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Three sites to watch

1) Jiak Kim St – Fans of the recently closed Zouk nightclub might be able to keep memories of the hot spot alive. The nightclub site was put on the reserve list yesterday, and analysts say it is…

Little India isn’t messy – it’s authentic

Little India is noisy, crowded and not all that organised – which is exactly the way it should be, say locals, tourists and heritage experts alike. They took issue with a recent Forum letter in ST, which compared…

Coming to grips with sustainability reporting

For some listed firms, getting out the next annual report may prove to be a big challenge. Besides putting together their financials in the annual report, they will also be expected to discuss non-financial matters such as management…

The right way to assess Reit value

Reits are a popular investment here in Singapore. Perhaps it is our love of the property sector that makes them appealing. Or maybe it is because of our yearning for regular income that makes us like them. I…

Quicker enforcement needed against illegal short-term rentals

I empathise with some of the challenges URA faces in enforcing the rules against illegal short-term rentals in the private housing market (“URA will investigate short-term rental cases”; Dec 15). Unfortunately, URA seems to be taking too long…

Make more use of our void decks

With more than 80 per cent of Singapore’s population living in HDB estates, common spaces such as void decks hold immense potential for fostering understanding between disparate groups of people and for the formation of community identity. Many…

Singapore’s islands can offer space for retirement homes

I hope the Singapore authorities can learn from Denmark and build similar nursing and retirement homes for our ageing population. We have been constantly told that there is a lack of space for such homes here. But how…

Speed up fibre connection process

As a housing agent, I have encountered situations where an incoming tenant requires a new fibre broadband connection, but cannot get it because the previous tenant did not terminate his fibre broadband connection. This can lead to a…

Punggol Point LRT station to open on Dec 29

Punggol Point LRT station will open for service next Thurs, helping to make Coney Island, and the food and recreation cluster close to it, a tad more accessible for visitors. Train services and operating hours will not be…

Ensure timely bus departures at interchanges

The trial displaying real-time data on buses will help commuters already on their journey to plan ahead of their ultimate destination, provided the data are accurate (“Trial to test display of more real-time data on buses: LTA”; Dec…

HSR benefits both Singapore and Malaysia

Last week, Singapore and Malaysia inked a historic agreement to build a high-speed rail (HSR) line to get trains running between Jurong East and KL by Dec 31, 2026. By formalising the line’s technical and security details as…

Dawson housing estate gets a facelift with touch of heritage

A new lease of life has been breathed into sleepy Queenstown, where two swanky BTO projects now stand tall. Last week, reporters were taken around the Dawson estate, where work has been ongoing as part of the Remaking…

Commercial component at Wilkie Edge up for sale

The commercial component at Wilkie Edge has been put up for sale by EOI. Wilkie Edge is located within the Bras Basah-Bugis district. Completed in 2008, Wilkie Edge is designed by the award-winning architect, WOHA Architects. The 99-year…

Are Singapore’s prime residential rents getting cheaper?

Prime rental performance across 17 cities tracked by Knight Frnak has ground to a halt, recording 0% annual growth in 3Q16. Singapore registered a 3.3% rental slump for the said quarter, ranking 13th in the index. It was…

What is the due diligence process when investing in property?

Purchasing real estate is one of the most sensible ways to invest your money. Buying your own home ensures that you do not ever have to pay rent again. Acquiring a second property is often the next logical…

4 reasons why retail will not be entirely driven out of existence by e-commerce… yet

Amidst much clamour of declining interest in retail by shoppers in Singapore and empty shopping centres, caused by the spectacular rise of e-commerce in recent years, some common myths need to be dispelled about the impending doom of…

Battle of the regional centres: Jurong vs Woodlands vs Tampines

With the almost completion of Jurong East Regional Centre’s rejuvenation, there are at least three sub-urban regional centres in Singapore, inclusive of Tampines and Woodlands. What is the role of regional centres in Singapore and are there too…

REITs: Which is the best one for investors to buy currently?

It is no surprise that REITs have been a perennial favourite amongst Singapore investors. Amidst a low-interest rate environment, REITs definitely has its place in an investment portfolio, providing stable returns and dividend income. For those who hasn’t…

Singapore banks to raise fixed rate home loan

Singapore banks are urgently reviewing Fixed Rate Home loan packages and responding to the Federal Reserve announcement. As we have discussed previously the close relationship between Interest Rates and capital flow and how that affects Singapore mortgage rates.…

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