Most Expensive Home In Singapore

If the sale goes through, the most expensive home in Singapore could be 33 Nassim Road, being sold by the Wing Tai Holdings Ltd (WINGT).  This prime property is located near Orchard Road, Singapore’s shopping hub. The company’s chairman, Cheng Wai Keung is asking S$300 million or $242 million for it. The property has an expanse of 85,000-square-feet and includes a two-story house, a swimming pool and tennis court. The value of the property is not due to the house itself but because of its prime location. Apart from being close to the prime shopping belt, it is near the Botanic Gardens, the British high commission and the embassies of Russia and Japan. Since the huge size of the plot, it could be sold as two separate lots, which could accommodate five homes.

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Alan Cheong of Savills (Singapore) Pte stated that this is a very high price even for potential buyers with ultra high net worth. He predicts that the property may go to an Indian or Russian tycoon. In comparison, the most expensive property up for sale in the US, the Crespi-Hicks Estate in Dallas, owned by the former owner of Texas Rangers  Tom Hicks is listed for just $135 million. Singapore happens to be the second most expensive market for real estate after Hong Kong. The growing number of millionaires has added to the demand for luxury real estate. According to BCG’s data, Singapore’s millionaire households went up by 14% in 2011.

The proportion of millionaire homes in the island state is the highest in the world at 17%, followed closely by Qatar and Kuwait. The most expensive home in Singapore till date is the S$87.5 million property on Swettenham Road, also close to the Botanic Gardens. 33 Nassim Road is currently owned by Winright Investment Pte. Cheng and his wife happen to be shareholders of this company, which was established in 1995 to hold properties for long term investment purposes. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., are the sole marketing agent for this property.

[Source: Most-Expensive Journal]

Most Expensive Batman Comics

Batman has become one of the most popular comic book characters of all time since his creation over 70 years ago. This success may be due to the fact that, unlike most costumed crime fighters, Batman has no superhuman powers; he relies on his extraordinary detective skills, peak physique and an array of high-tech gadgets to defeat his enemies.

Of course, 70 years of continuous publication have made certain early issues particularly valuable. These are the most expensive Batman comics of all time.

Batman #1 (Spring 1940) – $359,000

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Despite being the first comic to feature Batman in its title, Batman #1 is not the first appearance of the caped crusader. A hero is defined by his adversaries, however, and this historical comic featured the first appearances of two of Batman’s most enduring foes—the Joker and Catwoman. The former is, of course, the dark knight’s most iconic nemesis while the latter has been Batman’s enemy, ally and lover over the years.

 

Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) – $1,380,000

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Batman made his debut in this issue of the pulp-inspired comic magazine after which National Publications later took its name—DC Comics. The Batman of these days was, however, a bit darker than the Batman with which most readers are familiar. This Batman, as originally conceived by artist Bob Kane and developed (uncredited) by writer Bill Finger, had no qualms about taking the lives of the petty criminals he fought. It wasn’t until the introduction of Robin almost a year later that Batman began to lighten up on Gotham’s criminals and leave them breathing.

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Most Expensive Beats By Dr. Dre

Beats Electronics, founded b. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Interscope chairman Jimmy lovine, burst onto the audio scene in 2006 and has quickly become one of the world’s most recognized headphone and audio equipment manufacturers.

Audiophiles have scoffed at the price of the headphones for the quality they produce, claiming they produce too much bass which distorts the sound, but despite their technical merits, the trendy headsets continue to gain popularity for their brand image.

Beats headphones generally run a couple hundred dollars but if you were wondering what the most expensive pair of beats you could purchase today where, it is likely the pro series which is priced at $399.95 USD.

Of course there have been many custom designer pairs of the headphones made in recent years.

5. Colorware Illusion Beats By Dre Dre – $1000

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Colorware, where you can create and buy your own custom beats, pulled out all the stops with this series and used an iridescent paint scheme to which delivers color changing effects to the headphones depending upon the viewing angle.

 

4. Crystal Rocked Black Chrome Studio Beats By Dr Dre – $1575

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This pair of beats features a black mirrored finish and the B logo is adorned with black diamond Swarovski crystals.

 

3. Crystal Rocked 24ct Gold Plated Beats by Dr Dre – $2350

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If you’d rather just have the 24ct gold and withhold the crystals, Crystal Rocked still has you covered with this limited edition pair of beats.

 

2. Crystal Rocked Swarovski Glamour series – $2650 USD

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Are your headphones not complete unless they are made of both 24ct Gold and rocking Swarovski Dorado crystals?

 

1. Graff Diamonds Million Dollar Beats by Dre

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Both Lil Wayne and LMFAO have been spotted wearing these diamond encrusted headphones.

[Source: Most-Expensive Journal]

Top 10 Most Expensive Burgers

Creating expensive hamburgers has become a common stunt for restaurants around the world during the past 10 years. The burger is best known for its role as the king of fast food, but fine dining has taken the burger and turned it into an intriguing culinary indulgence.

Below is our list of the world’s most expensive burgers.

10. The Rossini – $60
The Burger Bar, Las Vegas

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Chef Hubert Keller has cemented his place as the burger chef by launching his Burger Bar restaurant in 3 locations, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Saint Louis. The most accessible burger on our list, the Rossini comes in at a mere $60.

The Rossini is composed of Kobe beef, sauteed foie gras, shaved truffles, madeira sauce on an onion bun. The burger is named after 19th century Italian composer Giachino Rossini.

If you visit the San Francisco location, you will have to enjoy the burger without the foie gras after the statewide ban went into effect this year. The burger bar might be expensive for a burger restaurant, but it is still affordable if you want to try a gourmet burger. For less than $20, you can create your own Kobe beef burger with the toppings of your choice.

 

9. 777 Burger – about $70 or $777 paired with a bottle of Dom Pérignon
Le Burger Brassiere, Las Vegas

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This expensive Kobe beef burger also features Maine lobster topped with caramelized onions, Brie, crispy prosciutto and 100-year aged balsamic vinegar. The bottle of Rosé Dom Pérignon champagne may actually contribute as much as the burger to the price though.

 

8. The Fleurburger 5000 – $75 (or $5000 when paired with wine)
Fleur, Las Vegas

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Hubert Keller originally gained burger fame for The Fleurburger which was served in his Las Vegas restaurant Fleur de Lys (now renamed simply Fleur). The burger could be ordered by itself for a mere $75.

But, if you were inclined to drop $5,000 on a meal, and enjoyed Bordeaux wine, you could order the burger with a bottle of 1990 Château Pétrus wine. As part of the meal you received a certificate to prove that you ate the world’s most expensive hamburger and wine pairing.

The burger itself was made of Kobe beef and topped with foie gras and black truffles and served on a brioche truffle bun and garnished with a sauce containing even more truffles.

 

7. The DB “Royale” Double Truffle Burger – $120
The DB Bistro Moderne, New York / Daniel Boulud Brasserie, Las Vegas

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In 2007, celebrity chef Daniel Boulud gave the burger a makeover. The unique burger was stuffed with red wine-braised short ribs, off the bone obviously and included foie gras, a mix of root vegetables and preserved black truffle and then a double serving of fresh black truffles to top off the burger. The burger was served on a toasted parmesan and poppy seed bun and a couple choice condiments, fresh horseradish and oven rosted tomato confit.

Today you can visit the DB Bistro Moderne in New York and order the original DB burger, with a few less truffles for $32.

 

6. The Tri-Beef Burger – $125
The Old Homestead Steakhouse, Boca Raton

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This expensive burger was created in 2006 at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in Boca Raton, Florida. Called the Tri-Beef Burger, the burger was made of a blend of three different kinds of beef—American Prime, Japanese Wagyu and Argentine beef. The hamburger was served with signature Chipotle ketchup which included the ingrediants truffles and champagne. The restaurant’s owners donated $10 of every sale of the $125 burger to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Don’t worry too much if you missed this burger in 2006, if you visit one of the Old Homstead Steakhouse locations today you can still order a 20oz Kobe burger for about $40.

 

5. The X Burger – 180,000 won, or about $160
W Hotel, Seoul Korea

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Chef Ciaran Hickey brings you a burger made of Australian Wagyu beef topped with seared foie gras and shaved black truffles on a brioche bun. The burger is topped with tomato, grilled red onion, fresh asparagus, wild pine mushrooms, and a lobster tail and accompanied by a sauce selection of brunoise tomato salsa, dark red wine truffle sauce, and truffle aioli.

 

4. The Richard Nouveau Burger – $175
Wall Street Burger Shoppe, New York

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The Richard Nouveau was a 2008 entry into the burger hall of fame. Named after the fictional writer of PocketChange, an online newsletter about New York’s most expensive offerings published in the 2000s, the Richard Nouveau was available at the Wall Street Burger Shoppe in New York. The ten-ounce Kobe beef burger was topped with black truffles, seared foie gras, aged Gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms and flakes of gold leaf. Like the Fleurburger, it was also served on a brioche bun.

Obviously the expensive cheeseburger wasn’t a huge success for the Wall Street Burger Shoppe, as the restaurant closed and filed for bankruptcy in 2011.

 

3. The Burger – £95, or about $186
Burger King, West London

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Surprisingly enough Burger King the fast food giant has decided to live up to its name by producing the then most expensive burger in the world in 2008.. Simply called “The Burger,” this costly hamburger is was available only in the West London branch of the restaurant chain.

The Burger King creation was made with Wagyu beef. It is also decked with white truffles, onion tempura prepared in Cristal champagne and some of Spain’s finest Pata Negra proscuitto. All of this was presented in an Iranian saffron and truffle bun.

While derided as a cheap marketing stunt, proceeds from The Burger benefited a local charity, Help A London Child.

 

2. Le Burger Extravagant – $295
Serendipity 3, New York

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New York, Serendipity 3, known for also having the world’s most expensive sundae and hotdog, recently launched the Le Burger Extrevagant. The burger consists of a Japanese Waygu beef patty infused with 10-herb white truffle butter and seasoned with smoked sea salt. The cheeseburger features a cheddar cheese aged for 18 months by famed cheesemaker James Montgomery. No Expensive burger is complete without truffles, in this case shaved black ones. The burger also includes a fried quail egg, a blini, creme fraiche, Kaluga caviar on a white truffle-buttered Campagna roll.

What else can bring up the price of this burger? Well it comes with a solid gold toothpick, encrusted with diamonds.

 

1. The Douche Burger – $666
666 Burger, New York

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The douche burger attempts to make a mockery of the entire expensive burger phenomenon. Created by Franz Aliquo and the 666 Burger food truck in New York City, the cheeseburger features a Kobe beef patty wrapped in gold leaf, foie gras, caviar, lobster, truffles, imported aged Gruyere cheese, melted with champagne steam, a kopi luwak barbeque sauce and Himalayan rock salt.

The owner of the food truck, Franz Alique has this to say about the world’s most expensive burger, “It consists of a f—ing burger filled and topped with rich people s–t.”

[Source: Most-Expensive Journal]

Most Expensive Headphones

If you’re like me, you think the point of headphones is to be able to listen to music on the go. Clearly, though, that isn’t the case for some audiophiles. The world’s most expensive headphones are hardly portable.

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Sennheiser, a leading manufacturer of studio and stage microphones, created a limited number of what have been called the best headphones in the world. That’s right, only 300 of these headphones exist—possibly because they’re handmade. The set includes a high-end vacuum tube amplifier with an all-valve signal path and equally high-end electrostatic headphones with gold connectors.

The most expensive headphones in the world originally retailed for around $15,000 and can still be found for less than $30,000. Of course, if you plan on hooking them up to your iPod, you’ll need to leave the amp at home.

Another pair of expensive headphones, the ULTRASONE Edition 9 Limited Edition S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Headphones, come with some cool features. The S-Logic natural surround sound takes the sound out of the headphones and into the room around you for a three-dimensional sound similar to a live concert. Less stress is put on your eardrums because pressure is decreases by up to 40% (3-4dB), allegedly reducing the risk of hearing damage.

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Ultrasone’s expensive headphones also utilize ULE technology with an MU metal shield that reduces radiation by up to 98%. . The ULTRASONE Edition 9 Limited Edition S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Headphones are certainly a luxury to be had by the most discriminating audiophile. At a retail price of $1499.00, they’d better sound good.

[Source: Most-Expensive Journal]