Song Saa wins the top award

Luxury property developer Brocon Company last week bagged top honours at the inaugural South East Asia Property Awards with its latest project Song Saa Private Island named Best Villa Development in Southeast Asia.

In addition to the regional accolade, the Australian-run group secured two local awards for Best Developer and Best Development in Cambodia, beating competition from contenders such as Koh Puos Investment Group and Mekong Gardens.

“We were certainly extremely honoured to receive the awards for best development and best developer in Cambodia, but we were truly humbled to have Song Saa awarded Best Villa Development in Southeast Asia,” Brocon CEO Rory Hunter said, adding that the competition comprised some of the world’s finest developments.

Song Saa Private Island, which is located in the south-western Koh Rong Archipelago, is in the final stages of completion and is set to open on February 13. Brocon’s success is expected to contribute towards the emerging international acknowledgement Cambodia’s coastline has started to experience, according to Hunter.

“Winning the award [Best Villa Development in Southeast Asia] is a great honour for us and the country. It’s the first time Cambodia has won such an award and it now puts the south coast officially on the map,” he said.

CBRE Indochina Chairman David Simister told the Post the recognition the project has received is well deserved.

“Song Saa beat the regional competition including Bali and Phuket on merit. It is a fresh and exciting project using natural materials and original design in producing a product that rightly graces the pages of Condor Naste and other leading publications.”

The awards, which aim to enhance professionalism and design in the region’s real estate sector, attracted more than 1,500 nominations, Terry Blackburn, CEO of event organisers Ensign Media and publisher of Property Report South East Asia said at the ceremony held in Singapore.

“These figures are a testament to the breadth and variety of quality developments in the region. They are also a reflection of the growing strength of the industry in Southeast Asia.”