‘Ferrari lady’ puts Astrid Hill GCB on the market for $52 mil

A house at the end of a cul-de-sac on a quiet street on Astrid Hill is on the market with a price tag of $52 million, with several agents specialising in landed property marketing it. The single-storey Good Class Bungalow (GCB) sits on a 26,983 sq ft, elevated freehold plot. The asking price therefore translates to $1,927 psf.
The Good Class Bungalow on Astrid Hill with the majestic rain tree towering above it (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
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The owner of the house is Shi Ka Yee, who is in her 70s and has been dubbed the “Ferrari lady” by the press for her misdemeanours while driving her red Ferrari across town. She is said to have caused a traffic jam in the middle of Orchard Road when she stopped her Ferrari in front of a tour bus in 2016, blocking off three out of the five lanes. In February 2014, she reportedly punched another motorist after getting into an argument with him along Telok Ayer Street in the CBD.
Standing at the corner of her property on Astrid Hill is a majestic rain tree that towers above the roof of her house. It is said to be at least 80 years old and has been there well before Shi moved into the house in 1979.
The tree’s overhanging branches, however, became the source of a dispute between her and her neighbour, Nasrat Muzayyin and his wife Priscilla Goh, four years ago.
It happened in February 2015 when Muzayyin engaged an arborist to trim the overhanging branches from the rain tree, according to a court judgment. Shi then drove to the Muzayyins’ house and berated the family. She left when Muzayyin told her to leave. But she returned shortly and removed the key from the “cherry picker”, a lorry with a tall crane used by the arborist’s worker to prune the branches.
When Muzayyin stood in front of her Porsche to stop her from leaving with the key, Shi revved the engine and edged her car towards Muzayyin before...