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How can CPF make your home purchase more affordable?

You know that period of time in your life when all your FB friends are taking turns to get married? I’m on the tail end of it, which means that my FB feed is currently filled with announcements…

Why the rental market in the CCR is unique

When it comes to renting out properties in Singapore, landlords quickly realise they deal with two different markets. The CCR is wildly different from RCR, and OCR. You can pretty much draw a line between CCR and RCR/OCR,…

Propexit versus propremain – which side are you on?

Back in 2011 to 2013, readers of my blog often asked me questions like “Is this a good time to buy?”; “Should I go for HDB, BTO or EC?”; “What do you think about this new launch?”; or…

1 Market by Chef Wan closes its doors

1 Market by Chef Wan at Plaza Singapura closed its doors permanently last Sun after opening to much fanfare 3 1/2 years ago. The restaurant is owned and operated by Food Junction Management and named after Malaysian culinary…

Train service on North-South Line resumes: SMRT

Train service has resumed after delays on the North-South Line on Wed night, SMRT said. There was a 15-minute delay on the North-South Line from Woodlands station to Ang Mo Kio station, SMRT said. The additional travelling time…

Big litter woes in Choa Chu Kang

Residents of new flats in Choa Chu Kang have complained that their walkways and lift landings are becoming cluttered with litter, bulky refuse and unwanted furniture. Nobody has owned up to throwing away the likes of old sofas,…

Drop in prices of completed private apartments

The prices of completed private apartments in the resale market fell last month, in a sign that the marginal increase in Apr was just a blip. Overall resale prices slipped 0.8 per cent last month from Apr due…

Streetwear shop 77th Street to close by end-July

The road for iconic streetwear shop 77th Street has come to an end, with the shutters on its last shop at Ang Mo Kio Hub to come down by the end of July. The shop’s founder Elim Chew…

Universal Studios Singapore ranked top amusement park in Asia: Travel site

Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is the top amusement park in Asia for the third year running, travel site TripAdvisor announced on Wed. On a global basis, it came in 17th overall. USS beat out regional competitors such as…

GuocoLand bids S$595.1m for River Valley site

A plum housing site in River Valley has attracted strong interest from developers, with a GuocoLand unit submitting the top bid of S$595.1 million, URA data showed after the close of tender yesterday. The 99-year leasehold site, launched…

Govt should set up task force to probe spate of lift accidents

The recent spate of HDB lift accidents and malfunctions, resulting in injuries and one death, is worrying. There are questions begging for answers from the authorities: Are there old lifts in HDB estates that have not been maintained…

Some 80 people evacuated over toxic fumes in Woodlands

He smelled it before he saw it. The moment the lift doors opened on the sixth storey, the pungent chemical smell hit him. Safety supervisor Mohammed Salleh Jaffar, 65, was not prepared for the chemical onslaught that greeted…

Residents cry foul over choked refuse chute of new HDB block

Instead of enjoying their new homes, residents at Keat Hong Mirage have to bear with a foul smell and flies. Rubbish, including renovation waste, has piled up near Blk 817A at Keat Hong Link in Choa Chu Kang,…

Completed condos near new launches in OCR present buying opportunities

The launch of The Wisteria in Yishun in Mar and Cheung Kong Properties’ Stars of Kovan in May has stirred interest in completed condominiums in these two suburban neighbourhoods, which are located in OCR, according to the top…

JTC launches tender for industrial site at Tuas

JTC has released a confirmed-list site at Tuas South Link 2 (Plot 8) for sale by public tender. It is the last of the six confirmed-list sites for the 1H2016 Industrial GLS Programme. The 64,080 sqft site is…

Property auction sales up 134% in Q2

Total auction sales increase by a whopping 134.3 percent to $13.76 million in Q2 2016 from $5.87 million in Q1 2016, even as auctions still take place in the final week of June, revealed a JLL report. On…

Applications for Treasure Crest EC to open 1 July

Property developer Sim Lian Group will launch its 504-unit Treasure Crest EC project at Anchorvale Crescent for e-applications this Fri, with unit prices ranging between $735 psf and $755 psf on average. This comes a week after e-applications…

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