Local developers clinch 8 industry awards

Straits Times: Thu, Dec 01

SINGAPORE developers, including some of the sector’s biggest names, swept eight prizes at the inaugural Southeast Asian Property Awards handed out yesterday.

Far East Organization clinched the best developer honour for both the South-east Asia and Singapore categories while YTL’s Sandy Island project in Sentosa Cove won for best architectural design (South-east Asia) and best housing development (Singapore).

Mr Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, also made the honour roll with the real estate personality of the year (South-east Asia) award.

Keppel Land’s Ocean Financial Centre won for the best shared ownership development (South-east Asia) while Nassim Residences, developed by UOL Group, Kheng Leong and Orix Corporation, was singled out for best condo development (South-east Asia) and best condo development (Singapore).

The awards, which were launched by Ensign Media , attracted more than 300 industry players for the presentation ceremony at Hotel Fort Canning.

Ensign Mediachief executive Terry Blackburn said the South-east Asia region has some of the world’s most innovative and interesting developments.

‘Amazingly, we received over 1,500 nominations and from those, over 300 entries. These figures are a testament to breadth and variety of quality developments in the region and the enthusiasm to recognise the companies behind them,’ he added.

‘They are also a reflection of the growing strength of the industry in South-east Asia.’

A total of 28 awards were handed out.

ESTHER TEO

Source: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

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