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An Interview with AscendPoint

Despite the extremely busy schedule for Choon Chong, EZ Australia was lucky to have some moment with this boutique firm, AscendPoint for a short interview.

What is AscendPoint?

AscendPoint (founded in 2011) is a Chartered Accounting firm and Registered Tax Agent based in exclusive Hawthorn – an inner suburb of Melbourne.

Who is Choon Chong?

A qualified Chartered Accountant, a Certified Practising Accountant, a Registered Tax Agent, a Master’s holder, an Entrepreneur: AscendPoint’s Managing Partner!

How is AscendPoint different from others?

It specialises in Property: Property Developers, Real Estate Agents, Property Investors: local and foreign. And, it is a 1-stop shop for all facets of business accounting, taxation including compliance (such as lodgement of tax returns), tax planning and advice for Company, Trusts (family, discretionary, unit), Individuals, Partnerships and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF).

What makes it really stand out from the “rabble” is Choon’s unyielding passion to solve a client’s issues no matter what and to bring this further forward by highlighting value-adding opportunities that clients didn’t even know existed.

What is the biggest challenge your clients are facing?

Obviously, to pay taxes! However, when clients pay taxes, it actually means they have done well, and are profitable. Hence, our role is to help them to navigate the Tax Legislations, through effective tax planning, saving them taxes legally.

What are your plans for the future?

We aim to open branches in other locations in Victoria as we expand our reach to more clients. We are excited because from our clients’ testimonials, we know that our service proposition sticks well with them.

We are also venturing into the Personal Finance Management space and will soon be launching ‘moneyvase’ which will help users to take control and grow their wealth. Stay tuned!

Does your company engage in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives?

In Australia, we are definitely considered a lucky country, and hence we always want to give back to the community. We work with charity organisations for instance the Dana Charity Group who have similar aligned values. 

Website: www.ascendpoint.com.au

AscendPoint访谈录

在AscendPoint管理者Choon Chong繁忙日程中,《御智澳大利亚》把握时间空隙与这家目前锐气十足的公司进行了短暂的采访。

AscendPoint是什么?

成立于2011年的AscendPoint是一家特许会计师事务所和注册税务代理公司,总部位于墨尔本内郊区Hawthorn。

Choon Chong是何人?

他是一名的合格特许会计师、注册执业会计师、注册税务师,硕士学位持有者和企业家,同时是AscendPoint的管理合伙人。

AscendPoint与其他公司不同之处?

特定专注于房地产领域:包括房地产开发商,房地产代理,也包含本地和国外房地产投资者。此外,提供一站式业务,涵盖商业会计、税务包括合规退税 (提交纳税申报), 为公司、信托(家庭、自由支配、单位)、个人、合伙企业和自我管理退休金(SMSF)提供税务规划相关的各种业务。

至于真正让公司从一大片同行中脱颖而出的,是Choon Chong永不屈服的热诚,耗尽全力彻底解决客户的问题,并通过为客户开拓更多对他们未知的进阶增值机会强调这个主旨。

客户群面临的最大挑战是什么?

当然是纳税问题。然而,当客户必须缴纳税务时,实际上意味着他们事业状况良好,并且盈利。因此,我们的作用是透过有效的税收筹划方案,为他们合理减轻税务负担。

对于未来有何计划?

公司首要目标是在维多利亚的其他地方开设分支机构,以扩大客户群范畴。我们很激奋,因为从客户的评价中,得悉我们的服务主张对他们很有吸引力。

另外,我们也即将进军个人理财领域,并很快推出“moneyvase”的企划,协助客户管控和增进自身的财富。请继续关注!

公司是否参与企业社会责任倡议?

澳大利亚被认为是一个受到幸运之神眷顾的国家,我们当然也秉持着积极回馈社会的宗旨。所以,我们与价值观一致的慈善组织携手合作,比如檀那慈善集团(Dana Charity Group)。

网站: http://www.ascendpoint.com.au

Great Architecture Is neither Limited to a Different Era or Style nor to Technology – Jesse Ant Architects (ARBV, Melbourne) 建筑设计事务所

Jesse Ant Architects was founded in 2013 by Antry Lau and Jessica Wang, as a husband and wife practice; they met at the University of Melbourne, and graduated together in 2009. They pursued careers in different firms, acquiring valuable skills from a diverse range and scale of architectural projects.


Jessica and Antry then started their own practice, Jesse Ant Architects. Almost 10 years later, the practice has evolved into what it is today because of their passionate multi-disciplinary approach delivering exceptional architectural design. This has not gone unnoticed by the Asia Pacific Property Awards:

  • The Tara, Kew (Best Architecture Single Residence Australia, 2021-2022)
  • Author Townhome, Box Hill South (Best Architecture Multiple Residence Australia, 2021-2022)
  • Rutland Road, Box Hill (Best Office Architecture Australia, 2021-2022)
  • Monash One, Clayton (Best Architecture Multiple Residence Australia, 2021-2022)
  • Ormond One, Ormond (Architecture Multiple Residence Australia, 2022-2023)

Each project begins from scratch and has its own character and needs. Each of the projects produce a unique outcome and aesthetic, which is clearly driven by their passion to explore and carefully ponder clients’ architectural conundrums.

Both Jessica and Antry believe that collaboration and teamwork cannot be overstated enough. They have confidence in their vast experience and knowledge and value critical input from their studio team: brainstorming concepts, driving realisation of projects and analysing projected outcomes. Teamwork is also built and showcased through out of work activities including the 2022 Dragon Boat Regatta in which the studio team won the second-place award for the corporate racing division.

When it comes to their clients, they know what meets the bar and how to resolve practical needs. Clients recognise the value of architectural language and stay satisfied for a very long time. During the planning stage, clients can typically face a tedious process: awaiting approvals, integrating feedback from consultants, dealing with the unexpected; Jesse Ant have built-up a large reservoir of knowledge and experience to navigate such situations efficiently. Even mundane tasks such as communication and coordination can also prove to be challenging; herein lies what Jesse Ant Architects believe to be a major strength, their ability to effortlessly coordinate the wants and needs of a myriad of consultants.

The next five years will see Jesse Ant wanting to further grow their diverse portfolio to encompass commercial, educational, mix-use development, and boutique residential projects. How will they strive to accomplish this? There is a growing demand from clients for bespoke designs to express their sense of individuality – customisation and specificity become central design elements. And always the push for an architecturally distinguished outcome.

” …Passion, focus and sensibility are key attributes of a masterful design.

A deep passion for outstanding architecture drives Jesse Ant Architects. In addition, the individual strengths of its two principal actors sustain excellence at a very high level: Antry is bold and decisive, whilst Jessica is detail-orientated and micro-manages the practice’s operation. Each one’s fortes perfectly augment the other, allowing for sophisticated architectural aspects to be managed forward over multiple architectural disciplines.

Their most recent recognition was by the World Architecture Festival, where their design of a Childcare Centre in Glen Waverley has been shortlisted for the future projects category. Jessica and Antry will be presenting this project to a live jury in Lisbon in December this year. This will not be the last you hear of them.

Jesse Ant 建筑设计事务所于 2013 年由 Antry Lau 和 Jessica Wang 伉俪在墨尔本共同创立。他们相遇于墨尔本大学,并于 2009 年共同取得建筑系硕士学位,此后相继在不同的事务所参与不同类型与规模的建筑设计。在积累了数年有价值的经验后,共同创立了 Jesse Ant 建筑设计事务所,致力于为生活,工作,学习和休闲,创造富有艺术感的空间。十余年如一日,基于他们对多个领域设计的热情,事务所发展至今日的规模。

事务所于近年悉数荣获了数个“亚太地区最佳建筑设计奖”(Asia Pacific Property Awards)。该奖项是广富盛名且广受认可的建筑设计奖项之一,由80多名行业专家组成的独立评审团进行评审,基于高品质的设计标准上专注衡量建筑项目的前瞻性,可塑性与创造性。获此殊荣的墨尔本项目包括:

  • The Tara, Kew (2021-2022年度澳洲最佳个体住宅设计) 
  • Author Townhome, Box Hill South (2021-2022年度澳洲最佳联排住宅设计)
  • Rutland Road, Box Hill (2021-2022年度澳洲最佳办公楼设计)
  • Monash One, Clayton (2021-2022年度澳洲最佳精品公寓设计)
  • Ormond One, Ormond (2022-2023年度澳洲最佳联排住宅设计)

出自Jesse Ant事务所的每个项目设计都独具风格特色,设计师们热衷于营造不一样的建筑空间,并认真思考业主的需求。

从项目初期的概念整合到后期的理念归一,Antry 与 Jessica 坚信团队协作的深远意义。他们自信于积累的设计经验和知识面,欢迎并重视团队成员的各方面投入:概念头脑风暴,从方案到项目落地的各个环节。团队协作在各种公司团建中也得到了锻炼,包括2022年参加墨尔本赛龙舟比赛,并喜获企业赛银奖。

面向客户层面,在设计规划阶段,客户需要面对相对冗长且枯燥的阶段,其中包括等待项目批准,整合顾问方给予的反馈,应对未知突发情况等等。对于此类过程,基于过去十余年的丰富经验,以实现客户的实际需要为基准,Jesse Ant事务所深知如何高效应对与顾问团队及客户间的沟通事宜,尽管保持高效沟通与协作通常颇具挑战性。

面对近期市场上‘定制设计’热潮的涌现,越来越多的顾客更倾向于能凸显其‘个性’的建筑设计。对此,在未来的五年间,Jesse Ant建筑事务所将继续致力于多领域定制化设计,专注于满足客户的个性和差异化需求,其中涵盖商业类项目,教育类项目,多元化项目及精品住宅类项目等。

“…热情,专注和敏锐,是成就大师级设计的关键。”

 对出色设计的深厚热情是 Jesse Ant 建筑设计事务所不断前行的原动力。除此之外,事务所的两位主理人互补互助的个性及各自理念的优势,为公司的持续发展铺垫了完美基石。Antry的决策性与前瞻性,配合Jessica的细节把控与管理,成就了不同领域各具特色的设计。

更值得一提的是,近期建筑事务所设计的位于 Glen Waverley 的幼儿中心被世界建筑节(World Architecture Festival)提名了“未来最具潜力教育类项目“。Antry与Jessica已受邀,将于今年12月前往葡萄牙首都里斯本发表此项目。

Jesse Ant建筑设计事务所,致力做最精湛的设计,成为未来最无限的可能。

202/35 Whitehorse Road, Deepdene VIC 3103, Australia 
— P. 03 9817 6788 — info@jesseantarchitects.com.au

Secure a perfect community living for you and your loved ones at Underbank 确保您与所爱家人拥有完美的社区生活

Furthering the concept of community living and providing one of Victoria’s most picturesque landscapes in the heart of Bacchus Marsh, Underbank is a lot more than an ordinary master-planned community. Once an old stud farm, it has been thoughtfully designed to emerge as one of the most preferred places to buy a home in Victoria. Whether you are looking for an affordable size lot of less than 400 sq. meters or a sizeable block ranging from 800-1000 sq. meters or even an exhilarating riverside lot, this place has something for everyone’s need. Offering a comfortable urban life with breath-taking view and all the requisite amenities starting at a reasonable rate of just $253,000 makes Underbank a perfect place for first-time homebuyers. You just need to get in touch with their team and the best people will assist you in bringing your dream home into a reality.

Its location is the icing on the cake! Located in the heart of the town and having proximity to the Bacchus Marsh Train Station and Western Freeway, the place has been thoughtfully built keeping in view the comforts of urban living for its residents. In addition to that, it also has an easy access to the Melbourne CBD.

Be it food or your health, education, or leisure; Underbank has much more to offer than a mere luxury apartment. This place has everything available for its residents that one could ever think of; from mesmerising views and landscapes to an exclusive town centre with good cafes, restaurants, and retail spaces for an alluring dining experience, from a magnificent clubhouse to a huge play area with all sporting facilities, lush green streets to walk, a huge swimming pool and a toddler pool, well-equipped gym, private area for meetings and events and everything else that you need for a comfortable living. Alongside a natural lake, Underbank’s Town Centre is its crowning accomplishment. It is not just a hub of food outlets and supermarkets but also has a provision for a farmer’s market, which allows the residents to directly buy from the regional producers.

As much as they care for your convenience, they are also adamant about environmental protection and sustainable living. Underbank has an intimate connection with Mother Nature; surrounded by exuberant greenery, natural waterways, and wide-open spaces, it brings nature right to your doorstep. The rich heritage of Underbank as farmland of unique flora and fauna is being kept alive at every corner of the strategically designed landscape.

If you are looking for a perfect blend of nature, comfort and serenity at the most affordable price and as per your convenient size, Underbank is your place! So, without wasting much time, take this opportunity to secure a perfect community living with all the modern-day conveniences and a flourishing view for you and your family by registering your interest at underbank.com.au/vision. You may also visit youtu.be/f033dn_2jsc for a more holistic view.

为了推进美好社区生活的概念,作为维多利亚最优美的景观之一,巴克斯马什(Bacchus Marsh)的心脏区域–Underbank超越了一般整体规划社区的既定印象。这个前身为养马场的领域,在历经精心设计后,脱颖而出成为维多利亚热门的购房地点之一。无论您是否正在寻找一个可负担的、小于400平方英尺的面积,或规模较大,范围从800至1000平方英尺的空间,甚至是心旷神怡的河边地段,这个社区皆是汇集各种需求的最佳选择。仅付出25.3万澳元的合理价格,为首次购房者提供舒适、美丽的城镇生活和一切必要设施,Underbank是梦寐以求的完美社区。仅需要和他们的团队取得联系,上述提供最贴心服务的人们将可实现您的梦想。

Underbank项目位于城镇中心锦上添花的关键位置,毗邻巴克斯马什火车站和西部高速公路,全心策划为居民供应便利城市生活。除此之外,透过四通八达的交通路线,将快速直达墨尔本CBD。从健康、教育到休闲领域,Underbank所展现的不仅仅是一套豪华公寓,也为居民提供了一切设想周到的配套;从迷人的景色景观到独特的城镇中心,装潢舒适的咖啡馆、餐厅,还有零售店等诱人餐饮体验,休闲俱乐部会所、拥有各体育设施的巨大游乐区,郁郁葱葱的绿色街道,大型泳池和幼儿泳池,设备齐全的健身房,用于会议和活动的私人区域,最大化的满足优质生活功能。而依傍着一个天然湖泊,这也是Underbank的城镇中心最佳亮点。这里不仅是食品店和超市的中心,而且还有一个农贸市场,居民可以直接从当地农商那里购买新鲜食材。

策划团队不仅关注您的便利,也坚持环境保护和可持续的生活方式。Underbank与大自然有着密切的联系;四周围绕着繁茂的绿色植物、自然水道和开阔空间,家门口呈现一片大自然景象。Underbank的丰富文化遗产,具战略设计的独特动植物和农田共存景观在每个角落展现。

如果您正在寻找自然、舒适和宁静的完美结合,而且还讲究最实惠价格和适宜家居空间,Underbank将是您的头号心仪目标!所以,不要浪费太多时间,抓住这个机会,通过在underbank.com.au/vision 上注册,展示您的兴趣,为自己和家人确保一个完美的社区生活,同时拥有现代便利设施和丰富的景观。您也可以浏览 youtu.be/f033dn_2jsc 以获得更全面的资讯和想法。