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Private residential property stock nearly hit 370,000 units in 2018

The island-wide stock of private residential properties in Singapore hit 369,991 units with the completion of over 4,000 units in Q4, according to Savills Research. A number of big projects received their TOPs in Q4 including Kingsford Waterbay…

Singapore’s first halfway house in need of new Hiding Place

The future of Singapore’s first halfway house for drug addicts, gang members and delinquents is once again in jeopardy. The Hiding Place’s lease at its current premises in a farm in Choa Chu Kang expires next year. The…

Thousands pack showroom at Treasure at Tampines’ opening weekend

Close to 7,000 visitors thronged the showroom of what is touted to be the largest private condominium launched in Singapore, with over 2,200 units set to go on sale. Launched on Fri, Treasure at Tampines sits on top…

Banking on real estate know-how to invest

Growing up in a low-income household is a challenge for anyone but property executive Stewart Lim an associate group director at PropNex was fortunate in that his parents had a sound exit strategy – education. In 2015, I…

Enlivening the Orchard Road shopping experience

The Singapore Tourism Board recently announced a multi-pronged plan to revitalise Orchard Road, with the highlight a proposed enhancement of connections between the open spaces and pedestrianising a section of the street. Singapore’s hot and humid climate does…

HDB owners flouting rules by adding extra ‘floor’

Need more living space? Property prices have gone through the roof, so buying a bigger place might be out, but why not add a few mezzanine floors in your existing home? That is what the owner of a…

Illegal floor a blatant breach: BCA and URA

Investigations are ongoing into who was responsible for the illegal floor uncovered at The Alexcier building in Alexandra Road. “The extensive unauthorised floor is a blatant breach of the regulations. Such contraventions will not be tolerated,” BCA and…

Stink raised over parking spaces converted into toilets

Two public toilets have been built at vehicle parking spaces and common areas at the Oxley Bizhub commercial development, seemingly in contravention of building rules. SCDF conducted a fire safety inspection at 61 Ubi Road 1 in Oct…

The rail network beyond 2030: An MRT line linking north and east?

The Government could consider a rail link between the north of Singapore and the east as it mulls over rail projects beyond 2030, said transport analysts. Rail connections may also be needed when the site of Paya Lebar…

Dozens of firefighters deployed to put out massive fire in Geylang

About 60 firefighters were deployed to tackle a massive fire in Geylang that broke out in the early hours of Sun morning. In a FB post, SCDF said it responded at about 1.10am to a fire at 643…

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