SINGAPORE: OLÁ – Gamuda Land’s second development in the city state – is receiving strong response with online applications nearly double the number of its available units despite the current Covid-19 pandemic and economic uncertainties.
It has received more than 1,100 applications online since e-application started on Feb 15 for 548 units, which have layouts of two to five bedrooms covering 775 sq ft to 1,722 sq ft.
A joint venture development with Evia Real Estate (7) Pte Ltd, the Spanish-themed executive condominium (EC) is located along Anchorvale Crescent in Sengkang and is close to the Sengkang Riverside Park.
Singapore’s Housing Development Board is currently going through the e-balloting exercise, with OLÁ slated for completion in 2023.
“We decided to launch OLÁ as we understand that Singaporeans anticipate ECs due to its notion of affordability. Coupled with OLÁ’s good location and design plus ample condo facilities, it makes OLÁ the perfect place to call home, ” said Gamuda Land chairman Datuk Chow Chee Wah.
All precautionary measures, he noted, were taken at the showroom, including limiting the number of people into the gallery and show units.
He added: “Our partnership with Evia has been a good one as we both share fundamental development principles that are important for both parties, such as putting the community in the centre of our planning as well as respecting nature and the environment when we build any development.
“It is something that goes without saying for both parties, ” he said.
Aside from being wheelchair-friendly, one of the main features of the development is its in-house telehealth kiosk, where residents will be able to consult with doctors remotely via a webcam and touchscreen, as well as request for house calls or caregiver services.
There will also be sensors and devices to measure body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate.
Its residents will also benefit from unlimited general practitioner services, excluding medication and its subsequent delivery charges, for six months from OLÁ’s completion date.
The design inspiration is in line with the Spanish love for community living, where places for social gathering – including a bar, a club and lounge, a studio and a gym – have been planned alongside activities meant to foster closer community ties.
In keeping with its design theme, OLÁ also features a handcrafted chandelier and porcelain ornaments from Spanish ceramic figurine manufacturer Lladro, as well as paintings of children and families by Spanish artist Eva Armisen.