Yao Wenlong Buys S$400K JB Townhouse To Be His Family’s Forever Home
“Actually, when it comes to buying a house, what my experience has told me is that the most important thing is, my wife has to really like it!” he said.
Check out Mediacorp artiste Yao Wenlong’s fancy new home.
The 52-year-old shared on Instagram last week (Nov 27) that he’s now the owner of this double-storey townhouse, after searching for a new home for his family for ages.
Wenlong and his wife, Jenny Tsai, 39, have a son, Jianyu, 17, and a daughter, Luohui, seven, together.
“I viewed many houses before this, and eventually decided to buy this. The reason is my wife likes the interior and size of this house the best, and what’s most important is that the two rooms for our kids are the same size, with their own toilets, so there’s no worry that anyone will say that we’re biased,” he wrote in his caption.
Wenlong also described his house-hunting journey as an arduous task similar to “climbing mountains and crossing rivers”.
He shared that they came across a couple of difficulties in the process, but were able to get through those difficulties after receiving help from a couple of benefactors.
“Actually, when it comes to buying a house, what my experience has told me is that the most important thing is, my wife has to really like it!” he joked.
Wenlong also spoke to 8world, where he shared more about his new purchase. The actor revealed that his new home is a double-storey townhouse measuring 4,000 sq ft, that cost about RM1.3mil (S$400,000).
It’s a definite upgrade from his current place, a single-storey townhouse that’s about 1,300 sq ft, with only three rooms.
“For our [current] house, my son’s room was bigger, and my daughter’s room was smaller. The two of them needed to share a toilet as well, and I found it very troublesome. So I found this place, where both rooms were the same size, and they each have their own toilets, so they wouldn’t need to fight for the toilet,” Wenlong shared.
Describing his new place as his forever home, Wenlong let on that he intends to spend about RM300,000 (S$92,000) on renovations. He hopes to complete everything before the upcoming Lunar New Year, which will fall on January 22 2023.
So what will he be focusing on for the renovations? Wenlong revealed that he isn’t intending to make any huge changes to the overall layout. He shared that he will only be adding a couple of windows, as well as revamping the kitchen for his wife, who loves to cook.
He added that he also intends to transform the house’s front yard, to make it into a space where he and his family can entertain friends and relatives over hotpot or a barbecue meal, while surrounded by flowers.
Photos: Yao Wenlong/Instagram, 8world