthermore, this condominium will be part of the 452,000 square meters Keppel Bay mega development. Moreover, the most exclusive homes will be reserved for Keppel Island.