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220 apartments snapped up at Bedok South project preview

Published on Sep 21, 2012 6:00 AM
 
Prospective buyers check out a model of the 748-unit eCO in Bedok South on its launch on Wednesday. Among buyers’ reasons for picking up a unit were eCO’s proximity to Tanah Merah MRT station and schools. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

More than 220 apartments at eCO in Bedok South were snapped up at a preview on Thursday as projects close to MRT stations continue to enjoy strong interest.

Homes at the 748-unit project were sold for about $1,250 per sq ft (psf), with prices starting from $745,000 for a 549 sq ft one-bedder. These prices include early-bird discounts.

About 95 per cent of buyers were Singaporeans and permanent residents. They cited the project's proximity to Tanah Merah MRT station, Changi Airport, Bedok Central and good schools as reasons for picking up a unit.

Retiree Soh Poh Neo, 56, said she bought a 1,152 sq ft three-bedder for $1.37 million, or $1,188 psf, as an investment for her son.

 
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