Little India is transforming. With Connexion at Farrer Park live in action, the area has generally became a specialised care area for the privileged. I was having a meal at Sushi Jin (A part of the Les Amis Group) yesterday and had time to slowly walk around to appreciate the brand new white site building (URA MP2013), which is right next Farrer Park MRT Station exit.
Location of Connexion
Modern and posh, this place has the mark of a well planned development and built for long term growth. Spaces were well carved for all the facilities and amenities of a medical hub, including both a medical centre & a hospital. The car park spaces are huge and the easements are wide for any emergencies for the hospitals.
There’s many specialised doctors and clinics already in place in the Medical Centre. From my observation, the security is tight (definitely, since I was being followed. Can’t blame them for carrying out their duty when a stranger trigger happy a camera to snap pictures freely)
United Overseas Bank (UOB) took a prime ground floor spot for a branch, so local banking facilities are immediately available. You have a whole new series of food street in the area, in addition to the already established indian food haven that Little India enjoys (Muthu Curry, Apollo Banana Leaf, and more)
Owen Link is where Sushi Jin and some other established eateries is. This link has 24-hours access so you could go from Race Course Road to Serangoon Road quickly. You could also access the new One Farrer Hotel, Farrer Park Medical Centre & Farrer Park Hospital from the link. Right across the link, RB Capital is developing another new Park Royal. I don’t think they would develop 2 5-star hotels side by side should they not expect tourists and medical tourists to pick up for occupancy in the area.
This certainly spices up new residential projects that is within the walking distance to Connexion. Among the good boutique developments is Ritz at Farrer (5 minutes walk), 28 RC Suites and existing big developments such as City Square Residences. And with an equipped 24-hours mega-mall like Mustafa which literally sells everything, this part of Singapore seems complete on its own with connectivity and unique amenities.