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marumo
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Condominiums in Singapore

Post by marumo » Thu, 02 Mar 2006 5:13 pm

We have looked numbers of condos, and narrowed down to smaller numbers. I will be appreciated if someone can tell me good or bad points of these condos.

Four seasons park(unit is bit old. The owner is not willing to up grade.)
The light @ Cairnhill
Cairnhill Crest
Cuscade Residences

I have read about Cairnhill Crest in this forum :( , however I wonder things has changed since or not.

Thanks, :D

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Post by citizen deek » Thu, 02 Mar 2006 9:31 pm

The developer has refurbished Cairnhill Crest and it is reported to be now selling at more than S$2,000 per square foot (PSF). So your rent probably isn't gonna be low.

The Light @ Cairnhill is newish and stylish, also expensive.

The other two are older condos, so you can rent for less.

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Post by ZZOOzzoo » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 8:40 pm

Since I've been to both Cairnhill Crest and The Light, I'll lay out a bit of comparison for you.

In terms of outer looks, The Light @ Cairnhill looks definitely more stylish and modern compared to Cairnhill Crest, but there are many other things you should consider.

Facilities:
When you looks numbers and scale of facilities of The Light and Cairnhill Crest, The Light simply pales in comparison. Cairnhill Crest has one huge main pool with three other polls, whereas The Light has one tiny swimming pool plus even smaller jacuzzi. Both condos have one tennis court and not-so-impressive gym(although the chandelier at Cairnhill Crest one looks kinda cool). In addition, Cairnhill Crest has putting green, BBQ pits, basketball court, lots of greenery and a pond.

Inside:
Though all in one building, Cairnhill Crest is divided into small blocks with small lobbies, nicely decorated with chandelier on top. Each blocks have two elevators, so about 40 families share two elevators. The Light, on the other hand, has one main lobby, also nicely decorated, from which residents take their private lifts, and about 20 families share one elevator.

Security:
One distinctive feature about The Light is that it has biometric security system, meaning you don't need to carry any key or card to access the condo; your thumb is all you need. Cairnhill Crest residents have to carry both card and a key. Both condos have very tight security.

Units:
On the inside, you won't find much difference. Units in both condo are relatively spacious with lots of big windows, and kitchen fitting is identical with Siemens appliances. Some units in The Light have big balconies, which might be a plus for those who like balconies.

View:
From The Light, the only view you'll get is lots of residential buildings. The side facing Cairnhill Crest have nothing to see but Cairnhill Crest! Cairnhill Crest, on the other hand, all face one direction: the city. The high floors have spectacular views of the city.

Location:
Location-wise, they're almost the same, except that Cairnhill Crest has backdoor leading to Emerald Hill which gives very convenient access to Centre Point and The Heeren.

I guess Cairnhill Crest is more resort-style development for families with kids and The Light is geared towards business people.

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Post by citizen deek » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 3:15 am

I know someone whose father bought one of the Cairnhill Crest penthouses and I have had the pleasure of visiting them.

The views are wonderful - their penthouse overlooks lots of low-lying houses, greenery, and the Istana! Was told that the developers had to get security clearance from the Internal Security Department before they could start building.

Nice, spacious, interior, but not as luxurious as you'd expect it to be considering how much it costs. And the exterior leaves much to be desired.

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