It was in the Cold War when the term “First World” was first used. Back then, it refers to countries that were considered opponents of the Soviet Union. Today, when you say, “First World countries”, everybody knows you’re talking about nations around the globe with a stable economy and high standard of living.
Thirty-one countries made it tothe list of First World countries in 2019. Only three are in Asia: Japan, Singapore, and South Korea. For this reason, many think there are more wealthy people in Europe than in Asia. They could be right. However, when you say some Asian is wealthy, that person is really, really rich.
Have you seen the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians?’ For sure one of the most remarkable scenes for you is when they showed the rich guy’s mansion. Glorious, right? In this article, we’re going to discuss the 10 most popular, luxurious houses in Asia unveiled in Hong Kong on September 28, 2018.
Singapore: Arwaa Mansion
Covering 110,000 square feet on top of a hill, the Arwaa Mansion became the talk of the town in 2018. This palatial property that’s estimated to be worth around US$120 million made noise as a subject of a legal dispute between the brother of the Sultan of Brunei and the country’s national investment agency.
The Malimbu Cliff Villa in Indonesia features two things any house buyer wants to have: modern design and breathtaking view. Located on the beautiful western coastline of Lombok, here you can either watch monkeys swinging through coconut trees or enjoy an exotic island retreat in the nearby bars and restaurants. Imagine having access to these every day?
Turkey: Waterfront Estate
Come to Turkey and ask people for the best property in the country they could think of. For sure, everyone would point you to the Waterfront Estate. This one features astounding sea views, sandy beaches, and excellent rental potential with prices lower than equivalent European hot spots. A great investment, indeed.
Hongkong: Twelve Peaks
Located at No. 12 Mount Kellett Road, this property has a total of 12 houses. A source even says, the Twelve Peaks luxury home could sell for $76M. In Yuan, the going market rate of a house here is 1.5 million per square meter, making it one of the world’s most expensive houses.
Hong Kong: No. 12 Big Wave Bay Roadhouse
Richard Li is one crazy rich Asian who owns the Big Wave Bay Road House in Hong Kong. He is currently Chairman of ICT company, PCCW Ltd (Pacific Century Cyber Works). His father is tycoon Li Ka-Shing.
Hong Kong: No.10 of Pollock Path
Wondering how much does this house cost? Well, not much, just an asking price of 666 million yuan in 2013. What you’d get in return for your money is the best view of Hong Kong. You’d be able to see the whole of Victoria Harbor from the house.
China: Commence Union Center
Union Center is the highest building in Nanchang City of Jiangxi Provinces. It covers a construction area of 700,000 square meters. This property features a five-star hotel, luxury residential, as well as business units.
China: Lakewood Hills
The Lakewood Hills is the largest city residential group in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province. It has a huge golf club – the Lakewood Golf Club. The 45 percent is made up of the greenery, which makes it a big oxygen bar. It has everything – from high-end hotels to establishments such as schools, hospitals, and gym. All the things you’d need where you live.
China: Sunny Bay
You’ll find this retreat in Sanya, Hainan Province. This property features 67 villas and two extremely luxurious five-star hotels. The Sunny Bay offers a crystal-clear sea, white and soft sand, as well as fresh air – making it the best luxury house in Mainland Chinese.
China: Taihe China Yard
Located in the Jinghang Canal in Beijing, this luxury house features the best location of the capital. If you live here, you’ll enjoy an elegant and glorious royal treatment with the delicate traditional Chinese royal house design. Talk about exquisite embossment and superb construction materials.
You may be unable to own any of these houses in this lifetime. However, you may enjoy the same perks if you find a property with great structure, amenities, and views in a great location. It pays off to wait until you find the best one out there, by the best developers in the country. Make the most of the resources available today in your search. Take your time and be patient, so in the end, you can have the house of the happy and famous.