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    April 6, 2008

    On the market

    In this new weekly column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale around the island. In the spotlight this week and next: New project launches.



    Whitley Villas,
    freehold
    115 Whitley Road

    Units: Six semi-detached houses and two cluster bungalows

    Prices: $3.5 million for a semi-detached house, $4.5 million for each bungalow

    Launch date: Yesterday

    Developed by the Fortune Group, this series of two-storey houses, with attics, is located in an established residential area near the Catholic Junior College.

    The semi-detached units range in size from 2,895 sq ft to 3,024 sq ft.

    Also on offer are two cluster bungalows - one 4,219 sq ft and the other, 4,316 sq ft, in size.

    Inquiries: Mr Lawrence Chia, 9617-2884



    Huit Terraces,
    999-year leasehold
    6-10 Meng Suan Road

    Units: Eight terraces

    Prices: $2.3 million for corner units and $1.75 million for intermediate ones

    Launch date: Yesterday

    The main draw of these three-storey terrace houses is a private infinity pool on the second floor of each unit.

    The corner houses each have a land area of up to 3,162 sq ft, with a built-up area of up to 5,134 sq ft.

    The intermediate units each have a land area of 1,957 sq ft and a built-up area of 3,912 sq ft.

    Inquiries: Mr Lawrence Chia, 9617-2884



    East Coast Residences,
    freehold
    412 Upper East Coast Road

    Units: 59

    Prices: From $994 per sq ft (psf), averaging $1,125 psf. Monthly maintenance estimated at $225 to $360

    Expected launch date: April/May, but previews are ongoing now

    This project, near the Lucky Heights area, offers mainly smaller units, starting at 517 sq ft for a one-bedroom unit with a study and going up to 1,238 sq ft for the three-bedroom units.

    There are also 10 penthouses, from 1,378 sq ft to 1,679 sq ft in size. Floors are marble in the living and dining areas and timber in the bedrooms. Wardrobes, kitchen cabinets and ovens are provided.

    Inquiries: Mr Alan Koh, 9436-2262, or Mr Jeffrey Tan, 9452-5999



    Ventura View,
    freehold
    16 Rambutan Road, off Joo Chiat Place

    Units: 24

    Prices: $800 to $950 psf

    Launch date: This week

    Located near several well-known eateries, Ventura View offers a wide range of units, from studios starting at 397 sq ft in size to a four-bedroom penthouse that spans 2,286 sq ft.

    The project, by construction firm DJ Builders, comes with a swimming pool, a gym and barbecue areas.

    Inquiries: Call 8161-1234

    Next Week: New launches in the East Coast area
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    April 13, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: New launches in East Coast area



    D'Fresco,
    freehold
    58 Joo Chiat Lane

    Units: 30

    Prices: From $800 to $950 per sq ft (psf)

    Launch date: Sometime this month

    A project by the HLH Group, D'Fresco features private lifts for all units as well as a swimming pool, spa pool and barbecue area. Two-bedroom units span 700 to 1,100 sq ft, three-bedroom units 1,500 to 1,700 sq ft, and four-bedroom penthouses 1,500 to 3,000 sq ft.



    Verte,
    freehold
    118 Lor H Telok Kurau

    Units: 32

    Prices: Average $912 psf

    Launch date: Yesterday

    Large apartments are on offer at Verte, where most units come in three- or four-bedroom sizes, ranging from 1,098 sq ft to 2,594 sq ft. There is also one townhouse that spans 2,756 sq ft. Developer Roxy Homes will provide some units with a pool and jacuzzi.

    Also on sale at the Verte showflat is The Azzuro, a nearby project that boasts mainly smaller units, starting from one-bedroom apartments at 646 sq ft in size. The average price is $801 psf.

    Both projects come with a pool, marble and timber floors, built-in wardrobes and kitchen cabinets.



    Chateau La Salle,
    freehold
    36 La Salle Street

    Units: Six cluster bungalows

    Prices: Average $3.3 million for each unit

    Launch date: Last Saturday

    Each two-storey bungalow comes with an attic as well as a basement carpark and a communal pool. Living and dining areas are fitted with imported natural marble tiles, while bedrooms have timber floors.


    Next week: Condominiums near MRT stations
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    I feel that landed properties are a better buy compared to condos. Somehow I don't feel comfortable about condos.

    Singapore is short of "land", not short of "space".

    Singapore has infinite "space", same as China or India or the US. Just a stroke of the pen, the URA can increase plot ratio to infinity.

    However, URA cannot increase "land" with just a stroke of the pen.

    So I think Huit Terraces, Whitley Villas and Chateau La Salle are more appealing.

    The Chateau La Salle looks interesting. The "Chateau" design also looks very beautiful. Looks like some European "Chateau". I like very much.

    Nowadays the in-thing appears to be cluster bungalows. You get the amenities of a condo plus the luxury of landed property living.

    The only problem is the price ... $3.3 million. Not cheap.

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    Of course landed is a better buy.

    But if you compare apple to apple, ie: in the same district and location, if you can afford the condo there you will most likely not be able to afford a landed house there.

    Many people can afford Bukit Timah condo, but landed house in same location?? A few times the condo price sia.

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    I like the Chateau La Salle very much. The driveway goes under the swimming pool ... Cool !

    Since I don't have $3.3 million to spare, then I have to "imagine" that I live there.

    Below is my dog Millie licking my car as I drive out of the driveway.

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    Clustered housing is similiar to condo. You do not own the land. It is strata titled just like any other condo.

    You cannot paint your house differently, as and when you like, or undertake any changes to the external facade.

    It is simply a ground floor condo unit with another 3 storeys above and probably a basement below. The reason why it is call a bungalow, is simply because there is a 1.5m gap separating your wall against your neighour's.

    Real bungalow - you pay based on psf of land.
    Clustered bungalow - you pay based on psf of "built-in"? Actual land size is probabaly about 1500sq ft or even lesser???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Unregistered
    Clustered housing is similiar to condo. You do not own the land. It is strata titled just like any other condo.

    You cannot paint your house differently, as and when you like, or undertake any changes to the external facade.

    It is simply a ground floor condo unit with another 3 storeys above and probably a basement below. The reason why it is call a bungalow, is simply because there is a 1.5m gap separating your wall against your neighour's.

    Real bungalow - you pay based on psf of land.
    Clustered bungalow - you pay based on psf of "built-in"? Actual land size is probabaly about 1500sq ft or even lesser???
    There are pros and cons of strata-titled cluster bungalows versus real bungalows

    Pros of cluster bungalows: facilities (unless it's those Good Class Bungalows with private pool, gym, tennis court and clubhouse but that'll cost a bomb); security guards (less prone to house break-ins, kidnapping and robbery like the Chiltern Bungalow case recently); no need to build it yourself and get your own architect, which can be quite troublesome.

    Pros of real bungalows: bigger land area (lower psf land price); better investment potential; more individualisation; more privacy; no need to pay hefty maintenance charges (which can be quite high in strata-titled bungalows because shared by much fewer units compared to condos, but still must get own gardener and maintain your own swimming pool - one pump spoilt can cost five-figures); can be very impressive like the following:


    A 2-storey luxurious bungalow with basement car parking, wine cellar, Western and Asian kitchen, home theatre room, art gallery, entertainment areas, a good size lap swimming pool, landscape garden, formal and family dining room and beautiful façade with stone claddings

    The price to pay for a nicely designed cluster bungalow like Chateau La Salle is that the actual land size is very small. You are right, normally 1,500 to 2,000 sf at most.

    So if investing in "land" potential, then better to go for real bungalows.

    The following Business Times article on 4 March 2007 gives a good write-up on cluster housing.

    The Business Times
    March 4, 2007
    More cluster housing projects in the pipeline

    Such strata-landed projects gain popularity as buyers zoom in on perks of shared facilities, basement parking


    By Fiona Chan

    LOOKING for the prestige of a landed home with the conveniences of condominium facilities?
    Cluster housing may be just the thing for you. These strata-landed developments are increasing in popularity as home buyers zoom in on the perks of communal living and move away from the notion that conventional landed homes are superior.
    Cluster homes come with strata titles rather than land titles. Currently, there are more than 3,000 cluster homes in Singapore, with more such projects coming on the market to cater to the growing demand.
    Yesterday, FortuneLand officially launched Milford Villas in BraddellHeights, with 13 cluster terrace units that will be completed in 2009.
    Two units have already been sold at a preview. Prices average $1.25 million for each unit, which will be between 2,500 and 3,000 sq ft.
    The boutique developer also plans to launch a cluster bungalow project in Dunsfold Drive off Braddell Road towards the middle of the month.
    Each of the 18 bungalows will be between 4,000 and 4,600 sq ft and boast its own private pool.
    Prices have not been finalised but are likely to be between $2.5 million and $3 million for each unit, sources said.
    Another nearby cluster terrace project, Marlene Ville in SerangoonGardens, has sold 11 out of 17 units since last October.
    The terrace units range in price from $1.25 million for an inter-terrace to $1.5 million for a corner unit.
    The Sunday Times also understands that Far East Organization, one of the biggest developers of landed homes in Singapore and a pioneer of cluster housing here, has a few more such projects in the pipeline.
    One is said to be a cluster bungalow site in Punggol. The developer will also be releasing its next phase of Greenwood terraces as a cluster development, probably later this year.
    So what makes cluster housing - which was first introduced here in 1993 and became more mainstream in 2000 - so popular?
    The main draw is the common facilities, says Mr Ku Swee Yong, the director of business development and marketing at Savills Singapore, which has marketed several cluster housing projects.
    These developments usually come with security guards, swimming pools, clubhouses and gymnasiums, which typical landed properties lack.
    Another big attraction is the basement carparks that are a key feature of cluster housing.
    'The advantage of strata housing is that underground carparks are not considered part of the gross floor area, so you can usually accommodate two cars per unit,' said Mr Ku.
    In contrast, most conventional terrace homes have enough space for only one car at most.
    Relegating carpark space to the basement also frees up space on the ground level for more spacious living, noted Colliers International in a report last year about cluster housing.
    However, it added that such homes also have their drawbacks. For one, owners lose some of the privacy and independence generally associated with landed homes.
    'Conventional landed homes... come with the freedom to pull down the entire landed structure and build to one's desire or make additions and alternations that may affect the external appearance,' Colliers said.
    'An owner of cluster homes would not be able to enjoy these perks due to the requirement to maintain some form of uniformity.'
    In some cases, however, giving up this privacy means lower prices for cluster homes, said market players.
    However, buyers must bear in mind that strata housing comes with added costs such as maintenance fees for the upkeep of the recreational and security facilities.
    Colliers estimates that these fees range from $250 to more than $400 per month, depending on the size of the development as well as the facilities available.

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    April 20, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: Condos near MRT stations



    The Parc Condominium, freehold
    #09-10, 5 West Coast Walk

    What it is: A 1,216 sq ft, three-bedroom apartment

    What it costs: $1.139 million, or $937 per sq ft (psf). The maintenance fee is estimated at $230 per month

    Nearest MRT: Seven to 10 minutes' walk from Clementi MRT Station

    This breezy sub-sale unit has views of the condo's pool and Clementi Stadium. The living room and master bedroom face south-east and the other bedrooms, north-east.

    Residents enjoy full condo facilities, including tennis courts and a 50m lap pool. The 659-unit project also has other units for sale, ranging from three-bedroom to five-bedroom units.


    Wilkie Studio Residences,
    freehold #04-01, 86 Wilkie Road

    What it is: A 1,873 sq ft three-bedroom apartment

    What it costs: $2.87 million, or $1,532 psf. The monthly maintenance fee is $488

    Nearest MRT: 12 minutes' walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station

    The highlight of this spacious unit is a roof terrace complete with a jacuzzi. The kitchen is also fully equipped, with a fridge and a washer-dryer.

    Buyers can opt for deferred payments at this 40-unit project, which still has three duplexes and 17 three-bedroom units available. Seven have roof gardens. Prices range from $1,500 psf to $1,800 psf.



    The Quartz, 99-year leasehold
    Block 69 #08-36, 53 Compassvale Bow

    What it is: A 1,055 sq ft three-bedroom apartment

    What it costs: $738,000, or $699 psf. The maintenance fee is estimated at $190 to $260 per month

    Nearest MRT: Three minutes' walk from Buangkok MRT Station

    This apartment comes with expansive views and dry and wet kitchens with plenty of storage space.

    Full condo facilities are offered, including a 'floating clubhouse' overlooking the pools and sky gym.

    A wide range of three-bedroom units are available, from $529 psf.
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    I heard The Parc Condo is FULLy SOLD out. But in the Clssified Ad, I saw an ad from CES advertising The Parc Condo for sales at developer price and with deferred payment.

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    how much is the developer price for the ones they relaunched for sale?

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    http://www.straitstimes.com/Invest/S...ry_231476.html

    April 27, 2008

    On the market

    In this column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: HDB flats in the Holland area


    #17-90, Block 2 Holland Avenue

    What it is: A three-room flat, 65 sq m

    What it costs: $378,000, or $60,000 above valuation

    THE flat is a stone's throw from Holland Village. It is in move-in condition, with the toilets upgraded last year and a utility room added. The air-conditioned bedrooms face the north-east.

    Inquiries: Desmond Ng, 9688-8818


    #21-38, Block 9 Holland Avenue

    What it is: A four-room flat, 82 sq m

    What it costs: $465,000, or $60,000 above valuation

    THIS corner unit was recently upgraded. It has three bedrooms, and a breezy living room that gets the morning sun and overlooks the Commonwealth area.

    Inquiries: Daniel Hong, 8284-8822


    #05-672, Block 7A Holland Close

    What it is: A five-room flat, 127 sq m

    What it costs: $680,000, or $70,000 above valuation

    This corner flat has four air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large entrance hall and a storeroom. The kitchen has built-in cabinets and the master bedroom has built-in wardrobes.

    Inquiries: Ginny Tan, 9116-8277

    Next week: Studios and one-bedders in the city for less than $1 million

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    why are they advertising like crazy?

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    http://www.straitstimes.com/Invest/S...ry_233735.html

    May 4, 2008

    On the market

    In this column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: Studios, one-bedders for less than $1m


    Parc Emily, freehold
    #01-12, 7 Mount Emily Road

    Units: A 689 sq ft one-bedroom unit

    Price: $930,000, or $1,350 per sq ft (psf)

    This sub-sale unit, next to Mount Emily Park and near the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, gets some afternoon sun. The whole condo, developed by City Developments and TID, is fully sold and will be completed this year. Other two- and three-bedroom units are also on sale.

    Inquiries: Ms Irene Tow, 9023-5325


    [email protected]@Holland, freehold
    #08-14, 221 Queensway

    Units: A 495 sq ft studio

    Price: $815,500, or $1,647 psf

    Within walking distance of Holland Village, this apartment comes with marble and teak parquet flooring and built-in wardrobes.

    Studio units on higher floors are also available.

    Inquiries: Call 9633-5822


    [email protected], freehold
    2 Marne Road

    Units: 46 studios

    Price: From $580,000

    The Farrer Park MRT station is within 300m of this project, which has a rooftop barbecue area and shops on the ground floor.

    The studios come in 19 different layouts and have high ceilings.

    Inquiries: Mr Kelvin Lim, 9146-9186


    The Clift, 99-year leasehold
    #17-12, 21 McCallum Street

    Units: A 560 sq ft one-bedroom apartment

    Price: $948,000, or $1,693 psf

    This corner unit has unobstructed views of the surrounding business district. As a guide, rentals at nearby Icon are about $5,500 for a two-bedroom unit.

    Inquiries: Ms Irene Tow, 9023-5325

    Next week: HDB flats in Toa Payoh

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    How come nowadays the Straits Times does not include the pictures of the condos in their website of the online edition?

    Anyway, I have scanned them from the newspaper and inserted them below, but they look horrible due to the poor resolution. Hence I have included (where available) some pics downloaded from the internet, which look much better.

    May 4, 2008

    On the market

    In this column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: Studios, one-bedders for less than $1m






    Parc Emily, freehold
    #01-12, 7 Mount Emily Road

    Units: A 689 sq ft one-bedroom unit

    Price: $930,000, or $1,350 per sq ft (psf)

    This sub-sale unit, next to Mount Emily Park and near the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, gets some afternoon sun. The whole condo, developed by City Developments and TID, is fully sold and will be completed this year. Other two- and three-bedroom units are also on sale.

    Inquiries: Ms Irene Tow, 9023-5325





    [email protected]@Holland, freehold
    #08-14, 221 Queensway

    Units: A 495 sq ft studio

    Price: $815,500, or $1,647 psf

    Within walking distance of Holland Village, this apartment comes with marble and teak parquet flooring and built-in wardrobes.

    Studio units on higher floors are also available.

    Inquiries: Call 9633-5822



    [email protected], freehold
    2 Marne Road

    Units: 46 studios

    Price: From $580,000

    The Farrer Park MRT station is within 300m of this project, which has a rooftop barbecue area and shops on the ground floor.

    The studios come in 19 different layouts and have high ceilings.

    Inquiries: Mr Kelvin Lim, 9146-9186





    The Clift, 99-year leasehold
    #17-12, 21 McCallum Street

    Units: A 560 sq ft one-bedroom apartment

    Price: $948,000, or $1,693 psf

    This corner unit has unobstructed views of the surrounding business district. As a guide, rentals at nearby Icon are about $5,500 for a two-bedroom unit.

    Inquiries: Ms Irene Tow, 9023-5325

    Next week: HDB flats in Toa Payoh

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    http://www.straitstimes.com/Invest/S...ry_236174.html

    May 11, 2008

    On the market

    In this column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: HDB flats in Toa Payoh




    #19-208, Block 144
    Toa Payoh Lorong 2

    What it is: Five-year-old five-room flat, 110 sq m

    Price: $620,000, or $40,000 above valuation

    This corner unit has three air-conditioned bedrooms, a granite kitchen top with bar counter and built-in kitchen cabinets and wardrobes.

    It is eight minutes' walk from Toa Payoh MRT Station.

    Inquiries: Mr Aaron Hong, 9431-5357

    #26-186, Block 143
    Toa Payoh Lorong 2

    What it is: Five-year-old five-room flat, 110 sq m

    Price: $648,000, or $62,000 above valuation

    The owners of this unit merged two bedrooms to form a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and attached study.

    They also installed a shoe cabinet and beams dividing the living and dining areas.

    Inquiries: Ms Dorein Wong, 9068-8669

    #04-310, Block 183
    Toa Payoh Central

    What it is: 39-year-old three-room flat, 64 sq m

    Price: $300,000, or about $50,000 above estimated valuation

    This walk-up flat is located in the middle of Toa Payoh Central, with shops on the ground floor. It is air-conditioned and faces north.

    Inquiries: Ms Jennifer Lee, 9455-1711

    Next week: Good-class bungalows

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    At these prices, how many can afford? There are also some brand new projects quietly launced by developers in D5. I suppose no fanfare is better because if response is poor, can quietly reduce price. New units are so tiny, how to raise children in such tight confines?

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    http://www.straitstimes.com/Invest/S...ry_238530.html

    May 18, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: Good-class bungalows



    Belmont Road, freehold

    Land: About 22,000 sq ft

    Price: $28 million

    Located in prestigious district 10, this bungalow has a wide 27m frontage and is designed in a tropical Balinese fashion.

    It has 12,000 sq ft of built-up area and comes with eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, an outdoor pool and a private courtyard.

    Inquiries:
    Mr Steven Ming, 9004-0518



    Windsor Park, freehold

    Land: 19,200 sq ft

    Price: $15.8 million

    This district 20 bungalow site is a plot of elevated flat ground that has stood vacant for 40 years.

    It faces the north-south direction and overlooks the MacRitchie Nature Reserve. The price works out to about $822 per sq ft (psf).

    Inquiries: Mr Ben Pok, 8128-9208



    Binjai Park, freehold

    Land: 20,000 sq ft

    Price: $19 million

    A single-storey house now stands on this sprawling piece of flat rectangular land, situated on the top of a hill.

    The district 21 parcel faces south and is located near a cul-de-sac. Its asking price works out to about $960 psf.

    Inquiries: Mr Ben Pok, 8128-9208

    Next Week: HDB flats in Queenstown/Bukit Merah

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    Since this week is "Good Class Bungalows" week, let me share with everyone here my collection of Good Class Bungalows.

    Erm ... should be collection of news clippings of Good Class Bungalows that are also on the market.

    These are from The Edge Singapore.

    39 Leedon Road



    The brand new super-luxury good class bungalow at 39 Leedon Road and the neighbouring 37 Leedon Road are on the market with price tags of $35 million each

    5A Bishopsgate



    The good class bungalow at 5A Bishopsgate (located off Grange Road and Nathan Road) has an indicative price of $24 million or $1,423 psf

    Mount Echo Park



    This newly renovated Good Class Bungalow at Mount Echo Park is going for $25 million




    The swimming pool was retiled and on one end of it, a Balinese-style open-air powder room and shower were installed.

    Wiltshire Road



    The bungalow at Wiltshire Road will have five storeys, and a total built up area of 16,000 sq ft. He is looking at a price tag of $1,500 psf for the bungalow, and that works out to a cool $24 million.

    58 Crescent Road



    This newly completed bungalow at 58 Cresent Road has a price tag of $7.38 million



    The living room of the 58 Crescent Road Bungalow opens out to a side patio with a timder deck and reflection pool

    2 Branksome Road



    Newly refurbished Branksome Road bungalow going for $11.2 million. The house as a freehold land area of 11,041 sq ft and a built-up area of about 9,000 sq ft.

    23 Yarwood Avenue



    The 69,540 sq ft site at 23 Yarwood Avenue can be redeveloped into a maximum of four smaller GCB plots. Market sources say the indicative price is $750 to $800 psf, or $52.155 million to $55.63 million for the entire site.

    9 Astrid Hill



    The premium of this site is its large land size of 21,115 sq ft as well as its prestigious location within the Queen Astrid Park GCB area, off Holland Road. The GCB at 9 Astrid Hill has an indicative price of $19 million or just $900 psf.

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    Hello? Anyone buying these Good Class Bungalows that I "showcased"?

    I'm not a property agent hor ... just a person with a GCB fetish.

    Don't know why I'm so excited about these GCBs, even though they're totally, absolutely out of my budget. At the rate that I'm earning, I won't even earn $25 million in one lifetime.

    Yet I'm very excited when I see a GCB. Don't know why?

    One reason could be due to reincarnation. Do you believe in reincarnation?

    Somehow I feel that I was a very rich man in my previous life, and I lived in one of these huge, old bungalows. If I "remember" correctly, it was on high grounds and overlooked the sea.

    The only way I can afford a GCB in Singapore in this life is if the economy and market collapse. But then if that really happens, something must have gone terribly wrong with this country and I doubt I would really dare to buy one.

    Anyway I try to satisfy my GCB fetish by driving around these areas to admire the bungalows.

    Last week when I knew that the Straits Times was going to showcase "Good Class Bungalows", I was so excited that I drove to the Bin Tong Park/ Belmont area and then came out from Cornwall Gardens. I also got ready my own collection of GCB news clippings to post here.

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    Wow! Thanks for the pictures man! Rarefied spaces. Errr... so what are the rest of the 99.99% of Singaporeans doing these days? God damned depressing when you're on the outside looking in. No wonder the depression rate is so high in Singapore.

    I can never afford a GCB in not just one, but even in 9 lifetimes.

    Right now I can only afford a CCB. In Geylang.

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    May 25, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: HDB flats in the west.


    #27-189, Blk 131C Kim Tian Road

    What it is: Five-room flat, 110 sq m
    Price: $750,000, or $102,000 above valuation
    The owners of this five-year-old flat spent $80,000 on renovations, which include a built-in TV console, kitchen oven and cabinets.
    They also converted one room into a raised dining room, added a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom and installed wooden sliding doors between rooms.
    Inquiries: Darren Goh, 9047-5907


    #02-148, Blk 18 Telok Blangah Crescent

    What it is: Three-room flat, 65 sq m
    Price: $260,000, or $40,000 above estimated valuation
    This fully air-conditioned flat was renovated six years ago by its owners, who put in false ceilings. It has two bedrooms and a utility room.
    The flat is five minutes' walk from CHIJ St Theresa's Convent, and the closest MRT station is Tiong Bahru.
    Inquiries: Carol Toh, 9800-2998


    #12-216, Blk 181 Stirling Road

    What it is: Five-room flat, 115 sq m
    Price: $670,000, or $90,000 above valuation
    This eight-year-old flat has a plum location next to the Queenstown MRT station, and is on a floor high enough to weed out noise.
    There are three air-conditioned bedrooms and two bathrooms. The flat gets a bit of afternoon sun, mainly in the kitchen.
    Inquiries: Gary Go, 9101-0405

    Next week: Condos in outlying areas

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    June 1, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: Condos for below $800 per sq ft.



    Serenity Park, Tamarind Road, freehold

    What it is: A two-bedroom apartment

    Price: $679,000, or $617 per sq ft (psf). The maintenance fee is $250 a month.

    This 1,100 sq ft unit comes with a maid's room and a balcony.

    The apartment is in a quiet area off Yio Chu Kang Road, surrounded by landed homes.

    Inquiries: Germaine Ng, 9632-9369



    Castle Green, Yio Chu Kang Road, 99-year leasehold

    What it is: A three-bedroom apartment

    Price: $730,000, or $483 psf. The maintenance fee is $267 a month.

    Completed in 1997, this condo is a five-minute walk to the Yio Chu Kang MRT station.

    It has an area of 1,511 sq ft and comes with a maid's room. It is currently tenanted.

    Inquiries: Linus Lee,



    Pinevale, Tampines Street 73, 99-year leasehold

    What it is: A three-bedroom apartment

    Price: $730,000, or $595 psf. The maintenance fee is $240 a month.

    This ground-floor unit is 1,647 sq ft in size and comes with a maid's room and built-in wardrobes.

    It was completed in 1998 and is currently vacant. The Tampines MRT station is four bus stops away.

    Inquiries: Aaron Hong, 9431-5357



    Hillington Green, Hillview Avenue, 999-year leasehold

    What it is: A three-bedroom apartment

    Price: $1.07 million, or $789 psf. The maintenance fee is $350 a month.

    Located on the fifth floor, this 1,356 sq ft unit is about five years old and has had a $30,000 renovation. It comes with a private lift lobby.

    Inquiries: Darren Goh, 9106-5661

    Next Week: HDB flats in Bishan

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    June 8, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of properties up for sale. In the spotlight this week: HDB flats in Bishan



    #19-231, Blk 190 Bishan Street 13

    What it is: An executive maisonette, 163 sq m

    Price: $730,000, or $80,000 above valuation

    A big open-air terrace makes this breezy four-bedroom flat a rare find.

    It comes with a storeroom, maid's room and family room, as well as built-in shoe and kitchen cabinets. The flat, which is about 21 years old and five minutes' walk from Bishan MRT station, was fully renovated last January for $50,000.

    Inquiries: Ms Jane Goh, 9108-2388



    #17-31, Block 290 Bishan Street 24

    What it is: A five-room flat, 123 sq m

    Price: $660,000, or $60,000 above estimated valuation

    The owners of this 11-year-old flat put in false ceilings and combined two bedrooms. The flat gets morning sun in the living room and is less than 10 minutes' walk to the Bishan MRT Station.

    Inquiries: Ms Stacy Tay, 9027-5050



    #23-96, Blk 286 Bishan Street 24

    What it is: An executive maisonette, 149 sq m

    Price: $700,000, or $80,000 above estimated valuation

    This flat has just been renovated. The owners spent $80,000 to improve the lighting, wiring and toilets, and combined the two bedrooms upstairs to make a master bedroom with a study.

    Inquiries: Ms Jane Goh, 9108-2388

    Next week: State-owned bungalows for rent

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    June 15, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of homes on offer. In the spotlight this week: State-owned bungalows for rent



    114 King's Avenue

    What it is: A two-storey bungalow

    Monthly guide rent: $4,000

    Open house: June 21

    This colonial house has a land area of 16,684 sq ft and a built-up area of about 4,200 sq ft. The main building has two bedrooms on the second floor and another room on the first floor that can be used as a living room or a third bedroom.

    The house also has three bathrooms and a detached servants' quarters. It is located amid lush greenery next to Sembawang Park.

    Bidding starts on June 23 and closes on June 27.

    Inquiries: Mr Ganesan Kannan, 8157-0942


    9 Orange Grove Road

    What it is: A two-storey bungalow

    Monthly guide rent: $20,000

    Open house: June 28

    A classic black-and-white bungalow, this 5,264 sq ft house has 44,261 sq ft of land area and is located opposite Shangri-La Hotel, within walking distance of Orchard Road.

    It comes with three bedrooms in the main house and three more in the outhouse. There is also a swimming pool and a tennis court.

    Bidding starts on June 30 and closes on July 4.

    Inquiries: Mr Keh Peng Leong, 9833-2422


    18 Evans Road

    What it is: A single-storey bungalow

    Guide rent: $13,000

    Open house: June 21

    Formerly used as a kindergarten, this bungalow off Bukit Timah Road was recently converted for residential use.

    It now has three bedrooms and a guest room in the main house, with two more bedrooms in the outhouse.

    Bidding starts on June 23 and closes on 27.

    Inquiries: Mr Keh Peng Leong, 9833-2422

    Next week: Penthouses for under $1 million

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    June 22, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of homes on offer. In the spotlight this week: Penthouses for less than $1 million.



    Ivory, freehold
    15 Ceylon Lane

    What it is: A two-bedroom penthouse

    Price: From $920,000 or $799 per sq ft (psf)

    Located in district 15, this 1,151 sq ft penthouse is part of a 20-unit development that is expected to be completed in 2011. The penthouse offers a roof terrace.

    Inquiries: Mr Kenny Loh, 9239-6018



    Lilydale, 99-year leasehold
    Yishun Avenue 6

    What it is: A three-bedroom penthouse

    Price: $850,000 or $389 psf

    This 2,185 sq ft, five-year-old apartment is part of a 319-unit executive condominium. There is a free shuttle bus service to Yishun MRT station.

    Inquiries: Mr Brian Chua, 9839-1314



    The Florida, 99-year leasehold
    Hougang Avenue 7

    What it is: A four-bedroom penthouse

    Price: $965,000 or $474 psf

    This 2,034 sq ft duplex unit is part of an executive condominium. The 81/2-year-old development is a 10-minute walk from Hougang MRT station.

    Inquiries: Mr Eric Tay, 9818-1929



    Euphony Gardens, 99-year leasehold
    13 Jalan Mata Ayer

    What it is: A four-bedroom penthouse

    Price: $850,000 or $407 psf

    This 2,090 sq ft penthouse is currently vacant. It is in a large six-year-old development in the Sembawang area.

    Inquiries: Mr Tony Yee, 9826-7448


    Next week: New launches

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    June 29, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of homes for sale. In the spotlight this week: New launches.



    Clover by the Park,
    99-year leasehold
    Bishan Street 22/Street 25

    Units: 616

    Price: $750 per sq ft (psf) on average

    Launch date: Last Friday

    This mass-market project has two 39-storey blocks. Sim Lian is releasing one tower, comprising 308 units, for the launch.

    Facilities include a 50m lap pool, a jacuzzi pool and fitness stations. The units range in size from 1,216 sq ft for a three-bedder to 3,498 sq ft for a split-level penthouse with five bedrooms.



    OLA [email protected], freehold
    839 Mountbatten Road

    Units: 50

    Price: $1,250 psf on average

    Launch date: July 5

    The units vary in size from 732 sq ft for a one-bedder plus study to 2,164 sq ft for a four-bedder. There are nine penthouses that range from 1,258 sq ft to 3,208 sq ft. Most units have private lifts.

    This Lian Beng Group project is located near Katong Shopping Centre.



    The Amery, freehold
    Telok Kurau Lorong K

    Units: 74

    Price: $860 psf on average

    Launch date: Last weekend

    This project, being developed by Sim Lian Group, has only large units. They range from 1,313 sq ft for a three-bedder to 2,379 sq ft for a penthouse.



    Next Week: HDB flats in the Kallang/Whampoa area

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    July 6, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of homes for sale. In the spotlight this week: HDB flats in Kallang and Whampoa.


    Block 111, Whampoa Road

    What it is: Four-room flat, 103 sq m

    Price: $435,000, about $45,000 above valuation

    This air-conditioned, third-floor flat comes with a marble floor in the living room, a built-in TV console and built-in wardrobes in the three bedrooms.

    Inquiries: Ms Rachel Chua, 8186-3177


    Block 15, St George's Road

    What it is: Four-room flat, 91 sq m

    Price: $325,000, around $30,000 above valuation

    This third-floor flat is 23 years old. The living room, master bedroom and kitchen are air-conditioned. Renovations covered the flooring, window grills, kitchens and toilets.

    Inquiries: Mr Clement Yeo, 9069-9906


    Block 102, Jalan Rajah

    What it is: Four-room flat, 94 sq m

    Price: $342,000, at valuation

    This 25-year-old flat on the third floor is fully air-conditioned and comes with built-in wardrobes and kitchen cabinets. It is about 10 minutes' walk to Toa Payoh Central.

    Inquiries: Mr James Lee, 9818-5428


    Next Week: Condos for $800,000 or less

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    July 13, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of homes for sale. In the spotlight this week: Condos with at least three bedrooms for less than $800,000.


    Elias Green, off Elias Road
    99-year leasehold

    What it is: A three-bedroom unit with study, 1,528 sq ft

    Price: $685,000, or $448 per sq ft (psf). Maintenance fees are $280 a month.

    This unit is on the seventh floor and comes with a garden view, built-in TV feature walls and wardrobes. A shuttle service links this project, now 13 years old, with Pasir Ris MRT Station.

    Inquiries: Mr Brian Chua, 9710-7152


    Yew Mei Green, Choa Chu Kang North 6
    99-year leasehold

    What it is: A four-bedroom unit, 1,700 sq ft

    Price: $689,000, or $405 psf. Maintenance fees are $215 a month.

    This ground-floor unit comes with a patio. Now eight years old, the project offers full condo facilities and is a six-minute walk from Yew Tee MRT Station.

    Inquiries: Ms Germaine Ng, 9632-9369


    Castle Green, 481 Yio Chu Kang Road
    99-year leasehold

    What it is: A three-bedroom unit, 1,156 sq ft

    Price: $730,000, or $631 psf. Maintenance fees are $720 a quarter.

    This sixth-floor unit has a pool view and built-in display cabinets. It is less than a 10-minute walk from Yio Chu Kang MRT Station.

    Inquiries: Mr Sim Poh Heng, 9061-7448


    Next Week: HDB flats in Ang Mo Kio

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    July 20, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of homes for sale. In the spotlight this week: HDB flats in Ang Mo Kio


    Block 354, Ang Mo Kio Street 32

    What it is: Five-room flat, 1,184 sq ft

    Price: $628,000, or $48,000 above expected valuation

    This six-year-old corner unit on the 24th floor has three bedrooms, one of which has a unique L-shaped window.

    The owners put in teak flooring and renovated the kitchen. They also knocked down the kitchen wall to enlarge the dining area.

    Inquiries: Ms Serene Teng, 9488-3949



    Block 474, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10

    What it is: Two three-room units combined together for a total area of 1,604 sq ft

    Price: $688,000, or $188,000 above valuation

    A 10-minute walk from Ang Mo Kio Central, this jumbo flat comes with marble flooring and four bedrooms, two of which have attached bathrooms.

    The flat also has two common bathrooms and a large kitchen.

    Inquiries: Ms Serene Teng, 9488-3949



    Block 587, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3

    What it is: Four-room flat, 980 sq ft

    Price: $360,000, or $50,000 above valuation. Price is negotiable.

    This corner unit is 29 years old but was renovated a year ago. One bedroom was converted into a corner space with a full-length mirror.

    The flat is a five-minute walk from Ang Mo Kio MRT Station.

    Inquiries: Mr Chua Boon Huat, 9743-9068



    Next week: Landed homes for less than $1.5 million

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    July 27, 2008

    On the market

    In this weekly column, we bring you a sampling of homes for sale. In the spotlight this week: Landed homes for less than $1.5 million



    Chuan Drive, 99-year leasehold

    What it is: Terrace house, 6+1 bedrooms

    Price: $1.3 million

    This 12-year-old terrace house has a land area of 1,700 sq ft and a built-up area of 2,776 sq ft. Serangoon Gardens and a wet market are nearby.

    Inquiries: Linus Lee, 9683-5004



    Meng Suan Road, 999-year leasehold

    What it is: Semi-detached house, six bedrooms

    Price: $1.48 million

    Located near Khatib MRT station and Sembawang Country Club, this 10-year-old house has a land area of 3,168 sq ft and a built-up area of 2,300 sq ft. It has three bathrooms and is north-south facing.

    Inquiries: Serene Teng, 9488-3949



    Lentor Lane, freehold

    What it is: Inter-terrace house, 3+1 bedrooms

    Price: $1.45 million

    With a land area of 2,100 sq ft and a built-up area of 2,800 sq ft, this double-storey house has split-level living and dining spaces, and is in a move-in condition.

    Inquiries: Sandy Lim, 9009-1189


    Next week: HDB flats in Serangoon

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