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Revive our HDB void decks

I read “Make more use of our void decks” (TNP, Dec 19) from Yong Chang Jun with much interest. We used to see boys playing football barefoot at void decks after school. Elderly people used to play Chinese…

Operators to manage Yishun, Jurong West hawker centres wanted

Operators will be invited to bid for tenders to manage two new hawker centres at Yishun and Jurong West on a not-for-profit basis, NEA announced on Tues. NEA said the new hawker centre in Jurong West is located…

Game over for Bugis arcade

One of Singapore’s biggest video- game arcades is soon to be no more, as Virtualand announced yesterday it would be shutting its 14,000 sqft flagship outlet at Bugis Junction on Jan 3. ST understands that both parties have…

Jurong Country Club gets till Feb 1 to hand over land

Jurong Country Club (JCC) will get to hand over its land to the Government on Feb 1 instead of the end of the year. SLA agreed to its request for the new date and to rent back part…

S’pore tops in infrastructure, but lacking in ‘kampung’ spirit: SG100 poll

While Singapore has done well in areas such as basic education and safety, it can do better in catering to the personal aspirations of its people.mThis was the view of 244 student leaders surveyed at a forum last…

Pet-food donation drive to bring relief to stray feeders

Every day for the past 20 years, Madam Nancy Koh has been feeding the stray cats in her Beach Road estate, paying for the food out of her own pocket. But this Christmas, the 77-year- old retiree is…

Still giving after their deaths

More than 40 years ago, a young Mr Ong Tiong Tat spotted a man eating char kway teow by himself at a stall in Zion Road. Mr Ong approached the man and learnt he was Mr Koh Choon…

Online shops head to Orchard as rent falls

With its minimalist design, neutral colour scheme and a tree as the centrepiece, the store looks just like any high-end boutique. But the women’s wear store started on the Internet. Launched last year to a cult following, Beyond…

Cache Logistics Trust ditches Changi warehouse for $25.5m

Singapore REIT Cache Logistics Trust has decided to divest its warehouse in Changi Intl LogisPark and sell it to Agility Intl Logistics for a sale price of $25.5m. The Cache Changi Districentre 3, which is located within the…

Which sector registered the highest demand for office spaces?

The demand for office space in Singapore remained week in the past quarter, pressuring rents to sway into a downturn. According to CBRE report, despite the weak demand, it was the financial or banking sector which registered the…

Condos garner highest level of interest from Singapore property buyers

If the iProperty’s latest survey is anything to go by, then Singapore property buyers seem to be more interested in owning a condominium unit than any other type of housing. According to the iProperty Agent Survey 2016, 58.9%…

Mortgagee sales to jump 20% as interest rates rise, analysts warn

Expect more mortgagee properties to flood auctions in coming months. Analysts reckon that rising interest rates and the persistently sluggish local economy will spur activity in the auction market, as more sellers moderate their price expectations. A report…

You might get into trouble for doing these 5 things in your HDB flat

80% of Singaporeans live in HDB flats, and many of us grew up playing with the stray cats in the void deck and trying to imagine the lives of the people in the blocks opposite. HDB living is…

Is it the right time to buy a condo near its ABSD deadline in 2017?

The ABSD for developers is nearing its deadline. In light of the hefty penalties, some buyers presume that we will see further price discounts as the months draw on. Developers, however, seem to be holding firm. The ABSD…

Leasehold property: What happens after 99 years runs out?

Land in Singapore is held under three main leasehold types: freehold, 999-year and 99-year leases. The most worrying of the lot though is 99-year leasehold properties. What rights do owners of this asset class have at the end…

Things to consider before buying creaky old properties

A few months ago, we mentioned the benefits of buying newly launched properties. Now however, we’re going to look at the flip side of it. Buying old properties and “doing them up” is an old practice employed by…

The ultimate guide to getting an HDB home loan in Singapore

A real estate purchase is easily one of the biggest financial commitments we will undertake in our lifetime. We then spend the next 20 to 30 years contributing a portion of our salary to the repayment of the…

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