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Congested roads, factory pollution obstacles to transforming Jurong

The makeover of Jurong, complete with a scenic new garden and waterfront residential housing, could potentially be a big draw, but urban planners will have their work cut out to fully transform the area and cast off its…

Savills rebrands property management arm

Global property consultancy Savills has rebranded its property management business from SavillsCKH to Savills Property Management. The name change, along with a logo update, is expected to reinforce the Savills brand as an integrated real estate consultancy in…

HDB rents ‘to stay depressed for rest of 2014’ due to fewer tenants

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Lean times are here to stay for HDB landlords, with rentals likely to stay depressed for the rest of the year. Sluggish demand, arising from foreign labour curbs that have shrunk the pool of tenants, combined with a…

National Stadium pitch under fire

The brickbats came fast and furious, first from Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri who blamed the National Stadium’s pitch for his decision not to field superstar forward Carlos Tevez for Sat’s game against the Singapore Selection at the S$1.33…

Number of dengue cases falls to 443 but MacPherson, Choa Chu Kang, Kaki Bukit and Ubi are still areas of concern

The number of dengue cases fell to 443 last week, reversing the previous week’s rebound, figures released by NEA showed yesterday. Nonetheless, Singapore remains in peak dengue season and areas of concern include dengue clusters at MacPherson, Choa…

Queen Street makeover: Wider walkways, public art and a play space

Residents and visitors to the Bras Basah and Bugis (BBB) area can look forward to a more vibrant Queen Street enhancement works there, which began in the first quarter of 2013, have been completed, URA said today. To…

Ease severe congestion around Chinatown Complex

The relevant authorities should do something about the severe traffic congestion along the narrow roads around Spring Street, Sago Lane and Banda Street near Chinatown Complex, where there are also parking spaces for tour buses beside the Buddha…

5 things about HDB’s Lease Buyback scheme

Owners of four-room HDB flats can now sell part of their lease back to the Government to supplement their retirement income. These apartments are now eligible for the Lease Buyback Scheme, which was previously restricted to three-room and…

Broom It! Day. Five schools partnered with HDB to spring clean 18 rental blocks

About 150 students and 20 Singapore Pools volunteers participated in a series of spring cleaning sessions at 18 HDB rental blocks on Tues, as part of HDB’s new Broom It! Day initiative. The initiative, under Project SPHERE (Students,…

Tour Marina Bay waterfront on Segway

The Lion City has joined cities such as Paris, Milan, Rome and Chicago in offering Segway tours of downtown areas. With the launch of the Marina Bay Segway tours by tour operator GoGreen on Tues, tourists can now…

Propnex: Property prices in Jurong unlikely to rise significantly

With cooling measures still in place, home prices in Jurong are unlikely to increase significantly, a property watcher said. This is despite the redevelopment plans for the area, which were announced at Sun’s National Day Rally. PropNex says…

Singapore space industry gets boost with new satellite centre

The developing local space industry marked a a milestone on Tues with the opening of Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics’ custom-built facility for the designing and manufacturing of satellite systems. The six-storey ST Electronics Satellite Systems Centre, located in…

Firm behind delayed Ng Teng Fong hospital on track for its other projects

Several developments in Singapore by GS Engineering & Construction the firm behind the Ng Teng Fong Hospital project are on track for completion. It was announced on Sun that the hospital’s opening will be delayed by about six…

Experts: Enhance Lease Buyback scheme will likely appeal to only a small segment

While letting owners of four-room HDB flats sell part of their lease back to the Government is a good move, it will probably appeal to only a small section of the population, said property experts and academics. They…

Experts: Business-leisure hub plans will boost home prices

Ambitious new plans to make Jurong a business and leisure centre will likely boost home prices, property consultants told ST yesterday. Optimism about the area was lifted with the Sun announcement that a new Jurong Lake Gardens will…

Jurong makeover ‘will breathe new life into estate’

Lake gardens in the heartland, a new science centre and maybe even Singapore’s first high-speed rail station. Jurong, the gritty industrial hub of the country, is transforming into a jewel in the west, and residents and workers in…

Muted bidding expected for Bishan, Sembawang sites

The government yesterday released for sale two residential sites one at Lorong Puntong off Sin Ming Avenue and another EC site at Sembawang Road-Canberra Link. Both are in the confirmed list, under which sites are launched according to…

What can we expect from the recent shortfall in Sengkang land prices?

According to recent news article, the latest state land tender by URA for a pair of private housing sites in Fernvale Road in Sengkang had low tender participation rates, as well as land prices. This was in comparison…

Big worker dorms faring poorly as construction firms prefer housing workers on site

Dormitories are seeing a sharp drop in business as companies move their foreign workers out of big purpose-built dorms in favour of cheaper options on or near their work sites. Dorm bosses say that there are at least…

GreenOak seeks at least US$500m for 2nd Asia fund and plans to invest possibly in HK and S’pore

GreenOak Real Estate LP, started in 2010 by the former heads of Morgan Stanley’s property-investment unit, plans to seek at least US$500 million for its second Asia fund, said a person with knowledge of the fund-raising. The company,…

Savills: Demand for Orchard Road retail space heats up in spite of sales lag

New international brands are setting up shop here. Despite the decline in overall retail sales for the second quarter, vacancy rates in the country’s shopping capital fell from 7.8% to 7.4% in the same period. According to a…

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