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Tiong Bahru vs Kallang: Which is better to live in?

The original cradle of humanity in Singapore, versus a newly revitalised hipster zone. Both Kallang and Tiong Bahru have an illustrious history, are a stone’s throw from the city and easily accessible by MRT. But which is the…

BYD to launch fleet of 100 electric taxis in Singapore

HDT Singapore announced that it will launch a fleet of fully-electric taxis in Singapore by the first quarter of 2017, making it the first full e-taxi fleet operator in SEA. The fleet of 100 e6 electric saloon cars…

Fans at bus stops to cool you down? Cool!

A six-month pilot scheme is under way to see if the wait at bus stops can be made cooler and more comfortable for commuters, even in Singapore’s sweltering heat. Since last month, LTA has been testing out the…

Relocate top primary schools for more equal access: Study

Relocate the top primary schools so that access to them can be more equal in the long run – this is one of the suggestions arising from a study done by two RI alumni last year. Another is…

NHB chief Rosa Daniel: Making Singapore a place to belong

What makes Singapore home, truly? Some people may point to the glittering Marina Bay skyline, while others may rave about chicken rice and other local food. For Mrs Rosa Daniel, CEO of NHB, what makes Singapore different and…

Gym closures signal change in fitness scene

California Fitness was once hailed for making gym-going trendy when it muscled its way into Singapore in 1998. But after nearly two decades, the mega gym has closed all its outlets. But when it first opened, it redefined…

Changi needs a direct rail link

A direct train link between the city and Changi Airport is a must: no two ways about it. The need is especially urgent with plans afoot to erect the airport’s biggest passenger facility, T5. Changi’s biggest expansion to…

Singapore govt to monitor impact of Pokemon Go on society

While Singapore fans of Pokemon Go cannot wait for the game to be launched here, the government has said that it will monitor the game’s impact on society. The game, which has taken the world by storm, uses…

Sephora remains upbeat about Singapore retail sector

Despite a challenging operating environment, Sephora is committed to the local retail scene and to SEA as a whole, which it says remains a growth market. In Singapore, the French cosmetics chain on Fri re-opened its store in…

Buying property in Singapore: Property risks to know

Investing in real estate can be very profitable. However, like every other profitable endeavor it comes with several risks. Here are the things you need to consider while investing in real estate in Singapore. In Singapore, the market…

When utilities bill can make co-tenants’ blood boil

Sporting jet black hair, the retired cleaner, who usually wears bright pink sports shoes, seems much younger than her 80 years and is actively involved in community service. Madam Hou Wah Cheng, a PR, has been happy living…

Too early to lift property cooling measures: MAS

The Republic’s property cooling measures still has some way to go before the Government can consider any adjustments, MD for MAS Ravi Menon said on Mon. “It’s too early to lift the property cooling measures because we want…

New home-fix scheme to help needy families in Jalan Kayu

A new initiative in Jalan Kayu constituency, targeted at low-income families who need help to improve their living conditions, has been rolled out. It is called project Home@JK, and under this programme, each eligible household will be given…

MKPL’s Siew Man Kok: The man behind the Bidadari Estate master plan

MKPL Architects may be located within a non-descript office building on Cecil St, but the 50-strong firm is the master plan architect for two historic sites: Bidadari Estate, one of Singapore’s oldest cemeteries that will be transformed into…

New lessons from recent EC launches

The handful of EC projects launched this year has seen mixed results. On the weekend of July 16 and 17, Sim Lian Group’s Treasure Crest EC opened for bookings. It saw 362 (72%) of the 504 units in…

What’s the next step for HDB owners?

Since the implementation of the TDSR framework in 2Q2013, resale prices of HDB homes had declined 10% as at 1Q2016, according to the HDB Resale Price Index. Although prices have fallen, the current market conditions appeal to HDB…

Is the private home market finally approaching stabilisation?

Buyers are becoming more interested in Singapore’s private home market, as price change in CCR and RCR rose by a slower 0.3% and 0.2% respectively in the last few years, suggesting stabilisation. According to a report by OrangeTee…

Can Ascendas weather Singapore’s tough REIT environment?

Business parks are to drive its growth, analysts say. Singapore’s REIT environment is filled with headwinds, but analysts say Ascendas REIT has the best supply/demand dynamic among Singapore’s REITs. According to a report by Maybank Kim Eng, business…

Here’s why CCT isn’t out of the woods yet despite its string of lease renewals

Though CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) has locked down renewals for most of its office leases expiring in 2016 forward, increased rental pressure looms for its leases in 2017-2018. According to a report by UOB Kay Hian, Q2 saw…

Does HP’s Alexandra Technopark departure spell doom for FCOT’s profits?

HP’s departure from Frasers Commercial Trust’s (FCOT) Alexandra Technopark may be a blessing in disguise, as analysts believe this offers FCOT a way to raise profits. According to a report by DBS, analysis of HP Inc and HP…

Retail REITs still resilient amid accelerated declines in rents

Rent reversions across retail REITs in Singapore were mostly resilient, despite the acceleration in overall rent declines, said Credit Suisse in a report. Rents in the retail sector fell -3.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in Q2, with the central area…

d’Leedon and Jewel Changi Airport win top architecture awards

Property developer CapitaLand has announced that two of its projects d’Leedon and Jewel Changi Airport were honoured at the Intl Architecture Awards 2016. Now in its 13th year, the awards recognise real estate projects that display excellence in…

Lake Grande sold 436 units over the weekend

Lake Grande, MCL Land’s 710-unit condominium along Jurong West St, saw 87 percent, or 436 of the 500 units released, sold at an average price of $1,368 psf during its launch over the weekend. MCL Land CEO Koh…

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