The Reef at King’s Dock construction begins

image: The Reef at King's Dock, by Mapletree & Keppel Group

The Reef at King’s Dock construction is underway

The Reef at King’s Dock  contruction
image: The Reef at King’s Dock, by Mapletree & Keppel Group

The Reef at King’s Dock construction works have started announced KCAP on 3rd August. The Reef at King’s Dock, a residential development in Keppel Bay/HarbourFront district. The project proposes an urban village with 429 apartments in ten buildings. The diverse building types all benefit from King’s Dock’s remarkable location, lush greenery and unique floating swimming pools. KCAP collaborates with local architects DCA and landscape designers Grant Associates for joint venture Mapletree / Keppel Land.

The Reef at King’s Dock is located within the Greater Southern Waterfront, which will be transformed into a new major gateway and location for urban living along Singapore’s southern coast. It is close to downtown and within walking distance to HarbourFront and VivoCity. Once a shipping dry-dock and part of Singapore’s heritage, King’s Dock forms a transition from Keppel Bay’s residential developments to the HarbourFront area.

The Reef at King’s Dock’s urban design is a composition of three building types – the Courtyard, the Tower, and the Villa – grouped around a sequence of semi-public spaces with lush vegetation along King’s Dock. ‘It is a unique development in terms of its scale and variation of blocks, compared to others along the coastline,’ says Anouk Kuitenbrouwer, architect and partner at KCAP. The buildings gradually step down from ten stories in the North to five stories in the South, following the view corridor from Mount Faber to the water.

This results in a varying building height and scale, providing a unique atmosphere around each building. The individual buildings’ juxtaposition offers excellent views of King’s Dock and its surroundings and creates intimate garden pockets which enhance climate-protection in a village-like setting. A central garden promenade connects all buildings’ entrance lobbies.

The architectural concept of the building complex offers porosity thanks to distinct design solutions. The three different building types vary in their orientation, shape and external sun screening. These screens form a dynamic, double layer, providing privacy and protection while contributing to the cooling of the facades.

Generous balconies allow the residents to extend their living space to the outside. Anouk Kuitenbrouwer specifies: ‘Each building is unique; it has its own materials and color scheme. This will add to the diversity and residents can identify with their home.’

The roofs of the buildings are designed as green surfaces, retaining rainwater and isolating the building from direct sunlight, contributing to the sustainable aspects of the project that has been certified with the Green Mark GoldPLUS by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

Shared amenities like a drop-off entrance pavilion, a clubhouse, and sports facilities offer a broad range of residents’ services. The highlight is Singapore’s first floating deck in a residential development: a unique 180 m long pontoon moored in King’s Dock with various swimming pools and sun decks. It provides a spectacular experience in direct connection with the marine biodiversity and the waterscape, a homage to the natural context.

The developer of The Reef at King’s Dock announced in February that they sold 93% of the units released in a single day. Prices of units sold at The Reef at King’s Dock ranged from $2,000 to $2,800 psf, with average price achieved of $2,330 psf.

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Mr Paul Ho, chief mortgage officer at iCompareLoan, said: “Buyers who are looking at purchasing a unit at The Reef at King’s Dock should speak to a mortgage officer to get the best home loan for their buy. A good mortgage broker can help the buyer save tens of thousands of dollars after The Reef at King’s Dock construction.”


The Reef at King’s Dock is a highly anticipated collaboration and joint venture by Keppel Land and Mapletree. These award-winning property developers are some of the best in Asia, with the former known for its global footprint.

With a diversified property portfolio, Keppel Land has shaped city skylines all over Asia, and have improved lives through their meaningful urbanization developments all over the world.

With both of these companies working together on this major development, The Reef at King’s Dock construction efforts will ooze luxury living that’s exclusive, enviable, and the wisest investment you can make in Singapore’s residential market.


The Reef at King’s Dock is inspired by elegant resorts, world-class hotels, and leisure spas. Residents will discover their home built to provide luxury, indulgence, and a spectacular seaside experience. A total of 429 residences will be available, ranging from one to 3-bedroom abodes.

With 10 low-rise residential blocks, these structures will stand out on the waterfront like urban sculptures from afar. And raising the bar for luxurious waterfront living is the property’s 180-meter-long floating sundeck, which will be the very first ever in a residential property in Singapore. Providing stunning seaside views with the warm breeze of the surroundings all around, this deck will be the highlight of the property’s communal spaces.

Built with resort-living in mind, among the notable facilities of The Reef at King’s Dock will include:

  • 24-hour gym
  • Fitness area
  • Yoga centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lap pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis court
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Sky terrace
  • Clubhouse
  • Hammocks
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Pond
  • Steam Room

Get to come home to your very own resort-inspired abode on waterfront property that’s ideally a walk away to the best of what a metropolitan city has to offer.


The Reef at King’s Dock will be located at Bukit Merah, 16 Harbourfront Avenue, on Singapore’s lush District 5. A neighbourhood that’s known for offering the live, work, and play lifestyle for its residents, this property offers seamless convenience and connectivity unlike any other.

Situated on the exclusive Keppel Bay precinct along the southern shores of Singapore’s vibrant neighbourhood, The Reef at King’s Dock will offer luxury resort-style living in the midst of the best things that Singapore has to offer.

Keppel Bay is one of the best areas for residences in the entire city-state. With the convenience of amenities, easy access to expressways and public transportation, what more can you ask for from a strategic location that has it all?

The Harbourfront MRT station on the North-East line is only a short 4 minutes away, while the Laborador MRT is a 20-minute walk. Bus shuttles are also available in the vicinity, and for private vehicles, expressways such a the Ayer Rajah and the Central Expressway provide direct access to the property.

Wake up to the spectacular southern shore sunrise and enjoy easy connectivity to all other areas of Singapore.


Raising the bar for waterfront living, The Reef at King’s Dock has it all – shopping, entertainment, recreation, education, healthcare, and everything in between. A waterfront property facing the Harbourfront Avenue, Singapore’s largest shopping mall, which is Vivocity, is just around the corner. And for your leisure and entertainment needs, Sentosa Island is also only a stone’s throw away.

While the property is in the middle of it all, it also offers a quiet recluse from all the hustle and bustle, since its location is right on the waterfront. When you want to shop, dine, or have a night out, the Marina by Keppel is only a 10-minute walk from the property. The Marine is world-famous for its international yachts, entertainment centres, recreational leisure activities, and of course, shopping.

Despite being a haven for recreation, the vicinity is also home to nearby schools, making The Reef at King’s Dock an ideal property for families with kids. Some of the most notable schools nearby include:

  • Radin Mas Primary School
  • Blangah Rise Primary School
  • Pasir Panjang Secondary School
  • Shelton College International
  • CHIJ Kellock Primary School

And if you’re looking for international schools, these 3 schools are within 20-minutes drive from the property:

  • Canadian International
  • ISS International School
  • Shelton College International

Additionally, healthcare is also within close proximity, with impressive hospitals reached within 10 minutes. These healthcare centres include;

  • Singapore General Hospital
  • National Heart Center Singapore
  • Alexandra Hospital

And if outdoor activities are your fancy, there are 3 parks reachable in minutes from The Reef at King’s Dock, offering a tranquil and recreational weekend with friends and family without having to go too far from your home. These parks are:

  • Labrador Park
  • Mount Faber Park
  • Telok Blangah Hill

Written by Ravi Chandran

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