What brings you to Singapore, Gabriela?
My husband Mario and our four sons Mario, Mauricio, Alejandro and Miguel arrived in Singapore in August last year, having been relocated by Mario’s company, an international bank. We see this as a great opportunity for us to be together and have our first experience in Asia; Singapore is a great country and we’re enjoying every part of it.
This new adventure has enriched me in many ways, and has been a turning point in my life. I’m a painter, so this multicultural city offers me the right elements to evolve, and I want to learn new techniques to incorporate into my style.
I’m also collaborating with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, which is doing a great job here. The organisation has many exciting things to offer, and for me it’s a privilege to be part of it. I’ve met many interesting people already, who I know will continue to be a part of my life.
How did you come to live in this property?
We looked at many apartments before deciding to move into Orchard Scotts in October last year. Our apartment has four larger-than-average bedrooms, and the dining room and living room are very spacious. The light is great, and the high ceilings give the feeling of having more space.
We found everything we were looking for in Orchard Scotts. We wanted a spacious apartment with good amenities, and a central location with an MRT station nearby. This location is so convenient, it’s like living right on Orchard without too much of the buzz. The amenities are excellent for adults and kids. I personally enjoy reading by the pool, and the fact that there is greenery in whichever direction you look.
Why do you feel Orchard Scotts is such a good fit for your family?
One thing that appealed was the fact that you can choose from different layouts to suit everybody. I’ve met many people from different nationalities, which I love, and have also enjoyed some of the activities organised by the management, including a walking tour through the city, which I did in March.
What’s best, though, is the service and impressive quality of the staff who work at Orchard Scotts. They definitely make you feel welcome. The management does a great job and is consistently trying to simplify things for you. Whenever I need something, there’s always a fast and efficient response.