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    Any one out there knows what is the price for a studio facing the park? Any level from 6 to 15 storey? Thanks

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    Prices will plummet because the shopping centre below will be an indian theme shopping centre . Do rich people want to stay above mohammad mustaffa ? Think about it .
    hahahahah. Does that means 80% buyers are indian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxAro0iRmx0
    Look at this YOUTUBE site before you make comment on the area of CSR PLEASE !!!!
    YOU SHOULD CONSULT A DOCTOR SICK MAN!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Any one out there knows what is the price for a studio facing the park? Any level from 6 to 15 storey? Thanks

    Why are you specifically looking for a unit between 6 - 15th. Is it because this will give you the best view of the park. Anyway, I personally think that is the best view. The park is quite big and at least you will be able to some greenery which is very rare for a development in the city. Also this facing does not have the noon sun un like theunits facing the city. The prices have exceeded 500k even for low floor. For 6 - 15th flr, the price could be between 515-540k.

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    Do go to www.condo.com.sg for more positive news about City Sq. Click on reviews and you can see city sq reviews.

    City Sq is a real jewel in the making. This, I believe is one of few properties that still has upside even if the property market weaken. Why? Do any of you remember what Carribean was trading at before the Vivo City Mall was up? It was less than $700 PSF. Now, many units are trading at $1400 psf. It is not easy for many residents and investors to visualise the impact or convenience of a mall until it is up.

    City Sq Mall, if you examine it closely, is the size of Plaza Singapura. It is Tampines Mall and Century Sq combined. If you have visted either of the malls, you will know what impact it will make. The convenience of never really leaving your home, if you make City Sq Mall a part of your home, that is.

    I know many are worried about the foreign workers. Not only you. So are the govt. There is a task force in URA (multi-agency) that is solving this issue. It is noone's guess that they would have it solved by Yr 2009 when the first IR is launched.

    Little India is a prime tourist attraction. Mustafa is also a prime tourist attraction. If you visit it in the late nights, you will know what I mean. You dun just see Indians. You see all nationalities. In fact, Uniquely Singapore web site also suggests to tourists to visit Mustafa in the nights cos' its open 24 hours.

    The City Sq landscape is due to change. Park Royal Hotel is smart. They have overhauled their look and feel. Farrer Park MRT is going to have another mall/ hotel/ hopital, presumably for regional medical customers. PA Association has moved to Kitchener Road. The Kitchener Road has also cleared off its many pubs. You see new interesting Chinese eateries now.

    Don forget, the alternative route to IR if thru Lavender St. This whole vicinity has to change or it will be difficult to attract tourists to the region.

    How about the Marina Parks? It's also just a short drive from City Sq.

    City Sq has every thing: Marina Gardens (via Lavender St), PA Association, MRT station (Farrer Park and the future Jln Besar one), a public garden beside it, a 24-hour shopping mall (Mustafa), countless eateries, biggest library in Singapore, near to SMU, a huge mall, inner city address.

    Probably the only problem with this place is the lack of good schools. Maybe that might change with more "upmarket" residents from City Lights, Kerrsdale, Twritt 139...etc.

    By the way, its property prices have the biggest spread because the "know from the dun know or dun believe vary too much so if you are looking at investment there is still potential.

    Buyers are bidding $800 psf. Sellers are looking at $900-1100 psf depending on the size.

    It's a steal. City Lights, being a 99 y leasehold is already selling above $1100 psf.

    Owners of City Sq....it makes sense to hold until City Sq comfortably crossed the $1000 psf price. Wait until the mall is up......you will see the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Do go to www.condo.com.sg for more positive news about City Sq. Click on reviews and you can see city sq reviews.

    City Sq is a real jewel in the making. This, I believe is one of few properties that still has upside even if the property market weaken. Why? Do any of you remember what Carribean was trading at before the Vivo City Mall was up? It was less than $700 PSF. Now, many units are trading at $1400 psf. It is not easy for many residents and investors to visualise the impact or convenience of a mall until it is up.

    City Sq Mall, if you examine it closely, is the size of Plaza Singapura. It is Tampines Mall and Century Sq combined. If you have visted either of the malls, you will know what impact it will make. The convenience of never really leaving your home, if you make City Sq Mall a part of your home, that is.

    I know many are worried about the foreign workers. Not only you. So are the govt. There is a task force in URA (multi-agency) that is solving this issue. It is noone's guess that they would have it solved by Yr 2009 when the first IR is launched.

    Little India is a prime tourist attraction. Mustafa is also a prime tourist attraction. If you visit it in the late nights, you will know what I mean. You dun just see Indians. You see all nationalities. In fact, Uniquely Singapore web site also suggests to tourists to visit Mustafa in the nights cos' its open 24 hours.

    The City Sq landscape is due to change. Park Royal Hotel is smart. They have overhauled their look and feel. Farrer Park MRT is going to have another mall/ hotel/ hopital, presumably for regional medical customers. PA Association has moved to Kitchener Road. The Kitchener Road has also cleared off its many pubs. You see new interesting Chinese eateries now.

    Don forget, the alternative route to IR if thru Lavender St. This whole vicinity has to change or it will be difficult to attract tourists to the region.

    How about the Marina Parks? It's also just a short drive from City Sq.

    City Sq has every thing: Marina Gardens (via Lavender St), PA Association, MRT station (Farrer Park and the future Jln Besar one), a public garden beside it, a 24-hour shopping mall (Mustafa), countless eateries, biggest library in Singapore, near to SMU, a huge mall, inner city address.

    Probably the only problem with this place is the lack of good schools. Maybe that might change with more "upmarket" residents from City Lights, Kerrsdale, Twritt 139...etc.

    By the way, its property prices have the biggest spread because the "know from the dun know or dun believe vary too much so if you are looking at investment there is still potential.

    Buyers are bidding $800 psf. Sellers are looking at $900-1100 psf depending on the size.

    It's a steal. City Lights, being a 99 y leasehold is already selling above $1100 psf.

    Owners of City Sq....it makes sense to hold until City Sq comfortably crossed the $1000 psf price. Wait until the mall is up......you will see the difference.
    Many studio units have been transacted in the last 3-4 weeks above 900psf and one was done at 1000psf. So crossing 1000psf is a foregone conclusion. Many of them have written off the City Sq mall. But I am sure CDL is not going to mess it up. I believe it will become a major shopping attraction for residents staying in a 3-5km radius. Yes you are right, once they see the success of the mall, City Sq prices will shoot up at least 200psf (based on the mall alone) with all other things remaining status quo. No doubt Citylights is located in a less "messier" location, but the quality of CitySq is far better than Citylights. Along with being a freehold and once the mall is seen as successful, City Sq prices will exceed those of Citylights. With no major surprises in the property market, I am expecting CitySq prices to reach 1500psf once the mall is up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Many studio units have been transacted in the last 3-4 weeks above 900psf and one was done at 1000psf. So crossing 1000psf is a foregone conclusion. Many of them have written off the City Sq mall. But I am sure CDL is not going to mess it up. I believe it will become a major shopping attraction for residents staying in a 3-5km radius. Yes you are right, once they see the success of the mall, City Sq prices will shoot up at least 200psf (based on the mall alone) with all other things remaining status quo. No doubt Citylights is located in a less "messier" location, but the quality of CitySq is far better than Citylights. Along with being a freehold and once the mall is seen as successful, City Sq prices will exceed those of Citylights. With no major surprises in the property market, I am expecting CitySq prices to reach 1500psf once the mall is up and running.

    I agree that CSR has values and it could go up to $1,500 psf.
    I disagree that it is better than Citylights.
    Citylights has the water factor which is missing in CSR.

    My conclusion is both are good condos that are worth buying.

    I am not vested in both CSR and Citylights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Observer.
    I agree that CSR has values and it could go up to $1,500 psf.
    I disagree that it is better than Citylights.
    Citylights has the water factor which is missing in CSR.

    My conclusion is both are good condos that are worth buying.

    I am not vested in both CSR and Citylights.
    Only the upper floor units of Citylights has a view of some water from a distance. Majority of the units do not. It does not have an upfront water view. I am surprised that even this can be considered as Citylights having the "water factor". The surroundings of Citylights are no doubt less sleazy than CitySquare. Design wise it is clearly inferior to CitySquare (industrial building lookalike carpark, mismatched conserved shophouses right in the centre and a upmarket HDBish looking exterior). Overall CitySquare may not be better . Citylights is slightly overpriced when compared to Citysquare at this point in time and I am sure in time to come this anomaly will correct.

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    Hospital-cum-hotel complex coming up in Farrer Park by 2010

    Jessica Jaganathan
    The Straits Times
    Wednesday, 2 April 2008

    A group of local doctors are building what they hope will be Singapore's first 'mediplex' - hospital, hotel and specialist medical centre rolled into one - above the Farrer Park MRT station.
    With a focus on heart disease, cancer and general surgery, it will look to both medical tourists and the local market to fill its beds, said Dr Djeng Shih Kien, chairman of Singapore HealthPartners, the company behind the project.

    Its twin 20-storey buildings will house 217 hospital beds, 210 medical suites and a four-star hotel with about 230 rooms - 40 per cent of which can be converted into hospital beds later if needed.

    Another board member of the company, prominent local cardiologist Maurice Choo, said that the hotel-hospital combination will allow a heart-bypass patient to save up to 40 per cent of the costs by starting and ending the stay at the hotel, instead of spending all the time in the wards.

    Two floors will also be taken up by a training centre for doctors, in a tie-up with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

    The company is also setting aside space in the hotel for a convention centre to host medical conferences and exhibitions.

    The Farrer Park hospital and another being built by the Parkway group in the Novena area are the private sector's response to a government plan to treat one million foreign patients here a year by 2012.

    Health economist Phua Kai Hong from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy said the new hospitals will help meet external demand from medical tourists and a possible spillover from public hospitals once means testing is in place.

    Singapore HealthPartners - a partnership of local doctors, an architect and two foreign players - secured the 1.36ha Farrer Park site in October last year for $265 million.

    It will spend another $400 million to build and equip the mediplex, which it hopes to open on Oct 10, 2010.

    The foreign partners are Berjaya Leisure (Cayman), a subsidiary of Malaysia's Berjaya Group which has interests in gaming, stockbroking, properties, hotels and other businesses, and little-known Indonesian company Wharton Scott.

    Together, they operate under the name Singapore HealthPartners, with local dentist Dr Djeng as chairman.

    Dr Djeng, who set up the company last year, said the idea for a hospital was hatched three years ago and he had been on the lookout since for an appropriate site.

    Word spread and soon a group of 40 local doctors, including heart and cancer specialists, surgeons and eye doctors in public and private practice, joined him.

    'We felt that we should be masters of our own destiny,' said Dr Djeng.

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    LOL

    http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/si...t.jsp?id=21946



    What Bugs Me
    Posted on 08 May, 2008 12:16

    Rampant comeback of sexual massage parlours in S'pore

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    After noticing that sexual massage parlours are returning in greater numbers despite a crackdown two years ago, Hero sent in this contribution in an effort to raise awareness against them.

    Said the STOMPer in an email:

    "I am very disturbed with the rampant comeback of massage parlours in Singapore.

    "Despite the crackdown on the massage parlours about two years ago, many of these seedy joints are returning in much greater numbers. They have even penetrated neighbourhoods and shopping centres.

    "Many of these joints offer commercial sex. They avoid being raided by the law by disguising themselves as beauty salons or spas.

    "Let me give you a few examples.

    "1. Beauty Salons
    Many of such establishments offer "facial" treatments, but 99 per cent of their clientele are men, and they have few women customers. You can see a lot of these joints in Bencoolen, Duxton, Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar and CBD areas where the so-called facial treatment therapists would put on sexy outfits and give out pamphlets to men. They ignore the women.

    "At these places, the "therapists" would give a "facial" treatments before asking their male customers if they would like to have the "full service". From the layout of such units, no one would suspect that seedy activities are being carried out there. They all look like genuine ladies' spa or facial treatment outlets.

    "At one massage parlour in Balestier Road, the ladies wear sexy cheongsums and provide commercial sex (sometimes, at the customer's request, without any condom or protection at all). Some of the girls there are not Permanent Residents but are on social visit passes.

    "2. False-front shops providing soapy massage
    Currently, there are many such joints mushrooming in Singapore where "soapy massage" is provided. Many of these units are hidden. You would think they are just another normal office (except that they are closed every day, at all times). To make these joints discreet, the owners do not even put up the shop's name or advertise its services.

    "There are many such joints in the Tanjong Katong and Katong areas. These shops do not list their exact location in papers. Usually, customers would call to make appointment. They would be asked to arrive at a specific location at the appointed time. Once the customer reaches the destination, he would call the joint again. The shop's owner would ask the caller to go to a specific unit (not the exact location for the soapy massage), and would ask him to describe what kind of clothes he is wearing.

    "The owner would then observe the customer from a spot and upon confirmation of his identity, will bring the customer to another unit (usually nearby) for the soapy massage.

    "In the shop, the customer would have the choice of selecting a girl, usually out of a pool of 6-8 ladies for the one hour soapy massage. The price for the session is $140. It would cost $260 if the customer wants to have a "3P session", that is, with two ladies serving him.

    "I'm very concerned with these soapy massage joints because they could lead to the widespread of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) or worse HIV-Aids. During the soapy massage, both the customer and the lady would be naked and engaged in soapy bath where there is very close contact of the bodies. During the process, sex would be carried out.

    "Due to competition among the girls (because the customer would only choose one out of 6-8 ladies), the lady would go to any means to please the customer, including unprotected sex.

    "As one can see, there is a big danger of STDs and HIV-Aids being passed around easily. To make it worse, the girls employed are on short temporary stay in Singapore (on social visit passes). They are not screened for health check at all!

    "Worst, as many of the joints are located in shopping centres; they are very easily accessible by even teenage boys. Many young boys are seen visiting these joints and the pimps would never bother to turn these under-aged teens away.

    "Many of the girls employed at these soapy massage joints do free-lance work as well. They would provide commercial sex to customers at hotels. Again, many of these sexual activities are carried out without any protection."

    So what do you STOMPers think?

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