SINGAPORE – The turnout for the first major residential property project opened for public preview amid the COVID-19 outbreak, has exceeded expectations. More than 2,000 prospective buyers visited The M sales gallery in the first weekend of public preview, developer Wing Tai Asia said.
“We are very encouraged by the strong turnout, it has definitely exceeded our expectations,” said Ms Stacey Ow-Yeong, Head of Marketing at Wing Tai Property Management. “We believe that the precautionary measures we have put in place to ensure that our visitors are protected have boosted confidence.
“Singaporeans’ appetite for a good quality property in an excellent location has also not waned.” The precautionary measures include taking temperature and contact details of visitors, as well as stringent crowd control in the main area of the sales gallery. At any one point in time, no more than 200 people are allowed to enter the sales gallery.
“Whenever we see the crowd building up, we will move those who have viewed the show flats into two tentages specially constructed to segregate people,” said Ms Ow-Yeong. “Other measures include hourly cleaning of the premises and the placement of hand sanitizers in different parts of the gallery. “The health and safety of our visitors remain our top priority,” Ms Ow-Yeong added.
The 522-unit residential-commercial property to be built at Middle Road features a mix of studio and one- to three-bedroom apartments ranging from 409 square feet to 904 square feet. Indicative prices start from just below $1 million for the studios, from $1 million for the 1-bedroom, from $1.1 million for the 1+study, from $1.3 million for the 2- bedroom, from $1.6 million for the 2+study, and from $2 million for the 3-bedroom dual-key units.
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Visitors were mainly locals in their 30s and 40s, who were drawn to the project’s prime location in the Ophir-Rochor Corridor, a vibrant mixed-use district that is close to offices, shopping malls and medical facilities in the CBD.
The property also offers a novel live-work design concept for the studios and one-bedroom units called Home/Work, which caters to the changing lifestyle needs of young working professionals who telecommute. This new design concept allows for living areas to be converted into workspaces. The sales gallery of The M is located at the junction of Middle Road and Selegie Road, a short distance from the project’s location.
This article is contributed by Wing Tai Holdings Limited.