After an absolutely horrendous week of smog, the sky started clearing up from yesterday afternoon. The air is still by no means in the healthy range, and the health agencies monitoring the haze have warned that the somewhat clear skies these two days is a very temporary respite. But many are out of doors to take the opportunity to get out of the house, breathe some (relatively) fresh air albeit still with the slight smoky stink and enjoy whatever bit of clear skies we can before the smog welcomes us back from tomorrow onwards.

There weren’t many workers about the The Minton condo compound. Perhaps it was a slow start to a weekend day, or that construction temporarily halted when the haze breached into hazardous levels on Thursday and Friday.

Potted plants ready for relocation into the compound.

Potted plants ready for relocation into the compound.

The cascading waterfall has been planted too.

The cascading waterfall has been planted too.

No idea what it is. Perhaps a stone fortress for kids to lob water bombs at unsuspecting residents?

No idea what it is. Perhaps a stone fortress for kids to lob water bombs at unsuspecting residents?

The planted areas are really looking very nice.

The planted areas are really looking very nice.

Animal topiaries installed. Heads not included yet though.

Animal topiaries installed. Heads not included yet though.

Pool scrubbers. The pool should be filled with its first water cycle soon.

Pool scrubbers. The pool should be filled with its first water cycle soon.

Another 3 by 3 tree cluster in the compound, with the timber decks surrounding it to be installed soon.

Another 3 by 3 tree cluster in the compound, with the timber decks surrounding it to be installed soon.

Planter areas on the top of the Retail Outlet block.

Planter areas on the top of the Retail Outlet block.

The Grand Clubhouse has its own little rooftop garden too.

The Grand Clubhouse has its own little rooftop garden too.

Blocks 10 on a hazy morning.

Blocks 10 on a hazy morning.

The balconies of the sky terraces have been painted a Superman-underwear red.

The balconies of the sky terraces have been painted a Superman-underwear red.

Glass panels have been installed at the Grand Clubhouse.

Glass panels have been installed at the Grand Clubhouse.

Trees have been planted just behind the heated pool; otherwise the HDB residents opposite will get uninhibited free shows.

Trees have been planted just behind the heated pool; otherwise the HDB residents opposite will get uninhibited free shows.

The Grand Clubhouse.

The Grand Clubhouse.

The Minton, to be TOPed in July, or September, or November, or next year, or whenever.

The Minton, to be TOPed in July, or September, or November, or next year, or whenever.

This will very likely be the last visit to The Minton construction site before Ling goes into labor, after which we’ll probably be out of our regular reporting on the ongoing work of their new home for a couple of weeks until – maybe – late July or so. Everyone on the Facebook group is still guessing when TOP-completion will be though, with the optimistic fellows still believing it to be end of this month, and the pessimistic ones, well, sometime next year.

2 Comments

  1. Cindy Toh says:

    Hi, I am your new neighbour. Just bought a unit at The Minton recently. Would like to join your facebook group, is it ok? Enjoy your posting and hope to see you and your family at Minton. ^_^

  2. CY says:

    Hey there; thanks for the visitation to our blog. Will email you the link in a bit.=)

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