A METROPOLIS IN THE SEA

Asian Property Review asks Michael Grove, principal of Sasaki Associates, the masterplanner and architect of Forest City, all the hard questions. Michael comes with an impeccable background – recent projects include work throughout mainland China, including the development of a masterplan for the Shishan District of Suzhou. Suzhou is ...

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BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR INDIAN REAL ESTATE IN 2018

An impromptu survey conducted among Indian valuers during a seminar in India elicited interesting responses. In mid-August 2017, while giving a presentation at a conference in India, I conducted a survey among Indian valuers on their views of the Indian property market. The first three questions asked Indian valuers ...

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OAKWOOD’S SUPER LARGE SPACE

Chief Editor Jan Yong checks into Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore and discovers it is so much more than just a luxurious serviced apartment. Photography by Jan Yong and courtesy of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore. Space and accessibility are the biggest advantages of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore serviced apartments. In ...

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HIDDEN COSTS OF OBOR

Asian Property Review examines the impact from the fallout of unprofitable megaprojects financed and built by the Chinese under the auspices of the Belt & Road initiative. Text by Benjamin K. Yong. Sri Lanka was the first country to get a taste of what happens when big Chinese-funded infrastructure ...

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CO-WORKING & LIVING SPACE FROM ARMY BARRACKS

Carlo Ratti Associati reimagines the modular structure of a 19th century military complex in Italy to create an urban lab for co-living, co-making and co-working. Buildings have traditionally been built with a purpose in mind and structured as such. In Carlo Ratti Associati’s latest experiment, a 19th century army ...

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USER-FRIENDLY TECH FOR THE HOME & OFFICE

Tony Ang, General Manager (Southeast Asia), Crestron Electronics talks about his company’s advanced control and automation systems.   APR: Crestron’s platform is referred to as ‘unprecedented technology’. What are these features? TA: Crestron’s platform differs from similar products in the market as it allows clients to easily infuse technology ...

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Co-Working Booming In Asia

Asian cities are catching up in offering co-working spaces with both local and foreign operators expanding their footprints aggressively.  HONG KONG – Unprecendented take-up The Hong Kong market has moved quickly in 2016, the already record low vacancy in office space on Hong Kong Island at the turn of ...

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Reimaging The New Workstyle

Coworking is set to experience exponential growth across Asia as demand spikes from startups, corporates, SMEs and freelancers. Text by Benjamin Ken Yong  At KoHub in Ko Lanta, an island off Thailand’s southern province, several digital nomads were typing on laptops at a big beach hut. With the sound of ...

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