Facelift for ION Orchard’s & Tangs Plaza Underpass

Orchard Underpass to get a facelift. Source: Channel News Asia. Photo credit: costner_v, flickr
Orchard Underpass to get a facelift. Photo credit: costner_v, flickr

Sun Hong Kai and Capitaland will join hands together to give the underpass a face lift.

A spokesperson from ION Orchard said the pedestrian passageway will be widened to double the existing width, and there will be shops on both sides of the underpass. According to the CEO of Orchard Turn Developments, Soon Su Lin, there will be a facelift which will be similar to the underpass connecting Orchard ION and Wheelock Place.

The last time any major work was done there was in 1988. The move is expected to inject vibrancy to the old tunnel. Details of the upgrading will be out at a later stage.

Also, if you are unfamiliar with Sun Hong Kai and Capitaland’s joint ventures, Orchard ION and The Orchard Residences Orchard most highest and iconic residential building as of present, are championed by the two developers.

The Orchard Residences – Orchard Most Iconic Luxury Living

Imagine having coffee at Wheelock’s Place at the Coffee Club with a bunch of your friends when they’re having the usual conversation of where they’re staying or intending to move to.

“So where do you live?”

You point at the top of the most iconic and tallest building in Orchard. Everyone’s impressed.

The Orchard Residences - Above It All
The Orchard Residences - Above It All

Enter The Orchard Residences, Orchard’s most impressive and tallest (218 metres) architecture yet.

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Singapore Snaps Out of Technical Recession, New Homes Up 9.4% in June.

With Singapore climbs out of technical recession with 20.4 growth percent in Q2 this 2009, the government has also raised its growth forecast for the months to come. With much credits to the government and her people, Singapore is the first Asean country to move out of a technical recession.

Will we continue to fair much better? It seems there’s still much life in our daily lives, trades and walks of live in our own country hasn’t been much affected by claims of the worst recession in years, no doubt we’re in good hands.

Primary New Home Sales Up 9.4% in June

1,825 homes were sold in June, tiding over the figures of May by 9.4%

The fuel mostly came from 8@Woodleigh in Potong Pasir which attributes to 330 units of the sale. The median price sold was at $804 psf. Other residential projects which added the numbers were Martin Place Residence, Nathan Residences, One Devonshire and Vista Residences.

Foreign Investors Back?

Foreign buyers are slowly creeping back into the country as the high-end luxury segment seems to be moving as well. Two units were sold recently at Nassim Park Residences by its developer at above $3,000 per square foot (psf), one of them at $3,813 psf.

In the sub-sale market, a caveat has surfaced for a 37th floor unit at The Orchard Residences at about $3,550 psf last month.

Caveats have also been lodged for transactions of three units at The Ardmore Park at $2,375-$2,513 psf, and for a sub-sale deal at Marina Bay Residences at $2,200 psf in June.

A Possible Start of Another Bubble?

With Singapore snapping out of technical recession in the second quarter, observers said this may inject more confidence in the property sector.

The figures are definitely going to be affected from end of August to mid September onwards because of Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival (20th August – 18th September), but should the momentum continue to swing forward after the period, it could possibly be a strong rally.