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Bukit Merah HDB shops, Havelock Road shophouse up for sale

An intermediate three-storey freehold shophouse along Havelock Road and four HDB show units within the Bukit Merah housing estate are for sale. The shophouse at 727 Havelock Road is for sale at an estimate of $7 million. It…

JTC launches Braddell Road reserve list site for sale

JTC has accepted an application to put up for sale a 104,584 sqft industrial site at Braddell road for sale by public tender. The land parcel was made available for application from Dec 26 2017 through the Reserve…

New Bridge Road shophouse on the market for $6 mil

A prime four-storey shophouse at 21 New Bridge Road has been put up for sale by tender, announced Colliers Intl. The 99-year leasehold property has a guide price of $6 million, excluding the premium payable for lease renewal.…

Japanese filmmaker Makoto Shinkai directs anime ad for TEL – and it’s absolutely gorgeous

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A breathtaking commercial about the upcoming TEL has recently been released and it depicts Singapore in gorgeous anime style. The 30-second clip was posted on Japanese construction company Taisei Corp’s YouTube channel on Sun and centres around female…

Plans afoot to prevent traffic snarls when Changi Jewel opens

With Singapore’s next big attraction, Jewel, opening at Changi Airport next year, road improvement works and other measures are in the pipeline to ensure travellers and visitors do not end up in traffic snarls. The enhancements will also…

The Japanese Cemetery Park: A quiet space for both the dead and living

A World War II commander, a Japanese prostitute from the early 20th century and one of Sun Yat-sen’s personal physicians have one thing in common. All three share their final resting place here in Singapore at the Japanese…

5 property buying mistakes buyers can’t stop making

British novelist Joe Abercrombie once said, “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.” To err is human. To repeat the same mistake is…

Quality living in a connected city, three ministers pledge

Through mega aviation and port projects, as well as continued investments in rail and mobility initiatives and new housing developments, the Government will ensure a quality living environment for Singaporeans and keep Singapore one of the most connected…

All new developments to have bike parking spaces under new requirement

All new property developments will have to provide bicycle parking spaces under a new standard introduced by LTA. This is to encourage more people to take up cycling, and comes as part of LTA and URA’s move towards…

Do more to keep birds away from eateries

I have eaten at several hawker centres and other open-air eateries that are frequented by birds of all kinds. For instance, just the other day, my colleagues and I were having lunch at an eatery when a pigeon…

Hand sanitisers needed near airport’s fingerprint scanners

I am a frequent traveller who utilises Changi Airport’s automated immigration gates. I have noticed that the fingerprint scanners are never cleaned. This is rather unhygienic and poses a health risk, especially since I have seen some passengers…

Town council left to clean up after irresponsible contractor

Prior to starting renovation works in HDB units, contractors are required to apply for permits from the HDB. The terms and conditions are stipulated in the permits, and contractors are meant to comply with them. However, there does…

Regular enforcement will keep errant bike parking in check

I share the concerns of responsible bike users who find difficulty in finding designated parking places near their destinations. But, I believe LTA will provide the necessary facilities where feasible. The latest move by LTA to curb indiscriminate…

RCR private condo prices up 12.6% in Apr

The prices of private condos in Apr 2018 jumped 9.5% from last year, boosted by growth from the three sectors, SRX Property revealed. Amongst the three, prices in RCR leapt the highest by 12.6% YoY and broke a…

Fifth global SAP Leonardo Center launched in Singapore

SAP, the enterprise application software provider, today launched its fifth global SAP Leonardo Center in Singapore to service its customers in the APJ region. SAP Leonardo is a digital innovation system that brings together IoT, Machine Learning, Blockchain,…

Sit out Trump’s trade war – in a Singapore shophouse

As a hiding place from President Donald Trump’s trade war against China, a cozy corner of Singapore’s real estate holds much appeal. A two- or three-story terrace close to the city’s CBD, home quite often to a wine…

En bloc condominium foreign owner says collective sale not worth it and won’t make him rich

An Australian who is the en bloc condominium owner who is facing the prospect of a collective sale, has taken to a forum to say why the collective sale is at best a “mixed blessing”. He said that…

Japan offers facial recognition technology as part of bid for KL-Singapore HSR project

Japan is offering advanced facial recognition technology that would ensure smooth travelling between the cities of KL and Singapore, as part of its bid for the KL-Singapore HSR project. Japan Ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Makio Miyagawa said the…

$5.8b in collective home sales dominated residential investment transactions in Q1

The collective home sales fever accounted for 64% of total residential investment sales in Q1, according to a report from Colliers Intl, with a total of 17 deals worth $5.8b registered in Q1. This quarter alone accounted for…

Rochester Park’s $365m sale bolstered industrial sales in Q1

The $365m sale of the 60-year leasehold mixed-use executive centre in Rochester Park was responsible for the 62.6% YoY growth of industrial investment sales to $641.1m in the first quarter of 2018, Colliers Intl revealed. Ascendas-Singbridge was first…

GLS set benchmark prices in Q1

In the first quarter, the public investment sales segment fell 18% QoQ but grew 166% YoY to $1.24b. According to Colliers Intl, some of the sales within the period drew benchmark prices. The tender exercise for EC site…

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