“Different from most retirement homes in Western countries the "DIFFERENCE RESIDENCE" offers living in a village style environment, within a landscaped park with many trees, ponds, waterfall, seating areas and more.
What the “DIFFERENCE RESIDENCE” distinguishes from other similar projects is:
Environmental friendly surroundings, a huge part of the total-surface is a landscaped park with lawns, trees, bushes, small flower hills etc., every villa has a small artificial pond in front of the living area; terrace houses are build along a small stream fit for swimming. The apartment buildings and the houses are well integrated into nature.
About 25,000 sqm of the total area consisting of 140,800 square meter are designed as a “Forest Garden” with plenty of big trees and a huge lagoon with waterfall and seating areas and a pond with fishing terrace. Furthermore a "Forest Hill" with a height of approximetely 25 meteres and a size of 25,600 square meters will be available for our residents with walkways and a roofed terrace on top of the hill providing an panoramic view of the surrounding area and the ocean.
There will be no traffic within the residence, apartments and houses can be reached using walkway or battery-driven golf carts and only owners will have access.
There are no walls inside the residence, the demarcation to the neighbour, take place by means of shrubs, trees and small flower-hills. The residence itself is protected by a 1,80 m high wall around the entire land.
Round the clock security (security cameras and guards) at the three gates and within the entire residence.
All utility lines in the residence for water, electricity, telephone, internet, waste water etc. are placed underground.
Closed circuit wastewater treatment plant.
On the land are four water-wells; two of them to be used for gardening purposes, and feeding pond and artificial waterfall whereas the two others are providing water for apartment and houses. The borehole water is stored in four 50,000 litre underground tanks serving as reservoir.
The residence has as well city water provided by the local Government.
Each villa is equipped with Rooftop Solar Panels.
All buildings and houses offer quality, individuality, and are of a high standard, built under German construction-supervision. Any wood which will be used is purchased from plantations and not taken from intact tropical forests.
- Beautiful designed “Forest Garden” with ponds and artificial waterfall and communal seating areas.
- Three 3-storey apartment buildings with reception desk, in-door garden on Ground Floor with artificial pond, seating area, 3 elevators and roof garden.
- Free standing 3-storey buildings with elevator; a combination of terrace houses and apartments and roof garden.
- Free standing villas with own garden and pond in front of the entrance.
- Administration building with reception (24 hours service) and parking area (cars and motorbikes).
- Separate parking area for cars and motorbikes with roof for sun protection.
- State of the art Rehabilitation Center with integrated pharmacy, inpatient facilities and emergency room, Residence based ambulance car and helicopter base.
Siam Square, a 3-storey building near the entrance of the residence compound with:
- Restaurant serving Thai and International food,
- Cafe Bar an Pub with pool tables,
- VIP Area with comfortable dining in the air-condition restaurant or open air terrace, and DIFFERENCE Quiet Lounge and "Wine Cellar",
- Minimart with 24 hour service,
- Library with plenty of books in different languages, international newspapers and comfortable reading area and Internet faclities,
- Massage with Spa, Sauna, Hair and Nail Salon, Gym, Arts and Craft Room.
- Tour Desk.
- 2 huge saltwater swimming-pools with deck chairs, pool bar and Jacuzzi.
- 2 swimming-pools with deck chairs.
- Jogging Pad and Garden Gym.
- Minimart near to Apartment A, B and C.
- Barbecue Area.
- Beer Garden.
- Art Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating.
- Hilltop Cafe.
- Asia Food Corner with six different cuisines; Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, VIetnamese.
- Thai Sunday-Market.
- Bocce Lane.
- Outdoor Chess.
- Difference Lagoon.
- Fishing Terrace at the pond in the Forest Garden.
- Forest Hill Terrace with panoramic view of ocean and surrounding area.
- Biodynamic Vegetable Garden (Demeter). Our residents are invited to do some garden work and maintain their own vegetable patch.