I stay at the Beacon and really like it, stayed at One NorthResidence @ Buona Vista before here which was aesthetically nicer but location wasnt great for my husbands work, he can now walk to work which is a big bonus.
Being minutes from both Tanjong Pagar and Outram stations gives you a choice of green line or purple line.
is nice, not as plush as somewhere like The Sail but you get what you pay for, the lobby, lifts, gym and pool area are always clean. The supermarket and wet market are a 5 min walk away (althou the supermarket doesn’t have a huge choice of anything other than local food/products)
Locally there are lots of places to eat, the food court at the bottom of the Pinnacle is nice and clean, there are nice restaurants (Blue Ginger is a particular fav) I’m a veggie so we haven’t tried a lot of the local restaurants, plenty of bars but I have yet to find one that we like enough to go back to (tend to go to Clarke Quay or Orchard with friends) but my hubby and his mates would be happy to drink in most of the local bars.
We viewed a few apartments here ranging from 4500 to 4900 for 2 or 3 beds, settled on a 3 bed furnished apartment in the middle of that price range
The only negatives I have found so far is that the gym is pretty small, I go during the day and there’s never anyone else there but after work my husband always comments that it was busy (busy means maybe 2 other people, its that small!) and the pool area doesn’t get much sun, you need to shift your sun lounger around the toddler pool as the afternoon progresses, also theres not many sun loungers but again never that many people there.
Hope this helps!