A rare opportunity to invest in an ultra-prime property in SingaporeOverseas Property | 9 May 2019
For most Hongkongers, the mere mention of Singapore conjures up an image of a city that is clean, safe and organized, not to mention its salubrious greenery and the relaxed pace of life. It is also one of the world’s most politically and economically stable countries, making it a favoured hotspot for investment.
Exclusive new launch in Hong Kong
A golden opportunity has come up for local investors to own a part of the latest ultra-prime freehold residential development in District 10, a prestigious location in Singapore just minutes’ walk from the famed tree-lined Orchard Road with its myriad shopping malls. Developed by Aurum Land, and marketed by Centaline Property Agency Limited, The Hyde comprises a limited collection of 117 luxurious residences from one to four-bedroom units to penthouses, and will be offered to Hong Kong investors on a first and exclusive priority basis.
Ms Michelle Yong, Director of Aurum Group and Aurum Land, points out that The Hyde represents a trophy development to celebrate the 90th jubilee of its parent company, Who Hup Holdings. “It offers a captivating combination of space alike of luxury landed villa, and the amenities and services of a prestigious condominium, and would appeal to Hong Kong’s ultra-high net worth individuals and sophisticated investors,” she elaborates.
Location, location, location!
With its generously sized units and functional efficient layouts, The Hyde affords homeowners the breezy comforts of an elevated villa with expansive views of the lush greenery of Goodwood Hill, offering the priceless experience of luxury villa living in the city.
Boasting an address in Singapore’s most coveted residential district, The Hyde is nestled in a neighbourhood of rare tranquillity and privacy, and yet is only minutes’ drive to the Central Business District (CBD) and Marina Bay Sands. Both the Stevens and Newton MRT stations are within easy walking distance.
Families will appreciate the fact that within a 1-km radius are some of Singapore’s most esteemed education institutions, like Anglo- Chinese School (Primary) and Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School, as well as a choice of international schools, while exclusive clubs like The Tanglin Club and the American Club are also in the vicinity.
A winning trifecta of location, spaciousness and views, The Hyde is named for its prestigious address as well as its meticulous design. Ms. Yong describes its extraordinary level of craftsmanship: “It is envisioned by a team of artisans that we specially brought together to create this modern living masterpiece.”
As befitting the calibre of a top-notch residence, no expense is spared in materials and fittings used, with top-of-the-range appliances by De Dietrich, and fixtures by Gessi and Laufen. Timber-strip flooring is in place for the bedroom, while granite and marble are reserved for the living and bath. Smart devices, together with its professional concierge service, take the stress out of your everyday needs.
Ms Yong highlights the fact that The Hyde is the first condominium in Singapore to feature full-height glazed facades to capture the breath-taking views of the magnificent city skyline and lush park-like surroundings. It also features sashless windows - a modern alternative designed to provide perfect rotational ventilation and uninterrupted outlook.
Aurum Land and its group of artisans have thoughtfully designed the residences based on the insights of Singapore homes and the tropical climate. It has luxuriantly infused the architecture with elaborately rich landscaping from the ground level up, extending to the cantilever sky club on the top level, creating pockets of verdant splendour.
The Hyde’s unique synthesis of architecture, art and nature is inspired by its namesake park, and renowned annual Serpentine Pavilion housed within. Facilities are envisioned as bold statements - the pool is a 50m floating disc of water that walks the edge between amenity and installation. Metallic tiles reflect the sky and surroundings, amplifying the feeling of being immersed in nature.
Positive market outlook
Ms Yong points out that while Hong Kong is the international gateway city to northeast Asia, Singapore is its equivalent for southeast Asia. While both governments have introduced cooling measures on the property market, there is still a very strong underlying demand in these two vibrant cities, and analysts expect a healthy capital return on investment in the medium term.
“Singapore is a market with the unique qualities of putting investors’ heart at ease,” she observes.
Compared with Hong Kong, Singapore property prices are lower by about 40%, and the average price per sq. ft. is SGD$3,000, she says. Prices for The Hyde start from about SGD$1.5 million, or HKD$8.66 million, and the property is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021.
About Aurum Land Pte Ltd
Incorporated in 1982, and a subsidiary of Woh Hup Holdings Pte Ltd, Aurum Land champions functionality and form in its designs to create exclusive and beautiful living spaces. Guided by innovative thinking and market insight, Aurum land is managed by a team of passionate industry professionals, who bring with them extensive development expertise, design excellence and technical skill.
It has been awarded many prestigious awards, including the highly-acclaimed FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence and FIABCI Singapore Property Awards.
About Woh Hup Holdings Pte Ltd
Founded in 1927, Woh Hup is one of Singapore’s largest privately-owned construction and civil engineering specialists. The company has grown alongside Singapore and is privileged to have participated in many of the nation’s iconic developments including Clifford Pier, MRT Circle line projects, Reflections at Keppel Bay, The Interlace and Oasia Downtown Hotel.
The company stays at the forefront of the industry by employing unique construction methods in a number of recording breaking projects, including the largest column-less greenhouse in the cool conservatories of Gardens by the Bay at the time of construction, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall rain vortex in the recently completed Jewel Changi Airport.