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Leading Edge: Synchronised Singapore

Leading Edge: Synchronised Singapore

The Singapore government is taking a leap of faith with its ambitious plan to propel the city forward.

Let the good times roll again?

Dubai revival

Dubai’s economy hurtled out of the gates at the turn of the millennium and the state quickly became the pin-up model for 21st Century capitalism and consumption. Arid plains were transformed into thriving downtowns, as the once absent skyline evolved into a cluster of shimmering skyscrapers, and many foreign prospectors flocked to UAE’s largest city [...]

Weekly market round up

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 [...]

Special Report: New perspectives on Phuket

Special Report: New perspectives on Phuket

Regardless of its nationality profile, Phuket’s lengthy guest list has inspired property developers to respond with a range of new projects, most of which are scheduled to complete in the next two to three years. New properties are already springing up in a diverse range of locations around the island.

Head banging real estate

Head banging real estate

The marriage of a rock ‘n’ roller and the property industry just might be too arcane for the mainstream. Real estate is typically a plaid affair where the straight and narrow lines of normal are the path most often travelled.
| by Bill Barnett

The Scotts Tower, Singapore

The Scotts Tower, Singapore

Price: From S$2 million onwards (US$1.6 million) Ownership: Freehold Investment overview The Scotts Tower enjoys close proximity to the shopping belt at Orchard Road, the new financial hub at the Marina Bay Financial Centre and the entertainment hotspots along the Singapore River. Residents have easy access to a plethora of shopping malls and promenades at [...]

Marc Service Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Marc Service Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Price: RM1,638,360 (US$526,456) Ownership: Freehold Investment overview Strategically located directly opposite the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC shopping centre, Marc Service Residence sits on a 2-acre freehold land comprising two 35-storey towers of freehold apartments. This modern development features 24-hour security and concierge services, launderette, multi-purpose hall, convenient store, a large gymnasium, 2 swimming [...]

V On Shenton, Singapore

V On Shenton, Singapore

Price: From S$950,000 (US$759,339) onwards Ownership: 99-years-leasehold Investment overview V On Shenton is located right smack in the CBD and sits right on the pulse of Singapore’s new Marina Bay Financial District. It is within walking distance to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station and Raffles Place MRT Interchange Station. By 2013, V On Shenton will have [...]

Aspen LINQ, Singapore

Aspen LINQ, Singapore

Price: From S$900,000 (US$708,319) onwards Ownership: 999-years-leasehold Investment overview The site of Aspen LINQ is District 9 has a distinguished history dating back to the late 1800s when Sir Stamford Raffles founded Singapore’s oldest school. Today Institution Hill is a quant neighbourhood and just 5 minutes drive to Orchard Road. Nearby amenities include Great World [...]

Impiana Nusajaya Resort Apartments

Impiana Nusajaya Resort Apartments, Nusajaya, Malaysia

Price: From RM301,888 (US$95,477) to RM3,071,888 (US$971,563) Ownership: Freehold Investment overview Nusajaya is located within Iskandar Malaysia and just next to Singapore. By 2018, Nusajaya will enjoy greater connectivity to Singapore with a proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will link the MRT extension from Tuas to Medini. Nusajaya is supported by various economic clusters [...]

Phromthep Residence, Phuket, Thailand

Phromthep Residence, Phuket, Thailand

  Price: THB34.9 million  (US$1.1 million) Ownership: Long leased, freehold Investment overview Phuket continues to draw in investors who are lured by the picturesque view of the Andaman Sea and those who are seeking their second or third holiday homes abroad. The property market is driven mainly by tourism while the luxury sector is dominated [...]

Vogues Suites One, KL

Vogue Suites One, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VOGUE SUITES ONE , KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA Price: RM1,200 per sq ft (US$377) Ownership: 99-year leasehold Investment overview Kuala Lumpur remains an attractive investment destination due to the lower cost of living and favourable exchange rate. Good capital appreciation is generally confined to the prime districts of Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Bangsar, Mont Kiara, [...]

The River is Bangkok's finest waterfront freehold condominium in the heart of the city's only true five-star neighbourhood.

The River, Bangkok, Thailand

Price: From THB6 million (US$190,000) Ownership: Freehold Investment overview Bangkok now challenges Singapore and Hong Kong as one of Asia’s top luxury investment destinations. Properties at the top end of the market have performed consistently well in recent years with a range of impressive, exclusive projects setting new benchmarks for quality, service and price per [...]

Sandy Island comprises 18 waterfront villas on its own tropical island within Sentosa Cove with lush landscaping courtesy of celebrated landscape designer, Jamie Durie.

Sandy Island, Sentosa Cove, Singapore

Price: From S$16,806,100 onwards (US$13,587,559) Ownership: 99-year leasehold Investment overview Sentosa Cove has been billed as “the world’s most desirable address” and is home to some of the most expensive residential developments in Singapore. Recently, a sea-facing bungalow was sold at a record-breaking price of S$39 million (US$31 million) despite a slowdown in the luxury [...]

Ko Pan House, Phuket, Thailand

Ko Pan House, Phuket, Thailand

Price: THB150 million (US$4.87 million) Ownership: Freehold Investment overview Phuket continues to draw in investors who are lured by the picturesque view of the Andaman Sea and those who are seeking their second or third holiday homes abroad. The property market is driven mainly by tourism while the luxury sector is dominated by Asian and [...]

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singapore, Cairnhill is the first fully strata titled luxury residential project launched in Asia.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singapore

Price: From S$3,885 (US$3,000) per sq ft. Ownership: Freehold Investment overview: Branded residences are becoming an increasingly popular choice across the Asia region with established global brands offering a secure, long-term investment with added quality assurance. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singapore, Cairnhill is the first fully strata titled luxury residential project launched in Asia. It is [...]

The Sathu Residences is located in the heart of up-and-coming Rama III district and slated to become the Wall Street of Bangkok.

The Sathu Residences, Bangkok, Thailand

Price: From THB 33.4 million (US$1,100,000) Ownership: Freehold Investment overview: Bangkok now challenges Singapore and Hong Kong as one of Asia’s top luxury investment destinations. Properties at the top end of the market have performed consistently well in recent years with a range of impressive, exclusive projects setting new benchmarks for quality, service and price [...]

Malaiwana The Residences won ‘Best Villa Development’ at the 2011 South East Asia and 2011 Thailand Property Awards.

Malaiwana The Residence, Phuket, Thailand

Price: THB77.5 million (US$2, 535, 000) Ownership: Leasehold 30+30+30 years Investment overview: Phuket continues to draw in investors who are lured by the picturesque view of the Andaman Sea and those who are seeking their second or third holiday homes abroad. The property market is driven mainly by tourism while the luxury sector is dominated [...]

Song Saa Private Island is located in Cambodia's untouched Koh Rong Archipelago

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

    Price: From US$600, 000 with an eight per cent guaranteed yield for five years. Ownership: Freehold   Investment overview With South East Asia’s more popular resort locations becoming saturated, new markets such as the Cambodian coast are seeing increased investment and show potential for strong returns. Unspoilt surroundings and proximity to nature appeal [...]

The St. Regis Residences, Bangkok

The St. Regis Bangkok, Thailand

Price: From THB 99 million (US$3.21 million) Ownership: 30 years leasehold Investment overview Bangkok now challenges Singapore and Hong Kong as one of Asia’s top luxury investment destinations. Properties at the top end of the market have performed consistently well in recent years with a range of impressive, exclusive projects setting new benchmarks for quality, [...]