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Springleaf Tower prime office space for sale at $28.8 million

List SIR announced that a prime office space in Springleaf Tower is up for sale at $28.8 million. The 10,572 sqft prime office space is on a high floor on the 22nd floor with an obstructed sea view.…

Singapore commercial property defies slowdown with mega deals

The economy may be slowing but there is little evidence of it in the city-state’s commercial property market where investment is buoyant, thanks to rising office rents and government incentives to rejuvenate parts of the island. According to…

Singapore’s most expensive luxury condominiums

Here is a guide to some of the luxurious and expensive condos in Singapore. 1) Sculptura Ardmore is located in Ardmore Park area in district 10, and it is among the most luxurious condos in the country; 2)…

Want to be gracious at crowded food places? Chope lah!

So someone thought it was a good idea to start an Anti-Chope Movement. Apparently, it has been around for a year. Well, SKM just recognised it as a commendable ground-up initiative. My FB feed has been showing for…

How the US-China trade war impacts your home loan

When it comes to big picture issues like the US-China trade war, it can be hard to visualise the every day impact on your wallet. As the US economy weakens, the Fed will lower interest rates to stimulate…

Singapore and other cities have to think outside the box in food production

By 2050, two in three persons in the world will be urbanites. Yet today, only 5 to 10 per cent of food is grown in cities. With climate change projected to decrease global food yields by 25 per…

Thirsty Singapore taps into innovation to secure its water future

Every day after his morning run, Adam Reutens-Tan washes under a half-full camping shower hooked on the ceiling of his bathroom. The modified shower, which uses just four litres of water, is one of several ways his family…

What it takes to be a zero-waste nation

2019 has been earmarked as the Year Towards Zero Waste for Singapore with a Zero Waste Masterplan to be launched in the second half of the year. The masterplan is said to have a specific focus on electronics,…

View uncles’ sketches of 18 monuments at libraries

They may not be old masters, but three senior Singaporean artists have put pen to paper to depict 18 of the country’s national monuments for a new exhibition. Uncles Love Monuments was launched at Jurong Regional Library yesterday…

Shell boosts Pulau Bukom refinery storage by some 1.3m barrels

Shell said on Thurs night that it has increased the storage capacity at its Singapore Bukom refinery by nearly 1.3 million barrels by building two large crude oil tanks. By increasing storage capacity at Pulau Bukom, Shell will…

Much-awaited Kampong Bugis white site to be released for sale may appeal to large developer

The much-awaited white site at Kampong Bugis, to be released for sale under the reserve list to a master developer, is among the most keenly watched sites due to its size and relative novelty, amid current market headwinds,…

What does a cutback in new condo supply mean for the market?

The Government has acted to reduce supply of private residential housing from confirmed sites under GLS programme for the second half of 2019, due to a dip in buying demand. What does this mean for Singapore’s homebuyers and…

Toa Payoh Heritage Trail: Tales of Toa Payoh

Did you know Toa Payoh estate was once hailed as the ‘Chicago of Singapore’, feared by residents for being rife with gang fights and organised crime? In the early 1960s, the exponential growth of Singapore’s population amid unsanitary…

The $37.3 mil ‘Layered House’ that Paul Tange built

Tucked away in a corner of Binjai Park is a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) designed by renowned architect Paul Tange, president of Tange Associates, for a friend. His friend and owner of the 22,600 sqft GCB had requested…

Metro’s property bet

Metro has been a recognisable brand among three generations of Singaporeans since the group’s founder, Ong Tjoe Kim, opened the flagship Metro store at 72 High St in 1957.At its peak in the early 2000s, the retail brand…

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