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Condo Fact File Name of condo: Braddell View Age: 41 years (built 1981) Facilities: Gym, swimming pool, tennis court, multiple function rooms Walking distance to supermarket: Under 10 minutes
When you walk out of your place, what’s the first thing you see? Our open car park on one side and on the other side loads of greenery and huge old trees. What’s the closest store to your front door? There are lots of shops, coffee places, local bakeries and a wet market near us in Toa Payoh and we are also close to the plant nurseries on Thomson Road. We’re sure your neighbours are great, but is there anything you wouldn’t mind a little less of? Our condo estate is quite big, and several years ago the MCST (Management Corporation Strata Title) put additional road humps in place to deter cars from speeding. My husband wouldn’t mind a little less of that! What’s the unofficial uniform of your street? Activewear. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen on your street? Chickens in a tree outside our window on the fifth floor, and finding a tree had fallen on our car!
Thomson Plaza is also close by
Who was Braddell? Braddell View and Braddell Heights take their names fromSir Thomas Braddell (1823-1891), an Irish lawyer and the firstAttorney General of the British Colony of Singapore. Born in County Wicklow, Braddell moved as an adult to South America to learn sugar planting; he then found work in a sugar estate in Penang, later moving to Malacca and finally Singapore. He was Attorney-General from 1867 to 1883, retiring from the role on account of an injury from a carriage accident. Oneof his sons went on to serve in the same role of Attorney-General, and togetherwithhisbrother founded the prominent Singapore legal firm of Braddell Brothers.
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