Daily Archives: 2018-12-07

HDB to launch the sale of about 15,000 BTO flats in 2019

About 15,000 new flats of BTO (Build-to-Order) will be launched in 2019, fewer than 15,800 flats launched this year, the Housing and Development Board (HDB announced in a press release on Friday (7 December). HDB stated that the 2019 BTO flat supply includes about 2,000 flats with shorter waiting time in the new Tengah town. Home buyers can expect to …

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Dr Mahathir’s new dilemma

by Tan Wah Piow The impending 8 Dec anti-ICERD rally in Malaysia reminds one of the 1936 Battle of Cable Street in London. ICERD – a previous unheard acronym to most, stands for International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, a UN treaty. Objection to ICERD was raised by the opposition in Malaysia following Dr Mahathir high …

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Malaysian netizens rebut Singapore’s former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan’s “bogeyman” statement

The “political uncertainty” in Malaysia, following Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s return to the premiership post under the Pakatan Harapan coalition, has led to the re-emergence of thorny bilateral relations between the nation and neighbouring Singapore, said Singapore’s former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan. The former diplomat wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday (4 Dec) that such political uncertainty, as a …

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Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan tells Malaysian vessels to “back off” from the Republic’s maritime territory “while we pursue sit-down dialogues” as bilateral disputes escalate

Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has issued a stern warning against Malaysian vessels allegedly encroaching the territorial waters of Singapore, and declared that the Republic will not hesitate to take “firm actions” against further intrusions. In a statement on Thursday (6 Dec), Mr Khaw added that in response to the “provocative action on the part of Malaysia”, Singapore will …

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Property investment is all about timing

When I presented “When Is The Best Time To Buy or Sell?” in September’s SMART Expo, I talked about timing in property investment. I mentioned that property agents often tell you it is impossible to time the market. You may not be able to time the market. But you can never be too good if you can’t tell the difference …

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