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Convenience Right At Your Doorstep

Convenience Right At Your Doorstep

Have you been looking for your dream property in Johor Bahru? Now you can own an award-winning freehold condominium right next to the upcoming Rapid Transit System (RTS) station in Bukit Chagar opening in 2024. TriTower Residence is just minutes away from the Johor Bahru Custom, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex and located near to Johor Bahru Sentral, City Square, Komtar JBCC, the Angry Birds Activity Park and the future Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD). With CIQ facilities co-located at both the RTS stations in Singapore and Malaysia, passengers can clear bot...

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Living In The Largest City In The World

Living In The Largest City In The World

Mention Japan and almost everyone will have something they can mention that they like and admire about the country. Some love the country for its rich and historical culture, others enjoy going there for the scenic views, and almost everyone in Singapore loves Japanese cuisine! Other aspects of Japan and its people that are universally admired are their ability to harness cutting edge technology at work, home and play to improve quality of life, as well as their hard working and resilient spirits. With its high living standards, Japan has become one of the countries that many Singaporeans e...

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A Home Away From Home

A Home Away From Home

One of the favourite vacation destinations of Singaporeans must certainly be Bali, Indonesia. It offers a relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s hectic lifestyle, and it is less than 3 hours flight away which is perfect for a weekend getaway! For the vacationer who wishes to literally own a piece of Bali, owning a villa is now an option they can consider. Situated on its own stretch of beach in Seminyak and professionally managed by W Hotel, each marvellous one-bedroom and two-bedroom villa at The Residences at W – Bali Seminyak comes with its own private pool and...

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Link between Two Cities

Link between Two Cities

Singapore and Malaysia have always had close links historically. Many of us today would have friends and even relatives who are Malaysians, or know of Singaporeans who owns a property (or two) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Come 2024, visiting relatives and friends in Johor Bahru will be a breeze as new train system will link Singapore with our neighbour up North. The new 4km Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link is a cross-border high-volume shuttle service that will enable commuters to travel seamlessly between Singapore and Johor Bahru with great ease. Essentially, it is akin to having Singa...

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Changes in Buyer's Stamp Duty

Changes in Buyer's Stamp Duty

Higher Buyer’s Stamp Duty for Purchase of Residential Properties Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in his Budget 2018 speech on 19 February 2018 that the top marginal Buyer’s Stamp Duty (BSD) rate for residential properties will be raised from 3% to 4%. This rate will apply to the portion of residential property value in excess of $1 million. This new rate applies to all residential properties, which includes private and public homes as well as residential land, and takes effect from 20 February 2018 (Table 1). Table 1: Buyer’s Stamp Duty This is the f...

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5 Things To Know About Singapore’s Tallest Building

5 Things To Know About Singapore’s Tallest Building

Being one of Singapore’s historic districts, Tanjong Pagar is a parcel of Singapore’s rich history. In recent times, this historic district has undergone an urban renewal and has attracted a vibrant community. Looking forward, the future growth is enormous as the district will serve as a gateway to the future Greater Southern Waterfront. Tanjong Pagar Centre In the heart of the district’s evolution lies Tanjong Pagar Centre , a towering vertical city that integrates premium grade A office, 181 luxury homes, lifestyle and F&B, 5-star business hotel, and an urban park into...

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6 Tips For A Perfect Skiing Experience In Niseko

6 Tips For A Perfect Skiing Experience In Niseko

Known for its fine-quality powder snow during the winter season, Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan is the number one ski destination in Asia. Whether you’re a ski-lover or just entering the ski scene, Niseko has a lot to offer you. If you’re planning a skiing trip to the snow-filled mountains of Niseko this winter, here are some tips and tricks you can follow so you can have the perfect skiing experience that will make you want to go back for more. 1. Do your research So you’ve decided to go skiing at Niseko. Before you drop everything and jump on the next flight to Hokkaido, first do your re...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Singapore Property

4 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Singapore Property

While Singapore’s property market has slowed over the past 15 quarters due to government cooling measures, according to recent reports the private residential property index for 3Q2017 has increased by 0.5 per cent. Having endured a slowing market for four years, we are now seeing sales volumes of properties rising, with some new launches meeting with strong demand from home buyers and investors. But should you invest in Singapore’s property now that sentiments are slowly starting to pick up? Property Investment Singapore 2019 Of course, this is the big question on many people’s m...

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Inside Look at Mayfair’s Zaha Signature Suites

Inside Look at Mayfair’s Zaha Signature Suites

Known prominently for her slick and curve designs, Dame Zaha Hadid has received accolades from her peers in the design and architectural industry, earning her the title “Queen of Curves”. And even after her passing, her design legacy will remain honored in Melbourne thanks to Mayfair’s Zaha Signature Suites. A pioneer of parametricism and an icon of neo-futurism, Zaha Hadid’s highly acclaimed work include the Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Germany, the London Aquatic Centre for the 2012 Olympics, the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan and the Rosenthal Center for Contemp...

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10 Spots in Singapore for the Ultimate Skyline Views

10 Spots in Singapore for the Ultimate Skyline Views

Singapore may be a small island country, but there are plenty to see, especially at an altitude.  There are several places in the city central to view the skyline, or head off to Sentosa to see something a bit different. 1. The Pinnacle @ Duxton Skybridge This is a residential apartment surrounded by skyscrapers.  Along with the usual sights in a central business district, get to see Chinatown and quaint red brick houses.  The Skybridge is equipped with lounge chairs, and only admits 200 non-residents a day for $ 5 per person. 2. Super Penthouse at Wallich Residence The...

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