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Thread: The Glyndebourne @ Dunearn (D11, Freehold, CDL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bargain hunter
    bro, i have to agree with teddy on this. different products lah these 2, + mosque behind signature @ lewis.
    2/3bedder got nice landed views

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    Quote Originally Posted by bargain hunter
    eh, i thought pple say high end not impacted by the measures? how come need to delay launch har?
    i don't know if this is considered high end to others but to me, it's a downgrade in terms of locale and the only thing going for it is proximity to proper schools w/o too much heartlander density.

    ie. if serangoon gardens or sembawang park or flora - those larger private estates had good schools nearby, i would choose there too.

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    Heard Siglap got nicer views? Does that mean Siglap can sell at even higher price than Signature?

    Quote Originally Posted by devilplate
    2/3bedder got nice landed views

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddybear
    Heard Siglap got nicer views? Does that mean Siglap can sell at even higher price than Signature?
    batam better

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    The selling point should be the good school - for the non-pedigree parents but wanna put their children to a "pedigree" school - their only hope is to live within 1km since they have no affiliation. You would be surprised the extent kiasu parents will go just to ensure their children become a "pedigree" to rub shoulders with the right people. The surrounding views really non-descript - don't think anyone will buy the place for "views"

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    that or pedigree parents whose OBA affiliations do nothing for the female equiv, and thus want to ensure bases are covered. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfoo
    that or pedigree parents whose OBA affiliations do nothing for the female equiv, and thus want to ensure bases are covered. lol
    heard now within 1km also must ballot ... true ?

    pay high price still have to ballot ? sigh .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by proud owner
    heard now within 1km also must ballot ... true ?

    pay high price still have to ballot ? sigh .....
    must ballot. until things change, as an unabashed kiasu parent:

    - set money aside for donation
    - use leverage to influence thought
    - move within 1km
    - volunteer (maybe, but prob not)

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    sorry dbl post

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    Default Hold-up keeps hotel from checking-in to history

    http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sub/...07003,00.html?

    Published October 5, 2010

    Hold-up keeps hotel from checking-in to history

    Copthorne Orchid, which was to make way for a condo, will keep its doors open a while longer

    By KALPANA RASHIWALA


    (SINGAPORE) The Copthorne Orchid Hotel along Dunearn Road, which was slated for closure at the end of this year, will now stay open for at least three months beyond that, BT understands.

    The hotel will continue to take bookings until March 31, 2011. Tenants will also keep operating till that date, although some sources suggest that the closure could be delayed even further - depending on property market conditions.

    A 150-unit condo planned for development on the freehold site was slated to be previewed last month. Show suites for the new condo, expected to be named The Glyndebourne, have been built on the rooftop of the six-storey hotel, which is bounded by Dunearn Road, Dunkirk Avenue and Trevose Crescent. Some guest rooms on the hotel's sixth floor have also been set aside as sales offices for the condo launch.

    'There was probably no hurry to shut the hotel at the end of this year, as the new condo planned on the site has yet to be released,' said an industry observer.

    Market watchers suggest that the delay in previewing the condo project could be due partly to more subdued buying sentiment following the government's Aug 30 announcement of property cooling measures.

    However, other sources say that City Developments Ltd (CDL) - which is managing the marketing of the condo on behalf of its hotel arm Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C), which owns the hotel - may have needed more time to revamp the show suites as well as finalise brochures and other marketing materials.

    Unit sizes in the proposed freehold District 11 development are said to range from about 690 square feet for a one bedroom apartment with a study to 3,563 sq ft for a five-bedroom penthouse. A property consultant said that the project could be priced at about $2,000 per square foot on average.

    Agents are also said to have started gathering interest from potential buyers, including those keen on viewing the show suites.

    'They'll probably build up sufficient interest first and look for a window of opportunity to release the project. It would be better to launch this year than next year as there'll be more competition then,' a property consultant reckons.

    The 440-room hotel's outlets include Palm's Asian Brasserie (famous for its Peranakan buffet lunch) and The Topps Lounge where veteran local singers Huang Qing Yuan and Wang Li - dubbed Singapore's King and Queen of Mandarin Pop - belt out numbers daily, attracting fans not just from Singapore but from Indonesia, Japan, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. These outlets are operated by the hotel.

    Another outlet is a 4,000 sq ft restaurant called Heritage - The North Indian Cuisine, which opened in September last year. The restaurant's owner, Heritage Management & Consultancy Services Pte Ltd, had expected the hotel to close by the end of this year. So last month, it opened Heritage Bites at Suntec City's Fountain Terrace.

    The hotel is said to enjoy high occupancy. Members of football clubs from Hong Kong, Bangkok and Melbourne taking part in the Singapore Cup tournament are also said to have been spotted there of late. Long-stay guests are said to include those working in the oil rig industry.

    Hong Leong Group - the parent of M&C and CDL - acquired the hotel in the early 1970s from the Pontiac Group, according to an earlier newspaper report.

    The hotel has undergone many name changes over the decades, including Orchid Inn, Novotel Orchid Inn and now Copthorne Orchid Hotel. It has a freehold land area of about 180,000 sq ft.

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