Funny Condo Names

Sometimes I think I should have a series in my blog for funny condominium project names here in Bangkok.  I see advertisements for them from time to time and wonder how a particular name was chosen.

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Take, for example, Rende.  It is located on Sukhumvit Soi 23, one block east of Soi Asoke, so its claim of being just 5 minutes from the BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway is probably accurate.  But what does it mean that it is an “artistic condo for art lovers?” 

And the name “Rende”?  Did they name the condo after the city of Rende, Italy?  If so, why?  Rende does have two museums, but neither is particularly noteworthy.  Maybe the developers named the condo after the city because the city has the largest mall in southern Italy.  Or maybe they named the condo after the Dutch word “rende,” which means “trough,” “furrow,” or “ditch.”  That doesn’t sound very likely, either.

Oh, well, file this under “I” for “inexplicable.”