Work-in-Progress – Part 33

Like the last visit to The Minton site, it’s getting harder to spot visible or significant changes to the ongoing construction now. Given how close the project now is to the award of Temporary Occupancy Permit, I guess most of the work now is internal to units that did not pass inspection, or still require touch-up work. The front facade signage has also been lit up now, reportedly looking quite lovely with its purplish lighting. We’ll go by on an evening soon to check that out.

We’ve also started picking up several digital and printed issues of Squarerooms, a local interior design publication that features lots of ideas, discussion plans, things to do with homes and so on, and been pouring through them figuring out what we’re going to advise our appointed designer later on once we receive keys. More to come on that soon too.

In the mean time; pictures from this afternoon’s visit. The larger pictures are available here at my Flickr album.

Some of the residents at the FB group were concerned earlier whether the Croquet Lawn post would be usable on rainy days - well, the newly installed awning nicely addresses those concerns.

Some of the residents at the FB group were concerned earlier whether the Croquet Lawn post would be usable on rainy days – well, the newly installed awning nicely addresses those concerns.

Boulders have been placed at several spots around the Tranquil World pond's circumference

Boulders have been placed at several spots around the Tranquil World pond’s circumference

Worker is lost in his own construction site.

Worker is lost in his own construction site.

Peer into the Master Bedroom of a low-level unit at Block 10.

Peering into the Master Bedroom of a low-level unit at Block 10.

Oddly, the carousel's horses have been installed and removed repeatedly several times now over the last couple of visits. Wonder what's going on.

Oddly, the carousel’s horses have been installed and removed repeatedly several times now over the last couple of visits. Wonder what’s going on.

Checking out Block 12C units.

Checking out Block 12C units.

Touch-up work going on at the Contemporary Bridge.

Touch-up work going on at the Contemporary Bridge.

Corner balconies at selected floors @ Block 10D have planter areas installed now.

Corner balconies at selected floors @ Block 10D have planter areas installed now.

The car wall facing Blocks 8 and 6 have been painted in strips with grey color.

The car wall facing Blocks 8 and 6 have been painted in strips with grey color.

Deck chairs have been placed at the Lap and also Heated pools.

Deck chairs have been placed at the Lap and also Heated pools.

The plant climbers facing the HDB apartment blocks are about three-quarters past the fence height.

The plant climbers facing the HDB apartment blocks are about three-quarters past the fence height.

4 Comments to Work-in-Progress – Part 33

  1. Mrs Ng says:

    Dear CY,
    Thank you so much for your regular updates, my husband and I visit your blog regularly for the latest Minton news. Kudos to you for updating owners, much better than the developer!

    Hopefully there will also be a party thrown for the residents by the developer like the ones at Interlace for us to be acquainted??

    Not as diligent and rigorous, I collect some online images of furniture and lighting for reference to contractor later. Though taste do differ :-) do pm me if u like to see my humble collection.

    Cheers!
    Mrs SM Ng

  2. CY says:

    Hey there – thanks to the visitation to our blog, and glad the pictures and descriptions helped.=)

    Not certain will there be a welcome party. Some projects do organize such an event, so it’s something to look forward to if the same is organized for us too.

    We’ve been putting together our briefing slides too with images on our desired concepts likewise, and more ideas are always very welcomed (email is chekyang at gmail.com). We’ve been showing some basic elements of it to our IDs that we’ve met for initial discussions, but we found that our ideas are evolving so quickly that until we actually get our keys, I think what we’ve got is just homework at the moment – and not something we’d want to show our IDs too much, lest they spend a lot of time producing a plan for it only to have us toss it out later.=)

  3. Marvin says:

    Hi CY,

    I’ve been stalking this blog since last year =D. My unit is a 2+1S at block 12.. Its a left over unit as all other types has been sold out when we bought this unit. hahaha..

    Do you mind to share what are the basic renovation that need to be done? I have no clue about all these… I think I need to plan ahead as my current rental will be expiring in Dec. I just need a basic renovation so that I can move in quickly and hopefully it before my rental expired.

    And do you mind to email me the rough estimate quotations that you have received from all the IDs that you visited?

    Thank you so much!

    Marvin

  4. CY says:

    Hey there Marvin; welcome and thanks to the visitation to our blog.=)

    Alright; about what’s absolutely necessary – just running off my head:

    1. Planking to cover up the planter areas in the balconies (or alternatively, really putting potted plants into those boxes). You don’t want people to be tripping into those uncovered boxes and hurting themselves.

    2. Window grills if you have young children.

    3. Lighting.

    >>>

    That’s what I can think of for the general units that are absolutely necessary to make the place minimally livable and safe, apart from furniture (bed frames, mattresses, living/dining room furniture, appliances etc).

    Let me write up a post on what our project scope is at the moment, though it has caveats – a lot of what we’re proposing is based on conjecture!