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17 Jun 2008.
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South, near Downtown.
Alexandra Road & Queensway, opposite the IKEA furniture mall.
Studio: 76-115 sq. m
2-bedroom: 97-173 sq. m
3-bedroom: 128-180 sq. m
4-bedroom: 193, 194 sq. m
Description of Penthouses (top floor).
3-bedroom around 1,700 sq. ft asking $4,500 rent.
4-bedroom around 2,100 sq.ft and renting above S$6,000 as at January 3, 2000.
Blocks E, G & H each have 4 penthouses.
There are altogether 12 penthouses (top floor units).
L-shaped separated living and dining areas.
Picture above shows the typical long living area ending in a small balcony of the bigger
apartments in The Anchorage.
In the background will be the main door and a store room next to the entry foyer,
immediately after the door.
The dining area is on the right in this 3-bedroom, 1,700 sq. ft unit which is on the
topmost 16th floor of Block 370E.
Some developers call it the "penthouse".
The spacious dining area of the 3-bedroom 1,700 sq. ft top floor Block 370E apartment is
asking for rent of $4,500 as at August 9, 2000. Rentals have shot up
It is spacious enough to accommodate a dining table with 10 chairs.
The dining area in a bigger penthouse (top floor unit) is separated from the living area
by a wall and is big in area.
2 balconies, one off
the living and one off the dining area and good-sized squarish bedrooms.
The Utility room is
too small to accommodate a maid and the "maid's bathroom" has a squatting toilet
instead of the pedestal type expected of newer condos. There is a powder room. The
living and dining areas are very spacious while the kitchen, utility and wash area are
smaller in floor area.
Modern fittings and fixtures except for the squatting toilet bowl in the maid's bathroom.
Living/dining - cream coloured marble tiles. Bedrooms: parquet.
The utility room is too small to be a maid's room. The maid's bathroom has a squatting
instead of the pedestal type, unusual for a newer condo and a shock
to Caucasian expats who don't see such a fixture in their countries.
Big swimming pool, children's pool, jacuzzi pool.
The Clubhouse has a gym.
City gas, therefore no need to lug tanks of gas.
Oven are Elba brands. Stainless steel kitchen sinks. Audio-visual intercom system. Long
bath is white but there is no separate shower cubicle even for penthouses.
Big swimming pool, children's pool, jacuzzi pool, tennis court,
24-hour security system,
playground, squash court, BBQ area, covered car park, gym, clubhouse, multi-function
In the foreground is the bus-stop and this is near the IKEA furniture mall. The pink
building is The Anchorage block with the studio apartments and the retail shops and supermarket.
The high rise buildings in the background are the Anchorage apartments.
Investors to note: Freehold. The Shopping Mall is connected to
the condo by the basement car park. There is also a food court and a supermarket
literally a 2-minute walk from the furthest block (Block E on the hill top).
1. Less than a 10-minute walk to the Queensway subway from a short-cut near Block
2. Many buses and taxis to Orchard Road or to the other subway at Redhill subway. It
takes around 20 minutes by car to Raffles Place.
3. The Anchorpoint Shopping Centre with the food court & Cold Storage
is just next to the Condo.
Studio apartments are located above the food court and though facing
the main Alexandra Road, have sound-proofed windows.
4. Small balcony off the living area for a small table and 2 chairs.
The 4-bedroom penthouse has a separate dining area walled off from the living area and has
a much smaller balcony for 2 pots of plants.
1. High density, high rise living. The highest floor may be 16th floor and are the
2. Rooms are smaller for the average unit but emphasis is on a bigger living and
3. No maid's room.
4. On the fringe of downtown. The Anchorage Condo is very popular with Japanese
and other expats.
Studios are always easy to rent.
The Anchorage near IKEA and a 10-minute walk to the Queenstown
Are Hongkongers difficult clients?
This case study is meant to teach new associates of Asia USA and is a reply to Training
Associates Article No. 807232.
July 23, 1998
"It is difficult to deal with the Hongkongers" said a new Associate, declining
the referral from David. She thinks that all Hongkongers are fussy after having one bad
experience of not being able to close for a couple from Hongkong house-hunting Singapore
Keep an open mind. All nationalities have their difficult clients. I have had shown one
American Vietnamese over 200 houses before closing on one next to the Singapore American
School. We were all over Singapore. An American Korean lady was shown over
60 condos over a period of time but these 2 clients were loyal.
Other Asians and Caucasian clients may take up less of my time but they have several
realtors working for them unless you are really up to the mark to give them what they
In this case, the Hongkonger prospect had little time to waste and if you
could match his
specifications, you will close within 2 - 4 hours of house-hunting. 2 condos were viewed,
with co-broking agents for the Tanglin Regency Condos and 3 condos with the Owners of
the Oleander Towers Condo.
July 23, 1998.
Tanglin Regency Condos, low floor, 2-bedrooms of 710 sq. ft rent around S$2,200 do not
have built in wardrobes or microwave oven from the Developer. Tenant has to be careful as
some Landlords do not provide the items after lease has been signed. 5-minute walk to the
Oleander Towers Condo, Block 2, 2 bedrooms, 6th, 10th and 15th floor (open concept kitchen
for series ending with -01) and closed kitchen concept rents for around S$2,500 fully
furnished. Around 900 sq. ft and bigger than the Tanglin Regency Condos (710 sq. ft). 5-
minute walk to the Toa Payoh subway.
Unit closed was Tanglin Regency, 2nd floor at S$2150 fully furnished, one-year lease. The
deciding factor was that the Beijing wife liked the high quality furniture, the jazzy
sun curtains and the elegant surroundings of the Tanglin Regency.
For smaller units, it is better for the Owner to furnish it with high quality stuff so as
to attract the Tenant and to differentiate from the other Owners who usually do not
furnish the unit.
Most Owners will not take the risk to furnish the condo with high quality stuff as they
may have to take them out if the prospective Tenant dislike them. It is extremely
difficult to furnish an apartment but if you use pastel colours, you will not taking too
much risk of rejection.
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