April 19, 2009
Ash Tong said:
As the recession might be hitting Singapore hard, I hope that the HDB will be transparent with how their market pricing model works.
I refer to the 4 room flats in Treetops@punggol project as an example. Treetop@punggol was released April 2008 and the indicative price range for a 4-room flat then was $208,000 to $254,000.
In the October 2008 half annual sale, the price range for Treetops was then listed between $235,000 -$309,000.
In The Half Annual Sale in April 2009, the same development is being sold between $276,000 and $298,000.
The difference translates to at least a 15% price increase. No amenities have been built nearby yet. Neither are there any differences from the master plan for Punggol 21.
Recommended by at82: "HDBs' price seems to defy gravity even as Singapore is facing its worst recession..."
March 13, 2008
All ads taken from Berita Harian and Straits Times, 2nd March 2008
Examine the prices on these ads carefully. One set is taken from a Malay paper while the exact same ads, with exactly the same products, are taken from an English paper.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This would be viewed as illegal discrimination in most developed countries. I hope that some of our MPs could take action against this kind of discriminatory pricing. Imagine making one group of people pay almost twice as much as their fellow citizens!!"
September 21, 2007
A basic 512kbps line works fine for regular e-mail and Web browsing but tech-savvy households with multiple members engaging in huge file downloads, online games, video streaming and more will need a lot more bandwidth. With over a dozen broadband Internet plans offering a wide spectrum of prices and speeds, consumers may find it a challenge to choose the right plan.
To help consumers make an informed choice, IDA monitors and publishes the performance of broadband plans here. There are three main indicators to look for – price, throughput and latency..
November 03, 2005
Though the petrol prices offered by competing brands in Singapore don’t vary much , some enterprising guys at Singapore Petrol Watch find it reason enough to create an online tool for Singaporeans to check the petrol prices at every petrol kiosks in Singapore imaginable.
Recommended by ssf: "Talks about PetrolWatch, which monitors fuel prices in various Singapore petrol stations."