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Friday, April 28th, 2017


Upcoming District 9 condos to stir buying interest

  Two prime condominium projects are slated to hit the market in the second half of the year amid a significant pick-up in new private homes sales recently. Analysts say the District 9 projects – GuocoLand Group’s Martin Modern and New Futura by City Developments (CDL) – are likely to interest local and foreign buyers if developers can price the units “correctly”. Cushman and Wakefield research director Christine Li believes Martin Modern will be well-received, “as the high-end residential market seems to be bottoming”. Non-landed private home prices in theRead More

How to catch a pirate in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE: Being situated at the confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans is both a boon and bane for Southeast Asia. On the one hand, this location brings forth trade and commerce shuttling between these two oceans, thereby generating considerable revenues for regional countries such as Singapore. On the other hand, the busy sea traffic plying through regional waters presents a challenge of its own where it comes to effective surveillance and enforcement against elements which undermine good order at sea, for example pirates and sea robbers. The Straits ofRead More