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Postby nakatago » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47 am

Barnsley wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Use to have a friend who lived there :D


Ooh which one! :)


Poshgrove ..... I thought she was kidding when she gave the name.

Who thinks up this stuff.


The same people who think "Samanfar" is a good English name.*

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Postby gailwynand » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:14 pm

Used to be there, it's not bad but like a lot of new condos many of the fittings are of poor quality.

Also, there are a TON of parties, wasn't an issue for us but if you have noise issues you'll want to live somewhere else. The management was cracking down on the parties when we left though, not sure how that turned out.

If it were my company's money I'd live there, if it's my money there are better bargains elsewhere.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:17 pm

gailwynand wrote:Used to be there, it's not bad but like a lot of new condos many of the fittings are of poor quality.

Also, there are a TON of parties, wasn't an issue for us but if you have noise issues you'll want to live somewhere else. The management was cracking down on the parties when we left though, not sure how that turned out.

If it were my company's money I'd live there, if it's my money there are better bargains elsewhere.


Did your mates back home laugh when you said you lived in Poshgrove? :lol:

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Postby Addadude » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 3:07 pm

Having spent years developing advertising campaigns for various properties all over this little slice of paradise, I can tell you that the one part of the job I absolutely hated was when we were asked to come up with a name for a condo.

Let me tell you, just about every feckin' name you can think of has been used - often many times over but spelt differently - hence the infatuation with adding a lower case d' to bloody everything.

In some cases, you can tell the age - and even the developer - of the condo by its name. "Park" was used a lot by Far East Organization in the 80's. Hence Clementi Park, Bayshore Park etc.

In the early 2000's URA issued a new rule stopping developers from calling their concrete creations parks unless the actually happened to be sited on a park.

In the late 90's and early 2000's, there was an infuation with foreign sounding names - Costa Del Sol, Cote D'Azure. This was followed by taking any name and adding a D prefix to it to make it sound exotic. (As mentioned, this approach has experienced a resurgence over the last year or so.)

Around 2005, one syllable minimalist names became very popular - The Arte, The Clift etc.

The usual rule of thumb when developing a name is to a) make sure that the name has not been used before by checking Street Directory.com and b) ensure that name can pass the 'taxi driver' test - as in the bugger will be able to pronounce it and eventually recognize it.

Funnily enough, Far East Organization's CEO, Phillip Ng (who, with his brother are together Singapore's richest men) takes a personal interest in the names of his condos and often comes up with the name himself. I'm pretty sure The Clift is one of his creations.

I'm fairly sure that Posh Grove East (which actually looks pretty nice as a condo) was named by its developer.
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 31 Oct 2014 4:09 pm

yes! the cli(f)t is a great name to give a condo! :roll:
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Re: Staying at "The Clift"

Postby FinSinga » Sat, 01 Apr 2017 5:52 am

Hi,

Im new in Singapore and looking for a suitable rental unit to live in.
The Clift has great location but I noticed that there is Frasers Tower construction site just next to it: http://frasers-tower.com/developer
Frasers tower will be 235 meters high and thus higher than The Clift (150m high).

My concern is the noice from construction site and is there any privacy in the units which face the Frasers tower.

- Does any one currently live in the Clift/has some expreriences when it comes to noice from construction site next to it?
- Is the view blocked?

Thx,


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