Lifestyle Stores War Singapore’s lifestyle products and furnishing market is getting increasingly competitive. In addition to new local stores, a few foreign brands have entered the Singapore market as well; one of which is a Japanese chain store which has recently opened its biggest worldwide outlet in Singapore. Faced with intense competition, how do local players, new and old, up their ante and outdo their competitors?Financial Planning 101: Additional Buyer Stamp DutyA married couple, consisting of a Singapore citizen and a permanent resident, have fully paid up their housing loan for the HDB flat they bought. They are planning to buy a private condominium as an investment having met the minimum occupation period of their flat. As the condominium would be their second property, they enquired through Money Week’s Facebook page if they would need to pay additional buyer stamp duty for this investment. What are the due considerations?