Expats snap up ‘landed properties’ in Singapore

An increasing number of expats are turning away from the traditional apartment or condo to purchase property with land in Singapore. Land is scarce in the city-state of Singapore, but foreigners this year have been eagerly buying so-called “landed properties”. According to new research by property agent Knight Frank, foreigners were responsible for the purchase of around 150 landed properties in the first half of 2010 – only slightly less than the number purchased in the whole of 2009.

Retired expats ‘happy with their life abroad’

Nearly three quarters of retired expats are glad they retired abroad, a new survey claims. Stories of expat retirees forced to return the UK have been common in the past few years, as the economic slowdown takes its toll on pensioners. New data compiled by Natwest International suggests however that 71 per cent of expats who have retired abroad think they made the right decision.

A|Club, the worldwide loyalty program, celebrates its second anniversary

A|Club, a worldwide multi-brand loyalty program that is free and 100% Web-based, celebrates its second anniversary with its nearly 5 million members A|Club members earn points in more than 2,000 Accor hotels operating under the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, ibis, all seasons, Thalassa sea & spa and Adagio brands. Points can also be earned with Lenôtre, Europcar, Club Méditerranée and 12 major airlines. The A|Club card will soon be accepted in Shell service stations around the world. Moreover, other airlines will join the program by… Read more »

Emails to the Editor – Tactiles

Emails to the Editor – Tactiles ED – We receive this email and photo…Delhi…Bangkok…could apply to most places in Asia Subject: Very Helpful As most of you may be aware, here in Delhi, they are getting ready for the Commonwealth Games – starting early October. As part of this exercise, Delhi has been turned into one bloody great construction site – as if it weren’t a bloody mess already – with the construction of the Stadia and the facilities plus the metros, etc.

The birth of Thailand Construction News (TCN)

Picture this. I am driving down the little country roads, past the fish farms, on the way to work. It is a beautiful sunny day. It’s Friday 28 October 2005. I have been working for a client for over three years at Bangkok’s brand new Suvarnabhumi International airport, and it is my last day of work. I do not have a care in the world; apart from I have no client and no work to go to come Monday morning. No worries there then. What am I going… Read more »

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Have Your Say! Fancy yourself as a writer? Do you have anything to say, any opinions bursting to get on to the internet? Well here is your place and opportunity to do so. It could be a piece on any professional aspect of the construction & engineering industries dear to your heart, or something on Thailand, whatever takes your fancy. Send your contribution to us via our contacts page and we will see if we can use it (tell us if you want your post to be anonymous).

Welcome to Thailand Construction News (TCN) website

Welcome to Thailand Construction News (TCN) website It has been a long time in the planning (probably 2 years!), but we finally got our act together and here you go. After doing a bit of research, we concluded that there are not actually that many Asian Construction & Engineering websites, in fact all the better websites of this genre seem to be in the UK. While there are some local websites focusing on jobs, or news, or a directory, we did not come across an Asian Construction &… Read more »