Iconic developments in 15 key APAC markets honoured at the glittering 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok

Finalists were chosen for championing green buildings, sustainable development and promoting corporate social responsibility 

  • A total of 56 country and regional awards were presented to the finest developers from Sri Lanka to Greater China, with developers from Japan and Australia joining for the firsttime ever
  • Inaugural presentation of the PropertyGuru Icon Award to Megaworld mogul Dr. Andrew L. Tan
  • Opening keynote message from the ASEAN Economic Community’s deputy secretarygeneral 

BANGKOK, Thailand – 9 November 2018 

The 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, presented by Kohler, have announced the 56 regional and awards during a glittering ceremony held Friday evening, 9 November 2018, at the Athénée  Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok in Thailand. 

Awardees came from 15 key property markets across the Asia Pacific region, including an elite selection from Japan and Australia who joined the prestigious awards programme for the first time in its 13-year history. The Awards celebrated the new iconic developments in the region that champion green building, sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), value for money, and innovation.  

Hong Kong’s New World Development Company Limited was hailed as Best Developer (Asia) of the year by the independent jury comprising the head judges in each participating market. 

“New World Development Company Limited impressed the judges with its diverse range of high-quality developments this year. The company has proven itself to be leader in a difficult and extremely competitive property market like Hong Kong,” said Thien Duong, managing director of Transform Architecture and the chairperson of the Grand Final judges 

Although New World Development has a longstanding record of impressive projects, the judges commend the company for continuing to strive to set new standards, with exciting developments such as Mount PaviliaSkypark and the Forest winning accolades,” he added, speaking on behalf of the judging panel. 

The culminating event of the prestigious series that journeys throughout the year across the region featured country winners from Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. In addition, finalists from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia participated in the regional competition to be named the ‘Best in Asia’. Overall, there were 22 regional categories, including Best Boutique Developer (Asia), which went to SonKim Land Corporation of Vietnam. 

The evening also introduced the new PropertyGuru Icon Award as one of the highest regional honours to be presented at the programmeThe first-ever recipient of this distinction is one of Asia’s prominent and most active real estate leaders, Filipino-Chinese tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan, Chairman and CEO of Megaworld Corporation, who won the Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year award in 2014. 

Tan was chosen for leading his team to earn three consecutive Best Developer (Philippines) titles and for being a champion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) through the Megaworld Foundation and Empire East Cares. Tan accepted his award via a video message, whilst his son Kendrick Andrew L. Tan attended the ceremony to receive the award from PropertyGuru Group CEO Hari V. Krishnan. 

Other top country awardees of the year were Jiguur Grand Group (Best Developer, Mongolia) and China Vanke Co., Ltd. (Best Developer, Mainland China). The top markets that won the most regional awards were Thailand (collecting seven ‘Best in Asia’ accolades) and Vietnam (5), followed by the Philippines (3), Indonesia (3) and Singapore (2). Sri Lanka, China and Hong Kong took home one regional award each.  

Nearly 500 guests from around the region joined the exclusive ceremony, including H.E. Dr. Aladdin D. RilloDeputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the evening’s Guest of Honour, who delivered an inspiring message from the AEC about market integration and regional cooperation. 

Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. We are honoured to align with the region’s best and most innovative developers. They have made their teams and countries proud by producing iconic developments and improving the experiences of consumers.” 

Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said in his opening remarks: “Unlike 13 years ago, when we started this programme, there is now no doubt that the future belongs to Asia, which has the fastest growing economies today and is home to some of the most exciting real estate markets in the worldHopefully the years the Asia Property Awards have spent promoting sustainable development, green buildings and corporate social responsibility, have in some small way, contributed to the conversation on what the best Asia should look like in the future.” 

The 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final was supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official airline THAI Airways; co-sponsors Suumo, AA Corporation, CHEC Port City Colombo, and Hitachi Elevator; official portal partner PropertyGuruassociate partner Anjuke.com; media partners Southeast Asia Globe, Top 10 of Asia, and PropertyGuru Property Reportsupporting associations The Business Council of Mongolia and British Chamber of Commerce Thailand; and official supervisor BDO, one of the world’s largest auditing and accountancy firms. 

The Grand Final Jury was led by Vietnam’s Thien Duong, Managing Director of Transform Architecture, with: Cambodia’s Sorn SeapFounder/Director, Key Real Estate Co., Ltd; Malaysia’s Prem KumarExecutive Director, Jones Lang Wootton; the Philippines’ Dr. Jaime A. Cura, PhD., Vice-Chairman, The RGV Group of Companies; Sri Lanka’s Dr. Nirmal De SilvaDirector/CEO, Paramount Realty; Myanmar’s Richard EmersonManaging Director, Emerson Real Estate (ERE Myanmar Ltd); Thailand’s Suphin MechuchepManaging Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Limited; Indonesia’s Doddy A. TjahjadiManaging Director, PTI Architects; Singapore’s Lim WenhuiPartner, SPARK Architects; Mongolia’s Batjav BatkhuyagPresident, Rotary Club of Khuree; Hong Kong and Macau’s Paul TsePresident, Board of Directors, of Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers; and Mainland China’s Dr. Yuan Yue (Victor)Chairman, Dataway. The overall supervisor was Paul Ashburn, managing partner of BDO. 


PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2018 



Best Developer (Asia) 

  • Agung Sedayu Group –– Indonesia 
  • AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited –– Thailand 
  • CapitaLand Vietnam –– Vietnam 
  • China Vanke Co., Ltd. –– China 
  • Jiguur Grand Group –– Mongolia 
  • Megaworld Corporation –– Philippines 
  • Mottama Development Group Co., Ltd. –– Myanmar 
  • New World Development Company Limited –– Hong Kong (REGIONAL WINNER)
  • Peng Huoth Group –– Cambodia 
  • Prime Group –– Sri Lanka 
  • Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd –– Singapore 

Best Boutique Developer (Asia) 

  • ArthaLand Corporation –– Philippines 
  • Boat Pattana Co.,Ltd –– Thailand 
  • Capital TRUST Residencies (Pvt.) Ltd. –– Sri Lanka 
  • SonKim Land Corporation –– Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Triniti Land –– Indonesia 
  • Weston Property Developments –– Australia 



Best Condo Development (Asia) 

  • Altair by Indocean Developers (Pvt) Ltd –– Sri Lanka 
  • Arc by Crown Group –– Australia 
  • Golden City by Golden Land Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. –– Myanmar 
  • Mandala Town by Moncon Construction LLC –– Mongolia 
  • Mount Pavilia by New World Development Company Limited –– Hong Kong 
  • Star Polaris 23 by Peng Huoth Group –– Cambodia 
  • Stirling Resideces by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd –– Singapore 
  • The Gallery by Shanghai Rui Hong Xin Cheng CO. LTD. –– China 
  • The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort by AppleOne Mactan, Inc. (AMI) –– Philippines 
  • The Residences at the St Regis Jakarta by PT Permadani Khatulistiwa Nusantara –– Indonesia 
  • Trust Legend by New Lotus Investments Company Limited -–– Macau 
  • Vittorio Residence by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited –– Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • YU Kiroro by Kiroro Resort Development –– Japan 

Best Housing Development (Asia) 

  • Baan Issara Bangna by C.I.N. Estate Co., Ltd. –– Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Belgravia Green by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of the Tong Eng Group) –– Singapore 
  • Lavila De Rio by KIEN A Corporation –– Vietnam 
  • Serenia Hills by PT Intiland Development Tbk –– Indonesia 

Best Retail Development (Asia) 

  • Alpha City by Alpha King –– Vietnam
  • Central Embassy by Central Group –– Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • H Queen’s by Henderson Development Agency Ltd –– Hong Kong 
  • The Podium by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines 
  • XIAN SKP by Shaanxi Jintaihengye Real Estate Co., Ltd. 

Best Office Development (Asia) 

  • Alpha Town by Alpha King –– Vietnam 
  • Arc 380 by Tong Eng Group –– Singapore 
  • Cebu Exchange by Cebu Lavana Land Corporation (a subsidiary of ArthaLand Corporation) – Philippines 
  • District 8 Office Complex by Agung Sedayu Group –– Indonesia 
  • Menara JLand by Johor Land Berhad –– Malaysia 
  • M-Tower by Mottama Development Group Co., Ltd. –– Myanmar 
  • Spaces Chamchuri Square by Spaces –– Thailand 
  • The Executive Centre: Two Chinachem Central by The Executive Centre –– Hong Kong 
  • The Podium West Tower by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER) 

Best Hotel Development (Asia) 

  • Mandarina Colombo by Macksons Properties –– Sri Lanka 
  • The Westin Jakarta by Gamaland –– Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Twin Lakes Hotel by Global-Estate Resorts Inc. of Megaworld Corporation –– Philippines 

Best Township Development (Asia) 

  • BSD City by Sinar Mas Land –– Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Iloilo Business Park by Megaworld Corporation –– Philippines 
  • Taman Seri Austin by UMLand –– Malaysia 

Best Mixed Use Development (Asia) 

  • Almás @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad –– Malaysia 
  • District 8 by Agung Sedayu Group –– Indonesia 
  • Dragon Riverside City by Phu Long Developer –– Vietnam 
  • Golden City by Golden Land Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. –– Myanmar 
  • Greater Euro Ville by Peng Huoth Group –– Cambodia 
  • Park View Residence by Jiguur Grand Group –– Mongolia 
  • Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd –– Singapore 
  • The Podium Complex by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines 
  • Thew Talay Estate Cha Am – Hua Hin by Issara United Co., Ltd. & Issara United Development Co., Ltd. –– Thailand 
  • Skypark by New World Development Company Limited –– Hong Kong 
  • Zhuhai International Convention Center Phase 1 by Zhuhai Huafa Group Co. Ltd. –– China (REGIONAL WINNER) 

Best Green Development (Asia) 

  • Kota Baru Parahyangan by PT Butapera Intiland –– Indonesia  
  • Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd –– Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Mount Pavilia by New World Development Company Limited –– Hong Kong 
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail by Berjaya Corporation Berhad –– Malaysia 
  • The Podium Complex by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines 
  • TongLou Town by Chongqing MCC Hongcheng Real-Estate Co., Ltd. –– China 

Best Universal Design Development (Asia) 

  • Center of Joindo by Inner Mongolia Joindo Real Estate Co., Ltd. –– China 
  • Central Embassy by Central Group –– Thailand 
  • District 8 Office Complex by Agung Sedayu Group –– Indonesia 
  • H Queen’s by Henderson Development Agency Ltd –– Hong Kong 
  • JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd –– Singapore 
  • Le Méridien Cam Ranh Bay Resort & Spa by KIEN A Corporation –– Vietnam 
  • M-Tower by Mottama Development Group Co., Ltd. –– Myanmar 
  • The Podium Complex by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER) 



Best Condo Architectural Design (Asia) 

  • 8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited –– Singapore 
  • Alpha City by Alpha King –– Vietnam 
  • Altair by Indocean Developments (Pvt) Ltd –– Sri Lanka (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Glorious Mansion by Long For Group Holdings Limited –– China 
  • Mount Pavilia by New World Development Company Limited –– Hong Kong 
  • Scenia.Bay by Nam Tien Lao Cai Jsc. Co. –– Vietnam 
  • Sunplay The Heights Bangsaray by Sunplay Asia Limited –– Thailand 
  • Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd –– Singapore 
  • Taman Anggrek Residences by Agung Sedayu Group –– Indonesia 
  • The CUVÉE by Chaopraya Mahanakorn Public Company Limited. –– Thailand 
  • The Smith by Triniti Land –– Indonesia 
  • The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd –– Singapore 

Best Housing Architectural Design (Asia) 

  • KUUN by ACE Estate Group., Ltd. –– Thailand 
  • MU-Samui by Neo Estate Corporations Co.,Ltd – Thailand 
  • Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited –– Singapore (REGIONAL WINNER) 

Best Retail Architectural Design (Asia) 

  • Central Embassy by Central Group –– Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Landmark Riverside Park – Phase II: Danzishi Old Street by LWK & Partners –– China 
  • The Podium by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines 

Best Office Architectural Design (Asia) 

  • Alpha Town by Alpha King –– Vietnam 
  • Centrium Square by Feature Development Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group) –– Singapore 
  • Gama Tower by Gamaland –– Indonesia (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Olympic Vanke Centre by LWK & Partners –– China 
  • The Podium West Tower by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines 

Best Hotel Architectural Design (Asia) 

  • Citadines Berawa Beach Bali by Genesis Indojaya –– Indonesia 
  • Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort by Apex Development Public Company Limited –– Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER) 

Best Condo Interior Design (Asia) 

  • Amber45 by UOL Group Limited –– Singapore 
  • JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd –– Singapore 
  • One Kai Tak by LWK & Partners –– Hong Kong 
  • Star Polaris 23 by Peng Huoth Group –– Cambodia 
  • Tang Palace by Dynasty Property –– China 
  • Taman Anggrek Residences by Agung Sedayu Group — Indonesia 
  • The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort by AppleOne Mactan, Inc. (AMI) –– Philippines 
  • The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd –– Singapore 
  • Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya by Habitat Group Co., Ltd. – Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER) 

Best Housing Interior Design (Asia) 

  • LEROY Ruamrudee by Habitat Group Co., Ltd. –– Thailand (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Star Platinum Euro Ville by Peng Huoth Group –– Cambodia 

Best Hotel Interior Design (Asia) 

  • 85 SOHO@Upper Pansodan by Mother Construction & Greenhub (a subsidiary of LHN Limited) –– Myanmar 
  • Le Méridien Cam Ranh Bay Resort & Spa by KIEN A Corporation –– Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER) 

Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design (Asia) 

  • Celadon City by Gamuda Land –– Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Euro Park by Peng Huoth Group –– Cambodia 
  • Golden City by Golden Land Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. –– Myanmar 
  • The Podium Complex by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines 

Best Residential Landscape Architectural Design (Asia) 

  • Cayla Private Urban Tropical Residence by Cayla Private Equity Co.,Ltd –– Thailand 
  • KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd. –– Thailand 
  • Lavila De Rio by KIEN A Corporation –– Vietnam (REGIONAL WINNER) 
  • Taman Anggrek Residences by Agung Sedayu Group –– Indonesia 
  • Time·Yalong Bay by Sanya Zhonghaijun Investment and Property Development Company Limited and Sanya Jiulong Nursery Development and Construction Company Limited –– China 
  • Yuccie Square, Yuen Long by LWK & Partners –– Hong Kong 



PropertyGuru Icon Award 

  • Dr. Andrew L. Tan, Chairman and CEO, Megaworld Corporation –– Philippines (REGIONAL WINNER) 



PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Mongolia) 2018 

Best Mixed Use Development  

WINNER: Park View Residence by Jiguur Grand Group 

Best Condo Development 

WINNER: Mandala Town by Moncon Construction LLC 

Best Developer (Mongolia) 

WINNER: Jiguur Grand Group 



PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Japan) 2018 

Best Condo Development (Japan) 

WINNER: YU Kiroro by Kiroro Resort Development 

Special Recognition for Value for Money Development 

WINNER: Global L-seed 

Special Recognition for Customer Sales Satisfaction 

WINNER: ITOCHU Property Development 



PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) 2018 

Best Boutique Developer 

WINNER: Weston Property Developments 

Best Condo Development (Australia) 

WINNER: Arc by Crown Group