If you are looking to buy a brand new condominium near town, one very popular location is the area around Holland Village.
Holland Village is a place popular with the younger Singaporeans as well as expatriates. It is a nice little estate dotted with cafes and eateries. You can also do your day to day grocery shopping and banking over there.
Not only will you be within a short commute to Orchard, there is also the added convenience since the MRT circle line opened.
The condominiums you buy near Holland Village most if not all, come with a freehold land title. That is another added bonus for investors.
Do check out the video on the promotions currently offered by the developers on the above mentioned projects.