Who was in Charge of DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT?
For more than ten years, the husband and wife team at the reins of Chiang Mai’s Punna Group has earned a concrete repute for crafting modern residential property to reliably high standards. Beginning with their earliest condo project Punna Residence@Nimman [Punna 1 and 2] followed by Punna Residence@Suthep [Punna 3], Punna Residence@CMU [Punna 4] and Punna Residence 5. With the company name derived from the Lanna [Northern Thai] word for town or community, their latest real estate endeavour, Punna Residence Oasis takes their key concept to another level.
Established on an 18 rai plot, Punna Oasis incorporates Oasis Avenue with its commercial units, Oasis Townhomes and, sat across from one another, the two 8-storey condo buildings of Punna Oasis 1 and Punna Oasis 2. With construction underway in the last quarter of 2012, Punna Oasis 1 condo started greeting its first inhabitants during February 2015; six months prior, the foundations of Punna Oasis 2 condo were being put in and though not yet quite finished, is perfectly habitable now with the final touches expected to be done and dusted by the end of this month (March 2018).
In a nutshell, the Punna Oasis condos confer cosy and cosmopolitan, recreationally-geared living environments with the added advantage of standing on the geographic threshold of one of the most preferential locales in the city.
Where is the LOCATION of this condo?
Although the entrance to Punna Residence Oasis is right on the northbound carriageway of the Chiang Mai-Lampang Frontage Road, the condos are round the back so far removed from the roar of the traffic. With each condominium taking up a shade more than 2 rai (around about a third of a hectare) of land, the complex as a whole is positioned such that some of the best amenities and attractions the Northern Rose has to offer are practically at residents’ feet.
Within the confines of Punna Oasis Avenue alone is the “great coffee and fresh baked bakery” of Gift House café; joining their frosty beverages and luscious desserts on the menu are a choice of scrumptiously savoury Thai dishes.
Facing Punna Oasis across the Super Highway sprawls the well visited Chiang Mai Business Park. The site of not only home furnishings outfit Index Living Mall and do-it-yourself retailer HomePro, but also the low- to mid-range Big C Extra; the largest of its sort in Chiang Mai and providing bill payment services, an upstairs food court and supermarket shelves jam-packed with fresh and frozen edibles alongside clothing, household appliances, electronic devices and personal care products. Just behind the CBP is Payap University’s main (Mae Khao) campus with its lovely backwater setting, open-air Manna Food Centre and Sirindhorn Learning Resource Centre for masterly Thai language courses.
Digital Nomads especially will be in their element at either Punna Oasis condo since StarWork co-working space on nearby Thunghotel Road is but a 10 minute march away. As is Chiang Mai’s ‘Provincial Arcade Transport Station’. Invaluable whether residents need to get about the city by municipal bus, red songthaew, tuk tuk, taxi cab or motorbike taxi; or travel by shared minivan to neighbouring Mae Hong Son; or journey by long-distance coach to any number of destinations throughout the region, the Central and Northeastern [Isaan] provinces down to the country’s capital, Hua Hin, Phuket island and even internationally to Laos. And while waiting for their ride, passengers can grab a bite to eat at any of the medley of eateries at Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall which flanks bus terminal 3.
Little more than a five minute walk onward is the North’s mammoth of a shopping centre, CentralFestival. Rising six storeys, the futuristic-age megamall plays host to in excess of 300 shops and restaurants, and anchors a Central Department Store, the “World Class” Central Food Hall, a leading-edge multiplex digital cinema [movie theatre] with IMAX and Ultra screens, the city’s only ice-skating rink [Sub-Zero], a food park and, just recently opened, a Virgin Active health and fitness club. And really handy for condo residents who ain’t got their own motor, free shuttle buses that operate every single day of the week from the mall to designated stops in the Nimmanhaemin neighbourhood, the ‘Old City’, the Night Bazaar and Chiang Mai Airport.
What are the ON-SITE FACILITIES?
Staying at Punna Oasis, residents can rest assured that their security is in safe hands. First off, a band of guards in uniform are staked out full-time not only at the approach to the housing section of the complex but additionally at the barriered gateway to each of the condos. At the same time, closed-circuit video cameras record the goings-on throughout all common areas with entry to the respective condo building by virtue of a fingerprint scanner plus to individual floors -via the double lifts [elevators]- and to each room using a personal-issue electronic keycard.
Inside each condo’s voluminously proportioned and smartly provisioned communal lobby, service-minded staff are on duty daily at the Juristic Person office between the hours of 8AM to 5PM and WiFi is freely available. What’s more, residents can separately requisition –at their own expense and subject to coverage- in-unit home broadband through any of Chiang Mai’s Internet Service Providers. Mixing unsheltered outdoor and below-storey bays as well as an underground lot, both condos benefit from a majorly generous parking quota of 70% of the overall residential occupancy.
And for when time off demands, each Punna Oasis condo stars an appreciably sized, fully featured indoor gym for residents to work up a sweat and sauna rooms to let off steam! Folks in need of a spot of R ‘n’ R, on the other hand, will doubtless welcome a cooling dunk at the “Oasis Club” – a duo of ginormous and eye-popping palm tree-lined saltwater swimming pools set in the midst of the two condos. Or else enjoy a leisurely trundle around the 2+ rai of the surrounding landscaped garden.
Here is more info on the ROOM TYPES, LAYOUT & SPECIFICATION
Nigh on identical in terms of residential capacity, Punna Oasis 1 supports 152 condo units compared to 150 at the brand spanking new Punna Oasis 2. In tune with Punna Development’s architectural code of concentrating more on spaciousness rather than building height, both condos hold studio units which amount to an above-average 33 sq m of useable space. Roomier still are the 1 bed, 1 or 2 bath units totalling 37 to 73 sq m and on the grandest scale of all, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom units from 66 up to 85 sq m.
Capably engineered with an open-plan living/dining/kitchen layout, each unit’s supplied entirely furnished, balconied, installed with a digital door lock as an additional layer of security and, needless to say, complete with air conditioning. Interiors come contemporarily presented and functionally equipped to deliver max comfort and convenience.
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