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Bartley Residences Work-in-Progress: Apr 2015

Last week, I visited the on-going construction of Bartley Residences and took some pictures. Some forumers called the developer and were told that the TOP will be in July this year. However, I’m not overly optimistic because there are still a lot of landscaping works to be done.

No matter when is the TOP, we’re not in a hurry to move in. Strangely, as we move closer to the TOP, I started to have mixed feelings. First, moving to a new property is exciting especially since its just 5 minutes walk to our boy’s school. Second, the sadness of leaving this apartment which we called home since the day we got married. And third, the fear of the amount of works that need to be done in the subsequent months. As what my friend said – the defect verification is enough to kill.

We spent the first Sunday looking out for furnitures and interior designers. It was really tiring, and I wonder how many weekends we need to spend doing this. Nonetheless, it was a fruitful trip and I can start drafting our budget now. We’re really inexperienced in house renovation and interior design since we didn’t do much for our current apartment. We’re the second owner, so everything in our current apartment has been nicely done up by the first owner.

Here are some pictures to share.

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The last block is almost completed now

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View along Bartley Road

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View from the main entrance at Lorong How Sun

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More trees have been planted

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A 3BR unit with two balconies – similar to ours

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The 120 years Bodhi tree in between the blocks

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An L-shape leather sofa that we’ve shortlisted

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Hi, I hope my humble renovation blog can help you in your renovation journey. Keep blogging! 🙂


Hi Emily,
I saw that only land scape still in progress. Hope TOP can be in july. All the building seems finished. Thanks for your report.

Hi Emily, I chanced upon your blog looking for Bartley Res ads. I’m a property agent who helped several clients purchased their future home at Bartley Residences. Your photos and blog updates sure brought back some good memories. Perhaps we might run into each other when I’m there to help my clients collect keys and the checking of defects. =) LOL! And it’s only recently after my own little “smartie” was born that I can fully empathize with parents paying top dollar for properties to be near choice school for their children. In comparison with market price today, I think… Read more »

Alan Yong

Hi Emily, Do you know that your blog comes up in third place when I searched Bartley Residences? Well done! I stumbled upon your blog again while doing research. =) It was interesting to read about your updates about your new home, especially the entry about the defect checks. In fact, I’d just collected keys on behalf of two owners who own units at BLK 7A and the defects check is next Thursday. Hopefully, the defects rectification can be done quick so that I’ll be able to furnish the units and get them rented out before the festive season. *fingers… Read more »


Do you know how to contact Hong Leong in regard to the TOP as we are travelling for the next few months. Thanks.


Thanks. I go through my lawyer.