[NOTE: Updated on 11 April 2016, 5pm (SG time) to include response from public]
Singapore has launched its first smart Executive Condominium (EC), The Visionaire, at Sembawang.
Launched by Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd (Qingjian), the EC will be ready to use in 2019. It will offer 632 units to home owners, who will enjoy a place that boasts smart systems with customisable spaces.
"The Visionaire is the first step that we are taking into developing next generation homes. We are pioneering homes of the future to ensure that people can have a lifestyle that incorporates technology into every aspect of their day-to-day activities," said Li Jun, General Manager, Qingjian.
Connected to 10 smart devices, all EC units in The Visionaire take a holistic view of smart living, which ensures greater safety, comfort and convenience to users.
These units offer a very secure environment to its residents as their mobile devices are synced with the smart lock system. This allows users to monitor visitors and control who gains access to their homes.
Air-conditioners can also be turned on remotely, and lights can be activated thanks to smart sensors that detect movement at the door.
"We took into consideration how people may want to reinvent the way they live, their lifestyle aspirations, and how to better support them in enjoying their living spaces as technology advances make it easier to do so in a few years' time. Hence, we have partnered brands at the forefront of such innovations to make these improvements a reality for homeowners," added Jun.
Enthusiastic response from homebuyers
According to the Visionaire, it received more than 400 applications on the first weekend the e-applications opened, and more than 2,000 visitors visited its show units during the same period.
"Visitors to our show units expressed their excitement and interest in the technology implemented at The Visionaire. They were also amazed at how the smart lifestyle is complemented by a spectacular landscape and the range of activities we will be holding at The Visionaire for up to 365 days after completion. Some even joked that they would no longer have to head to resorts for a getaway!" said Li.
E-applications for The Visionaire are open from now till 17 April 2016. The showroom at Wellington Circle will be open to the public daily from 10am to 7pm. Bookings for units will commence on 23 April 2016. The expected T.O.P date for The Visionaire is 2018.
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