Biography of the Author Sing Tien Foo

Sing Tien Foo

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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’ ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. condo showroom

    Commentary: What happens when the en bloc musical chairs stop?

    Two National University of Singapore experts discuss the impact of collective sales on the private housing market, including whether prices will ...
  8. Singapore residential housing

    Commentary: The ugly supply-side dynamics that can temper an en bloc frenzy

    We are likely to see more successful residential collective sale deals in 2017. But developers beware the nasty disputes that may arise among ...
  9. airbnb 3

    Commentary: Regulating Airbnb rentals not pressing until numbers grow

    Regulating the sharing economy to accurately price in disamenities can be challenging, but not doing so only serves to kick the can down the road, ...