New HDB Flats Available From As Low As $3000 After Grants

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SINGAPORE — The Housing Development Board (HDB) in Singapore has just recently launched 8940 new flats comprising 3770 Built To Order (BTO) flats and 5170 Sales of Balance Flats (SBF).

The new flats can be found in different areas of Singapore, with some being in non-mature estates like Bukit Panjang and Sembawang and others in mature estates like Ang Mo Kio and Bedok. According to Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong’s blogpost, this is the first time in more than 3 years that new flats are being launched in areas like Bukit Panjang and the two mature estates.

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Next stop: Underground mall linking Marine Parade station

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will develop an underground linear retail space next to the future Marine Parade station on the Thomson-East Coast Line. - asiaone.com

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will develop an underground linear retail space next to the future Marine Parade station on the Thomson-East Coast Line. – asiaone.com

SINGAPORE — THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) will develop an underground linear retail space next to the future Marine Parade station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.

The space, to have 12,370 square metres (133,000 sq ft) of gross floor area in a single storey, is seen as a way of getting more mileage from public infrastructure investment and optimising land productivity.

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Over 10 illegal tenants squeeze into 3-room flat

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SINGAPORE : He had gone to check on his dad’s tenant and that was when he found out that more than 10 people were living in the three-room flat.

Three double-decker beds were in the guest room, a section of the living room was partitioned off as a makeshift room and a bed was in the store room. Police were called to the scene as the subletting tenant refused to comply with eviction orders.

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HDB tightens rules on changes on flat ownership

Home owners will no longer be allowed to transfer their share of a property to their partner or immediate family members unless under certain circumstances, according to new regulations which took effect on Apr 1, 2016. - channelnewsasia.com

Home owners will no longer be allowed to transfer their share of a property to their partner or immediate family members unless under certain circumstances, according to new regulations which took effect on Apr 1, 2016. – channelnewsasia.com

SINGAPORE: Keen to have a second property as a “vacation house”, 46-year-old Mr Khoo has been on the lookout for a private condominium since the start of 2016.

The Singaporean, who did not want his full name to be used, currently owns an HDB flat with his wife, so he was keen on taking up his property agent’s suggestion to “decouple” from his existing property to avoid having to pay Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD).

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The Philippine People Are Under Attack from Washington — and Their Own Government

A tribunal this year uncovered grave violations against the human, economic, and cultural rights of Filipinos by Washington and their own leaders.

A tribunal this year uncovered grave violations against the human, economic, and cultural rights of Filipinos by Washington and their own leaders.

By Vanessa Lucas and Azadeh Shahshahani

The Filipino people are under attack.

The Lumad, for example — an indigenous group in the southern Philippines — are being forced to leave their ancestral lands and the source of their livelihood to make way for mining operations and land conversion. Resistance is deadly.

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