This 3,200 square meter compound is accessed by a long driveway surrounded by a beautiful garden and a bamboo hedge at the end. Constructed in the 1920’s, Golden Tips was the Group Engineer’s bungalow. This bungalow has since been renovated twice in 2004 and 2017.
Golden Tips has 3 bedrooms, a dining area, and a spacious living room. The lawn is maintained with a fine-eye for flowers in autumn and boasts many mature trees that line it. ‘Golden Tips’ refers to the small, unopened leaves of the tea plant. Years ago, tea farmers in China realized that the tips of the plants were the sweetest part of the plants. Over long winters, the tea plants store all the nutrients in itself. Come spring, the nutrients are then pushed out to the tea tips, making it robust, just in time for harvest. The term "tippy" indicates the tea plants that are mostly, if not entirely made of tips.