Regional Best Developer Goes To …

Regional Best Developer Goes To …


Malaysia’s Sime Darby Property took home its first regional Greatest Developer title last Thursday (24 November) at the sixth annual South East Asia Property Awards 2016, presented by Hansgrohe and organised by PropertyGuru.

The developer, which beat out other national winners from six states, was honoured for its long term commitment to the Malaysian real estate sector.

Leading Developer

“Sime Darby Property is a leading developer with a 40-year track record of developing sustainable communities, and with expertise in asset management, property investment and property development,” said the judges in a statement.

Meanwhile, the most number of regional titles collected, followed by the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore.

“Do you know that next year will be a challenging year and yet prestigious developers like Chip Eng Seng, Frasers, Qingjian will also be launching mega projects like Grandeur Park Residences, Inz Residence?

Purpose and Aim

“2016 has been a momentous year for the Asia Property Awards. The Prizes have consistently endeavoured to reward the finest in local real estate and produce credible victor with a see-through entry and judging system since beginning 11 years ago. We’ve reached this aim by developing the most detailed and comprehensive entry system of any property awards on earth,” said Terry Blackburn, Creator and Managing Director of the Asia Property Awards.


He added: “ we’re proud to have been a part of that increase, and Southeast Asia’s property sector has come a ways in the last decade.”

Around 400 VIPs and senior industry figures attended the glitzy event, which followed immediately after the South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2016 service.

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Westwood Residences Showflat Visit Today

Westwood Residences Showflat Visit Today

Our team visit the Westwood Residences showflat today and found that the location was nestled among the private estates which is rare for a executive condominiums (EC). Normally the EC will be built around the HDB areas. However only Sea horizon and Westwood Residences seem to be the one that are “hidden” inside the private neighbourhood. A little drawback about this Westwood Residences is that it is no way near the MRT stations, hence be prepare to have your own transport if you are keen in this development.

Westwood Residences residents can enjoy the bicycle theme that KBD Westwood Pte. Ltd. [Koh Brothers is the developer] have packaged it to “compensate” the inaccessibility location perhaps.


The transactions for Westwood Residences have been increasing probably showing that people is bullish on Jurong development. Many good news surround Jurong like the Railway, Jurong Innovation District, 2nd largest CBD in Singapore.

Some images gotten from Property guru at their interior pictures!


Westwood Residences is Singapore’s first bike-themed home, but that only tells half of the narrative. The 2, 3 and 4 bed units also come in superior variants which supply extra square footage along with added washing and toilet facilities and master bedroom balconies.

Building is underway and of improvement, and the end date will probably be forward of the projected finish date of August 2018.

The bike subject was taken throughout the entire development, and it definitely makes for an unique, dynamic development. The miniature velodrome (30m x 15m) is the star of the show, but it’sn’t the only draw this has to offer. The development features a child’s traffic garden, allowing children to get to grasp with cycling on a road environment that is safe. There’s additionally a covered bike care place, a kids’s BMX adventure park, and there’s a risk-free bike garage when you’ve had enough cycling for one day.


Executive condo is generally a “subsidised” property developed by the government, and the price is usually around 20 to 25% cheaper than the private condo hence the margin of  safety of getting an EC is well worth it. The only tradeoff is to there is MOP of 5 years for owners to sell to the resale market. And another 5 years to be able to sell to foreigners (all in total is 10 years). For pure staying purposes, an EC will make a wise choice else the opportunities cost will need to consider.

To summarise about Westwood Residences EC
Westwood Residences is a stylish EC development in a very up and coming place of the isle. Over the coming years, there will be substantial development in the region, bringing in a lot of middle to high level occupations, and the infrastructure, shopping and dining which is included with it. The lakeside development really will be a fantastic destination for everyone from couples to families.

There are plenty of well-respected education facilities from primary upwards, including River Valley High School and Nanyang Technological University. Though the area is somewhat distanced from the city centre, transport links are great, so you are never more than an hour from the CBD, half that in off peak times, and on the MRT.

The entire place has a relaxed, community feeling about it that is missing from the Bay Area.

Oh btw, for those proud owners, join the fb group to start discussing about your future home:

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Today Featured Property Watch

Today Featured Property Watch

Today we will be featuring the new property launching soon in Paya Lebar, that is the Park Place Residences by Lend Lease which is main brain behind JEM, shopping center at Jurong East. JEM is considered a well-done project by JEM as the tenant mix is very cohesive, with giant brand like Robinson that surely draws a good shopping crowd.

paya-lebar-park-place-residencesGoing back at Park Place Residences, it will be a 99 years leasehold mixed development that is located at the junction between Paya Lebar Road & Sims Avenue. Paya Lebar is an area where there are huge traffic for offices, industrial and residential purposes, and thus the tenant pool will be sufficient to meet supply for residential. On the side note, the commercial site of this plot will be called Paya Lebar Quarter while the residential will be called Park Place Residences, so don’t get yourself confused.

One thing to take note on this project is that, it will not be a cheap project since it is by prestigious developers by Lend Lease and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. But it will be a “Blue Chip Stock” for sure.


  • 10 minutes to the Central Business District and 15 minutes to Changi Airport by car.
  • Direct access to the Paya Lebar MRT interchange which connects the Circle Line and the East West Line , providing direct access to over 60 MRT stations.
  • Immediate accessibility to 6 bus stops around the project with over 20 bus routes.
  • Linked to the Pan Island Expressway, the East Coast Parkway and the Nicoll Highway.
  • Walking distance to rich ethnic communities of Joo Chiat, and Katong.

On 2nd thought, if going for commercial purposes, there might be more choices around the area since Paya Lebar is the hub for commercial activities. Good projects like Oxley Bizhub 1 and 2 can be a good selection and price has softened relatively for the past years.

Several prestigious schools are also within reach from this property that is majestic. The list comprise

  • Kong Hwa School,
  • Macpherson Secondary School,
  • Tanjong Katong Secondary School,
  • Broadrick Secondary School,
  • Chuing Cheng High School (Chief),
  • Macpherson Primary School,
  • Eunos Primary School,
  • Canossa Convent Primary School,
  • Maha Bodhi School and Manjusri Secondary School.

Other comforts that are in close proximity to the property include Geylang East Swimming Complex, Geylang East Public Library, S.T. Medical Centre, NTUC Fairprice and Geylang East Sin Hin Fodd Centre.


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We Hate Instant Glamour For Being So Professional = )

We Hate Instant Glamour For Being So Professional = )

Instant glamour, a local photography studio @ Orchard Pomo, it was established since 1997. Our team decided to go for a photo shoot as we need our corporate image for our group, and thanks for the staff at Instant Glamour, they provide us with necessary or basic hairdo and they even can provide us with the professional outfit that will go well for our purpose here.

a nice corporate image sample taken from Instant Glamour Photo Studio
a nice corporate image sample taken from Instant Glamour Photo Studio

The boss was rather friendly as we are a group, he foresee that we will be in a mess since this is our first time taking the professional photos at his photography studio. So he told us that to touch up our “face” before reaching the studio so that time can be shorten. Anyway we did what he said.

Upon reaching the studio, the boss by the name of Trevor did a brief introduction of their packages and we went ahead with the shoot. The whole process was guided and easily done up within 30mins.

After the photo shoot, we went to the nearby coffee shop before collecting the photos. The whole photography process was easy and thumbs up to Instant Glamour. By the way, they not provide professional studio photography services but an array of services from passport photo, family photo to wedding photography!

For those keen, you can visit them or give them a ring 6339 3998 for your photography needs.

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