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Japan opens first overseas medical R&D office in Singapore

Japan’s new agency to oversee medical research in the country will locate its first overseas office in Singapore. This will be followed by offices in London and Washington, DC. These regional offices are to help the Agency for…

Concorde Hotel wins national security award for its crisis room

If a bomb goes off in any Concorde hotel within APAC, Mr Karl Miur, GM of Concorde Hotel Singapore, will be one of the first people to know. This is as the crisis room at Concorde Hotel Singapore…

New dialysis centre to open next month in Yishun, will also serve as outreach centre

A new dialysis centre in Yishun, the first one to double as an education and outreach centre to raise awareness about kidney disease and healthy living, is scheduled to open on July 31. Scal – NKF Dialysis Centre…

Why are HDB dwellers limited to smaller pets?

Reader Violet Poh wrote in to askST about dog ownership in HDB. With regards to HDB guidelines on 60 approved breeds, she asked “How is this list justified and comprehensive?” She also questioned the difference in ownership conditions…

Building homes for man and marine life

Marinas, docks and harbours may not sound like the ideal homes for marine creatures, but property developer Keppel Land has taken up the challenge: It wants to build homes not only for people but also for marine life.…

HDB season parking fee for 2nd car may rise

There are about 31,500 HDB households here with two or more cars, and these families may soon have to fork out more for season parking charges. HDB, which is reviewing public parking rates, provided the figures in response…

How to make a smart property investment during a slow market

It’s no longer breaking news that the economy is going through a rough patch. MAS in its latest analysis, published in ST on 28 Apr 2016 indicated that “the gloom blanketing Singapore’s economy is likely to deepen although…

The allure of themed condos – Does it add value?

If you were to go to the supermarket, it is likely you’ll see over 20 varieties of detergent, another 30 types of washing powder and shelves upon shelves of body soap and shampoo varieties. That is the reality…

5 unofficial expat enclaves in Singapore

There’s no denying the natural tendency for people going through a shared experience to congregate, and our expats in particular have made some places their own. Here are some that are also great places to live. Bukit Timah…

New BCA partnerships hope students, companies will take lead in making buildings greener

BCA hopes to encourage secondary school students to take charge of greening their schools with enhancements to the Greenovate programme announced on Fri. The Greenovate programme, which was first introduced as a competition in 2013, has been enhanced…

Paradise Group fined S$530,000 for tampering with gas meters

Restaurant chain Paradise Group has been fined S$530,000 for tampering with its restaurants’ gas meters and using more than S$600,000 of gas without paying for it. The company was found guilty of 29 out of 33 charges of…

Marine Cove at East Coast Park to reopen end-June

Visitors to East Coast Park can look forward to more parking lots, dining options and a 3,500sqm children’s playground at the redeveloped Marine Cove, set to reopen at the end of this month. The playground is set to…

Buying an EC a no-brainer for those who qualify

ECs have been among the best-selling projects this year. Six of the 10 top selling projects in Apr were ECs. Projects approaching completion, such as Ecopolitan, Forestville and Sea Horizon have also managed to find buyers for almost…

Foreign property investors ploughed $5.68b in Singapore real estate in H1

Singapore’s property investment market sizzled in the first six months of the year, driven by large investment deals involving prime office assets. According to CBRE, total investment sales for the first half of 2016 amounted to $9.56 billion…

Potential launches in 2H2016

Based on analysis of GLS data, nine private non-landed residential developments and two EC could be launched by developers for sale in 2H2016 if the current buying momentum continues. Three developments are in the city fringe, with the…

Strata retail woes

Sentiment in the strata commercial property sales market are expected to remain tepid this year. Already, strata retail property transactions in the past two quarters have been subdued compared to those recorded last year. Citing various existing challenges…

Passing on the torch

Any family business involves plenty of heritage and tradition, and keeping things close to home has certain advantages: the family legacy is preserved, and the business has time to create and establish a solid reputation for itself over…

The value of vice

Even in a country as tiny and safe as Singapore, there are still pockets where people might hesitate to purchase property, because of their reputation. Ask most Singaporeans where they might hesitate to buy property, and their near…

Eye on Woodlands: A wave of expansion

Woodlands is synonymous with the Causeway, which links Singapore to Johor Bahru in Malaysia, but many Singaporeans are unaware of the estate’s rich history that spans nearly 100 years. The area around modern-day Woodlands probably got its name…

ProperTips: 9 questions to help you understand trusts

Mention trusts and one inadvertently thinks of the extremely wealthy, using trusts as a tool to pass on their wealth and live in the lap of luxury without lifting a finger. There’s more to trusts than that however.…

Essential tips on real estate planning

Property in Singapore is a big deal in a small country, with home ownership rates among the world’s highest. Regardless of what kind of home you own, it’s vital to put down in black and white your plan…

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