Biography of the Author Sing Tien Foo

Sing Tien Foo

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  1. Mandarin Gardens en bloc

    Commentary: Behind dashed hopes of Mandarin Gardens en bloc sale, unbridled speculation and wishful thinking

    The promise of a collective sale agreement has artificially pushed up prices in developments, which are not sustainable, say NUS’ Chia Liu Ee and ...
  2. jumbo hdb flat

    Commentary: The future of Singapore housing is in bigger HDB flats

    Consider building more jumbo flats to encourage young Singaporean couples to live with their aged parents and have kids, says Sing Tien Foo, ...
  3. HDB flats in Toa Payoh file

    Commentary: The Lease Buyback scheme can give singles more housing options

    The Lease Buyback scheme will likely see more signing up as Singapore ages over the next decade and the headache might be finding buyers for these ...
  4. (sl) Public housing blocks and balance leases in Ang Mo Kio

    Commentary: A nightmare scenario, Ang Mo Kio emptying out in 20 years

    Overcoming the horror scenario of ghost towns emerging and of entire towns becoming mass housing construction pits is the key challenge for the ...
  5. HDB and private property

    Commentary: What a ‘Housing Redevelopment Board’ will do for mature estates

    An imagined Housing Redevelopment Board may have more schemes to provide more options for home owners to monetise their old flats but the housing ...
  6. hdb new flats

    Commentary: A tale of one HDB flat across two generations

    Resisting redevelopment and insisting on lease extension run counter to what’s best for a family and a neighbourhood, say two observers from NUS’ ...
  7. condo launch

    Commentary: Did the Government intervene too early in Singapore’s private housing market?

    With the new cooling measures, those buying a second property for investment purposes might have to set aside almost half of the property price ...
  8. Showerhead shower file photo

    Commentary: Beyond price hikes and conservation campaigns, saving water through smart showers

    Conserving water is a national imperative – and how much water you consume while showering can be reduced by as much as almost 20 per cent through ...
  9. Singapore condo

    Commentary: Higher buyer’s stamp duty a wealth tax with mixed impact on the property market

    The higher buyer’s stamp duty may jolt property prices, says director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies at the National University of Singapore.
  10. New Content Item

    Commentary: In modern Singapore, a ‘lucky’ address a way to display wealth and status

    Do Singaporeans decide where to live based on superstition and numerology? The National University of Singapore’s Sing Tien Foo finds that many ...