NOC office in Yishun apparently listed for sale on CommercialGuru
UPDATE (October 15, 4:40 p.m.): The list appears to have been removed after our article was published.
Since the beginning of the month, Night Owl Cinematics (NOC) co-founder Sylvia Chan has been in the spotlight for several unpleasant comments made against her employees.
NOC co-founder Sylvia was reportedly caught using abusive language towards staff in audio leak
But that’s not the only major development around NOC, as their premises appear to have been put up for sale.
Listed a week ago, the 3,940-square-foot office in Yishun is reportedly priced at $ 1.1 million on real estate site CommercialGuru.
In response to MS News, NOC co-founder Ryan Tan said he was surprised when he found the list.
NOC office reportedly listed for $ 1.1 million
Although the list in question does not include any details that it is the NOC office, there were several billboards.
For one thing, the property’s address was clearly advertised as 6 Yishun Industrial Street 1, which matches NOC’s registered address on the Accounting and Business Regulatory Authority website. (ACRA).
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The listing also said the property is on the ground floor, which, again, matches the address on the ACRA website.
The floor size shown in the list is also close to what was described in one of the video tours of the NOC office.
The cuisine in the list looks exactly like the one featured in the NOC video tour
The images included in the list also closely resemble the images shown on the NOC office visit videos.
The red brick backdrop and the Secretlab chairs pictured in the listings are almost carbon copies of those seen in the NOC videos.
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But probably the simplest clue lies in the kitchen photo. Here’s how it looks on the property’s website compared to what’s in the NOC video.
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At first glance, nothing seems to be going wrong with the cuisine pictured in the listing. However, on closer inspection, most will notice a familiar logo appearing behind the cartoon clock.
According to NOC videos, the media company moved into the offices, which would have cost them $ 1 million, in November 2017.
The CommercialGuru list can be found here. More photos of the NOC office are available here.
Ryan “surprised” to know more about the list of offices
In response to MS News’ requests, NOC co-founder Ryan Tan said he was “surprised” when his staff forwarded the list to him.
However, as he has not been involved in NOC affairs since May 2021, he said: “I really had nothing to do”.
Since Ryan only learned of the sign-up announcement in the midst of the ongoing saga, his concern continues to center on other issues and people close to his heart.
Here is Ryan’s statement in full:
I have heard rumors from real estate agents that the NOC has put their office up for sale. But there are a lot of unfounded and mostly false rumors about NOC or me, and I would generally dismiss them.
So yes, I was surprised when one of my Reno King associates sent me the list. But I haven’t been involved with the business since May 2021, so I really didn’t have to do anything. In addition, I learned of the existence of the list during the ongoing controversy, and I had other things on my mind and people that worried me and continue to be concerned.
Like many others, I am understandably sad about this turn of events. I have spent many good years at the NOC and I hope they will come out of it.
MS News has contacted NOC and Sylvia for a statement and will update this article upon their return.
A rather fortuitous list
While the timing of the announcement and the recent saga is more of a coincidence, it remains to be seen whether the two events are linked.
Ultimately, we hope that Sylvia and NOC will see through the storm they find themselves in and that all parties will be able to resolve their differences amicably.
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Featured image adapted from CommercialGuru.