Singapore 

Pearl Bank Apartments may open for public viewing again following overwhelming response to photo walk, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some 40 members of the public fanned out across Pearl Bank Apartments on Saturday (May 11) to capture the 38-storey horseshoe-shaped landmark in Outram ahead of its redevelopment. The event, which started at 3pm, was hosted by property developer CapitaLand which acquired the site through a collective sale for $728 million in February last year. CapitaLand worked with Mr Ivan Kuek, the founder of an Instagram community with about 15,000 followers, to organise the photo walk. Mr Kuek said it was a “rare opportunity” to document not only…

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New World Development takes Hong Kong lifestyle to another level, set to launch priciest serviced apartments

New World Development is set to displace Four Seasons Place as the operator of Hong Kong’s most expensive serviced apartments.Agents say NWD plans to offer leases at its K11 Artus serviced apartment development, part of the US$2.6 billion Victoria Dockside project in Tsim Sha Tsui, for a third more than what luxury hotel operator Four Seasons Place Hong Kong charges for its serviced suites in the IFC complex in Central.The Hong Kong builder will offer leases for as much as HK$167 per square… Source link

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Singapore 

Cheapest condos in Singapore – 13 small apartments under $560,000, Singapore News

“Cheap” and “condo” are two words you hardly ever see together in Singapore, where condominiums are notoriously overhyped and overpriced, especially once you throw some famous architect into the mix. Turns out, though, that condo units don’t always cost at least $1 million… But only if you’re willing to go for a tiny home; think studios or one-bedroom apartments. If you don’t mind the lack of space, these can cost “only” around $500,000. Here are the 13 cheapest condo units I found on sale on 99.co. 13 CHEAPEST CONDOS IN…

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Vietnam 

HCM City seeks to sell thousands of resettlement apartments in District 2 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A view of Bình Khánh resettlement apartments in HCM CIty. — Photo vietnambiz   HCM CITY — HCM City will continue to auction 5,034 resettlement apartments and 43 land lots designed for building relocation housing following earlier unsuccessful attempts, according to the Department of Construction. The auctioning council for land use rights will discuss the auction plans and submit to the People’s Committee. This time the council plans to divide the auction into smaller packages to make it less unwieldy for bidders. The apartments are part of the 12,500 resettlement apartments…

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Vietnam 

More foreigners buying apartments in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY – More foreigners are buying apartments and investing in real estate in Việt Nam, especially in HCM City, with most of them coming from mainland China, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Ngô Quang Phúc, general director of Phú Đông Group, said that since the amended Law on Housing 2014 took effect in 2015 the domestic property market has seen increased interest from foreign buyers. From 2008 to 2014, only 126 foreigners bought property in Việt Nam. In 2014, the Ministry of Construction…

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Property 

Young expat executives taking shorter secondments in Hong Kong drive demand for serviced apartments

Many of these clients are younger executives – singles or couples, without a larger family – who value the convenience and amenities of centrally-located serviced apartments over the space afforded by a larger home on the southern side of Hong Kong Island (and the associated costs). Luckily for them, the supply of serviced apartments has risen 21 per cent over the past five years, reaching a total of 15,900 units in 2018, according to JLL research. Now, there is a cluster of new serviced apartments cropping up across the city…

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Embassy Berlin: discreet apartments in Berlin's international quarter

[Sponsored Article] Free from the political and economic turbulence that have characterized some international markets in the last few years, Germany continues to be viewed as a safe haven for foreign capital in Europe. Home of the largest buy-to-let residential market in the continent, with robust legislation in place to protect real estate investments, Germany is the first choice for many overseas property investors when looking to Europe. This is especially true for its capital Berlin,… Source link

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Vietnam 

10,000 apartments set for sale in Đà Nẵng – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng has proposed selling 10,000 apartments under State ownership to pay for new housing projects in 2020-30. Deputy director of the city’s construction department, Nguyễn Văn Nam, said the proposal was discussed in a meeting between the city and the ministry of construction last week. Nam stated that the city and the ministry agreed to submit the plans to the Government for approval. He said the department was managing 10,000 apartments including old buildings and…

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Discounted Hong Kong development does not match demand for smaller apartments, fails to sell out

Hong Kong developer Sino Land managed to sell only 75 per cent of apartments put up for sale at heavy discounts at its Mayfair by The Sea 8 development in Tai Po. By 3pm on Wednesday, it had sold 171 out of a first batch of 228 units. The sale comes amid warnings by analysts about further declines in prices. And at an average price of HK$13,228 (US$1,686) per square foot after the discount in the first price list, the property is going for 26.5 per cent less than the…

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Singapore 

Cabby hits female passenger and pushes her to ground in dispute at Pearl Bank Apartments, Singapore News

A cabby was caught on video hitting and pushing a female passenger to the ground in a dispute that happened at Pearl Bank Apartments on Dec 7 at about 3am. Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the video that has been circulating on WhatsApp. After a tip-off from Stomp contributor Dan, Stomp investigated and confirmed the incident happened at the iconic residential building in Outram. In the video, that appears to be a recording of CCTV footage, the cabby is seen pulling up at a drop-off area with a female passenger sitting in…

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