News

89 HDB BTO projects have resumed works; only 1 site pending approval

22 August 2020
Construction works have resumed at a total of 89 Build-To-Order (BTO) sites as of Monday, said Minister for National Development Desmond Lee on Friday
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Singapore eases some border control measures

22 August 2020
Singapore will ease travel restrictions on visitors from Brunei and New Zealand from Sept 1, in a small but significant step towards reviving an
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Plans to bring more job fairs to the heartland

21 August 2020
The National Trades Union Congress’ Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) has been working with community partners, including agencies and employers, to bring job and
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Singapore and China reaffirm commitment to ensure free flow of goods, especially medical supplies

21 August 2020
Singapore and China have reaffirmed their commitment to maintain supply chain connectivity between both countries, ensuring the free flow of goods – especially medical
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All migrant worker dorms declared clear of Covid-19

20 August 2020
All dormitories were declared to be clear of Covid-19 as of yesterday, including the standalone blocks in purpose-built dormitories that served as isolation or
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Singaporeans working from home more stressed out than frontliners

20 August 2020
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Singaporeans working from home have faced higher stress levels compared to frontliners, while women and youth are feeling the negative
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Northern coastal areas to form second nature park network

20 August 2020
More than 400ha of wetlands, marshes, nature parks and eco-corridors along the northern coast, which include Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the Kranji Marshes and
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More flat owners get help with mortgages

20 August 2020
A total of 1,356 households in financial difficulties were assisted by the HDB during the second quarter of this year, compared with 517 households
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New private home sales up for 3rd month in row

18 August 2020
New home sales continued to rise for a third straight month amid a worsening economic outlook, with developers selling 1,080 non-landed private homes last
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Residential

Queen Astrid Gardens launches collective sale, $126.8m guide price for huge good class bungalow land

2 September 2020
The site lies within the exclusive Queen Astrid Park GCB area and comes with a guide price of $126.8 million, which translates to approximately
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Development charges cut for commercial and hotel use

1 September 2020
Development charges (DC) have been cut for commercial, hotel and other land use, with large decreases for central areas such as Shenton Way, Marina
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Tanjong Katong shophouse for sale at $8.8m base price

22 August 2020
A prime freehold corner four-storey conservation shophouse at 240 Tanjong Katong Road is up for sale with a starting price of $8.8 million.
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89 HDB BTO projects have resumed works; only 1 site pending approval

22 August 2020
Construction works have resumed at a total of 89 Build-To-Order (BTO) sites as of Monday, said Minister for National Development Desmond Lee on Friday
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More flat owners get help with mortgages

20 August 2020
A total of 1,356 households in financial difficulties were assisted by the HDB during the second quarter of this year, compared with 517 households
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New private home sales up for 3rd month in row

18 August 2020
New home sales continued to rise for a third straight month amid a worsening economic outlook, with developers selling 1,080 non-landed private homes last
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Commerical

Virus curbs send retail sales down 40.5% in steepest fall

6 June 2020
Retailers were hammered in April after circuit breaker measures sent sales on their steepest plunge since growth rate records began in 1986. Takings at
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Law passed to help pandemic-hit SMEs cope with rent obligations

6 June 2020
Parliament passed a law yesterday to help pandemic-hit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cope with issues of rent, among other things, as the economic
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Safeguards for landlords that help SMEs on rent repayment scheme

6 June 2020
There will be safeguards for landlords that help pandemic-hit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which opt for a statutory repayment scheme for their rental
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Singapore landlords need a post Covid-19 remake

5 June 2020
Every third dollar changing hands on Singapore Exchange is because of someone buying or selling units in a real estate investment trust (Reit). But
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More businesses taking digital plunge

5 June 2020
Singapore’s businesses are making a major push towards digitalisation this year, prompted by the coronavirus crisis. More than 3,500 businesses started transformation projects from
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Dorm operators expect changes to push up costs by at least 50%

5 June 2020
New standards for migrant worker dormitories will enhance workers’ well-being, said dormitory operators here, but will come at a cost increase of at least
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Industrial

More industrial, retail tenants to seek relief under new law

1 May 2020
Rental relief measures to help tenants whose businesses have been hit by the pandemic seem to be falling short, with some tenants saying the
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Cache Logistics Trust renamed as ARA Logos Logistics Trust

29 April 2020
Cache Logistics Trust has been renamed as ARA Logos Logistics Trust (ALog). The trading name change will occur tomorrow, with the real estate investment
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Industrial rents, prices face downward pressure due to coronavirus spread: JTC

23 April 2020
SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) – Prices and rents of industrial space in Singapore fell slightly in the first quarter of this year, while occupancy
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