Property 

New ‘tiny home’ benchmark for Kowloon as developer rolls out Sham Shui Po project in layouts beginning at 129 sq ft

Hong Kong’s Kowloon district is about to realise a new benchmark for tiny home sizes that will test the market’s tolerance for what’s considered liveable space, with one developer set to launch a project in Sham Shui Po featuring layouts starting at 129 square feet, the smallest on record for the area. The 22-storey residential block named AVA 228 will feature 160 units with sizes ranging from 129 sq ft to 249 sq ft, according to the website of Magic Sight Holdings, a privately held developer owned by property investor…

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Singapore 

Lawyer struck off rolls for forging degree results, Singapore News

A young lawyer hoping to improve her chances of getting a job in the Singapore Legal Service submitted a forged transcript that reflected better grades in 2013. The 25-year-old did not land the job. When Ms Jaya Anil Kumar applied a second time more than three years later, she doctored her National University of Singapore (NUS) law degree certificate. Yesterday, Ms Jaya, now 30, was struck off the rolls. Called to the Bar in July 2012, she had not applied for a practising certificate since August 2014. The Law Society…

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Sino Land rolls out homebuyer incentives package, including low mortgage lending rates, for Grand Central project

Hong Kong property developers are beginning to roll out incentives to help shield homebuyers from the latest borrowing costs, after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority nudged up the base lending rate by a quarter-point on Thursday, matching the December rate decision by the US central bank on Wednesday. Sino Land became among the first to unveil a package of buyer incentives on Thursday afternoon, including a mortgage rate from as low as 2.375 per cent in conjunction with Bank of East Asia, in addition to a cash rebate and HK$4,000…

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