Singapore’s Tallest Building To House Clermont Hotel And Residences

Clermont Residence just launched atop Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore’s tallest building. The 181 apartments will begin at 180 m above sea level-and extend to the top floor at 290 m above sea level-and offer both sea and city views of Singapore. The 64-storey mixed-use tower was designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), with apartments ranging […]

CDL’s Lush Acres opens with strong showing

City Development Limited (CDL) sold 289 units, representing some 76 percent, during the launch of its latest development, Lush Acres, an Executive Condominium. Units come in three- to five-bedroom configurations with sizes starting from 915 sq ft for a three-bedroom apartment to 1,722 sq ft for a five-bedroom apartment. According to a company statement, the […]

Weekly market round up

Bangkok The residential market in Bangkok continues to expand in the second quarter albeit at a slower pace with 1,600 unit launches in the CBD vis-a-vis 3,000 units in Q1, according to data from DTZ Research. The data shows the revival of the areas along Chao Phraya river, particularly with the major launch of new […]

Weekly Market Roundup

Bangkok Bangkok-based Onyx Hospitality Group is expanding its serviced residences brand, Shama, in China. The company has recently completed three new management contracts that will bring the high end serviced residences to Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou, adding to existing properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dalian. Earlier, a contract was signed fro Shama Heda-Hangzhou, which […]

Singapore-based 8M Residences to launch

  Singapore-based 8M Residences is soon to be launched and is currently inviting potential buyers to register their interest. Situated on Margate Road in the city’s Meyer area, the freehold residences will spread over 20-storeys and comprise 68 residential units. The development spans more than 24,001 sq ft. Buyers will have a choice of one […]

Singapore’s Liv on Sophia launches

Liv on Sophia, located in Singapore’s District 9, recently launched and is offering early bird prices to the first buyers. It is the last plot of freehold land on Adis Road. Formerly named Sophia Mansions, the 64-unit residence has been developed by RH Mount Sophia Pte Ltd and is due for completion June 30. Each […]

Activity in Singapore’s second neighbourhood

Situated in Singapore’s Tampines, Q Bay Residences is being developed by Quarry Bay Pte Ltd. The 630-unit residential development, launched in January, has already garnered significant interest from local investors. Upon completion, Q Bay Residences will comprise eight 16-storey blocks which will be divided into two blocks of suites (one and two-bedroom apartments), four blocks […]

Weekly market review- Singapore Thailand Vietnam

Singapore In addition to the news of the record breaking tender out for the 7,900 square metre plot on Nassim road currently belonging to Wingtai chairman and managing director, Cheng Wai Keung, local news reported several mixed-use projects are to be launched in the island state in the coming months. According to Asia One, one […]

Jem® by Lend Lease is 100% Leased Ahead of Opening

Jem® by Lend Lease, Singapore’s 3rd largest suburban mall located in Jurong East, achieved 100% leased status for its 241 shops last week. The mall boasts a stellar line-up of fashion, beauty, food & beverage and lifestyle tenants which have chosen to locate their first suburban outlet in Jem®. These include international and homegrown brands such […]

Market Review; Thailand Malaysia Singapore

The HDB released its Resale Price Index (RPI) for the first quarter of 2013, this week. The RPI went up 1.2 percent to 205.4 points over the last quarter, the lowest quarter-on-quarter RPI growth since the first quarter of 2012. Commenting on the news, Mohamed Ismail, CEO of PropNex Realty said, “The HDB resale prices […]

Lend Lease Officially Begins Construction Work on INSEAD’s S$50 million Global Leadership Development Centre in Asia campus

Lend Lease last week officially began construction work of the new Leadership Development Centre for INSEAD, the leading international business school, on the school’s Asia campus in Singapore. The design of this new centre was conceptualised by Lend Lease, one of the world’s leading fully integrated property solution providers, who is also spearheading the construction. […]

From the Singapore Grand Prix, and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore; to the Ritz Carlton in Dubai Chairman of Confluence, John Taylor talks about some of the challenges and successes in delivering high profile projects around the globe

From the Singapore Grand Prix, and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore; to the Ritz Carlton and Index Building in Dubai; the World Trade Centre in Jakarta; Mandarin Oriental in UK; Chairman of Confluence, John Taylor talks about some of the challenges and successes in delivering high profile projects around the globe. MP: Can […]

Hillion Residences launched in Bukit Panjang

The first mixed-use development in the west – Hillion Residences – was launched by property developer Sim Lian on Thursday. The 99-year leasehold private condominium in Bukit Panjang integrates residential living with a retail mall and an air-conditioned bus interchange. It will also be linked to the existing LRT station and upcoming Bukit Panjang MRT […]

Brookfield Multiplex appointed to redevelop Stockland Wetherill Park Shopping Centre

Stockland has appointed Brookfield Multiplex, a leading global construction and contracting business, as the preferred contractor for the $125 million redevelopment of the Stockland Wetherill Park shopping centre in South West Sydney. Located at 561-583 Polding Street, Stockland Wetherill Park is situated approximately 35 kilometres from the Sydney Central Business District and just 10 kilometres […]

Property developers to get creative – Singapore

Property analysts said developers will have to get more creative in order to move sales after the introduction of new cooling measures recently. One developer told Channel NewsAsia that it is planning to complete its condominium project a year ahead of schedule to entice buyers. To date, 380 of the 500 units launched at La […]

CREDIT SUISSE MARKET REPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK SINGAPORE 2013

After enjoying steady growth in their property market, Singapore’s government has decided to implement their seventh cooling measure for the residential sector. The Credit Suisse Equity Research report released on Monday states that these measures may come as a surprise to the market and to ‘expect a knee-jerk pull-back in developers’ stock prices’. In 2012 […]

URA to review policy allowing developers to sell off free spaces for more profit: Khaw

SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has asked the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to review and fix the policy allowing developers to sell off free spaces to make additional profit for themselves. He said this in a blog post, “Who Gets Short-Changed?”, on Monday, on the heels of recent launches of executive condominium (EC) […]

Echelon: 80% (200) of launched units sold on first day to market

A new private condominium project located in Alexandra View, Echelon, has seen strong sales. Its developer City Developments Limited (CDL) said 80% of the units launched have been snapped up on the first day preview of the project. In a statement, CDL said that as at 4pm on Friday, 200 out of 250 launched units have […]

Singapore, District 4 residential apartment sales and development update December 2012

Investors are turning their attention again to developments in District 4, especially the Telok Blangah and Keppel Bay neighborhoods. With the construction of the 1,040-unitThe Interlace at an advanced stage, buying interest has also picked up. Developed by a CapitaLand-led consortium and designed by world-class architect Ole Scheeren, the project is a redevelopment of the former Gillman Heights, a privatized HUDC […]

Hong Kong Housing Troubles Unlikely To Impact Singapore

The recent property cooling measures introduced in Hong Kong are unlikely to have an impact on Singapore property prices. Experts said foreign property investors would not switch their portfolio from Hong Kong to Singapore. Besides being leading international financial centres, both Singapore and Hong Kong hold some of the world’s most expensive homes. Hong Kong […]

Singapore Project Spotlight: Novena area

Subsale transactions are picking up at Viva. Located at Suffolk Walk, the freehold 235-unit condominium developed by Allgreen Properties recently obtained its Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP). The development consists of three 30-storey blocks of two- to four-bedroom units. On Oct 5, a 1,346sqft three-bedroom unit on the seventh floor changed hands at $2.58 million ($1,918psf). The original […]

Singapore Project Spotlight: Kovan Regency

Hoi Hup’s Kovan Regency, consisting of 393 mixed condominium and strata-landed housing units, were among the top five best-selling projects in September. The 99-year leasehold Kovan Regency has a wide range of unit types: one-bedroom (506 to 700sqft), two-bedroom  (624 to 775sqft), three-bedroom (893 to 1,389sqft), four-bedroom (1,281 to 1,507sqft) units, penthouses (689 to 2,260sqft) and strata terraces (3,692sqft […]

New project sales status: Singapore’s eCO & Sky Green

According to a Channel News Asia report, 515 units out of the 603 units released at eCOcondominium project have been sold within a month. They were launched for sale on September 22. The 748-unit development, located at Bedok South is a joint venture between Far East Organization, Frasers Centrepoint and Sekisui House. The developers said all […]

Grant Associates contribute to Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision

Grant Associates UK-based landscape architects have designed Gardens by the Bay, a dramatic leisure destination in Singapore. The landscaped gardens have welcomed over one million visitors in its first two months including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Now the scheme has been shortlisted for two World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards. The project is an integral part of […]

Singapore new project sales status update

Riversails  Allgreen Properties has sold slightly over 200 units at Riversails at Upper Serangoon View since Friday. The average price is $827psf. The 99-year project has 920 units. Kovan Regency Hoi Hup moved close to 370 units or 94% of its 393-unit Kovan Regency over the weekend. The average price of the 99-year project at Simon Road/Kovan Rise is […]

Luxury segment stirring again in Singapore

The luxury segment of the market is starting to see a return of investor interest. Mr Seah, an avid Singaporean property investor and the owner of a freight forwarding business, recently signed the option to purchase a four-bedroom unit on the 62nd level of the 66-storey Marina Bay Suites. He paid close to $6.7 million ($3,258psf) […]

JKC1 House by ONG&ONG in Singapore

Project: JKC1 House Location: Singapore Architecture: ONG&ONG Description from the architects: “This is one of three ‘good class bungalow’ plots carved from a larger plot developed by the Keck Seng Group. The house sits on a slight incline and overlooks a pool in the front yard, following the feng shui belief of balancing the “mountain” and […]

Sunset Vale House by WOW Architects

Project: Sunset Vale House Location: Singapore Architecture: WOW Architects Description from WOW Architects Sunset Vale was privately commissioned by a Singaporean family and was created on a mutual desire that the landscape would be the primary driving force behind its creation. The client and architect agreed on a design that inverted the typical ‘house in garden’ […]

Bishan Park in Singapore

Architecture: Atelier Dreiseitl Photographer: Patrick Bingham-Hall In this ambitious infrastructure project in Singapore, Atelier Dreiseitl has repurposed a concrete water canal into a peaceful, meandering creek, producing an absorbing and welcoming public space, refreshingly free of architectural heroics. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History, 2001: “The park’s real purpose was the creation of […]

KINETIC RAIN SINGAPORE AIRPORT

German design studio ART+COM have completed the Kinetic Rain art installation for the departure hall of Terminal 1 at Changi Airport in Singapore. “Kinetic Rain” is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet […]