home and/or retirement home in Xiamen, China
flew to Xiamen on 15 July 2007 as planned.
had the opportunity to visit the YongDing Hakka Tulou settlement,
which is slated to be included into UNESCO cultural relic
sight this year as well as to check out the building progress
of my studio apartment.
to Hakka Tulou Settlement
I spent 3 days
in YongDing, visiting the Hakka Tulou (Earth Houses) Villages.
There are more than 20,000 or more of these earthern houses in
YongDing, Fujian are about a 4 hour drive from Xiamen airport.
Many of these 'tulou' are well preserved and collectively, form
the Hakka Tulou community which is currently under consideration
to be included into the UNESCO cultural relic presevration plans.
Please visit my travel
blog for more information about
returned to Xiamen on 18th July and took the shuttle bus
to check out construction progress the next day.
are now a lot of road construction work going on enroute to our
destination. What I understand is that road work is continually
improving and in the near future, we can expect a 25 min drive
instead of the current 40 min drive. This is certainly a large
improvement as it will cut travelling time by 40% or more.
thing I noticed are the signboards announcing a few other luxurious
residential development and a 5-star hotel cum spa near our development.
This certainly bodes well and it signal that other developers
are taking notice of the ideal residential value of our current
of the development
work of my studio apartment is almost complete. We were able
to take a lift to my empty unit. It was very windy at my
unit and the view from the balcony was nothing short of fabulous!
|View from the balcony
||The view to die for
|Checking out exterior works
||Exterior ceiling work in progress
looks like everything is going fine and I should be able
to collect the keys to my unit at the end of this yeat or
beginning of next year.
understand from the developer that the fourth of such a similar
building has been launched and is almost all taken up. Prices
of studio apartments in the latest building is now being
sold at about RMB1000 per square metre above my initial purchase
price. Let's hope sales remains good!
My name is Ken Zhong and I am a Singaporean.
I have purchased a holiday/retirement home in Xiamen, China and
I am garnering interest from people that may have the same interest.
am not a property agent nor a travel agent and make no profits
from organizing these activities.
am doing all these activities solely for the purpose of building
in Xiamen, China.
emails and enquiries, I know there are strong interest from individuals,
couples and families around the world for a green RV community
that will both provide a qualitative
life as well as stretch our dollar.
If you would like to contact me directly, please
copy and paste this email address to your email software cheong_at_chinese-culture.net (I am not providing a direct email link to prevent spam. Please
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