Like its predecessor My Hip condo, My Hip 2 condo is the brainchild of the Home Development Group; itself the real estate subsidiary of Chiang Mai’s very own bathroom and kitchen specialist, Home Sukkapan. As a modern luxury development launched around two years ago, the prominent My Hip 2 condo offers community-like living in the midst of one of the city’s current economic hotspots.
More akin to a self-contained urban village, the Chiang Mai Business Park (CBP) is home not only to My Hip 2 condo but also numerous retail, commercial and leisure concerns within a stone’s throw from the property; not least a hearty supply of coffee shops (two of which -‘Wake Up’ and ‘StartUp Café’- oppose the condo and open 24 hours a day) as well as 7-Eleven stores, banks, restaurants (serving Thai dishes and international fare), dental clinics, pharmacies, fitness studios, serviced wash shops, and the exquisitely structured Khum Khantoke Dining and Culture Centre from where a traditional Lanna [Northern Thai] banquet and dance performance can be experienced. Equally as convenient lying just a few short steps from My Hip 2 condo is the city’s largest (and most budget-friendly) hypermarket, Big C Extra, which boasts an immense choice of fresh and frozen foodstuffs, beverages, personal care products, clothing, home appliances, electronic devices and other household goods as well as bill payment services and a sizeable food court. For an even more comprehensive shopping experience, CentralFestival –reputedly the largest mall in the whole of Northern Thailand- is a short 15 to 20 minute walk away; and ideally for those without their own transport, a complimentary shuttle bus service operates four routes daily from CentralFestival to set destinations throughout Nimmanhaemin and Huay Kaew Roads, the ‘Old City’, Chiang Mai Airport and the Night Bazaar. By virtue of the condo’s close proximity to the multi-lane Super Highway, residents have fast, direct access to Bangkok Hospital (judged by many Thai and foreign expats as the finest medical hub in all Chiang Mai) and, further on, the mighty wholesaler Makro while, in the opposite direction, to as far as the futuristic-looking Maya Lifestyle Shopping Centre and the trendy Nimman neighbourhood. For inter-city travel, Chiang Mai’s main (‘Provincial Arcade’) bus station is easily reachable on foot from My Hip 2 condo in 15 or so minutes.
Besides the discreet presence of ever-on-duty security guards and video surveillance coverage in all common areas of the property, admittance to the respective condo buildings can only be achieved by means of a personal-issue electronic keycard; for added peace of mind, the juristic office is accessible between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday to Saturday (with sales office staff otherwise available to assist residents on a Sunday). With separate bays for motorcycles and cars, each condo building features street-level covered parking with a collective capacity of 240 spaces. Likewise on the first floor of each building is a keycard-accessed unit accommodating resident’s own lockable mailboxes and a group of variously-sized storage lockers; adjacent to which is an agreeably decorated, smartly furnished bright and spacious lobby complete with a gathering of comfortably plush sofa and corresponding armchairs, coffee table, writing desk and outfitted with several colonial style ceiling fans (and wall-mounted air-conditioner). Free WiFi is limited to this shared area alone though a dedicated installation of private, in-room home broadband can be self-arranged through any of Chiang Mai’s Internet Service Providers (for which supplementary charges are applicable).
Situated on approximately 4 rai (0.64 hectares) of prime land, each of My Hip 2 condo’s three adjoining 7-storey residential buildings (identified as 2, 3 and 4) enjoys an array of on-site leisure facilities. On floor 2, a centerpiece outdoor swimming pool equipped with saltwater chlorination seldom seen in Chiang Mai condos; surrounding the water’s edge are a few patio tables and chairs, a handful of sun loungers and, around the periphery, a series of planted bushes affording a degree of privacy in a surprisingly peaceful setting. Leading down from one corner of the pool is an indoor ‘mini-gym’ containing a humble collection of up-to-the-minute exercise apparatus in near-pristine condition and, beyond which, an equally unassuming astroturfed children’s play area. Neither sauna nor jacuzzi exist in the condo.
With the exception of a small number of partly furnished units, the bulk of the 328 units that together make up My Hip 2 condo are supplied on a fully –and elegantly- furnished basis and air-conditioned throughout although, as standard, are absent of cutlery, crockery and glassware and household linens (tablecloth, towels and bedding). Boasting 3m high ceilings with full height and width curtained windows, interiors benefit from copious amounts of natural light and are attractively appointed using “export grade quality” furniture with contemporary décor rich in predominantly Earth tone colours.
Despite lacking studios, My Hip 2 condo presents units in a wide variety of dimensions and configurations occupying floors 2 through to 7 of each building. Specifically, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom units measure 37 to 48 sq m and offer a sliding door system to partition the sleeping quarters from the rest of the room; 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom units range in size from 69 to 90 sq m with three third floor ‘Presidential Suites’ (one per building) of 115 sq m and which incorporate a small enclosed garden with rattan hanging chair overlooking the pool; in each of buildings 2 and 4, there exists a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit with 107 sq m of habitable space. The living/dining/kitchen area is entirely open-plan (certain units featuring a walk-through galley kitchen) with one or more private terrace(s) and either laminate or tiled flooring. By default, kitchen appliances consist of a countertop electric hob and cooker hood, fridge/freezer, microwave and, on account of there being no in-house laundry room, a fitted washing machine.
Bathrooms comprise different styles of glass-panelled shower cubicle with oversized rainforest shower head, ceramic basin, under sink storage, ceiling extractor fan and, in 2 bedroom units, also an en suite bathtub. Living/dining space contains a dining table with two, three or four matching chairs, a two- or three-seat cushioned sofa and at least one flat-screen television.
At present, 20% of building 2 remains vacant, 30% of building 3 is available and roughly 40% of building 4 occupied. The primary demographic of condo residents are foreigners of assorted nationalities (mostly expats renting over the long-term along with the occasional holiday let) and, at the time of writing, My Hip 2 has a remaining proportion of its 49% foreign-owned legal quota.
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