Marina One Anchor Tenants Announced

Marina One has recently announced a strong line-up of anchor tenants, including well-known retail and F&B brands such as Virgin Active, Cold Storage, and Cookhouse by Koufu. Other tenants include trendy eateries such as Teppei Syokudo – a popular Japanese restaurant, 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken, and Jewel – a specialist coffee house. Kemmy Tan, chief […]

New MRT Network Map

All About the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) – Stations, Nearby Condos and Houses

The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is the latest addition to Singapore’s MRT system. Here is how the future MRT network map will look when the TEL is operational. The TEL will open in stages, starting from 2019. 2019 (Stage 1): Woodlands North, Woodlands and Woodlands South 2020 (Stage 2): Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper […]

CapitaLand to focus more on Singapore prices amid curbs

With headwinds expected to persist in the Republic’s residential market as a result of the various property curbs, South-east Asia’s largest developer CapitaLand yesterday said it would have to focus more on the prices of its offerings amid strong competition. “In terms of pricing for residential (property), we’ve noticed that recent launches and relaunches are […]

Master Plan 2014 Singapore

URA Gazettes Master Plan 2014

Singapore’s latest Master Plan 2014 has been gazetted on 6 June 2014. The Master Plan 2014 is the statutory land use plan that guides the physical development of Singapore for the medium term (~5 years). As part of the Master Plan, all 75 heritage buildings proposed for conservation under the Draft Master Plan 2013 were […]

Nord Melbourne apartments near Melbourne CBD, University of Melbourne

Frasers Centrepoint in $3b bid to takeover Australian developer

Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) has made a A$2.6 billion (S$3.03 billion) bid to takeover Australian developer Australand Property. If it goes through, this will be one of the biggest acquisitions by a Singapore real estate company in recent years. The acquisition would give FCL control of Australand’s A$2.4 billion portfolio of office and industrial properties […]

MRT Network Map including Downtown Line

Residential developments within 400m of MRT stations to get sheltered walkways

All residential developments within 400m of MRT stations will get sheltered walkways under the LTA’s new Walk2Ride programme. This sheltered walkway building programme will add more than 200km of these passages around 59 MRT stations by 2018. Sheltered walkways are now provided from transport nodes to schools and healthcare facilities within a 200m radius. Such […]

Singapore MRT and LRT system Map

S$749m contract awarded for 91 trains on Thomson, Eastern Region line

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract worth about S$749 million for the purchase of 91 new four-car trains for the Thomson and Eastern Region lines. The fully automated and driverless trains will be the first in Singapore to have five doors on the sides of each car for smoother boarding and alighting. […]

The Lion Men: Ultimate Showdown directed by Jack Neo

Meet the Cast of Jack Neo’s New Movie – The Lion Men: Ultimate Showdown

Jack Neo and the cast of The Lion Men: Ultimate Showdown will be holding a cast appearance at The Glades Sales Gallery (along Bedok Rise) on Sunday, 25 May 2014, 2pm. The cast, together with Jack Neo, will be sharing their experiences about acting in the movie and perform some song pieces from the movie […]

Tao Nan School

New Condos near Tao Nan School

Tao Nan School is a popular school in Singapore that is well-regarded for its academic excellence. In 1990, the school was selected for the Special Assistance Programme (SAP), where Chinese language is taught at a higher level. Although the SAP has been discontinued, Tao Nan School has retained its strength in Mandarin. Tao Nan School […]

MAS Broadens TDSR Exemption – Loan Curbs Relaxed

MAS is relaxing load curbs under the existing Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework. This move comes after feedback from borrowers who face challenges refinancing loans for owner-occupied properties which were bought before the introduction of the TDSR rules. Borrowers with more than one property loan are now exempt from meeting the TDSR threshold of […]