British inventor Dyson buys Singapore’s ‘priciest penthouse’

James Dyson's new property in Wallich Towers has five bedrooms, a private garden and a viewing deck on the 62nd floor James Dyson's new property in Wallich Towers has five bedrooms, a private garden and a viewing deck on the 62nd floor AFP

SINGAPORE, 10 July । The British billionaire inventor James Dyson has paid $ 54 million for Singapore’s biggest, most expensive penthouse: a three-floor resort with a rooftop terrace, private pool, and jacuzzi.

His electric appliance company, known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, hand dryers and fans, announced this year it was globalized from England to the city-state to be closer to Asian markets.

The company also plans to produce electric cars, as part of its expansion east after the UK’s decision in 2016 to leave the EU.

The Brexit-backing tycoon bought a $ 21 million square foot (1,960 square meter) “super penthouse” for almost $ 4.4 million ($ 54 million), Singapore’s Business Times reported a source without a quote.

A land title document was seen by AFP lists Dyson and his wife Deirdre as the tenants of the 99-year leasehold property, with the sale of sales on June 20.

The company confirmed Dyson, 72, had a property in the city.

The luxury home at the Wallich Residence is situated on the top floors of a 64-storey, 290-meter high tower – the tallest in Singapore – which is in the business district and panoramic views over the area.

It has five bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom, a private garden and a 62-floor floor on a viewing deck, according to a sales brochure for the property.

It also has a private lift.
According to the newspaper, according to 2017 in the company co-founder of the co-founder Eduardo Saverin for nearly $ 4.4 million paid by the world’s costliest among the property where the property is among the most expensive for a condo.

But it is below a price tag of over Sg $ 100 million originally sought for the Wallich property.

A Dyson’s spokes declined to give the details of the purchase but told AFP: “Given the decision to find out in the headquarters in Singapore and the focus of the company’s business in the region, of course James Dyson bought a property.”

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