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Condo rents decline in 2020, with one notable exception

Covid-19 may have left much of the Singapore property market unscathed in 2020, but the economic effects of the pandemic has undoubtably impacted investor-landlords. According to the URA Rental Index, condo rents declined by 0.5% y-o-y in 2020.…

Call to architects for ideas to redevelop 3 key landmarks in Geylang Serai into a vibrant cultural precinct

Three key landmarks in the Geylang Serai district will be redesigned, with a call to architects to propose ideas in a competition. Local architects aged 45 and below can pitch ideas to transform the area and redevelop three…

Couple fined $7,000 for trespassing on state land next to Seletar house for nearly 15 years

For close to 15 years, an architect and his wife unlawfully occupied 144.2 sqm of state land next to their three-storey house in Jalan Tari Zapin in Seletar, which was built in 2005 but had been left vacant…

194 families affected by construction delays requested interim rental flats from HDB

More than 190 families whose flats are facing construction delays have requested interim rental housing from HDB, as some housing projects have been hampered by work delay as well as labour and supply shortages due to Covid-19. HDB…

S’pore-Johor RTS Link station in Woodlands to be 10 times the size of typical MRT station: LTA

The JB-Singapore RTS Link’s station at Woodlands North and its connected CIQ facility will be about 10 times the size of a typical MRT station, LTA said on Fri. The information was released as Transport Minister Ong Ye…

Covid-19: Free surveillance testing to be offered to community groups, workers in Chinatown

The Government will offer free Covid-19 surveillance testing for community groups and workers in Chinatown as a precautionary measure in the lead-up to Chinese New Year. Taking place on Feb 8 and 9, the testing will involve stallholders,…

Owner devastated to find 3m-long python swallowing pet dog outside Holland Link condo

She called for her dog several times on Mon, but when the Pomeranian failed to respond, a woman called her husband to see if he had brought their dog, Mia, to the office. When he said no, the…

Up lorry: LTA confiscates able-bodied woman’s PMA after she’s seen riding it on road

No, that’s not a golf cart on the loose, but a PMA on the road. Over the past few days, netizens said they spotted a woman riding a PMA around Canberra, Sembawang and Yishun with a Foodpanda delivery…

Sold: Property agent croons as he showcases Hougang flat in Marry Me Today parody

Not only did one local property agent close a sale, he also won netizens’ hearts — all thanks to his creative parody of Mandopop hit Marry Me Today. Playing the part of a groom, complete with a suit…

Kimly unit enters into joint venture to run coffeeshop at Hougang

Coffeeshop consolidator Kimly announced on Thurs that its wholly-owned subsidiary Kimly Makan Place has entered into a JV agreement to run a coffeeshop at Hougang. Kimly Makan Place will manage the coffeeshop located at Blk 134 Lorong Ah…

199-year Boat Quay shophouse up for sale for S$27m

A 199-year leasehold conservation shophouse located at 31 South Bridge Road and 88 Circular Road in Boat Quay is up for sale via private treaty at S$27 million, ERA said on Fri. The two-storey asset sits on a…

The Dover Forest debate: Can nature and development co-exist in urbanised Singapore?

The balance between Singapore’s urban development and preservation of its natural environment is again catching the public’s attention with question marks hanging over the fate of two forested areas. Dover Forest, a 33ha site within Ulu Pandan that…

COVID-19 vaccination centre at Woodlands Galaxy CC starts with jabs for frontline workers

A vaccination centre at Woodlands Galaxy CC has started operations, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on his FB page on Thurs. “Yesterday was day 1, with 200 vaccinations for frontline workers,” said Mr Ong, who is a…

Linked detached house at Lengkok Merak for $16.95 mil

When Michael Ang, MD of Hansa Land and builder, Hong Kiat Construction, came across the semi-detached located at the corner of Lengkok Merak, just off One Tree Hill, he felt he had to buy it. This was because…

The Reef at King’s Dock: ‘An urban village’

The Reef at King’s Dock previewed over the weekend of Jan 16–17 and drew 1,300 visitors. It will be officially launched on Jan 30–31. The 429-unit luxury condominium, which sits on a 284,266 sqft, 99-year leasehold land strip…

Three-bedder at Grand Duchess At St Patrick’s on the market for $2.5 mil

A three-bedroom unit at the Grand Duchess at St Patrick’s, located on Saint Patrick’s Road in District 15, is on the market for $2.5 million, or $1,799 psf on the floor area. The 1,389 sqft unit is listed…

Trial to pedestrianise parts of road next to Kampung Admiralty

From next month, a stretch of road next to Kampung Admiralty will be temporarily closed off to cars and other private vehicles as part of a trial to repurpose road lanes as footpaths, pedestrianised streets or cycling paths.…

Tanjong Pagar Distripark to house arts cluster

Plans are afoot to develop a multidisciplinary arts cluster in Tanjong Pagar Distripark, as NAC looks into collaborations with tenants of the Keppel Road warehouse building. The news was announced yesterday by MCCY Minister Edwin Tong at the…

Semi-detached unit sees fierce bidding in year’s first property auction

A semi-detached house in the Siglap area attracted an unusually high number of bids – 33 – at the year’s first public property auction on Wed, an event that also stood out for its high number of mortgagee…

Four strata-titled shops in Tanjong Pagar for sale at $12.65 mil

Four strata-titled shops at the ground floor of Lumiere along Mistri Road are on the market at a guide price of $12.65 million, or $3,000 psf based on the strata areas. The shops at Lumiere range from 581…

Covid-19: 2 drinks stalls, in Jalan Besar and Bukit Batok, to close for flouting safe management rules

Two drinks stalls here have been ordered by the authorities to shut down temporarily for serving alcohol after 10.30pm, which is a violation of complying safe mgmt rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19. On Wed, SFA and…

2 tuberculosis clusters linked to Singapore Pools’ Bedok betting centre found

Two separate TB clusters involving a total of 18 people who had frequently visited the Singapore Pools’ Bedok betting centre have been identified, MOH said on Wed. The cases had immediately started treatment following diagnosis and are not…

Year’s first public property auction in Singapore includes remnant land

A curious piece of remnant land in Sixth Ave surrounded by state land is up for sale. The owner cannot develop it on its own, and the state land must first be sold, before the plot can be…

Boutique hotel in Joo Chiat on the market for $55 mil

A 70-room boutique hotel at 51 Joo Chiat Road is up for sale at a guide price of $55 million, according to C&W. Aqueen Heritage Hotel is located in the Joo Chiat Conservation Area, occupying a land site…

Hundreds of lanterns to light up Chinatown ahead of Chinese New Year

Celebrations to usher in an auspicious CNY will begin this Sat in Chinatown, with the area getting illuminated by hundreds of lanterns. Festivities are expected to be muted due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation but there will still…

81-year-old man to be charged for operating unlicensed massage establishments

An 81-year-old man will be charged on suspicion of running two unlicensed massage establishments in Hougang and Aljunied, SPF said on Tues. The police were alerted to the case at a HDB block along Hougang St 21 on…

45-year-old driver arrested after goods on trailer hit flyover on AYE

A 45-year-old trailer lorry driver was arrested on Mon after goods on his trailer apparently hit a flyover above AYE, resulting in traffic congestion. SPF said they were alerted to the accident along AYE towards MCE at about…

Collision with bike leaves girl, 8, needing eye surgery

An eight-year-old girl was left with a pair of broken spectacles and a bleeding eye after she was allegedly hit by a food delivery rider on a bicycle on Fri last week. The accident happened as the pupil…

Three freehold residential buildings at Mount Emily Road for sale at $18 mil

Three freehold residential buildings at 2, 4 and 6 Mount Emily Road will be up for sale from Tues, Jan 19, at a guide price of $18 million, or $1,115 psf on the existing GFA. The portfolio comprises…

Ideas for Jurong Lake District include bigger plots, signature events

Property developers, investors and businesses have offered several suggestions for JLD, which is set to provide over 100,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes when it is fully developed. These ideas include the government selling larger sites “with…

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