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SHAW PLAZA - TWIN HEIGHTS
350, 352 Balestier Road. 2 blocks of 21 storeys.
Completed: Late 1999. 136 units.
2-bedroom, 115 sq. m (1237 sq. ft) from $935,000 - $967,000 in 2003.
3-bedrooms, 132 sq. m (1420 sq. ft) from S$1.05 - $1.16million in
2003. Sixteen 2-bedroom at the 4th and 5th levels.
Mostly 3-bedroom units.
Four penthouses of 457 sq. m (4917 sq. ft) on 20th and 21st floor,
selling $3.6 million in 2003. 2 levels.
Level 2. The master
bedroom has an L-shaped balcony and may therefore may appear small
if you have American sized big dressers and big beds.
Big master bathroom with shower stall, jacuzzi long bath and bidet.
2 bedrooms with their own attached bath on the other side, one of
which has an open balcony. A small family area.
Level 1. Impressive big bright living area of around 800 sq.
ft with a small balcony with a clear perspex glass barrier. A
guest room with a huge patio and a big master bathroom with shower
stall long bath, dual basin and bidet.
The dining area is relatively small if you have a dining table with
12 chairs as it is "enclosed" by a L-shaped balcony. On the side,
there's a bigger balcony leading to a private barbecue area. The
kitchen is considered "small" for a nearly 5000 sq. ft penthouse. It
opens to a service yard and utility or maid's room with its
bathroom. See pictures below.
3-min drive to Orchard Road.
Penthouse 4+1 4910 sq. ft for rent.
4 attached bathrooms.
Private barbecue area and big balconies.
5-min taxi ride to downtown.
5-min bus ride to the Novena subway (top left, blue building) with
its shopping mall. Buses go to Suntec City.
Twin Heights has a separate entrance and a basement car park. Access
to the supermarket and cinemas at Shaw Plaza (6-screen Cinema
complex, shops like McDonald's, food court).
The apartments have extremely high quality interior finishes.
The bathroom with high quality marble tiled walls as well as floors.
The counter tops are marble too. A Siemens microwave cum
oven and dishwasher are items seldom provided by developers.
An ice-making fridge can be accommodated in the kitchen of a
3-bedroom unit. Frameless shower stall and cream yellow long bath
tub. Granite flooring in the living/dining area. Teak timber strips
in bedrooms. Home automation system. Cable points to all
rooms. Maid's room with window in 3-bedroom unit.
Advert by Realtor:
Other units available
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TWIN HEIGHTS PENTHOUSE
Entry foyer (right) from 2 big main doors goes to the spacious living
area. The guest room and powder room (background) is below the
master bedroom. The dining area (foreground) is spacious, about 15 feet
long. The staircase is tucked into a corner so that the living area
appears spacious and bright. The master bedroom with a walk in closet and
big balcony is above the guest room.
Large and bright living area with high windows. A narrow strip of
balcony may be used to keep some potted plants.
Clear unblocked city views.
The balcony usually makes the living area look bigger in smaller
apartments and therefore the apartment is not so claustrophobic for the
The living area leads to the big dining area and kitchen (left, not
visible). The man is pointing to a big side balcony which leads to a
private barbecue area on the left corner.
Audio-visual intercom system. Security alarm system.
Large barbecue pit in a big balcony area outside the dining area.
A large side patio or swimming pool attracts Caucasian expatriate tenants.
Modern, bright and big kitchen with windows are what Caucasian expats look
Air conditioning of the kitchen will be a great attraction and is becoming
a selling point in some new investment condos like the
A stainless steel oven matches the stainless steel kitchen sink. A
dishwasher with a door of similar colour to the cabinet is "hidden".
The guest bedroom with an attached bathroom looks spacious as it has a big
balcony extending the space and bringing in natural daylight.
However, the internal areas of all bedrooms including the master bedrooms
are small by the standards of a penthouse.
This is because the "balconies" outside the living areas take up as much
as 20% of the total bedroom floor area! Expats who want balconies will
appreciate such a floor plan though.
The corridor from the master bedroom going to the other two bedrooms in
the background. Both have attached baths.
A small family area in the middle of the corridor (left, not visible).
Huge master bathrooms with dual basins, white long bath, shower stall and
All bathrooms have marble tiled flooring and walls, a feature associated
with luxury condos. Bright, open to the sky and there are plantar
boxes for plants.
have wooden flooring.
The master bedroom's walk-in wardrobes or closets are much appreciated by
Caucasian American expatriates.
Big roomier bedrooms are in great demand by Caucasians but most new condos
have smaller bedrooms.
Swimming pool with water features on left, jacuzzi spa in far end and sun
deck. Security guard (right top). Basement car parking. Next
to Shaw Plaza shopping centre and cinemas.
Small gym with 3 pieces of equipment on level two. Pool on right and
below (not visible). Basement car parking below.
Main and children's pools seen from the 20th storey penthouse. Note
jacuzzi spa and more barbecue pits on level 2 on right side.
- 2 Storey
Penthouse at Balestier Road, Singapore. 5-minute drive to downtown
Approximately 4,990 sq.ft.
Bedrooms (with attached bathroom)
- 1 Guest
Room (with attached bathroom)
Living Area (and powder room)
BBQ Pits at open terrace
Utility Room (and toilet at yard area)
Partially Furnished Basis
Gross Rent around $15,000.
Tel: +65 9668-6468,
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ASIAHOMES' 2001 HOUSE HUNTING FOR BIG CONDOS $6,000 - $10,000
FOR HISTORICAL RECORDS ONLY
with one baby wants a condo with a big living and dining area.
He has a huge dining table for 10 people. $6,000 - $10,000 budget.
10-min drive to Suntec City.
Viewing on Sunday 20 May 2001
2pm Meet at Orchard Road.
2.45pm The Orange Grove, 37 Stevens Road
4+1 3250 sq. ft $9,000. 2 - 4 bus stops to Orchard/Scotts Road.
Good-sized living and separate dining areas. Extra air conditioning.
Some traffic noise as unit ending in ..--01 faces Stevens Road.
3pm Makeway View penthouse.
4+1 5300 sq. ft $9,000.
Quiet road beside a canal.
No condo facilities. 8-min walk to the Newton subway. The floor plan
does not waste unnecessary spaces. A large semi-circular balcony off
the living area provides depth to the living view. Unblocked views from
9th floor. More than 10 years old. Characterised by large
Huge living area with high ceilings is separated by a very big dining
area. Upstairs, 3 big bedrooms and a large family area overlooking down to
the living area below. A transparent perspex glass barrier in the
family area provides child safety and brightness. The brightness and
spaciousness created a good impression to the American Chinese expat. Good use of floor spaces.
Small development. 2-bedrooms are 1500 sq. ft renting $2,500. Car
park and security. A good-sized grassland. 8-minute walk
to Newton subway and a 5-min taxi ride to Orchard Road and Suntec City. Many buses.
3.15pm Orchard Bel Air
4+1 3200 sq. ft $11,000. Above 15th floor.
15-min walk to Orchard subway. The ..-01 series faces Orchard
Boulevard Road. Good-sized living and separate dining area but apartment
looks dated. Great location, near Tanglin Mall and Orchard Road.
3.30pm The Wilshire
3+1+1 5500 sq. ft $9,000. Near Botanic Gardens and Orchard
Road. Huge balconies all round. Big family area. Separate dining and
living area. Dark brown wooden floor strips. Did not like the
"darkness" feeling. Upgraded pool and gym.
3.45pm Sutton Place penthouse
4+1 2800 sq. ft $6,000. Near Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road. 5th
floor. Very slow hydraulic lift taking a minute to reach 5 floor levels.
Very small dining area. Columns in the living area take up spaces. Big
balcony facing greenery. Small bedrooms upstairs.
4.30pm Faber Park bungalow with triangular inground pool.
Mosaic tiles look dated.
4+1 4000 sq. ft/8200 sq. ft land. $10,000.
Very small dining area as there are columns taking up much needed spaces.
Huge family area and 4 bedrooms with attached bathrooms upstairs.
Wear and tear evident in bathrooms and kitchen cabinets. Park and
5-min drive to the United World College but will be a 20-min drive to
I guess that the American educated Korean
wife will like the penthouse below as it seems to suit her
Conclusion. The Makeway View penthouse was favoured by
the husband but the lack of condo facilities did not find favour with the
wife. A $35,000 upgrading has been planned by the Owner
as the unit has dated kitchen and bathrooms. Available in June 2001.
No condo facilities but great location near Suntec City and Newton
Shaw Plaza-Twin Heights penthouse. $7,000. The wife just fell in love with
this new pastel coloured penthouse and told the husband to forget about
the Makeway View penthouse which has no condo facilities. This new
penthouse was seen thrice. Measurements were made as the master bedroom
was small although the balconies and the living area are very spacious.
Negotiations were not successful. Expats interested, please tel: +65
9668 6468, email
See pictures below.
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Tel: +65 9668-6468,
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