Biography of the Author Sing Tien Foo

Sing Tien Foo

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Shenton way empty

    Commentary: COVID-19 will reshape the Singapore office property market outlook

    Businesses have made that leap to remote working, which has major implications for office space in Singapore and could accelerate trends already ...
  2. Composite pictures of strata malls in Singapore

    Commentary: Will COVID-19 spell the end of strata malls?

    A makeover is long overdue for many strata malls. But many suffer from a fragmented management structure which disincentivises rejuvenation, say ...
  3. HDB flats along Punggol Waterway

    Commentary: A look at HDB flat affordability after recent housing policy moves

    NUS Director of the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies Sing Tien Foo gives his take on the effects of the new housing grant and higher ...
  4. Singapore condo

    Commentary: Did aggressive land bidding by Chinese developers push up Singapore property prices?

    The market share of the Singapore residential property market sold by Chinese developers has surged since 2015, NUS Institute of Real Estate and ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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, ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. (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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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’ ...