How the Coronavirus May Impact Properties – Lessons from SARS

By Property Soul (guest contributor) This Year of the Rat is not just another Lunar New Year. Everyone received far more updates on the coronavirus than auspicious greetings. Instead of last-minute shopping for Chinese New Year goodies, there was a frantic search for surgical masks and hand sanitizers, especially after the Ministry of Health assured…

Will the Cooling New Home Sales Market Be Frozen 2?

By Property Soul (guest contributor) [Editor’s note: This article has been edited to make it more compact. You can read the original here.] Where can we find enough homebuyers to take up close to 20,000 unsold units and another 32,000 new units in the supply pipeline? Powerful Elsa versus powerless Anna Walt Disney’s Frozen II…

Life in the West – A Comparison of Bukit Batok Condos

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Bukit Batok is a matured estate in the Western part of Singapore. A relatively small estate compared to other estates, it has a population of 144,410. The estate offers predominantly public housing, with some pockets of private landed housing, one located at Eng Kong/Toh Tuck, which is at the extreme…