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Property listings: It’s all based on trust

In order to promote the sale or rental of your home, a real estate agent buys advertising space in media channels, including classifieds, print, Internet portals and digital co-broking networks. Those in the industry refer to these as…

BCA: Govt may regulate escalator maintenance

There are currently no regulations on the maintenance of escalators, although the Government is looking into this, BCA said today. “BCA is in the process of reviewing the regulatory framework for escalator safety, which could include regulations on…

LTA to install road safety features at elderly-friendly ‘Silver Zones’

From Aug 2014, LTA will be installing new road safety features for the elderly at selected locations as part of the Silver Zone pilot programme. Some of the new road safety features include special road signs to demarcate…

Older Ang Mo Kio flats selected for HIP

Flats at Blocks 330 to 337 along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 have been selected for the Home Improvement Programme (HIP), which will benefit about 1,200 households in three to five-room flats. PM Hsien Loong revealed this at…

Toa Payoh to get image change with new homes

Toa Payoh’s image as one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates is set to change with more land earmarked for new homes. Although HDB flats in the township are among the priciest here, its BTO units were overwhelmingly subscribed…

Panasonic wants to feed Singaporeans vegetables with its high tech

A unit of Japan’s Panasonic, last week started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in the island state. The move ties…

Refurbished for Mountbatten’s historically rich colonial home

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The Mountbatten estate might be one of Singapore’s oldest neighbourhoods, but the renovated modern bungalows and apartments mask its early beginnings. It could have been the obvious, and cheaper, route for Ms Grace Ban, 57, to take raze…

CBRE: Prices of resale strata offices set to rise, appeal to Chinese buyers

Singapore’s property market is having a slower year but one market segment might be in for significant growth, resale strata-titled offices in the CBD. Prices of these properties are poised to climb this year owing to healthy demand,…

Khaw: ‘Premature’ to relax property cooling measures now

Existing concessions are already in place for those looking to upgrade their properties, and these are “reasonable and sufficient”, said MND Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Mon. MP Foo Mee Har asked in Parliament on Mon if the…

Emergency evacuation plans in place at Sports Hub

The new Sports Hub and National Stadium are designed and operated based on both local fire safety codes and the UK Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, said MCCY Minister Lawrence Wong on Mon, in a written Parliamentary…

Skill and luck playing out in ARA’s private funds. Most properties ADF I bought into have done well, except residential ones

The interplay of skill and luck often plays out in private equity investing and this could well be seen in some of the most notable investments by ARA Private Funds. A club deal sealed just over a weekend…

Underground gas pipe leaks not easy for public to detect

Recently, the water pipes under the roads around my residential estate leaked, causing pools of water on the road. We reported the matter to the authorities and the cause was traced to possible damage to the pipes during…

From sleepy suburb, Woodlands Central to have its own retail and food complex

Woodlands Central, one of four regional centres that will serve as business hubs outside the city, will have its own retail and food complex by 2017. The $31.1 million project has been earmarked to be built in the…

SREITs struggle amid weak sales and declining tourist arrivals in 2H14

The future remains challenging for domestic retail and hospitality REITs, a report by Moody’s Investors Service revealed today. Moody’s revealed that while a healthy operating environment and manageable refinancing risk continue to support the stable outlook for S-Reit…

A brilliant, practical idea for MOH to run its own nursing homes

I refer to the report “MOH may run its own nursing homes” (Aug 1). This is a brilliant, practical idea. These homes would serve as role models and keep MOH’s finger on the pulse of issues related to…

New Turf City operator got into property accidentally

Cogent Holdings’ deputy CEO Benson Tan would tell you the logistics management company stumbled into property management purely by accident with no experience. It had only built warehouses for its own use. The two Grandstand buildings the former…

Discover the central suburb where rental prices are amazingly low. It’s almost as cheap as condos in the OCR

A quiet estate near the city is going against Singapore’s disappointing property market. Hougang, a mature estate in District 19, has a price range that is very close to condominiums Outside the Central Region despite the fact that…

Floravale gives out food rations to the needy

Members of Floravale Neighbourhood Committee packed food rations and made cards of encouragement for beneficiaries of Fei Yue Community Services, before forming a convoy of 20 cars to deliver the rations. Around 250 sacks of rice and 90…

What steps have the authorities taken, or will take, to prevent to prevent gas explosions/accidents?

The gas explosion in Kaohsiung caused by leaks from underground pipes caused many injuries and deaths (“25 killed in Taiwan’s deadliest gas blasts”; last Sat). Similar to Kaohsiung, our water and gas pipes and electrical cables are laid…

What’s been the overall impact of the property cooling measures? Relaxing the curbs, a question of timing. Should the curbs be relaxed soon? Here are the views from the business leaders

The property cooling measures have helped to curb the excesses of an active property market, both in terms of price and volume. The consequences could have been unthinkable if MAS had not intervened. These measures should be viewed…

Phua Kok Kim resigns as Mapletree Industrial Trust Management director

Mapletree Industrial Trust Management announced the resignation of Phua Kok Kim as non-executive director. He wanted to pursue his other personal interests. Mr Phua, 51, was appointed to the post on 23 July 2010.

Chuan Hwee Hiow quits as OUE Hospitality REIT Management CFO

OUE Hospitality REIT Management announced the resignation of Chuan Hwee Hiow as CFO. Mr Chuan, 57, was responsible for the finances of OUE Hospitality Trust (OUE H-Trust). He intended to pursue personal development opportunities. He was appointed to…

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