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Until recently, Ha Dong District in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, was best known for its world famous silk production industry. Since the launch of CapitaLand’s first residential development there, the area is now also known for being home to the spanking new, Mulberry Lane. Inspired by the concept of silkworms feeding on mulberry leaves to weave the finest silk, the property is so named because it promises to weave your aspirations into a dream lifestyle.

Where You Can be at Home with Nature

Set in 2.4 hectares of prime land, the 1,478-unit Mulberry Lane’s five towers have a north-east/south-west orientation, giving each apartment access to winds from the northeastern corridors; natural sunlight; and stunning views of the surrounding parks, lakes and landscape.

This exclusive, planned community is designed with the traditional five elements of Nature in mind: metal, wood, water, fire and earth with each tower taking into consideration the balance of these elements. In keeping with the silk motif, the walls around the building are cocooned in fins, ledges and gable walls, giving the illusion of the woven pattern of silk. Even the lifts are designed with silkscreen panels for a touch of whimsy.

“Silk is a very interesting fabric. Traditionally, it is worn by aristocrats and royalty because it is so luxurious and sensual. It is also versatile - able to keep you warm in winter and cool during summer. It embodies all that we planned for Mulberry Lane. That’s why we chose silk as the inspiration for this property,” said Ms Jaselyn Wan, Deputy General Manager, Sales & Marketing, CapitaLand Vietnam.

This perfect blend of modern architecture and the ancient art of fengshui brings Nature close to home. Mulberry Lane welcomes you with a water feature at the main entrance, as well as lush landscaped gardens and a splendid promenade along the lake. It’s spacious, tranquil living at its best.

Where You Can Be Within Reach of the City

Mulberry Lane sits in Mo Lao area within Hanoi’s new Central Business District. Just 10km from downtown Hanoi and within close proximity of Noi Bai International Airport, the National Convention Centre and several local universities, hospitals, shopping malls, supermarkets and trade and handicraft villages, the area will soon be serviced by the new Le Van Luong Street which will provide an alternative, shorter route to the Hanoi City Centre.

Where Units are Designed to Offer Choice

At Mulberry Lane, a variety of units are offered, ranging from one- to three-plus-one-bedroom apartments, special duplexes, penthouses with access to private rooftop gardens and loft units. Careful thought has been given to the layout of the different apartments to optimise space and afford a magnificent city or lake view.

Bedrooms have timber flooring and are a spectacular synergy of glamourous living and traditional design. The kitchens are fully equipped with branded appliances and the bathrooms, living and dining rooms are all tiled in light colours to suit every décor style.

Security is paramount and each apartment has its own video, inter-com system ensuring exclusivity and privacy.

Where You Get the Best of Fine Living

Life at Mulberry Lane is a daily adventure. Take a dip at the swimming pool or get your day’s exercise at the 50-metre lap pool while the children chill out at the wadding pool or scale the low rock-climbing wall. Then relax at the jacuzzi or yoga deck and let the stresses of the day slip away.

If a little activity is what you’re looking for, hit the fully equipped gym, exercise lawn or taichi zone before steaming it up at the sauna. There is a foot reflexology path and 300 metres of jogging tracks along the lake, giving you a stellar vista while you keep fit. You can even invite friends to play at the basketball, badminton and table tennis courts before you party at the BBQ cabanas, dine under the stars at the picnic lawns or sky gardens.

If quiet solitude is what you seek, the library and reading lounge are the perfect hideaway or simply relax with a cuppa at the clubhouse with a lounge or at the cyber café. Retail stores like a mini mart and laundromat also mean that residents have all their needs taken care of within the development.

“Our facilities are designed to encourage community living and are ideal for the three-generation family, with something to appeal to every age group. We also planned for facilities to promote healthy living,” said Mr Tan Boon Thor, Senior Manager, Design Management, CapitaLand Vietnam.

There are sheltered walkways and ramps leading up to the five-storey carpark with 500 parking spaces for cars and 3,000 spaces for bikes mean you never need be at the mercy of the elements.

Where Lifelong Investment is Key

Mulberry Lane’s soft launch in October 2009 was a raging success. All 330 units released were fully booked in less than two days at prices between US$1,350 and US $1,700 per square metre.

Said Mr Manh, a managing director of a textile export company, who bought a three-room apartment, “There are not that many quality residential developments in Hanoi. The fact that CapitaLand is a prestigious, international brand name is guarantee that this will not only be a home but a long-term investment for me.”

“I trust their professionalism and the quality is evident in the concept and design,” he added.

Mulberry Lane is expected to have its official launch in the first half of 2010.

For more information, contact:

CapitaLand Vietnam
Unit #703, 7th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung,
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Phone: 84.4.3934 3972 - Sales hotline: 84.4.3553 3388
E-mail: cs@mulberrylane.com.vn

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