28 Feb '14, 4am

Villas built on shopping malls. Say whaaaat? #China #property #singapore #lifestyle

Villas built on shopping malls. Say whaaaat? #China #property #singapore #lifestyle

Only thing was, they built it illegally and too high - on top of a multi-storey shopping mall to be exact! Erected in 2009, and covering an area of about three football fields or approximately 20,000 sq.m, Wings Group Co built 25 villas atop Wings Housing Plaza in Hengyang, Hunan. Almost every villa is identical, with blue roofs and painted yellow facades organized around cement yards and large porches, divided by white picket fences. A paved road separates the houses for good measure. Apparently built without a license, the developers have been harangued by the city government to demolish the villas, a summons they have summarily ignored. This blatant disregard for the authorities is yet another example of how the property boom is creating a tug of war between the local authorities and property developers with ordinary citizens stuck in between. Numerous officials and dev...

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