Monday 22 July 2019

Dyson buys 'bungalow in the sky' for €49m

High price: Guoco Tower, home of James Dyson’s new penthouse. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
High price: Guoco Tower, home of James Dyson’s new penthouse. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Smith

James Dyson, the billionaire and British tech entrepreneur, has bought the most expensive "super penthouse" in Singapore.

The three-storey "bungalow in the sky" occupies the 62nd to 64th floors - spanning more than 21,000 sq ft - at the top of Singapore's tallest building and was sold for €49m, according to local media.

The five-bedroom Wallich residence, in the Tanjong Pagar Centre, is accessed by its own lift and has its own swimming pool, 600-bottle wine cellar, jacuzzi and private garden with stunning views that include the Marina Bay Sands hotel and Sentosa island, where US President Donald Trump met Kim Jong-un for a historic summit in 2018.

Mr Dyson (72), who invented the bagless vacuum cleaner, announced plans in January to move his company's head office from the UK to Singapore to be closer to its fastest-growing markets.

As one of the most high-profile Brexit advocates of the business world, Mr Dyson and his executives were forced to deny accusations the move east was linked to uncertainties about the UK's post-Brexit economy. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Telegraph.co.uk

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