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7 Condos With Kooky Names That’ll Give You Secondhand Embarrassment Just Saying Them

16 November 2022 | BY

From being named after the world’s largest, most pungent flower to a periodic table element, here are 7 condos with weird names.

At this point, we’ve all seen, or at least heard of a condo with an odd name. The trend among developers seems to be adding a “D” before whatever they had in mind, to class up the joint. The result? D’Leedon, D’Weave, and even D’Zire.

If not, chances are the name is foreign, one that only natives can pronounce, yet meaning nothing at all in their language. Here are 7 condos with kooky names, sure to give you secondhand embarrassment just saying them.

1. H2O Residences

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Coming in first is H2O Residences, in Yio Chu Kang. Painfully literal, it’s not hard to guess where the name draws its inspiration. The crown jewel of the 99-year leasehold development is its pool, or should I say pools, including a meandering pool and a discovery pool, which cover much of the ground floor. 

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Completed in 2015, the 23-floor blocks house a total of 521 units – of the 12 currently for sale, prices start at $750,000. 

Cringe rating: 3/5

2. Rafflesia

Kooky Name CondosImage adapted from: Google Maps

At first glance, Rafflesia in Bishan seems like a pretty normal name – one might even assume that it’s inspired by one of Singapore’s founding fathers, Sir Stamford Raffles. True anthophiles, however, will know that the name actually refers to what is widely known as the world’s stinkiest flower. Its pungent, rotting flesh odour has earned it the nickname “corpse flower”.

While the name may stink, the development certainly doesn’t. Located right opposite Raffles Institution, the condo is within walking distance to both Bishan and Marymount MRT station. The 99-year leasehold development was completed in 2002, and features both a putting green and a sauna. Asking prices here start at $1,290,000. 

Cringe rating: 2/5

3. Corona Ville

Next up is Corona Ville, a condo with a name that, based on the events of the last 3 years, hasn’t aged too well. The freehold development in the heart of Tanglin was completed in 1982. 

Kooky Name CondosImage adapted from: Google Maps

Though it is small, housing only 41 units, the prime location with freehold land tenure gives the units a handsome asking price of $3,000,000. Uniquely, all of the units are townhouses, offering residents a taste of landed living while retaining the communal element of a condo. The units themselves are also fairly large, averaging 1,500sqft.

Cringe rating: 4/5

4. iNz Residence

iNz Residence in Choa Chu Kang serves as, perhaps, the best example of Murphy’s Law in action when developers have free reign to name their projects. Random capitalisation, no real meaning, with a Z thrown in for good measure. 

Kooky Name CondosImage credit: theinzresidence 

The name may be off-putting, but the development certainly isn’t – the 497-unit Executive Condominium (EC) development is within walking distance to 3 MRT stations, making it easy to get out and about. If you decide to stay in, there’s plenty to do within the development; tennis courts, a jacuzzi, and a putting green are just some of the available amenities. 

Cringe rating: 5/5

5. La Casa

La Casa takes the cake for the condo with the lowest effort foreign name. In a sea of fancy French and Italian estates, the Spanish name of this development literally translates to “the house”. Even if we choose to pardon the lack of imagination, the name itself is grammatically incorrect – the development houses not 1 unit, but a whopping 444. 

Image credit: Google Maps

The kooky, 99-year leasehold condo in Woodlands boasts a barbeque area, steam bath, and tennis courts. All this is in addition to the massive pool that wraps around the development, with multiple decks and even a bridge to allow residents a shortcut that’ll keep them dry.

Cringe rating: 3/5

6. Vogx

Vogx in Farrer Park is a phonetic nightmare – try to say it 3 times fast and you’ll realise you can barely even say it once. In spite of the fact that the freehold condo only houses 29 units, residents have access to a range of amenities that could rival some much larger developments.

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These include a swimming pool, barbeque pits, and even a meeting room, a facility that’s especially hard to come by nowadays and ideal for WFH. Located in the middle of Novena, Little India, and Boon Keng, the condo offers an easy commute to all 3 MRT stations. 

Cringe rating: 5/5

7. NEWest

Image credit: Newest Singapore

NEWest, or Newest, may have been an apt name when the condo was first completed in 2017, but with so many new developments having sprung up since, it’s easy to see why the name is no longer fitting. The 999-year leasehold condo in West Coast is part of a mixed-use development, with both commercial and residential units. 

The many facilities within the condo include a swimming and wading pool, gymnasium, and pavilion. On the commercial end, there are plenty of restaurants and shops. It’s a good thing the development has everyone one could possibly need, as it’s not the most accessible – the nearest MRT station is a 12-minute walk away. Prices here start at a humble $799,000.

Cringe rating: 4/5

Condos with kooky names in Singapore 

And so concludes our list of condos with the kookiest names in Singapore. Chances are, you’ve probably seen at least one of the entries on this list IRL. If you’re one of the special few, you might even call one of these your home. Either way, I’m sure we can agree that these names definitely count as kooky, but they’re all good fun. 

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Cover image adapted from: theinzresidence, Google Maps, H2O Residences

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