Our Story

Over 15 years ago, we began our journey to design and create better commercial and residential spaces. That mission has grown. We are now also committed to creating smarter, better cities.


Mr Yi Lin founded Shenglong in 1999. Driven by a passion to deliver more, the family business is now one of China’s top 50 companies, with many international landmarks and awards to its credit.

Since Mr Lin founded the Shenglong Group in Fujian, the company has grown across many cities in China, including NanJing, TianJin, Fuzhou, ZhengZhou and LuoYang, with its headquarters now situated in the heart of Shanghai’s financial district. Mr Yi Lin then partnered with his cousin Mr Joseph Lin, already a successful businessman in the US, to establish City Century LLC, to add value to developments and enhance cities and lives across North America. But Mr Lin didn’t stop there.

The Shenglong Group now partners with companies who develop high-rise office buildings, high-end urban residential spaces and five-star hotel complexes across Asia, Europe, the UK, North America and Australia. At the end of 2013, Shenglong had real estate projects in excess of 30 million square meters, with a total investment of nearly US$25 billion. The family business that has grown to become an international real estate corporation will continue to grow and continue to enhance cities and lives.


Aqualand Australia was established in 2014 so that Australians could benefit from Shenglong’s vision and passion to deliver beyond expectations.

In the short time since Aqualand launched, we have acquired ten development sites. The first, Lindfield Village on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, was released to the Australian market in February 2015 and is now under construction. Another groundbreaking project is The Revy, the exclusive waterfront development at Darling Island in Sydney.

At Aqualand, we are driven by the philosophy of always going that bit further to deliver intelligently designed environments with the kind of detail that exceeds all expectations. We do this by aiming to out see, out think and out do the competition.

We are about inspiring life and helping people live the way they want to.


We started out as a family company and we still see ourselves as one big family with our suppliers, partners and employees all working together as one team.

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