Daily Archives: September 25, 2014 (20 Articles Found)

Archives
  • Daily Archives

  •   25
    M T W T F S S
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    2930  
    APPLY

Housing accommodation relief for Singapore university students (without the noise)

Perception usually lags reality. Case-in-point. Recently a survey by HSBC caused quite a stir in the media when it reported that Singapore is the second most-expensive city for foreign undergraduates. This survey led some to conclude that Singapore’s…

Positive response to JTC LaunchPad initiative

Singapore’s Silicon Valley-inspired start-up cluster, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, has been oversubscribed, and over 90 per cent of the space will be occupied when it is ready by the end of this year. In fact, demand for the…

Grade A office rents ‘to hit six-year high’

Singapore Grade A office rents are expected to rise to their highest levels since 2008 by year’s end, C&Wpredicted on Wed. This comes as average Grade A overall rents have already risen to their highest in three years…

S’pore must balance the new with the familiar

I concur with Mr David Teh’s views on preserving places of heritage value that hold significant memories for Singaporeans. Progress is not measured merely by the pace of redevelopment. (“Jurong Bird Park holds Singaporeans’ shared memories”; Sept 17).…

Hotels too expensive during F1?

I recently met some visitors who were here for the F1 race, and they said they could only stay for the duration of the race days, as the hotels were charging too much. Having to pay S$400 a…

Lee Kim Tah’s main shareholders offer to take property company private

The main shareholders of listed construction and property company Lee Kim Tah Holdings have made a bid to take it private in a deal that values the company around S$550 million. Lee Kim Tah Investments, the takeover vehicle,…

Govt releases two sites under Confirmed, Reserve List

URA and HDB will be releasing two sites with residential component for sale under the H2 2014 GLS Programme. The residential with first storey commercial site at Upper Serangoon Road is launched for sale under the Confirmed List.…

National Heart Centre Singapore officially opens

The National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) was officially opened this morning (Sept 25) with PM as GOH and Heath Minister Gan Kim Yong in attendance among 250 guests. The 12-storey building sited at Singapore General Hospital is four…

Prime city markets to be shielded from US rate hike: Knight Frank

The US Fed Reserve’s raising of interest rates in 2015 is likely to shake up capital and property markets, but Knight Frank analysts believe that prime city markets will be somewhat shielded from their impact. This is especially…

Orchard-area retail rents seen softening

The average monthly gross rents for prime ground-floor retail space in Orchard Road will either stay flat or dip by one per cent for the rest of this year, following a mildly softer Q3 showing, according to a…

Investment sales of property up in Q3

Investment sales of property big-ticket transactions of at least S$10 million have risen this quarter, on the back of a more than tripling in the value of hospitality assets sold, mainly in connection with the listing of Frasers…

Motorists test new roads linking to MCE, including a straightened Central Boulevard

To avoid a repeat of the confusion and congestion when the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) opened late last year, LTA gave motorists a chance to test new roads before they open on Sun. For the first time in…

Forgotten reservoir back in public eye

A team of NHB researchers doing a topographical study of Singapore earlier this year spotted the reservoir in a 1905 Tanjong Pagar Dock Arbitration map. Consulting other maps, they noticed how cartographers and planners later labelled it as…

Build longer platforms for Thomson-East Coast Line

The Thomson-East Coast MRT Line (TEL) will be a four-car-system, which to LTA will be optimal, based on projected ridership. I agree that we should not overbuild public infrastructure, be it rail or road. We should also not…

Huttons Asia takes flouting DNC laws incident seriously

A property agent with Huttons Asia was yesterday charged for breaching the Do Not Call (DNC) Registry requirements under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Huttons Asia said it takes the incident seriously as it has “always respected…

Training on data protection in place at real estate firms

To prevent their agents from running afoul of Do Not Call (DNC) Registry rules that came into effect on Jan 2 this year, real estate agencies have put in place training sessions, policies and hardware solutions to help…

Mechanised parking system used only as last resort

To overcome the shortage of parking spaces in some existing carparks, HDB adopts a two-pronged approach to meeting residents’ parking needs – managing parking demand and increasing the supply of parking spaces where possible. While the system will…

Medical tourists buy up units at condo’s soft launch

Forte Suites, a new 106-unit condominium located near the fast-growing Novena medical hub will launch this Sat, said its developer Forte Development, a unit of JForté Group. Situated at 88 Mergui Road in District 8, it features a…

Tiong Bahru: One of world’s newest property hotspots

Tiong Bahru has been named one of the ten urban markets to watch in Knight Frank’s inaugural Global Cities 2015 report, joining the likes of London’s Victoria Park and Kowloon West in Hong Kong as the new wave…

Segregate lanes in Pasir Ris pool

The Pasir Ris Sports Centre is very popular with residents, and its pool is used heavily by recreational swimmers as well as coaches and their students. Sometimes, several swimming classes are held at the same time in the…

Sign In to Bookmark This Story

Sign In with Google