Singapore proposes allowing Airbnb-type rentals, with tough conditions

Singapore on Monday proposed allowing private homeowners to rent out their property for short-term stays but with stringent conditions, a move welcomed by home-sharing giant Airbnb. It came after two Singaporean Airbnb hosts were fined S$60,000 (US$45,800) each this month for letting out apartments without official permission, underscoring the land-scarce city-state’s strict rules on short-term ...

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Great World City’s gonna look all fancy after its 2-year revamp, which starts this month

Great World City’s gonna look all fancy after its 2-year revamp, which starts this month

After sticking around for about 20 years, Great World City is way overdue for a major revamp. So starting mid-April, the River Valley mall will undergo a two-year overhaul —...

Singaporean Airbnb hosts fined $60k each over unauthorized rentals

Singaporean Airbnb hosts fined $60k each over unauthorized rentals

Two Singaporean Airbnb hosts were Tuesday fined S$60,000 (US$45,800) each for letting out apartments without official permission, the first such case in the city-state under new...

Government to add more bicycle parking spaces near homes, key facilities

Government to add more bicycle parking spaces near homes, key facilities

This article was first published on PropertyGuru By 2020, the government plans to add another 50,000 bicycle parking spaces to the current 170,000 across the island, with most of...

Owners of Sim Lim Square want to sell off the tech mall for over $1 billion

Owners of Sim Lim Square want to sell off the tech mall for over $1 billion

This article was first published on PropertyGuru Popular IT mall Sim Lim Square is attempting to go en bloc following a second extraordinary general meeting that concluded...

Singapore beats out London, San Francisco, and Seoul to top global smart city performance index

Singapore beats out London, San Francisco, and Seoul to top global smart city performance index

Singapore passed with flying colors and emerged as the top performer in a global smart city index conducted by Juniper Research, scoring first place in the four key determinants...

Singapore trials ‘smart’ bus stop that tracks commuters, detects shady activities, and blows cool air

Singapore trials ‘smart’ bus stop that tracks commuters, detects shady activities, and blows cool air

If you’ve passed by the front of Plaza Singapura or the entrance/exit point of Dhoby Ghaut MRT station on the reg the past couple months, you might have seen workers...

Singapore’s CapitaLand builds a much grander version of Marina Bay Sands in China

Singapore’s CapitaLand builds a much grander version of Marina Bay Sands in China

A new development in Chongqing, China is setting a new world record as a “horizontal skyscraper”, and it looks like Marina Bay Sands on steroids. Raffles City Chongqing,...

People’s Park Complex, Golden Mile Tower and other post-independence landmarks may soon disappear

People’s Park Complex, Golden Mile Tower and other post-independence landmarks may soon disappear

This article was first published on PropertyGuru Four post-independence landmarks in Singapore – People’s Park Complex and People’s Park Centre in Chinatown, as well as...

Singapore men convicted over Airbnb rentals

Singapore men convicted over Airbnb rentals

Two Singaporean men pleaded guilty Tuesday to letting out apartments on Airbnb without official permission, the first such case in the city-state under new rules against...