Daily Archives: April 5, 2014 (10 Articles Found)

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Geylang’s changing image revived interest among HDB upgraders and investors

Analysts say Geylang’s changing image has revived interest in the property market over the last few years. This is bolstered by the fact that private properties there, which are just a stone’s throw from the downtown area, are…

Fire engulfs engineering laboratory at NUS, two taken to NUH

A fire broke out at a NUS laboratory in the engineering faculty on Fri night. One graduate student, who had been in the laboratory, and a security officer were taken to NUH for smoke inhalation. They have been…

Going big: Warehouse retailing in Singapore

Warehouse retailers in Singapore reap the benefits of lower rent, particularly in the current environment where business costs are rising, but industry watchers say it is key that they have more to offer to keep consumers coming in.…

When conserving landmarks, consider what heartlanders want

Compared to the colonial shophouses along the Singapore River or the iconic Raffles Hotel, the former McDonald’s outlet at King Albert Park holds little value, if one gauges heritage value strictly according to historical and architectural merits. So,…

Investor stymies UIC’s SingLand takeover bid

A key investor has sold a large tranche of its shares in Singapore Land yesterday in a strategic bid to hinder moves by United Industrial Corporation (UIC) to privatise the firm. Global equity investment fund Silchester International Investors…

To the Farmers’ Market

We now have hundreds of community gardens, where volunteers bond and take part in a meaningful hobby. I told AVA that we should help those community gardens which want to increase the yield or “professionalise” their hobby through…

Hong Leong to launch Commonwealth Towers

Commonwealth Towers, a high-rise condominium on Commonwealth Ave is set to launch in early May, but the showflat will open for public preview on 13 Apr. The 845-unit development sits on 130,101 sqft of land and is linked…

Latest property market offerings include the old and the new

A range of properties has hit the market this month, from heritage shophouses to sleek new strata shops. Buyers with a taste for old- world elegance may be attracted to the adjoining two-storey conservation shophouses near the junction…

Pasir Panjang set to get boost from Master Plan

Pasir Panjang has long been associated with container ports and warehouses but that image is changing, consultants say. Private apartments, mostly low-rise and freehold, now line the western stretch of Pasir Panjang Road close to Clementi Road. Consultants…

Hotel Singapore or the Sacred Place?

To questions of low fertility and declining social cohesion, we have to add the question of values. From their origins, cities have relied on three great characteristics – what I call the sacred, the safe and the busy.…

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