Alternative home: Service apartments

Moving into service apartments could be a better choice for some expats. Why is this so? Typically, there are a few reasons: Convenience and personal service offered at this type of accommodation Services can include house cleaning and baby-sitting Fully furnished units which are spacious and ‘up-class’ Safe and well-secured Availability of amenities e.g. pool,
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Debate continues over foreign ownership

According to a poll by PropertyGuru, approximately 66 percent of Singaporeans are totally against foreigners buying landed homes in Singapore. The strong views against foreign ownership is not surprising as the government has over the past few years, relaxed immigration laws to welcome foreigners. The concept of foreigners owning landed homes in Singapore is very
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Whopping 40% increase in July home sales!

The total number of units transacted in July was 1,954, a whopping increase of 40% from June’s home sales. Excluding Executive Condominiums (ECs), total home sales equalled 1,386, an increase of 17% from June’s 1,182. This hike in sales volume was led by two EC projects. Riverparc Residence at Punggol Drive sold 322 units at
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Upper Serangoon residential site attracts strong bids

The tender for a residential site at Upper Serangoon Road / Pheng Geck Avenue (Parcel A) was closed yesterday, after attracting a total of 15 bids. The top bid was submitted by Clerodendrum Land Pte Ltd at S$185.17 million, or S$6,106.52 psm of gross floor area (GFA). “The top bid of S$185.17 million or S$567
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Give a Hair of Hope

Many of us grew up experiencing countless ‘hair’ days. Good, bad or even stylish days. Some kids today yearn to keep their hair like you but they could not. Some did not even get to see the day when they could. Every year, the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF), a non-government supported entity, needs S$3.5m to
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COV is here to stay, says Khaw

                National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has clearly stated that he cannot abolish the cash premiums that HDB resale flat buyers must pay to sellers. His announcement came as a reply to comments posted on his Facebook page on National Day. He explained that the Cash-Over-Valuation (COV)
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Singapore’s economy ekes out 0.9% Q2 growth

              The Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that Singapore’s economy expanded by 0.9 percent in Q2 from the previous year, to beat advance estimates. As part of his National Day message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong revealed that growth in the first six months of the year
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S’poreans should save for rainy days: Khaw

              Global economic uncertainties have affected Singapore and Singaporeans need to “save for a rainy day”, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Delivering his message yesterday on the sidelines of a national day observance ceremony in Sembawang, the minister called on Singaporeans to be more prudent and reminded
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Sports School unveils elite programme

Eighteen selected student-athletes will pilot the “School Within a School” programme, for badminton, table tennis and golf. Its training structure will resemble that used by countries advanced in the three sports. The programme will feature daytime training sessions and night-time academic classes. The daytime training schedule will allow students to train with their respective national
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Fun activities at East Coast Park

Playground @ Big Splash Redesigned on the premises of the old water theme park with the same name, Playground promises not only an assortment of wining and dining options but also houses some of East Coast Park’s best kids places. Lilliput Lilliput is Singapore’s first indoor mini-golf course. It does not matter whether the children
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