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Hit by streaming services and COVID-19, cinemas may see further consolidation, analysts say

Singapore’s cinema industry may see further consolidation amid a “perfect storm” of stiff competition from online streaming services and profitability challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts said. Last week, Filmgarde Cineplexes announced that it will shut two…

Moratorium on new data centres to be lifted soon; operators seek green edge

Singapore is set to lift its data centre moratorium in the coming weeks, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The moratorium has been in place since 2019 and no new data centre construction projects have been…

Regulation to be key driver of green economy and its transition

Regulation is going to play a key role in driving the green economy and the transition towards it in the next 5 to 10 years, opines SGX’s Sustainability & Sustainable Finance head – and businesses need to decide…

Luxury homes untouched by latest property cooling measures for now

While market activity in the property sector is said to have slowed after the cooling measures, demand for luxury homes has yet to dry up as some local first-time home buyers and others exempt from ABSD continue to…

Freehold commercial building at East Coast Road up for sale at S$23.5m guide price

A freehold commercial building located at 143 East Coast Road has been put up for sale via EOI with a guide price of S$23.5 million, PropNex said on Wed. The indicative guide price of the 5-storey property translates…

Gloria Mansion at Pasir Panjang sold en bloc for S$70.3m

Freehold condominium Gloria Mansion has been sold en bloc for S$70.3 million to Fraxtor Capital and a group led by the family offices of real estate veterans Daniel Teo and his brother Teo Teck Weng. The sale of…

Tenders withdrawn for Hillview residential sites, ‘for other development plans’

Shortly before their scheduled closing date, 2 sale tenders for a total of 25 factories, all zoned for residential use and spanning more than 132,000 sqft of land in Hillview, have been taken off the table. One of…

8 considerations for newlyweds when picking a first home

1) Find out what you can afford from the start – Not what the banks tell you that you can afford (through an IPA); 2) Look up all the restrictions if your spouse is not a Singapore Citizen…

Hong Leong-led joint venture submits highest bid of $1,060 psr ppr for Lentor Hills Road Parcel A

While the tender for the GLS site at Jalan Tembusu closed with eight bids on Jan 18, the site at Lentor Hills Road (Parcel A) received just half the number of bids. The top bid of $586.6 million…

CDL top bidder for Jalan Tembusu GLS site at $1,302 psf ppr

The tender for two GLS sites at Jalan Tembusu and Lentor Hills Road (Parcel A) closed this evening. City Developments Ltd (CDL) emerged the top of eight bids for the Jalan Tembusu site, located off Tanjong Katong Road…

PropNex’s Aaron Wan buys second freehold shophouse, on Koon Seng Road

Aaron Wan, senior group district director at PropNex, has purchased his second shophouse — a non-conservation freehold shophouse at 94B and 94C Koon Seng Road in District 15. Wan declined to reveal the price of the shophouse. This…

CBRE adds two senior executives to Asia Pacific capital markets team

CBRE has announced two senior appointments to its capital markets team in APAC, effective as of Jan. Crystal Palar joins as an executive MD, capital markets, while Andrew Hunter joins as director, global capital. Both roles are based…

French Bistro Summer Hill closing at Clementi, will offer takeaway from Orchard Towers

Summer Hill, the humble French bistro run by chef Anthony Yeoh, will be closing its doors on Jan 23 after a four-year run at its charmingly off-the-beaten-track digs under an HDB block in Sunset Way. The good news?…

Size helps but it’s not a panacea for Reits seeking to re-rate

Some investors like Reits to be safe if somewhat boring vehicles that pay steady distributions akin to bonds issued by high quality issuers. But, in the nearly two decades since the first Reit was listed on SGX, Reits…

Singapore office rents improve in Q4 2021, will continue to grow: Knight Frank

After a slow start to 2021, Singapore office rents grew in Q4 and are expected to improve in 2022, Knight Frank reported in their quarterly office market update. Prime grade office rents in Raffles Place/Marina Bay grew quarter…

First Adidas Brand Centre launches in Singapore, brand’s largest there yet

Singapore’s largest Adidas store has opened its doors to the public in Knightsbridge along Orchard Road, its first brand centre in the country. Dubbed ‘Homeground’, the new store spans three stories, housing a large selection of Adidas performance…

NUS, NTU and SMU reaffirm commitment to climate action, following report highlighting links between fossil fuel industry and universities

NUS and NTU said environmental sustainability and social responsibility are “carefully” integrated in their investment mgmt processes, and reaffirmed their commitment to taking climate action. It comes after a coalition of students in Singapore released a 68-page report…

Pros and cons of lifting the data centre moratorium

Fitch Solutions said the government’s lifting of its data centre moratorium will prompt leading hyper-scale global firms to invest more in local data centres in Singapore. However, the lifting of the moratorium also came with new stricter operating…

Sunseap, NTUC partner for 1.48MWp rooftop solar project at Downtown East

Sunseap and NTUC Club partnered for the installation of a rooftop solar system on a lifestyle and entertainment building at Downtown East in Pasir Ris. The 1.48-MW peak system—Sunseap’s first clean energy project for a lifestyle and entertainment…

Buying properties in trust – What does it mean for property owners with children in light of the cooling measures?

In Singapore, any individual below 21 years of age does not have the legal capacity to own private property in their own name. However, parents may use their child’s name to acquire another property under a trust. The…

5 property types that may be most affected by the new cooling measures

1) Resale properties with large price/valuation discrepancies – One key issue to note is that the ABSD, like all stamp duties, applies to the higher of the price or valuation; 2) Smaller, rental-oriented units – Due to the…

Reits could offer investors shelter amid inflation storm

The scourge of inflation is rattling equity markets with most pundits expecting rising prices to peak in the second quarter. Amid the headwinds, Reits could provide a safe harbour for investors, say analysts. “Inflation is climbing, driven by…

H&M’s Monki takes Scandi-cool fashion to Singapore

H&M-owned Swedish fashion brand, Monki, is set to make its Singapore debut in partnership with Zalora. The Singapore launch is part of the brand’s strategy to strengthen its presence in SEA, marking its third market in the region,…

New private home sales down 58% in December on the back of cooling measures

Sales of new private homes in Singapore fell 58 per cent in Dec 2021 compared to the previous month, on the back of fresh cooling measures as well as the seasonal year-end lull. Excluding ECs, developers sold 650…

Goal to grow local agriculture sector may not succeed, says IPS conference panellist

The push to grow the local agriculture sector “may not probably succeed”, said a local researcher at IPS’ Singapore Perspectives conference on Mon. Dr Harvey Neo, a senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities…

Carbon services sector in S’pore growing amid global green push

As awareness about the impact of human activity on climate grows, so too is the corporate appetite for services that help firms measure and cut their carbon footprint. Over the past year, 13 intl firms have anchored and…

S-Reits: Bigger and bolder over the years

For S-Reits, listing on the exchange is the beginning of a journey. Twenty-four S-Reits had announced asset acquisitions valued at over S$15.3 billion and exceeding S$12.7 billion in total purchase consideration in 2021. Aside from asset acquisitions, S-Reits…

SRA calls for one-off shopping vouchers to boost retail scene in Budget 2022 wishlist

SRA is calling for job support and hiring schemes to be extended and for rental relief to be legislated, even as the government plans to scale back Covid-19 support. Among a slew of suggestions in its Budget 2022…

Solar energy professional sees great prospects in sunrise sector

Work on an offshore floating solar farm spanning the size of five football fields was under way in the Strait of Johor when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Mr Shawn Tan, head of engg at Sunseap, was faced with…

Thomson Garden Estate: Where you can find a freehold landed home for $2.8 million

Not far away from Teachers’ Housing Estate and Sembawang Hills Estate is another of the “cheapest freehold landed” enclaves in Singapore, Thomson Garden Estate, where there are about 480-500 houses depending on which property portal you visit –…

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