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99.co’s price hacks for renting in Singapore

The steps to finding a suitable place to rent is not drastically different from buying a property. Price, location and size are still key considerations that influence your final decision on where to stay. We recently wrote on…

Should Singaporean uni students fork out the money to live on campus?

Reading the Singapore news is a constant reminder that life just keeps getting more expensive. Just last week alone, we received news that we’ll soon be paying higher electricity tariffs and public car parking charges. Yay. Those Singaporeans…

New sites will ‘shed light on commuting behaviour’

Besides the Jurong Lake District, Marina Bay-City Centre and Tampines and Pasir Ris have been selected as potential sites for a large-scale bicycle-sharing pilot led by the Government. The two new areas will offer insights into different types…

Punggol to get temporary library

Residents of Punggol Walk will get a library within walking distance by Oct but it will be in the form of two cargo containers. The idea by the area’s MP, Ms Sun Xueling, stems from repeated requests by…

Perdaus childcare and student centre expands to meet rising demands in Yuhua

Muslim voluntary welfare organisation Perdaus has expanded its existing childcare and student care centre in Jurong East to meet rising demands from residents in Yuhua. The newly renovated Iyad Perdaus Child Development (Jurong East) centre is now able…

NEA set for field test of mosquitoes infected with bacteria

Male mosquitoes infected with bacteria called Wolbachia have proven their worth in the lab. They are fit enough to mate with female mosquitoes, causing them to lay eggs which do not hatch. The bacteria can also be successfully…

Delay on NEL on Fri morning due to train fault at Buangkok station

A train fault at Buangkok station caused a delay on the NEL on Fri morning. SBS Transit which operates the line, said in a tweet at 7.31am that commuters should expect an additional 15 minutes of travelling time.…

Ensure town councils are run properly

Even established organisations slip up occasionally, as is evident when issues are raised from time to time by consumers, investors, regulators or the Auditor-General. But when “systemic difficulties” are identified by independent auditors, as was the case when…

CDL working on PPS for Nouvel 18: sources

Faced with a looming Nov deadline to finish selling all its units in the completed Nouvel 18 condo project in a plush District 10 locale, CDL is racing to stitch together a PPS scheme for the project, BT…

First Apple Store here may open in Nov

SEA’s first Apple Store could open in Orchard Road in Nov, in time for the Christmas season. The store, which is expected to be at Knightsbridge mall in Orchard Road, will probably span about five storefronts. An information…

Muji opens 10th outlet, 2nd cafe in Raffles City

Japanese lifestyle retailer Muji unveiled its 10th Singapore store at Raffles City yesterday, a nearly $2 million investment which also houses its second cafe here. Satoru Matsuzaki, president and representative director of Muji’s parent company Ryohin Keikaku, told…

Chalets and resorts offer themed rooms and more entertainment to compete with hotels

Jonathan Quek, 46, books staycations for his family at the Civil Service Club @ Changi at least three times a year. At the resort, the family swims, bowls, cycles and takes trips to Pulau Ubin, which is just…

Industrial prices, rents continue to fall in Q2: JTC

Singapore saw industrial space prices and rents continue to fall in tandem with occupancy rates in the second quarter of 2016, JTC’s latest statistics released on Thurs revealed. Prices for overall industrial space fell by 2.3 percent while…

Bicycle-sharing scheme to be ‘public-private partnership’

The bicycle-sharing scheme to be launched in the Jurong Lake District by end-2017 will be a “public-private partnership” between the Government and the scheme operator, LTA said. LTA announced on Thurs that it will call a tender to…

Nursing home patients could benefit from fewer beds in wards: Study

While nursing homes in Singapore typically have six to eight beds in a ward, a new study looking at global best practices in nursing homes recommends that single- and twin-bedded wards become the norm. In the Economics of…

Group wants better living conditions for migrant workers

The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) is calling for standards to be set for smaller, factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) as has been the case for larger institutional housing as its visits to these FCDs have turned up unpleasant living conditions…

Eco-Lodge at Mandai to be 400-room full-service hotel

Up to 400 rooms and family accommodation units alongside a full suite of facilities for banquets and events, a swimming pool and a spa could be available at the new Eco-Lodge in the mega nature attraction planned for…

Tekka hawkers say new rule will be a double-whammy for them

The police decision to impose further curbs on alcohol sales and consumption at Tekka Food Centre has left hawkers there perplexed, as they wonder how the restrictions would eliminate the problems that sparked the move. The large groups…

Woodlands envisioned as Singapore’s Northern Gateway

URA earlier this month unveiled more plans for the Jurong Lake District, including a third precinct, Lakeside Gateway, where the terminus of the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail will be located. Together with the announcement of the Jurong Innovation District…

TwentyOne Angullia Park unit sold for $2,989 psf

A second-floor unit at the 36-storey TwentyOne Angullia Park luxury condo was sold by developer China Sonangol for $8.3 million, according to a caveat lodged on July 18. The price for the 2,777 sqft, four-bedroom unit translated to…

Rents for industrial space fairly resilient in 2Q2016: Knight Frank

According to Knight Frank, overall island-wide industrial rents remained resilient and improved to $2.19 psf pm in 2Q2016, based on a basket of properties monitored by the consultancy. Rents in the Kallang, Geylang, Bendemeer industrial cluster rose 3.1%…

360° view on executive condominiums

“Are ECs really a foolproof investment if you qualify, as many reports have claimed?” At its quarterly 360° event held on July 23 in partnership with MCC Land, The Edge Property addressed this question and everything an aspiring…

Changi Airport unveils 10 new installations for tourists and visitors to explore Singapore

Changi Airport has launched 10 interactive installations designed to entice passengers whether arriving, departing or passing through to explore the airport and Singapore. Placed in all three terminals, they include a motion silhouette wall, art pieces of Singapore…

How the Singapore-KL HSR could affect property prices

Desmond Sim, head of CBRE Research for Singapore and SEA, is putting his bet on Jurong’s housing market being the most immediate beneficiary of high-speed rail (HSR). “The intl high-speed-rail terminus was the concluding piece for the Jurong…

Housing rent prices are stabilising but they aren’t growing, say analysts

Don’t expect property prices to show signs of growth for the next couple of months as analysts say deflationary pressures are likely to persist over the coming quarters. According to a report by BMI Research, residential property prices…

SC Global launches enhanced purchase plan for Hilltops condo

Luxury property developer SC Global Developments has launched an enhanced purchase plan to help move unsold units at its Hilltops condominium in Cairnhill. For a 20 percent upfront payment, buyers will be given a two-year option to purchase…

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