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Old May 15th, 2005, 05:37 AM   #1
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Penthouse View - High Street Centre!




This is the only view I've got of the other direction cos the evil sales lady told me off when I took the pic.


enjoy(and save your money by not buying those crappy houses)
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Old May 15th, 2005, 05:42 AM   #2
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actualy you didnt have to worry - she was worried you were talking pictures of the interior - so you could have just snapped away
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Old May 15th, 2005, 05:50 AM   #3
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It was so obvoius that I was pointing out the glass, yet she "EXCUSE ME?!"

evil evil evil woman...
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Old May 15th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #4
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Excellent views!!!!!!!

So lucky you......got such a good friend.......
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Old May 15th, 2005, 10:42 AM   #5
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These are amazing pics!
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Old May 15th, 2005, 11:32 AM   #6
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Crappy houses? Which house? Isnt High Street a commercial building?
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Old June 16th, 2005, 02:45 AM   #7
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Heres a pano by hyacinthus taken in February

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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:59 AM   #8
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Making an old unit as good as new again

28 Aug 05

Firm invested $7m in 37-year-old building in 2002; spent up to $3m on each of 5 floors it bought

By Melissa Sim

THE structure may be old, but the interior is as good as new.



One Northbridge, which occupies the top five floors of High Street Centre in the Central Business District, is an example of a retrofitted development.

The 22 apartments which overlook The Esplanade, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Fort Canning Hill range from 517 sq ft one-bedroom units to a 8,560 sq ft penthouse with a 360 degree view of the city.

The building has 63 years left in its 99-year lease.

Since they were put up for sale in April, 11 units on the 25th and 26th floors have been snapped up.

The penthouse on the 29th floor was sold by December last year.

The 28th and 27th floors are still under construction and will be ready only late next year.

At $750 per sq ft, the smallest units costs about $448,000 while the penthouse costs nearly $10 million.

The Goldhill Group of companies bought the five floors in the 37-year-old building for about $7 million in late 2002.

Planning took two years, and actual retrofitting began two months ago.

One Northbridge's project and design manager Pauline Goei said the developer spent between $2 million and $3 million to retrofit each floor, expanding the original four units to 11 units.

'We gutted out everything from the ceiling to the piping and decided to give the place a new modern contemporary look,' said Ms Goei.

The Goldhill Group, which has been concentrating its efforts on developments in Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur since the late 1980s, found this opportunity too good to miss.

'Land in Singapore is very expensive. So with the building already up, we could avoid land costs as well as cost incurred from construction of the building itself,' said Ms Goei.

'Without having to construct the building from scratch, we were able to obtain these undiscovered views of the city.'

Retrofitting, added Ms Goei, makes sound business sense in many instances.

'Where it takes at least three years to collect returns for a development constructed from scratch, retrofitted properties allow you to collect returns earlier,' she said.

She concedes, however, that there are some disadvantages. 'High Street Centre is a leasehold property so it has about 63 years left. From that aspect, we are slightly disadvantaged,' she said.

Meanwhile, Mrs Ong Choon Fah, executive director of property consultancy DTZ Debenham Tie Leung feels that many developers are not keen on retrofitting.

'When developers buy an old block of flats, they usually tear it down so that they can build up and get more units. The exception is when there is height control in the area and developers would rather keep the height and gut out the building instead of building a lower block of flats,' she said.

Another development which is being retrofitted is the Proximo in Robin Road, which is being developed by Hiap Hoe.

Ms Goei said: 'Mind you, retrofitting is not easy. Any developer will tell you that if one has to make a choice between building a new building as opposed to retrofitting, building is the way to go.

'If you're going to retrofit, location has to be good. At One Northbridge, the view is so spectacular, retrofitting was worth the effort.'
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Old September 1st, 2005, 05:03 PM   #9
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The condo occupies top 5 floors only?
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Old September 1st, 2005, 05:40 PM   #10
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 12:47 PM   #11
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Sorry but a little sidetrack into food... there is an eating place on the 3rd level of this building which serves fantastic Indian curry rice. Make sure you try it because the people working there line up for it everyday. I used to work nearby and also frequently join the queue.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 02:59 PM   #12
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LOL, good to know :-) I didn't enter this building since its refurbishment has been completed :-)
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Old January 17th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #13
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Some pics from up there taken a while back



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Boat Quay



Overlooking Fort Canning





Clarke Quay

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Old January 17th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #14
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The perfect view?

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Old January 18th, 2007, 05:10 AM   #15
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Come to think of it, yes, it is a perfect view for fireworks!:d
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Old January 18th, 2007, 09:17 AM   #16
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Great pictures, and a really nice perspective

Singapore looks beautiful
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Old January 18th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #17
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Wow very nice.
Thanks for sharing
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #18
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swee!!!
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Old January 19th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #19
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good pics...
How tall the most dark bulding in second photo?( sorry i donīt know write english very well)
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Old January 19th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #20
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Would be better if the tinted windows can opened fully to get a brighter view.
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