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URA Master Plan Hot Spot:  Changi Region

URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Changi Region

The Eastern Economic Gateway Strengthening Economic Gateways in Singapore In the 2019 draft master plan unveiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), four economic gateways were earmarked to provide real estate opportunities for the future economy. These gateways, comprising key employment nodes and infrastructure that connect Singapore globally, will be further developed to deepen linkages to external markets and strengthen the island state’s hub status. The Eastern Gateway, essentially the Changi Region, is anticipated to take off significantly within the next decade....

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Joint Venture Success in Thong Lor

Joint Venture Success in Thong Lor

Two new projects in Bangkok worth over 2.8 billion Baht by Habitat Group and List Group Japan-based List Group, the parent company of List Sotheby’s International Realty, has entered into a joint venture partnership with leading Thai property-for-investment developer, Habitat Group. Through this joint venture, Habitat Group and List Group will develop two luxury low-rise condominium projects in the Thong Lor area of Bangkok – the Walden Thong Lor 8 and Walden Thong Lor 13 – which will have a cumulative value of over 2.8 billion baht. The joint venture will also expand Habitat Group̵...

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Asia's Richest Families Worth Over $625 Billion

Asia's Richest Families Worth Over $625 Billion

According to Bloomberg, Asia’s 20 wealthiest families are now worth over US$450 billion, or S$625 billion. The dynasties behind Reliance, Samsung and Suntory are among the region’s wealthiest. With 6 families on the list, Hong Kong make up 30% of Asia’s richest clans come from Hong Kong. India and Thailand each saw three families making the list, while South Korea also had two families on the list – namely the families that own global brands Samsung and Hyundai.  The richest, however, are the Ambanis from India, with a US$50 billion (S$69.4 billion) fortune. Through their...

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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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Considerations For Residential Property Investment In Singapore

Considerations For Residential Property Investment In Singapore

Singapore, a global city with its strong accolade as an important financial and trading hub, is under the radar for many investors from around the world. The country’s solid fundamentals in physical infrastructure and workforce, the clear rule of law, ease of doing business, quality education and excellent living standards have created a highly conducive environment for enterprises, foreign talent and the high-net-worth community to invest here. Widely perceived as a safe haven, Singapore is one of the destinations of choice for many potential property investors. Coupled with high populat...

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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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