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4 questions to 5 projections from DBS property report

I read with bewilderment Today newspaper’s May 16 article titled “New private homes to cost up to S$2,900 psf on average by 2030: DBS report”. Can we trust the DBS property report is unbiased? I own private properties…

Refinancing vs repricing your home loan: What are the differences?

One of the implications of rising interest rates set by US Fed Reserve is the increased cost of borrowing. For most of us, our homes are the largest kind of debt we hold, and you may be rightfully…

Affordable housing near city centre needed too

The Government must not look at just developing new towns in the outskirts like Tengah, Jurong West, Woodlands, Sembawang and Pasir Ris, but must also relook the redevelopment of old housing estates like those in South Bridge Road,…

Three Liang Seah shophouses up for grabs at $30m

Three attached shophouses are open for buyers at $30m through private treaty. The property is put up by Colliers Intl. Located just opposite Bugis Junction mall, the property is situated in the busy Liang Seah St. The site…

House of Tan Yeok Nee up for sale at $93m

The House of Tan Yeok Nee is up for sale at a minimum price of $93m through an EOI exercise, Cushman & Wakefield and PropNex Realty revealed. The price translates to a land rate of $1,590 psf on…

KL government change has ‘no impact’ on HSR bidding: Alstom

The change in political leadership in Malaysia has not had any impact on the bidding preparation by French firm Alstom in the HSR project that is to run from Singapore to KL. “It has not changed the current…

Urban living in the age of the smart city

Across the globe, cities like Singapore are investing heavily in smart city infrastructure, which is generating unprecedented amounts of data. Such information has huge potential to help governments, residents and businesses make smarter choices in areas such as…

LTA, NParks sued by family of man hurt in wild boar roadkill accident

The courts are set to decide whether or not LTA and NParks can be held liable for the severe head injuries suffered by a rider whose motorcycle slammed into the carcass of a wild boar on a highway.…

Armenian community in Singapore tells its story with new museum

Armenians are behind some of most commonly-used machines today – including the ATM and MRI. They were also pioneers in plastic surgery and colour television. In Singapore, members of this diaspora include Catchick Moses who started ST in…

ISOTeam secures 7 new contracts worth $52.6m

ISOTeam has secured seven new contracts totalling S$52.58 million that it expects to complete between June 2018 and September 2019. The haul includes a $46.54 million mega project to convert the existing retail, theatre lobby and theatre 2…

Tuas South Link 3 site sold for $2.04m

JTC has awarded the tender for the industrial site at Tuas South Link 3 (Plot 18) to LNT Coating Pte Ltd, at a tendered sum of $2.038m. According to an announcement, the plot is zoned for B2 development…

High-risk dengue clusters found in Jurong West, Bedok

High-risk dengue clusters have been found in Jurong West and Bedok, according to a notice posted on NEA website on Wed. A total of 90 cases were reported in Jurong West, with 23 cases in Blk 950 Jurong…

SBS Transit apologises for not alerting commuters to DTL delays

SBS Transit has apologised for not sending out alerts to DTL commuters who experienced travel delays on Thurs morning. “We apologise that no alerts were issued and to all affected passengers, we are sorry for the inconvenience that…

Singapore ranked safest country in the world, above Japan: Survey

While Singapore may no longer boast of having the most powerful passport in the world, it is at least the safest. According to the recently released World Justice Project (WJR) report, Singapore is seen as the most peaceful…

From secret gardens to a riverfront trail, these are some of the best landscaped condominiums in Singapore

Residential projects that come with extensive greenery and are located near parks are becoming increasingly sought-after by property seekers these days. Among the benefits of living close to nature is lower utility costs as the shade provided by…

Affinity at Serangoon open for preview this weekend

Affinity at Serangoon, a 1,052-unit residential project with five retail shops at Serangoon North Ave 1, will open for preview this Sat. The 99-year leasehold project is one of two new condominiums in the Serangoon area (District 19)…

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