Daily Archives: June 14, 2018 (15 Articles Found)

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Israeli brand Sabon expands to Singapore

Israel-based bath and body brand Sabon has opened its first SEA flagship boutique, in Singapore. Located in Takashimaya in the Ngee Ann City shopping centre, the store carries a full range of products for the body, face and…

5 land parcels for general agriculture in Lim Chu Kang, Sungei Tengah up for tender

Five land parcels for general agriculture in Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Tengah were put on sale by public tender on Thurs by AVA. Of the five, three land parcels may be used to farm food crops, seafood,…

US Federal Reserve rate hike expected to impact loans here

The US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate on Wed which brings the Fed funds rate to a range of 1.75 to 2 per cent. Being the second increase of the year, the hike signalled that the…

He quit banking to take over his family’s sambal stingray stall, now reels in $15k monthly

In Singapore, we have a passionate relationship with our traditional hawker food. When we go to fill up on good old hawker grub, we usually see a familiar uncle or auntie behind the stall; the same face over…

Lease Buyback vs Rightsizing to a 2-Room Flexi HDB flat: Which is better for retirement?

Having enough money to retire in Singapore is like trying to fill a leaking cup — the expenses are just too high. Discounting the measly CPF payouts, the common worry amongst retirees is not having a big enough…

Nielsen launches consumer neuroscience lab in Singapore

Nielsen, announced on Thurs the launch of a consumer neurosciences lab here, in partnership with EDB. The state-of-the-art Neuro Lab will enable clients to optimise the effectiveness of advertising (video, print and digital) spend, packaging, in-store elements among…

Heated bids may fuel Orchard home prices to $4,000 psf

Aggressive bids for prime sites in Orchard Road may push home prices to hit or even go beyond the $4,000 psf mark, according to a flash note by DBS Group Research. This comes as Hong Kong-listed Shun Tak…

‘Where is Singapore?’: Trump-Kim summit a PR coup for tiny city-state

As images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strolling by revelers at a rooftop bar the night before an unprecedented meeting with President Donald Trump circulated around social media sites, US citizens started asking ‘Where is Singapore?’.…

Singapore may have gained over $500m in exposure as host of Trump-Kim summit: Analyst Meltwater

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While pundits debate whether the meeting was a success, Singapore itself may have gained more than S$700 million ($523 million) in exposure by hosting the historic Trump-Kim summit, according to a media intelligence analyst. It estimates the Republic…

Nightclub brand Marquee is set to launch in Singapore, and it will be coming with a huge indoor ferris wheel

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If you are tired of the local nightlife, you’d be pleased to know nightclub brand Marquee is set to make its Singaporean debut in 2019. It’s one of New York’s longest-running nightclubs and is operated by The Tao…

Not always possible to synchronise works

We thank Mr Donny Ho Boon Tiong for his letter (Do repair works at the same time; May 25). Town councils carry out regular repair and redecoration (R&) works to keep HDB estates in good condition. These works…

Reduce price gap between eco-bags and plastic bags

Germany and Switzerland started curbing the use of plastic bags more than two decades ago, and many countries such as China, India and Kenya are also now taking action on plastic waste. Since each person in Singapore is…

Glad Changi park has improved

Last year, on a visit to Singapore, I made a trip to Changi Beach Park and was appalled at the amount of trash on the beach. I sent a letter expressing my distress to ST (What happened to…

Orchard property Park House fetches record collective sale price

Orchard property Park House has fetched a record collective sale price of $2,910 psf ppr, CBRE said yesterday. The freehold District 10 development at 21 Orchard Boulevard sold for $375.5 million. This translates to $2,910 psf ppr on…

Collective sale for Lakeside Apartments launched at $240 million

Owners of Lakeside Apartments have launched their 120-unit development for collective sale at the reserve price of $240 million. The asking price reflects a land rate estimate of $1,049 psf ppr. This includes the Differential Premium of $55.56…

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