SINGAPORE - A party celebrating the completion of condominium d'Leedon over the weekend shows how developers are pulling out all the stops these days when it comes to thanking and pampering home buyers.
It was a feast for the stomach, the eyes and the ears for the condo's 4,000 residents and guests at their party on Oct 25.
1. Top 10 hawker fare
This not only left partygoers full and happy, it was also a hearty introduction to the food that can be found within a 6km radius of the new condo.
The hawkers featured:
- Adam Road Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak from Adam Road Food Centre
- Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh from Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre
- Heavens Indian Curry from Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre
- Adam's Indian Rojak from Adam Road Food Centre
- Nonya Deli Mee Siam from Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
- Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice (Ghim Moh) from Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre
- Westlake Kong Bak Pau from 4 Queens Road
- Terry Katong Laksa from Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre
- Seng Kee Carrot Cake from Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre
- Lee Sing Fried Hokkien Mee from Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre
2. Laser and fireworks show
It seems like no party in Singapore is complete these days without a laser and fireworks display and CapitaLand certainly did not disappoint.
3. A record-setting musical performance
America's Got Talent's William Close performed a new piece on the Earth Harp, the longest playable stringed musical instrument ever set up and played in the world. The strings of the harp were erected and stretched from the clubhouse rooftop at one end of the development to the 36th floor of another tower, making d'Leedon part of the instrument.
The host of the party and D'Leedon's developer CapitaLand declined to reveal how much it had spent on the extravaganza.
CapitaLand developed D'Leedon on the site of the former Farrer Court estate which was sold en bloc for a whopping $1.34 billion in 2009.
It launched the 99-year condo at an average selling price of $1,680 per square foot in December 2010, lowering prices by up to 10 per cent in a relaunch in November 2012 in the wake of property cooling measures. It later offered discounts of up to 15 per cent in January 2013, which brought the selling price down to as low as $1,245 psf for some units.