Marina Bay Sands, the Famous Singapore Luxurious 5-Star Hotel

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Besides the trending Orchard Property for its residents, the Marina Bay Sands is one of the most high-end resort in Singapore surrounded by plenty of attractive amenities like bars, condominiums, and hotels such as South Coast Bistro and Bar, Marina One Residences and Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

This includes a hotel that has 2,561 rooms, a 120,000 sq and 1.3 million sq ft of convention exhibition center, museum, an 800,000 sq ft of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, two floating Crystal Pavilions, two huge theaters, skating rink, “celebrity chef” restaurants, and the world’s largest atrium casino that has opened in the month of April in the year 2010 that consists of 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. At $8 billion, including the land cost, it was billed as the world’s most expensive casino property.

The ArtScience museum debuted with a 13-minute light, laser, and water show called WonderFull marked the full completion of the result and has opened to the public last February of 2011.

It is topped by the famous SkyPark that has officially opened to the public last June 2010 that could obtain a generous number of 4,000 people and a marvelous infinity swimming pool. Aedas is the architect of this 20-hectare resort and was gorgeously designed by the Moshe Safdie architects.

Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands are the two winning proposals for Singapore’s first integrated resorts which incorporates the Universal Studios Theme Park. These two huge resorts were believed to meet Singapore’s tourism objectives for the next ten years.

It was originally planned to finish in a single phase in 2009 but the financial crisis forced the company to open it in phases and was further delayed until 27th of April last 2010. The official opening was pushed to 23rd of June in the same year as the rest of complex remained under construction until its grand opening in the 17th of February in the next year.

Paragon along the famous Orchard Road

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Situated at the famous Orchard Road is an up market shopping center called Paragon. The said megamall was designed by Kumpulan Senireka Sendirian Berhad, a Malaysian architectural firm. It was redeveloped in the late 90’s that changed into a modern glass-covered property and has been described as “posh and sleek”.

In January of the year 2008, Paragon began on an $82 million restoration included with almost forty-million dollar land to expand its commercial space and to add more floors of new retail stores, office platforms as well as medical space.

This megamall is definitely one of the top-of-the-line shopping centers in Singapore as it sought trendy brands from all over the world, led by an architecture firm, DP Architects and was completed last December 2008.

This multi award-winning shopping center spreads six levels of designer department outlets, eateries, fashion stores, and sport boutiques including some of the high-grade brands of Canale Patisserie Chocolatier, Jimmy Choo, Muji and Nike. There are a lot of choices of brand names for kids’ clothing such as Armani Kids, Classic & Chic, and Guess kids.

There are also a lot of restaurants to choose from ranging from fairly priced food courts to café culture and high-end dining.

It is generously surrounded with hotels and Orchard Condo such as Holiday Inn Express, Grand Park Orchard, and the upcoming Cairnhill Nine that will provide you not only comfort but also serenity and full convenience as they are only a walking distance from this megamall.

Paragon also comes up with a 20-storey medical space and office tower at the top of its shopping platform.

Serangoon MRT station FAQs

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The Serangoon MRT is an underground interchange station along the NEL (North East Line) and CCL (Circle Line). It is situated at the borderline of Serangoon Central and Upper Paya Lebar subzones. It is perfectly constructed along Upper Serangoon Road at the junction of the Serangoon Central.

The station was named after the estate where it is currently located and was thought to derived from a ranggong bird, a bird in the swamps around Serangoon River that was known before Rangon River. It is also known as the Serangoon Road.

Located at each platform is a plasma display that is called Passenger Information Systems that provides expected time arrival of the train and key messages. This station has a full platform screen doors that separate the environment at the tunnel from the air-conditioned station which enhances commuters’ safety and comfort.

All of its platforms are built with escalators, lifts and stairs that connect linkways and entrance above.

The Circle Line part of the station is second MRT station to have a travelator placed within the paid-area, Dhoby Ghaut MRT being the first. Circle Line was officially opened last 28th of May in the year 2009.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) conducted the Chinatown, the second Shelter Open House, Farrer Park, and Hougang stations last 15th to 16th of February 2003 before the station began to open.

The station serves the town centre area in nearby commercial amenities, areas, and a number of residential properties such as the Nex Shopping Mall and the new Forest Woods condominium. Orchard Road, the famous landmark also are nearby for a complete of amenities as well as some Orchard Condo for sale which are in demand right now.

For commuters who choose to take buses, Serangoon Bus Interchange offers an amount of bus services to also connect to some other parts of the city.

Celebrities cashing in on OUE Twin Peaks

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The superstar Jackie Chan and the singer-songwriter Wakin Chau purchased some apartments in OUE Twin Peaks condominium that is situated at Leonie Hill Road in District 09, Singapore.

Chau bought only one unit while Chan bought two units on the lower floors of the property according to an article from The Business Times.

These three 1-bedroom units in this 99-year leasehold condominium with a total of 571 suare feet each, have an average price of roughly S$2,850 psf. They (Market Watchers) believe that these two enjoyed a discount.

Chan owned a 3-bedroom apartment unit in the Grangefold Apartments which OUE redeveloped and is now called the Twin Peaks after getting the site in an en bloc sale for the past few years.

The property contains two identical towers that consist of 35 floors and 462 that provides with a combination of 1- to 3-bedroom apartments. OUE began selling apartment units last July in the year 2010 and has sold over 50 units within the same day and the highest selling price was recorded at S$3,170 psf.

Chan and Chau also acquired four apartments in a freehold condominium called Centennia Suites that is situated at Kim Seng Road that was worth more than S$10 million last March 2010. Chan bought 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units while Chau purchased the 3-bedroom unit. This is going to be one famous Orchard Property for now.

The Beautiful Pandan Reservoir

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One of the largest reservoirs in Singapore near Sheng Hong Temple is the beautiful Pandan Reservoir. It is located at the West Region of Singapore and is currently maintained by the PUB (Public Utilities Board) Singapore.

There are plenty of choices of what to do here with your families or friends just like strolling around and taking pictures with the scenery, benches to relax while reading today’s news, walk or play with your pet, and of course fishing.

Fishing in this place is only permitted with two labeled fishing jetties. People are not allowed to use bread or prawns as bait because their officials patrol around the fishing areas and gives summons to people who are fishing.

The use of fishing nets is prohibited and people could only use Carbon Steel Micro barb or just barbless hooks. to maintain the number of fishes in this reservoir, they only require people to catch and release.

Some of the fish species that you’ll see here are Catfish, Peacock Bass, and Zebra Tilapia.

For people who likes to run every day and lives in The Infinity or at the upcoming Parc Riviera or somewhere near, they would definitely love its running route as it gives a quiet environment that can make people focus in their activities and perfect for night runs as well. The distance of its running route that is around six kilometers loop, is very suitable for long runs.

It provides large space that is quite hard to find in Singapore that everyone loves. Besides the Orchard Condo which are trending right now, you may want to find property nearby this place.

Stay tuned for latest updates!

Paya Lebar Quarter is the future in Paya Lebar Road

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New construction has arrived and it is fronting the Paya Lebar MRT interchange station, a great unique location in one of the future hub in the Payar Lebar Road in District 14.

The Paya Lebar Quarter, developed by Australian property group Lendlease and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is a mixed development worth $3.2 billion. Lendlease is confident with the project as it features a great unique location as not many launches are featured within the area. With its accessibility through public transportation as well as it is located at the central, soon it will be the future hub in the country.

The development features a wellness theme with its 100k sq ft of lush greeneries and it also features 20k sq ft of covered event space outside the mall. There will also be a 6 meters wide cycling trail and pedestrian pathway as well as facilities for storing bicycles and scooters, aiming for a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award.

Soon this will be transformed in the commercial hub and more new launches are coming in with some like the Orchard condo for sale and the likes of Park Place Residences, a leasehold condominium with 429 residential units and soon to be known commercial spaces. The government is doing a good job on their decentralization plans and we’ll update you on more latest news about Paya Lebar Quarter.