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Demystifying Dubai

Demystifying Dubai

Dubai, a city with a population size of slightly more than three million, has earned a reputation as the most modern and progressive among the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with luxury shopping, ultra-modern architecture and a lively nightlife. The pace of Dubai’s development has been nothing short of amazing, supported by its strong economic success with non-oil Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of around 3 per cent in 2018 coming from sectors such as tourism and trade. With Dubai less than an eight-hour flight from two thirds of the world population, it...

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Something For Everyone In KLCC

Something For Everyone In KLCC

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, YOO8 serviced by Kempinski is the crown jewel of 8 Conlay, an integrated mixed-use development by KSK Land. Envisioned to redefine city dwelling, YOO8 elevates the art of living with in-house services provided by Europe’s oldest and most established luxury hotelier – Kempinski Hotels. Encompassing two spiralled towers on 3.95 acres of freehold land, the branded residences features exclusive design concepts by Steve Leung & YOO (Tower A) and Kelly Hoppen for YOO (Tower B) with unobstructed views of KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers. With K...

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A Peek Into Hawaii Luxury Home Market

A Peek Into Hawaii Luxury Home Market

On 25 January 2019, List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore organised an exclusive event for our clients, where they got to hear about the property market of Singapore in 2018, as well as the market outlook for 2019. Besides the presentations by Chief Operating Officer Mr Leong Boon Hoe and Director for Research Ms Han Huan Mei, there was a very special guest who flew more than 17 hours from List Sotheby’s International Realty’s Hawaii office to Singapore. Ms Nancy Maeda, Vice President of the Hawaii office, enthralled the audience with her in depth knowledge of the Hawaiian prop...

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City Of The Future

City Of The Future

Singapore is a city that aspires to greatness. Under visionary leadership, initiatives like Smart Nation Singapore seek to encourage citizens, businesses, and government to support better living through modern technology, and the city-state has risen from its modest beginnings to become a global hub for technology, human capital, and innovation. Singapore was named the second most competitive economy behind the United States in 2018 by the World Economic Forum, was chosen as the Smart City of 2018 by the Smart City World Expo Congress, and has been labeled as a technological leader in the race...

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A New Star In KLCC

A New Star In KLCC

What do you get when you bring together two outstanding brands into a property development? A Branded Residence that is set to change the Kuala Lumpur real estate scene.  YOO8 serviced by Kempinski is the crown jewel of 8 Conlay, a new development currently under construction in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle and the KLCC area. It consists of two towers devoted to branded serviced residences (YOO8 serviced by Kempinski), a five-star hotel (Kempinski Hotel Kuala Lumpur) as well as lifestyle retail quarters.  This most distinctive development over four acres of freehold land on...

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Lucky Plants For The House

Lucky Plants For The House

With less than one month away from Chinese New Year, it is time to look at what needs to be changed or be added at home. Having plants at home is always a good idea as it could help to add some life to an otherwise ordinary space. But besides the improved aesthetics by having colours added to one’s home, it may also help to usher in good luck for the new year. Here are some popular plants that you may wish to consider. Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemums, typically in bright gold or purple colour are considered lucky flowers during Chinese New Year. They represent wealth, prosperity and l...

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6 Cities To Watch In 2019

6 Cities To Watch In 2019

When it comes to maximising the investment of your next home, it’s all about looking ahead. Whether via captivating sporting events or a sudden influx of cultural cachet, certain cities surface each year as having a timely  je ne sais quois . With added insights on three top cities from real estate expert and industry insider Michael Valdes, Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy, here are top six cities to invest your second home for 2019. 1. Tokyo, Japan List Sotheby’s International Realty As the hypermodern Asian megacity prepares to host the Summer Olympics...

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Spectacular Southbank Living

Spectacular Southbank Living

On 10 and 11 November 2018, a seminar and exhibition on one of Melbourne’s latest and largest mixed-used developments, Melbourne Square , was held at the office premises of List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore.  The Economist Intelligence Unit has voted Melbourne to be the world’s most liveable city for seven consecutive years. In particular, the Australian city had received in the past, perfect scores for its healthcare, education and education.  The stellar results not only attracts tourists, but also makes Melbourne the fastest growing city in absolute terms, growing by...

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How Texture Transforms Home Décor

How Texture Transforms Home Décor

Design Trends Can’t decide what’s missing from your latest design project? Chances are, it’s texture. Texture is an all-important—and sometimes overlooked—element in transforming a space from flat to multidimensional, adding layers of depth and richness. Be it via countertops or flooring, creating the right atmosphere is all about the choosing the right surfaces. Below, we feature nine trending surface textures and where to use them. Concrete Yolanda Tejeda ,  Chile Sotheby’s International Realty Industrial charm doesn’t have to be reserved for the factory-turned-loft spac...

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Heritage Shophouses In Singapore Offer Space And Value

Heritage Shophouses In Singapore Offer Space And Value

In Singapore, when one talks about property investments, many investors would first think of condominiums , luxury apartments and Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) . Another quality choice for investors to consider investing in is Singapore’s heritage shophouses , or shophouses that are under conservation. There are basically three types of heritage or conservation shophouses: a) Residential shophouses b) Commercial shophouses, and c) Mixed Commercial-residential shophouses. Conservation or heritage shophouses are considered rare as there only roughly over 6,500 of such shophouses in...

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