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18 Jul 2011   
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Orchid Park condo pool, tennis court Singapore Orchid Park condo - reservoir views from penthouse
ORCHID PARK pools. ORCHID PARK penthouse, 1529 sq.ft, near Khatib subway
Hillview Green  (left and middle) and Parc Palais Hillview Green seen from Blk 55, Parc Palais hill top
Hillview Green near Parc Palais. 63 & 67 Hume Avenue. Completed: 1998. 999-year leases units.

Studio:  72 sq. m
2-bedroom: 89-109 sq. m
3-bedroom: 116-168 sq. m
4-bedroom: 159-180 sq. m

Marble tiled living and dining areas.  Parquet floors in bedrooms.
Swimming pool, childen's pool, tennis court, gym, covered car park, barbecue area, jauczzi, sauna, multi-purpose room, playground, 24-hour security, covered car parking, clubhouse, lounge.  Has squash court, as in Hume Park I. 

51,53, 55, 57 Hume Avenue.
Completed: Dec 1999.
517 freehold units.

89-101 sq. m
112-142 sq. m
144-152 sq. m
Maisonette with roof terrace:
249, 260 sq. m.

Cream coloured marble tiles in living and dining area. Light brown laminated floor strips.   Small balconies from floor 1 - 8.  Some residents dry clothes in balconies.

Big landscaped swimming pool, childen's pool, tennis court, gym, covered car park, barbecue area, jauczzi, sauna, fitness area, multi-purpose hall, playground, 24-hour security, covered car parking, clubhouse, badminton court, reading room, karaoke lounge.

Parc Palais:
 Parc Palais' maisonettes have roof top terrace..  Roof terrace in maisonettes (left top). The 9th and 10th floors have no balcony. 

Lots of plants in Parc Palais' sprawling grounds and hillside jungle at one end. 

A swimming pool you feel like swimming.  Key access to gym only.  Reading room, Karoake room and 2 aquariums beside pool.   CLICK thumbnail to view beautiful aquariums!

Pool with 2 aquariums.  Gym, Karaoke Room, Reading Room on right
Parc Palais with Symphony Heights (brown building) as neighbour Parc Palais with the neighbour, Symphony Heights (brown middle of image).
Symphony Heights.

33-45 Hume Ave, 449 freehold units, completed 1998, marble tiled living and dining areas and parquet in bedrooms as the  neighbour.  

2-bedroom: 85-107 sq.m
3-bedroom: 112-167 sq.m
4-bedroom: 155 sq. m

Full condo facilities as in Parc Palais and Hume Park I.  The living and dining areas of Hume Park I and Bukit Regency are ceramic tiled, unlike the marbled flooring of the others mentioned in this report.
Hume Park I, Block 5, 5th floor has fantastic view of hills and greenery

Hume Park I
Blk 5's 5th floor has fantastic hill and green tree views from the living area.
0907singapore_flag_gif.gif (9239 bytes)July 18, 2011    For Rent
Units are available for rent at various times.
E-mail Tel: +65 9668 6468. 
Client: Single lady. expat. 

Wanted: 3-bedroom, over 1400 sq. ft,   $2,300,
newer condos in expat area like Maplewoods.
Near Raffles Place as she entertains and does not want to drive home.

Depressed after seeing some units with odd coloured lifts and terrible furnishing with company's realtor.  Her budget was really low for a 3-bedroom.  Maplewood's cheapest 3-bedroom was $2,700 unfurnished as at Aug 20, 2000. Expat boss cared enough to phone her during the hot Saturday afternoon viewing to recommend Symphony Heights.

None available at $2,300. Will need to go to Upper Bukit Timah condos.

House-hunting on Saturday August 20, 2000.

Meet at Orchid Inn Hotel

Sommerville Park
3+1 1300sq. ft $2900.
Completely renovated.
Dark brown wooden floor boards, dark green slats in balcony with unblocked views of Great Eastern Mansions and Botanic Gardens.  Black long bath and floor tiles in master bathroom & bright yellow kitchen cabinets did not agree with Caucasian single.   The Landlord may paint the cabinets white, if the rent is right. 

Bukit Regency
3+1 1400sq. ft $3000
Faces pool. 

Unique Olympic-length rectangular  swimming pool.  Ceramic-tiled floor and small balcony. 

Did not appear attractive after seeing Parc Palais and Hume Park I.  Does not evoke the tingling feeling of "this is it". 
Bukit Regency (pink building).

Hume Park I
3+1 1500 sq.ft $2500 fully furnished.
Blk 5.  5th floor.
Grey and white kitchen cabinets & stainless steel sink, white cooker hood and hob of Hume Park I seem ordinary when Hume Park I - Blk 5, 5th floor's kitchen, close to naturecompared to the earth-colured cabinets, greyish black streaked granite-like counter top, white porcelain dual basin sinks and earth coloured marble counter top of sinks with new white long baths in the bathrooms of Parc Palais.  

Parc Palais
3+1 1507 sq.ft, $3000 fully furnished with quality furntiure. Blk 55, 9th floor. Corner.   Extremely good views of nature from master bedroom and living area, being on hill top and corner unit. 

Parc Palais
4+1 1700sq.ft $2800.  Block 55.  Good nature views, being the 9th floor,  but master bedroom faces a building on one side.

Southaven I
3+1 1550 sq.ft $2500
Blk 43. Low floor, big balcony but faces tennis court.

Southaven II
3+1 1335sq.ft $2300 (left of image, below)
Kingfisher block
Lobby J.  Low floor, big balcony but faces tennis court too.   Didn't want to hear balls (tennis ones) bouncing.

The balcony is a selling point in both Southaven I and II.  Most Caucasian expats want to live in units facing the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve which is a walking or hiking distance from the main gate. 

Southaven II - big balcony. Kingfisher block facing tennis court.


Sommerville Park was the odd man out. The other condos are less than 5 years old, with Parc Palais being the newest.

Three condos suitable.  The top choice was Parc Palais.   Although impressed with Sommerville Park, the black long baths and lemon coloured kitchen cabinets were now too gaudy for most Westerners used to pastel colours. 

Hume Park I was 2nd choice.

It is tough being a single as the housing allowance is usually meant for 2-bedroom.

She wanted a 3-bedroom as there would be space for the furniture. 

The Parc Palais 3-bedroom had beautiful city and green tree views from the living to the master bedroom.  The Owner wanted $2,800. 

She found a 4-bedroom Parc Palais for $2,300 partially furnished.  It had a 4th room as study, but this could be used for her own closet.  She really has lots of furniture and it was just good timing to get a 4-bedroom for $2,300.  
Many agents charge a fee for rental budgets below $2,500.

One agent refused to show his apartment unless I get my commission from the Tenant.  2 agents turned up late, one being delayed by the Owner.  

Another refused to call the Owner in China as she put in a low offer of $2,000.   Her boss had told her that everything is negotiable.   

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Subdivisions (condo & house details) has some of the details of the advertised condos.
Tel: +65 9668-6468, e-mail for viewings

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Estate Agents Licence No. L3007306B
Salesperson Name/Registration No.  Sing Kong Yuen/R030822Z

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