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. Composite picture of Tangs, Takashimaya and Orchard Road. (Photos: Agencies)

    Commentary: Why shopping hours in some Orchard Road malls and retailers are changing

    Retailers like Takashimaya are not only cutting costs, they’re preparing for a click-and-mortar future, say NUS Institute of Real Estate and Urban ...
  2. Greater Southern Waterfront

    Commentary: Keeping public housing in prime locations like Greater Southern Waterfront affordable and fair

    To help low-income families afford those flats, while avoiding the lottery effect, consider awarding a housing grant tiered by income level, with ...
  3. retail composite

    Commentary: Robinsons shuttered for good. Does Singapore have too much retail space?

    Robinson’s closure should provoke a rethinking of the department store model, not a complete eradication of it, say NUS Institute of Real Estate ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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, ...
  10. 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 ...