For many, this holiday season is about shopping and enjoying the festivities. For some, it is also quite literally about securing a whole new outlook in terms of living space, either in the city or perhaps in the form of a get-away retreat by the sea.
And for those in the market for either, the deciding factors are likely to be the most difficult to describe, yet the easiest to recognise. At first glance, discerning potential residential condominium buyers have a wide choice. Many new properties are built to high standards and some offer spectacular views, with those by the Chao Phraya making much of their location. Few though, can match the combination of superbly designed living space and waterfront lifestyle currently being offered by The River, a Raimon Land project based on the eminently sensible notion of providing a wide range of choices in living environment.
Soaring some 250 metres above the capital's iconic waterway, the two towers of The River at Soi Charoennakorn 13 cover a 120 metre river frontage that features an exclusive pier with a direct service to Taksin BTS station. The stunning success already enjoyed by The River owes much to its unrivalled choice of luxurious freehold condominiums, lofts and penthouses and a design that has placed a premium on creating a spacious living environment of privacy and luxury.
All living areas, bedrooms and studies enjoy magnificent views, not only of Bangkok's illustrious river, but also of the city's often mesmerising skyline. The tradition of waterfront living, long part of Thailand's culture, is today seeing a reawakening in cities across the world. In Bangkok, The River not only exemplifies this trend, it provides residents with an address in what is surely the capital's most exclusive neighbourhood.
It's also much more than a sought after address. At this superb residential condominium there's a riverfront podium and terrace that offers diverse dining and entertainment opportunities, plus there are even more such venues close by. A riverine infinity pool of course, and a 50 metre lap pool. There are also fitness centres, sky gardens and ample parking facilities. Life rarely gets better.
The old adage that says if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is, definitely does not apply to The River which is actually much better even than it sounds. At least 500 guests at the recent Annual Thailand Property Awards gala dinner can attest to its winning two prestigious awards - "Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)" in the Development category and the "Best Condo Development Thailand" in the Architecture/Interior Design category.
One timely seasonal accolade offered recently by a clearly excited couple about to be The River residents, neatly sums up the many advantages of being a home owner in this highly praised riverside condominium, "It's the perfect address," they said, "from which to start a new year."
And that retreat by the sea? Raimon Land is again leading the way with the ultra stylish Zire Wongamat, Pattaya which when completed, will offer some 451 residential units in two towers on Wongamat Beach, North Pattaya. Facilities at the beachside Zire Wongamat are impressive and include a 25 metre infinity pool, a children's pool, extensive sun decks and shaded areas, a multi-purpose sports area, landscaped gardens, and coveted private access to secluded Wongamat Beach.
Because it's a Raimon Land project and one in a great Pattaya location, interest in Zire Wongamat among prospective buyers is already high. Does it satisfy the all important 'close to the beach' criterion? Well at around 50 metres it is just a pebble's throw away - not even far enough to work up a sweat in getting there. So yes, satisfaction on that score.
A truth long recognised by those who for whatever reason have occasion to study the habits of people who like to take a break in a favourite seaside retreat is that not all actually like to get sand between their toes or have their hair ruffled by a salty sea breeze. Instead, they prefer to take their sea and sand at a very long arm's length, more specifically from the comfort of their beachside condominium. And Zire Wongamat, with its focus on high quality specifications and impressive facilities promises to please those who simply like to be beside the sea and not necessarily in it.
Construction of Zire Wongamat which is predicted to be another success for Raimon Land, is on schedule. Completion is set for 2014.
For more information of The River & Zire Wongamat Condominiums, please call Raimon Land at Tel 02-651-9600 or visit www.raimonland.com.
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- Writer: Kelvin Rugg