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URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Kampong Bugis

URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Kampong Bugis

When the Draft Master Plan 2019 was unveiled in March 2019, Kampong Bugis was identified as one of the Urban Transformation projects. These are “key growth areas that will encourage economic growth, and bring jobs and amenities closer to residents.” Spanning an area of around 17.4 ha (1.873 mil sq ft), the Kampong Bugis precinct is strategically located at the mouth of Kallang River. It is bounded by Kallang Road and Crawford Street, with a 1.1 km of water frontage to Kallang River and Rochor River. Envisioned by the government planners to be an attractive waterfront residential preci...

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4 Cities In Thailand Worth Investing In

4 Cities In Thailand Worth Investing In

Thailand is known to have some of the least restrictive overseas property ownership rules . According to Chinese real estate portal Juwai.com, Thailand was the most popular country in the world when it comes to enquiries from potential Chinese real estate buyers in 2018. The Southeast Asian country has diverse options to offer, making it an attractive destination for property investments. Property prices in Thailand have been on the rise in the last decade, attracting investors who see the country as a good place to grow their wealth. When buying real estate overseas, the decisions on...

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Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home

Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home

Your home is an oasis, a place perfectly appointed to suit your personal tastes. Which is exactly as it should be—until it becomes time to list your home and move on to the next dream. Buyers aren’t looking for a home that appears too lived-in. They’re looking for a space they can customize to their own styles and preferences, with enough of a starting point in place that they can envision their future life. Selling your home is about showing its potential without too much of anything distracting the eye—and the solution is staging. Before you show your home to prospective buyers, you have...

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A Ski Destination To Call Your Own At Hokkaido

A Ski Destination To Call Your Own At Hokkaido

Talk about skiing in Japan and Hokkaido will come into mind. The northernmost of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido is well known for its ski areas, volcanoes and natural hot springs (onsen). Niseko in Hokkaido has long been the number one ski destination. But the lesser known Rusutsu is catching up on the game. Rusutsu Resort dethroned Niseko and won the title of Japan Best Ski Resort in the World Ski Awards in 2017 and 2018. With a large ski area that covers three mountains, Rusutsu has a variety of long runs with a good mix of groomed trails, great powder snow and tree runs. It is locate...

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4 New & Notable Properties For Sale Over $20 Million

4 New & Notable Properties For Sale Over $20 Million

From a prestigious apartment soaring above the Singapore skyline to a historic villa in Hamburg, Germany, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $20 million. Singapore Phyllis TAN Su Lee,  List Sotheby’s International Realty  The Arc at Draycott is a 36-story  apartment located at Draycott Drive in District 10, a coveted address in the exclusive Ardmore-Draycott residential enclave, touted as the billionaire belt where the very affluent reside. Of the exclusive 58 units at The Arc at Draycott, the jewel in the c...

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Building For The Future

Building For The Future

List Sotheby’s International Realty (List SIR) jointly organised a real estate market dialogue on 1 August 2019 with CitiGold at the Marina Mandarin hotel in Singapore and saw a huge turnout of more than 100 guests. During the dialogue, CitiBank’s Mr Lo John San spoke about the current economic outlook. Following him was List SIR’s Ms Han Huan Mei and Ms Alice Tan, who shared with the guests their views on the Singapore property market and other new opportunities and trends in real estate. There was also a special guest from the Philippines for this event. Ms Patricia Cruz, Vice Presid...

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URA Master Plan Hot Spot:   Greater Southern Waterfront

URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Greater Southern Waterfront

Live, Work, Play at Greater Southern Waterfront At the National Day Rally on 19 August, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong outlined plans on education, retirement age, climate change and the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW). From a real estate perspective, the key highlight is the development of up to 9,000 public and private residential homes at the Keppel Club site, and the additional commercial space and amenities in the GSW. The first residential site at the current Keppel Club is likely to be released after its lease expires in 2021. While we are not privy to what is the propor...

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Garden Homes Of EDEN

Garden Homes Of EDEN

Swire Properties debuts in Singapore with ultra-luxury EDEN The Singapore property market has been eagerly awaiting the launch of EDEN, the maiden luxury residential project in Singapore by one of Hong Kong’s top real estate developers, Swire Properties. In 2012, Swire Properties made news in Singapore when it purchased en bloc the site of Hampton Court, situated in the prestigious Draycott Park area in district 10. In its place now stands EDEN, the latest collaboration between Swire Properties and London-based Heatherwick Studio, established and led by visionary English designer Thomas...

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HNWI Setting Up Homes in Singapore

HNWI Setting Up Homes in Singapore

Singapore’s luxury market has been in the news lately. First, British Billionaire James Dyson made waves on 9 July 2019 by purchasing the Wallich Residence super penthouse at a price of S$73.8 million. The 21,108 sq ft, triplex super penthouse spread across the 62 nd  to 64 th  storey of the 290m tall Guoco Tower by developer Guocoland is the largest penthouse and the highest residence in Singapore. This news made its rounds not just in the local dailies, but also in international press such as The Financial Times and the BBC. Two weeks later, news broke that Sir Dyson had forked out anothe...

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Outdoor Kitchens to Inspire Your Next Al Fresco Dinner

Outdoor Kitchens to Inspire Your Next Al Fresco Dinner

As summer heats up, it’s the perfect time to move dinner outdoors. Whether in the shade of ivy-covered pergolas or on warm, sun-dappled terraces, spending more time outside is a premium perk of warm weather—even better when accompanied by a great meal, a glass of wine, and good company. For all your seasonal soirées, let these seven outdoor kitchens inspire you to refresh your outdoor spaces this summer. With the right details, any patio can become part of a restorative indoor/outdoor summer lifestyle. A Rustic Stone Hearth in Helena Helena, Montana | Laura Sacchi & Tory Cy...

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