URA Masterplan 2013 is almost here. MCE too

URA Masterplan 2013

Remember I’ve mentioned about the Masterplan is due for update this year? Channel News Asia did a report on the draft Masterplan 2013 which should be exhibiting soon and will be then finalized by next year. Recently I had a discussion with a developer friend and we suspect that there might be some land intensification in this version.

Either intensity or not, this version of Masterplan would be exciting to look at since the current version based on 2008 with revisions of street blocks over the years was definitely deemed successful in terms of urban planning for the nation.

Marina Coast Expressway (MCE) to be opened on 29 December

Probably one of the most costliest expressway to construct (and the most expensive expressway ever built in Singapore), this 10th exciting expressway is set to debute by the end of the year. With this 5km that connects to mainly the Marina Bay area as well as major expressways including KPE, ECP and AYE, this will ease and definitely improve traffic landscape.

Exciting changes doesn’t really end there. This definitely benefits some of the residential and commercial elements along the expressway which has a sea view that was previously pegged by noise levels from ECP.

Watch the video here to understand more about MCE.

6 Essential Singapore Realtor Apps For Your iPhone

As Blackberry loses its market share further and failing to roll out its BB OS10 this year, I’ve mawkishly swapped to the latest iPhone 5 since we are promised by Apple that it should have a better standby battery life and talk time (the main disadvantage of the phone since the battery is integrated).

Geared with the iPhone as the main arsenal to my business, here are my must have apps for work which you might find them useful for you as well:-

1. Streetsine

The best tool ever developed to help agents get the earliest possible information on the local property market real-time. Use this and you look like a pro anytime, anywhere :) I’m on the investor subscription since Streetsine was born and I’m still loving it. Benefits of using this app includes

  • real-time update of property prices
  • location & amenities around 2km vicinity
  • comparative projects around search subject
  • useful listings from fellow Realtors using Streetsine

If you do not deal with commercial properties, you can opt for the Professional version (S$659 annually). If you’d like to use two instance of the app in both your iPad and iPhone, go for the Investor version ($959 annually).

Look out for “Streetsine” in the AppStore.

2. Sugarsync


We can start the Dropbox vs. Sugarsync debacle again, but this is what I use. This great cloud storage offers 5gb free and has solutions for all your smart devices (Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone duh). Sugarsync can be useful when Continue reading “6 Essential Singapore Realtor Apps For Your iPhone”