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Work-in-Progress – Part 40

The Minton finally TOPed last week on the 29 November. Though now comes the real wait – keys collection, and since the project is so large with so many apartment units, we’ve been hearing anywhere between 3 to 6 months for key distribution to complete. Our block though is among the first phase of blocks to get keys – not that it really matters that much to us now though, since whether we move in January or June next year now doesn’t make any difference to school and nanny arrangements for Peter and Hannah.

Still – we swung by the project site on Saturday morning to see if kaypoh residents like us will be allowed in for a walkabout. Taking long shots for the last 24 months from the surrounding HDB blocks was interesting only up till a point! No such luck though – the compound was still secured, and with estate and security guards now whom as someone remarked, looked like they meant business. Or maybe it was just the newness of their new postings.

Just a couple of pictures this time. Since we’re all receiving keys soon, I’ve only posted pictures of interest than the usual establishing shots.

Walkabout going on at the dome.

Walkabout going on at the dome.

Units at Block 10C facing Tranquil World at Block 10C Tranquil World getting cleaned.

Units at Block 10C facing Tranquil World at Block 10C Tranquil World getting cleaned.

There was very loud hacking/drilling sounds going about this unit at Block 10. I think. Not sure if this is because the unit has commenced renovation work already, or because the developer has had to replace major bathroom fixtures.

There was very loud hacking/drilling sounds going about this unit at Block 10. I think. Not sure if this is because the unit has commenced renovation work already, or because the developer has had to replace major bathroom fixtures.

The same unit. The balcony wall has been covered by cardboard - renovation impending?

The same unit. The balcony wall has been covered by cardboard – renovation impending?

Work-in-Progress – Part 39

It’s been another 3 weeks, and The Minton has still yet to reach temporary occupancy status. No one seems quite certain what’s the cause for the hold-up, but at this point and how long we’d been told key distribution will take, it looks increasingly likely we won’t be starting our renovation for the new home this year at all now, and it’s even a stretch if we’d be able to move in around Chinese New Year next year. It’s a bit of a dampener, since after all the effort we took to get renovation quotations back in September, we’ll have to get updated quotations now by the probable time we get the keys.

Oh well. I swung by for another visit in mostly cloudy weather again. As expected, there wasn’t any real development going on nor changes observed, apart from placement of new exterior furnishings, and what looks like minor touch-up and rectification works still going on.

Life buoys have been placed at all three pools.

Life buoys have been placed at all three pools.

Newly placed chairs for lounging around at the Library Patio.

Newly placed chairs for lounging around at the Library Patio.

Very quaint looking tables and chairs at the Croquet Lawn. Perfect for tea-time.

Very quaint looking tables and chairs at the Croquet Lawn. Perfect for tea-time.

Movable wood stumps and boulders have been placed at the Checkboard Area - making it finally clear how the game will be played by kids.

Movable wood stumps and boulders have been placed at the Checkboard Area – making it finally clear how the game will be played by kids.

Seating space for 10 at the Dining Cabana.

Seating space for 10 at the Dining Cabana.

This was odd - a worker cleaning up debris near the Main Pool. It looked like the tiles had been removed, and now need replacements.

This was odd – a worker cleaning up debris near the Main Pool. It looked like the tiles had been removed, and now need replacements.

The heated pool still looking ever as inviting.

The heated pool still looking ever as inviting.

As before, do check the Flickr Album for the large-sized pictures.

Work-in-Progress – Part 38

The Minton development has seemingly stalled for a couple of weeks now. From visual exterior looks, and apart from some minor patch-up work, the condo seems done and ready for temporary occupancy. The process of attaining the issue of TOP – temporary occupancy permit – seems more complicated however, and from checks on the BCA site, inspections to reach this status have still not been successful. Sigh. The latest word though is that another filing of documents has just been made a few days ago, and this time round hopefully TOP will be issued – whereupon we’ll finally be able to get keys, and begin the process of selecting our ID and renovation can finally begin.

I was remarking to Ling that even though there clearly hasn’t been significant development for several weeks now, not having visited the site for 3 weeks now for visits have made me feel as though I’ve been neglecting my duties to photo-record The Minton’s development! The Saturday noon-time visit saw pretty cloudy weather though – we’ve been experiencing fairly frequent flash-rain for the last few weeks now – so the pictures below don’t showcase the visual vibrancy I’ve obtained from other visits.

There seems to be just slightly more greenery growth at Tranquil World. Or maybe that's just my imagination!

There seems to be just slightly more greenery growth at Tranquil World. Or maybe that’s just my imagination!

Markings at Block 14A indicating additional patch-up work is required.

Markings at Block 14A indicating additional patch-up work is required.

High-chairs installed at the BBQ island. Color doesn't quite match with the general ambiance though.

High-chairs installed at the BBQ island. Color doesn’t quite match with the general ambiance though.

Deck chairs have been installed at the Main Pool @ Fun World too.

Deck chairs have been installed at the Main Pool @ Fun World too.

Someone has already been conducting meetings at the Clubhouse.

Someone has already been conducting meetings at the Clubhouse.

Indoor gym equipment have been installed. Squint a little harder and you'll also see emptied PC boxes on the right-side of the picture. Wonder if these integrated PCs are for the managing agent office, or residents' computer room.

Indoor gym equipment have been installed. Squint a little harder and you’ll also see emptied PC boxes on the right-side of the picture. Wonder if these integrated PCs are for the managing agent office, or residents’ computer room.

Deck chairs have also been installed at the Main Pool's BBQ pit. They look bolted to the floor. Can't imagine otherwise - they would be gone in days LOL.

Deck chairs have also been installed at the Main Pool’s BBQ pit. They look bolted to the floor. Can’t imagine otherwise – they would be gone in days LOL.

Strong colors for the deck chairs. Suits the Fun World theme just fine.

Strong colors for the deck chairs. Suits the Fun World theme just fine.

The finished contemporary bridge.

The finished contemporary bridge.

At least 1,100 basement carpark lots currently unoccupied for 1,145 apartment units.

At least 1,100 basement carpark lots currently unoccupied for 1,145 apartment units.

A couple of panoramas below too, all stitched from multiple shots.

Panoramic stitch from the 5th level of the opposite HDB block.

Panoramic stitch from the 5th level of the opposite HDB block.

Panoramic stitch of the front facade.

Panoramic stitch of the front facade.

Home - just not ready to be moved in. /sigh

Home – just not ready to be moved in. /sigh

The larger sized and other pictures are available here at the Flickr album again.

Hannah’s Year End Concert

To be honest, after our impressions from last year, I wasn’t looking forward to Hannah’s concert this year.  While the kids clearly enjoyed themselves at these events, there are concerns from parents on social media about how costly and logistically challenging are some of these events sometimes for kids to have their five minutes of fame on-stage. Still, when the time of the year came about when the kids at Hannah’s kindergarten started practicing for their individual class skits, we supported her for it. Hannah was clearly enjoying learning the dance and practicing whenever she could at home, and we couldn’t bear for her not to be part of the occasion.

On the overall, this year’s concert at Kallang Theater – we both had our university graduation ceremonies here in the 1990s – was much better organized, and Hannah being just a mite older was already better able to appreciate the nuances of her dance performance. What was even the more interesting was watching our 4 year old daughter interact with her friends and classmates. She seems a pretty popular girl in the class, though we think it’s unlikely at this age for any child not to be well-liked in class LOL, running and leading us about to look for her friends before and after her concert.

Interestingly, there were still kids getting stage-fright and we saw quite a few frozen in fear while the rest of their classmates sashayed away. One was so traumatized that one of the teachers had to go onto stage during the dance routine and calm him down. I felt rather sorry for them. It does bring to mind what Ling mused about; that no matter the misgivings the both of us might have about these concerts, and the extravagant logistics and costs involved, the kids do get the opportunity to be on stage and hopefully learn to build confidence for themselves.

A variety of lenses with the two m4/3 cameras came along for the trip. The ones at home, of us as a family and her with her friends were taken on the E-PL6/17mm; the concert proper with her on-stage was with the E-M5/75-300mm, and almost maximum zoom. We were seated far back behind, and the stage pictures turned up amazing well – even despite shooting at ISO3200.

Getting dressed in her school uniform and ready at home first

Getting dressed in her school uniform and ready at home first

 Mommy was the MUA - make-up artist - for the day. — with Tay Ling Ling.

Mommy was the MUA – make-up artist – for the day.

 The teacher got her to stand in front and lead her troupe.

Hannah said that her teacher got her to stand in front and lead her troupe.

Hannah showing the moves.

Hannah showing the moves.

And this is only half of kids in the school. Took us a while to spot where our girl was!

And this is only half of kids in the school. Took us a while to spot where our girl was! This was with the 45mm at f1.8.

Mass dancing - she couldn't get enough of it.

Mass dancing – she couldn’t get enough of it.

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Hannah with friends after the concert.

Pictures with her friends right after the concert.

Pictures with more friends.

Family picture with the E-PL6.

Family picture with the E-PL6.

Already reviewing her performance on-stage just now.

Already reviewing her performance on-stage just now.

Last interesting bit. The weather turned from humid to a terrific thunderstorm right after the concert ended at around 1600 hrs. So, we ducked into Kallang Leisure Park next door to have an early dinner, running into many other kindergarten kids and their families and also several more of Hannah’s friends. At one point, one family of Hannah’s classmates shared that the two of them are so close that when Hannah falls sick and doesn’t attend school, their girl would tell her parents herself she doesn’t want to attend school without Hannah being around either LOL.

Work-in-Progress – Part 36

The start of a long weekend for myself. It’s semester break at work so I’d applied for Leave some months ago with the (optimistic) hope then that TOP would be about this point. There was, momentarily, some excitement yesterday evening when a resident received a note from his sales agent that TOP had been reached – but that turned out to be a false alarm. A quick check on the BCA web site yielded no new updates on TOP status.

The visit this mid-afternoon turned out to be quite a bit of a disappointment, imagery wise. The sun was for the most part hiding beneath thick cloud layers, only popping out for brief moments (you can see them in a couple of pictures below) – which made for pictures that were, frankly, dull in comparison to the last visit where there were gloriously blue skies. Not much visible development again, so I continued with panoramic compositions again for a couple of spots that I didn’t cover in the last visit.

This was the E-PL6’s first visit to The Minton too, and acquitted itself admirably. And yep, as far as I could tell, no perceptible difference in images compared to the E-M5.

Closer look at the Lily pond.

Closer look at the Lily pond.

The circular BBQ island has been installed with roofing, similar to the croquet lawn observation post.

The circular BBQ island has been installed with roofing, similar to the croquet lawn observation post.

The heated pool has been refilled, and still looking ever so inviting.

The heated pool has been refilled, and still looking ever so inviting.

Looks like the pools are taking turns to get drained; this time round it was the 50m lap pool.

Looks like the pools are taking turns to get drained; this time round it was the 50m lap pool.

Flowers blooming just in front of the Retail Block.

Flowers blooming just in front of the Retail Block.

One resident asked where was this taken: it's the start of the footpath at Tranquil World, and just in front of Block 14A's ground floor units.

One resident asked where was this taken: it’s the start of the footpath at Tranquil World, and just in front of Block 14A’s ground floor units.

Block 14A; several visits to our blog are staying here!

Block 14A; several visits to our blog are staying here!

Wellness World on the right of Block 2.

Wellness World on the right of Block 2.

And here are the panoramic compositions:

Panoramic stitch of Blocks 10 and 14 against Tranquil World. The picture's perspective - fisheye as it is - is actually a pretty good representation of what it looks like from the opposing HDB apartment block at level 12.

Panoramic stitch of Blocks 10 and 14 against Tranquil World. The picture’s perspective – fisheye as it is – is actually a pretty good representation of what it looks like from the opposing HDB apartment block at level 12.

Panoramic stitch of Blocks 10. This view isn't possible for the most part at the HDB block's common corridors - this was composed from images taken by sticking my hand with the E-PL6 out of a small window slit!

Panoramic stitch of Blocks 10. This view isn’t possible for the most part at the HDB block’s common corridors – this was composed from images taken by sticking my hand with the E-PL6 out of a small window slit!

Panoramic stitch of the front signage. If only the weather was better.

Panoramic stitch of the front signage. If only the weather was better.

Panoramic stitch taken from the opposite side of Lorong Ah Soo. The road facing units do get a bit of tree coverage.

Panoramic stitch taken from the opposite side of Lorong Ah Soo. The road facing units do get a bit of tree coverage.

Panoramic stitch of Blocks 2, 6 and 8 as seen from across Lorong Ah Soo.

Panoramic stitch of Blocks 2, 6 and 8 as seen from across Lorong Ah Soo.

The larger sized and other pictures are available here at the Flickr album again.

Work-in-Progress – Part 35

We’ve been experiencing some wet weather for the second half of this week, but that cleared up on Saturday past noon-time to reveal wonderfully sunny and clear weather for the rest of the day – enough to go by for a quick visit to The Minton site for pictures again.

As in the last several visits now, there doesn’t seem to be major visible improvements to exterior works, though from the construction sounds going on still, I’m guessing interior works and touch-up are still going on. I remembered while working on the transitional montages this week that it’s been a long while since I’ve done stitched panoramas, so went about composing a couple. These really do show how large the project is – all 1,145 units and its supporting facilities and landscaping.

Workers at Tranquil World's lily pond picking up debris and dead leaves.

Workers at Tranquil World’s lily pond picking up debris and dead leaves.

Tried a different perspective of the Fun World wallpaper pictures. This was taken by sticking out my hand out of a window ledge and guessing for the right picture angle! Had to ensure that the E-M5's leather strap was secure around my wrist for this.

Tried a different perspective of the Fun World wallpaper pictures. This was taken by sticking out my hand out of a window ledge and guessing for the right picture angle! Had to ensure that the E-M5’s leather strap was secure around my wrist for this.

Workers scrubbing the tiles at Fun World.

Workers scrubbing the tiles at Fun World.

These are the normal wide-angle views of the front facade.

Wide-angle view of the front facade and main guardpost.

Lots of FB neighbors especially liked this picture. I was just casually taking the shot though without intending it to be this iconic!

Lots of FB neighbors especially liked this picture. I was just casually taking the shot though without intending it to be this iconic!

The Retail Block from eye level.

The Retail Block from eye level.

Casual banter with the construction workers and a FB neighbors revealed that one of the pools had been problematic and potentially caused complications in the recent TOP. Not sure if that was indeed the cause of the delayed TOP, but the heated pool had been completely drained this afternoon.

Casual banter with the construction workers and a FB neighbor revealed that one of the pools had been problematic and potentially caused complications in the recent TOP. Not sure if that was indeed the cause of the delayed TOP, but the heated pool had been completely drained this afternoon.

Panoramic stitch comprising 9 images of Fun World and Blocks 8, 6, and 2.

Panoramic stitch comprising 9 images of Fun World and Blocks 8, 6, and 2.

Another panoramic view of the same.

Another panoramic view of the same but composed from level 5 of the opposing apartment block.

Panoramic stitch comprising 6 images of Tranquil World and Blocks 14 and 12.

Panoramic stitch comprising 6 images of Tranquil World and Blocks 14 and 12.

Panoramic stitch of 6 images with Block 2 as subject. This picture is a nice transitional contrast from the first picture in the earlier montage how far the development has come along. Just 3 years ago, this view showed an empty plot of land.

Panoramic stitch of 6 images with Block 2 as subject. This picture is a nice transitional contrast from the first picture in the earlier montage how far the development has come along. Just 3 years ago, this view showed an empty plot of land.

Panoramic stitch of 6 images of the front.

Panoramic stitch of 6 images of the front.

These panorama pictures, alongside others for this afternoon’s visit are available here. And lastly, a third transition montage I did yesterday – and this time of Tranquil World.

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Mega-sized version here too.

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.

Work-in-Progress – Part 32

Another week and another visit to the construction site of The Minton. Bit of unfortunate news too; the BCA web site indicated on the 18th September that some plans submitted required resubmission while the rest were noted as “In order”. I’m not sure what this means since I’m not in this industry, but my guess is that TOP while close will still not be imminent as long as resubmissions of documents are required. That will just mean more delays to the start of key distribution. Sigh.

Still, this Saturday’s afternoon visit saw that the site is gradually winding down its major development activities and moving into touch-up work. Large containers filled with debris were about and ready to be carted away, and workers in small groups could be seen patching up and making good defects, paint spot areas and the like. I paid special attention also to shrubbery surrounding the compound too, given the growing sense of anxiety among many of the FB residents that the place isn’t as private as one might had though.

The Amazonian Lily Pond @ Tranquil World looks filled with its actual body of water now, and is now finally starting to look like its actual form.

The Amazonian Lily Pond @ Tranquil World looks filled with its actual body of water now, and is now finally starting to look like its actual form.

The Observation Island has also been fully decked.

The Observation Island has also been fully decked.

Lilies! The water body is still somewhat murky with a distinct green tone about it. Probably algae is thriving in the pond now.

Lilies! The water body is still somewhat murky with a distinct green tone about it. Probably algae is thriving in the pond now.

The pumps for the cascading waterfall were switched on this afternoon too.

The pumps for the cascading waterfall were switched on this afternoon too.

Wood decking surrounding the Main Pool @ Fun World has been completed.

Wood decking surrounding the Main Pool @ Fun World has been completed.

Block 10 framed against flora.

Block 10 framed against flora.

Eventually the fences here facing Lorong Ah Soo should be well-covered by greenery, and give the compound some semblance of privacy - hopefully!

Eventually the fences here facing Lorong Ah Soo should be well-covered by greenery, and give the compound some semblance of privacy – hopefully!

Taking a close look at the shrubbery frame at the corner signage in front of Lorong Ah Soo.

Taking a close look at the shrubbery frame at the corner signage in front of Lorong Ah Soo.

Support ropes tying the shrub to the fence.

Support ropes tying the shrub to the fence.

Fences beside the Clubhouse have been painted a dark grey color. It still looks a little cheapo though.

Fences beside the Clubhouse have been painted a dark grey color. It still looks a little cheapo though.

The first shrubs have also been installed beside the fence in front of the Tennis Court. These need to grow, quick.

The first shrubs have also been installed beside the fence in front of the Tennis Court. These need to grow, quick.

Home on a sunny Saturday mid-afternoon.=)

Home on a sunny Saturday mid-afternoon.=)

 

Work-in-Progress – Part 31

Bit of both good and also bad news at The Minton project. On the first; the TOP inspection earlier this week was passed successfully, according to persons on the inside and across several sources. No clue if that’s really true – running a query on the Building and Construction Authority status of plan application hasn’t yet revealed the updated status yet – but if so, actual TOP should follow in a few weeks’. Hooray!

On the down side – given the sheer number of units in the condo, key distribution and release is going to take a long while, with some projections running at six months now, and depending on the phase of stack release a few years ago during purchases. That might mean that our unit’s keys might only be released at the end of this year. That’ll certainly delay our renovation plans, even if we’re not really in a hurry to move. Boo!!

Still; here are the pictures from my weekly paparazzing our new home. This particular visit was on a sunny and warm Saturday noon.

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The Amazonian Lily Pond at Tranquil World. Water’s quite muddy at the moment, presumably because construction has still yet to complete.

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Greenery has been planted around the croquet lawn. I still can’t figure out if Singaporean kids today are actually gonna play croquet.

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Lilies. Ling pointed out that these aren’t ‘Giant’ lilies, and if the pond has been designed for giant lilies to begin with.

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Wood decking around the Badminton Dome looks nearly complete, with just a few more patches to go. From this angle, the Dome looks like the Hindenburg. Hope it doesn’t crash and burn like that airship!

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The Checkerboard activity at Fun World. Still no clue what kind of activity is planned for kids here.

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The wonderful serene and blue waters at the Heated Pool looks very inviting.

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Of concern though is the relatively low fence at the front of the compound. Sure hope that other security mechanisms will be in place.

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The Contemporary Bridge looks done too.

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The Roundabout’s water feature produces a wonderful reflection of The Minton’s signage.

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Keycard access-only past the island next to the Retail Block

More notes on our visitations to Interior Designers, wardrobe specialists, and other contractors.=)

Work-in-Progress – Part 30

The weather on our island has been, surprisingly, quite wet and cold over the last several days – and it’s not even November monsoon yet. We’ve been experiencing rain everyday for nearly a week now, some of which has been intense enough to cause flash floods and bring down grown trees onto vehicles even. Thankfully no real injuries have been caused yet, aside from lots of the usual inconveniences from sudden downpours i.e. traffic jams and the like. We finally got a little sun on Sunday mid-afternoon – enough for me to quickly pop by The Minton construction site for another weekly look-see.

In general, some progress is visible, though the initial TOP of end-September is starting to look less likely. Sigh. If we don’t get our keys by mid-October, that will mean we won’t be moving in this year after all, what with the about two months it will typically take for our apartment’s unit renovation to complete.

The Amazonian Giant Lily Pond @ Tranquil World has received its first water body. Still quite shallow though, and the water there might just had been the result of the rain we've been getting.

The Amazonian Giant Lily Pond @ Tranquil World has received its first water body. Still quite shallow though, and the water there might just had been the result of the rain we’ve been getting.

The interconnecting bridge between walkways and observation islands have received its support beams. Ling was a little disappointed at the lily planters though - they sure don't look like 'Giant' lilies.

The interconnecting bridge between walkways and observation islands have received its support beams. Ling was a little disappointed at the lily planters though – they sure don’t look like ‘Giant’ lilies.

The Treehouse children's playground has received steel railings for its staircase.

The Treehouse children’s playground has received steel railings for its staircase.

Block signage has been installed around the compound too, and waiting to be unwrapped.

Block signage has been installed around the compound too, and waiting to be unwrapped.

Ostensibly the Checkboard activity area @ Fun World. Realistically, still no idea what this activity is really about LOL.

Ostensibly the Checkboard activity area @ Fun World. Realistically, still no idea what this activity is really about LOL.

The Badminton Dome has been getting wood decking around it. Workers were also (finally) mounting up its door frame too.

The Badminton Dome has been getting wood decking around it. Workers were also (finally) mounting up its door frame too.

Keycard access at the pedestrian sidegates.

Keycard access at the pedestrian sidegates.

The front signage's water feature is complete - nice! Check out the almost perfect reflection of the condo's name.

The front signage’s water feature is complete – nice! Check out the almost perfect reflection of the condo’s name.

The Contemporary Bridge looks nearly done. Still no idea what's so 'contemporary' about it though.

The Contemporary Bridge looks nearly done. Still no idea what’s so ‘contemporary’ about it though.

Access into the main compound at the Grand Clubhouse is via keycard and sliding glass doors.

Access into the main compound at the Grand Clubhouse is via keycard and sliding glass doors.

Keycard access/intercom system into individual blocks.

Keycard access/intercom system into individual blocks.