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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Howls of protest at call to silence pet dogs A suggestion by the public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "de-barking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours has angered animal- lovers and prompted ridicule on social media. The authority, the Housing and Development Board (HDB), recommended in a notice posted in a residential block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581860/de-bark-our-dogs-animal-lovers-have-bone-pick-singapore
  2. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore July home sales steady as curbs damp demand

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... May. The government began introducing housing market curbs in 2009 with some of the strictest measures implemented last year, including a cap on debt at 60 per cent of a borrower's income, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1577028/singapore-july-home-sales-steady-curbs-damp-demand
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... for jobs, housing, schools, medical care and space in public transport. Discontent spilled into general elections in 2011 when the ruling People's Action Party won its lowest vote count after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Locals-first job website launched by Singapore amid backlash against migrants

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Party has moved to curb the entry of foreign workers in the face of complaints from citizens they are competing for jobs, public housing, health care services and space in public transport. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554278/locals-first-job-website-launched-singapore-amid-backlash-against-migrants
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Online campaign launched to save famous Singapore nightclub Zouk

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by Satish Cheney

    ... that are part of our national, social and personal memories, of course. We should consider preserving parts of older government housing estates as they are part of our national heritage as well," said Ong, who pointed out the vast changes that have taken place in Queenstown, Singapore's earliest housing estates. But the designer says that finding the right balance between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538428/online-campaign-launched-save-famous-singapore-nightclub-zouk
  6. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Housing prices continue to rise in Singapore, prompting new curbs

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to a record in the second quarter as gains in suburban housing values accelerated, prompting the government to implement new measures on property loans. The island state's private residential ... a housing bubble may form. That prompted the government to widen a four- year campaign to curb speculation in Asia's second-most expensive housing market. On June 28 Singapore unveiled new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1293083/housing-prices-continue-rise-singapore-prompting-new-curbs
  7. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore sees record price rise in house values for second quarter

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Pace of gain in suburban housing more than doubles, sparking fears of possible bubble Singapore home prices climbed to a record in the second quarter as gains in suburban housing values ... home prices more than doubled from the previous three months. Record home prices amid low interest rates raised concerns of a housing bubble and prompted the government to widen a four- year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1274018/singapore-sees-record-price-rise-house-values-second-quarter
  8. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... two-storey home and car. "It's worth it," said the Malaysian financial adviser, who leaves his house before 6.45am to get to his job at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp on time. "I'm saving on rent and I'm paying for my own house." Chin is part of the expansion of Southeast Asia's richest city across its borders as residents and companies seek property, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1529337/cut-price-johor-homes-fuel-singapore-sprawl
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singaporeans ‘no longer trust their government’: Writer Catherine Lim criticises PM in open letter

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by Satish Cheney

    ... their trust". Lim, who is in her early 70s, said there were clear signs of a trust issue. She cited the recent case of graffiti at a public housing block that was targeted at the ruling People's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528124/writer-catherine-lims-open-letter-singaporean-pm-fuels-social-media-debate
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore estate where they pee and smoke in the lifts

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Shamed for peeing and smoking in the lifts Lifts in Singapore's blocks of public housing are still sometimes being used as toilets to the fury ... mass public housing was launched in the 1960s, many Singaporeans lived in slums without indoor plumbing and carried unsanitary habits to high-rise apartment blocks. The Sunday Times said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1209455/singapore-estate-where-they-pee-and-smoke-lifts

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