The Cote D’Azur is a 99-years leasehold development property set in the picturesque southern coastline of Singapore that consists of 612 condominium units. It is located at Marine Parade Road in District 15. Completed in 2005, it scales up to 26 stories high and is in proximity with the East Coast Park, therefore offering a panoramic view of the sea.

Cote D’Azur is a development in the heart of the busy East Coast. Its units include maximized full-height windows in the living rooms and master bedrooms. At the centre of the development is a n alluring swimming pool, which comes complete with a large stimulated sand wash and pebble beach.

Features of the Cote D’Azur

The Cote D’Azur consists of four types of units:

l Studio – 915sq ft

l 2 Bedrooms – 1357 sq ft

l 3 Bedrooms – 1389 sq ft

l 4 Bedrooms – 1680 sq ft

The location of the Cote D’Azur is convenient to amenities available in the nearby towns, and the East Coast Park makes it a convenient place to live, as it is also self-contained. It is just next to Parkway Parade shopping centre, a one-stop shopping destination and the East Coast Park. A number of buses for all destinations are available nearby, with direct buses to business district through expressway, a 10-minute drive to Changi airport and a 7-minute drive to the Central Business District (CBD) using the East Coast Parkway.

The Cote D’Azur condominium has both options of either buying or renting their property. StProperty.sg offers units of the property that are either rental or for sale on their website.

PropertyGuru.com gives the Cote D’Azur a 3.2 rating on their website. Other facilities found in the Cote D’Azur are:

l Wading Pool

l Jacuzzi

l Tennis

l BBQ

l Gymnasium

l Clubhouse

l Covered Car Park

l 24 Hours Security

Problems of the Cote D’Azur

 Despite the Cote D’Azur having numerous positives, the condominiums critics have it that they contain various flaws:

  1. Shoddy Construction

 

  1. a) Leaks

The contractors poorly did the construction and placing of the pipes. The pipes encasing is in the concrete walls thus no future hope of fixing or maintaining them. The water runs onto the bedroom floors and the recommended plumber cannot do anything about it, let alone the management.

 

  1. b) Crumbling Facades

The concrete is cracking off the facades of the Cote D’Azur. When diagnosing the problem, it appeared having hollow areas in the exterior concrete that they are now just repainting. For a building less than 10 years old, these are poor standards and it is only a matter of time before the concrete falls off the building.

 

  1. Run-down Facilities

 

Cleaning is rare in the gym and the machines are dusty. The tennis court has a cracked surface with moss growing in the cracks. Wooden decks are rotting in the facility.

 

  1. Unreasonable Management

 

The management does little when issues brought to its desk, and enforce their own rules without notifying the violator. With management like this, the place seems unpleasant for habitation.