ConstructionPlusAsia News: Number of BTO projects completed in 2021 expected to exceed pre-pandemic numbers

Singapore, 12 October 2021 – To keep Singapore’s housing projects on track amid the pandemic, Housing Development Board (HDB) has been supporting contractors, including rolling out an extensive suite of assistance measures to help ease their financial pressures.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: WCSC 2021: Kuala Lumpur to gear towards a carbon neutral city by 2050

Kuala Lumpur, 27 September 2021 – World Class Sustainable Cities conference 2021 kicked off today. The event will last for two days on 27-28 September 2021, held virtually for the first time since its inception in 2009. YB Dato’ Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim Federal Territories Minister delivered his keynote speech earlier today in the opening ceremony.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Malaysia’s Large-Scale Solar (LSS) programme: Three PV parks to be installed in Perak and Selangor

Kuala Lumpur, 1 September 2021 – Malaysian photovoltaic (PV) plants builder Solarvest Holdings Bhd struck a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tenaga Nasional Berhad for 50 MW of solar park projects.

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Kampung Admiralty and Punggol Town win Global Awards for Excellence in land use

Singapore, 18 August 2021 – Competing among some of the world’s best urban developments, the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Kampung Admiralty and Punggol town have clinched two out of the nine 2021 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Infrastructure protection on Singapore’s seventh MRT Line

Singapore, 2 August 2021 – Surbana Jurong member company Prostruct Consulting has been engaged to develop the infrastructure protection design for Jurong Region Line (JRL), Singapore’s seventh MRT comprising Jurong East, Gek Poh and Tawas stations.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Town planning expo to be held in November 2021 to discuss challenges facing Malaysian cities today

Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2021 – City makers and managers, investors, professionals, tech companies, academia and the public are invited to learn more and contribute to urban and regional planning at City Expo Malaysia (CEM) 2021.

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30 July 2021: The 29th Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2021 Call for Entries

Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA) is pleased to announce the 29th Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA), an internationally-renowned interior design competition that draws more than 700 entries every year, is now calling for interior design firms and individual designers all over the world to submit their entries online, from today until 30 July, 2021.

Since 1992, HKIDA has attracted wide submissions from top global firms and highly-qualified individuals from countries in Asia Pacific region, some of which includes Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Mainland China. APIDA consists of a panel of internationally-acclaimed local and overseas judges and is designed to promote professional standards and ethics, and to recognise outstanding individuals in the interior design industry.

APIDA aims to:

  • Promote public awareness of interior design as an important aspect of everyday life
  • Acknowledge and honour industry-recognized interior designers
  • Uphold professional standards and ethics among interior design practices in the region

Award categories:

[1] Shopping Space
[2] Food Space
[3] Work Space
[4] Institutional Space
[5] Installation & Exhibition Space
[6] Living Space
[7] Leisure & Entertainment Space
[8] Hotel Space
[9] Sample Space
[10] Small Living Space
[11] Small Work Space
[12] Student Design

Awards include Gold winners and shortlisted projects for each category. All winning projects will be announced by the end of 2021.
Interested parties for submission and more details about APIDA, please visit
Submission deadline: 30 July, 2021, 5 p.m.

About Hong Kong Interior Design Association

Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1991. We are interior design professionals consists of designers, contractors, suppliers and other related bodies in interior architecture.

HKIDA is committed to serve the needs of practitioners, students, industry partners and the general public. HKIDA’s major undertaking is to foster professionalism and design excellence. We develop codes of conduct, advocates creativity, technical innovation and craftsmanship. HKIDA actively engages in research and education; initiates regional competitions, and carries out activities at community level.

Our success relies on support and recognition from the industry. HKIDA works closely with various professional associations, academics, commercials and public sectors to further realize our goals.

For more information about HKIDA, please visit

APIDA Enquiry
Ms. Catherine Chan / Ms. Cherry Yeung
Hong Kong Interior Design Association
Tel: (+852) 2866 2039



28-29 July 2021: Hong Kong Annual Conference 2021

The surveying profession in a Post-COVID-19 era.

Dates: 28-29 July 2021

Where: online

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great impact to our social lives and economy. We are forced to adapt a new way of living and working remotely and innovatively. In Chinese, there is a saying “Crisis creates opportunities”.

This conference will explore the challenges surveyors have faced over the last year, sharing experiences and knowledge gained through the pandemic. We’ll consider new innovations, strategies and skills that have been developed to cope with the new challenges ahead of us.

We will also look forward beyond the pandemic and ask what Hong Kong will look like within the next 3 – 5 years. We’ll delve into economic forecasts, market trends and sentiments. While also discussing new business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area, China at large and APAC, and review Government initiatives aiming to further the economic recovery. We will also take stock of the Surveying profession in Hong Kong and questions its trajectory in a post-Covid world. You will leave equipped with the right business intelligence to succeed in the “new normal”.

Learning outcomes:

  • The programme offers a mix of market and technical updates from a range of different perspectives to offer a comprehensive review of the profession and analyse what the key developments are over the next 3 to 5 years.
  • Understand key market trends in Hong Kong and use this business intelligence to prepare for uncertain times.
  • There will be opportunities to network with speakers and fellow attendees from across the built environment in Hong Kong.

Why attends:

  • Directors, Managing Directors, Associate Directors, Associates, Partners.
  • Senior Quantity Surveyors, Head of Commercial Surveying, Head of Building Consultancy, Property Development Managers, Heads of Building Surveying.
  • Quantity Surveyors, Building Surveyors, Surveyors, Sole Practitioners, Senior Building Consultants.

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31 August – 2 September 2021: Shanghai Smart Home Technology

The comprehensive platform for smart home technologies returns, with exhibitors expected to present the latest innovations in smart home communication, hardware connecting, voice recognition technology and more.

The Smart Home Technology industry is expanding rapidly, after changes in people’s everyday lifestyles following the impact of the pandemic. This year’s fair will therefore help attendees to adapt to this fast changing market, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by technical integration and cross-sector business collaboration.

SSHT and SIBT will continue to offer both the in-person “In-Matching” business matching programme, as well as the online Messe Frankfurt Visitor Service allowing exhibitors to meet virtually with buyers who cannot be physically present at the fairs.

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31 August – 2 September 2021: Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology

Known as the leading platform for China’s intelligent building industry, Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) will hold its 15th edition in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Over 230 exhibitors ranging from local firms to international players have confirmed their participation, with the event promising to showcase innovative intelligent building technologies and solutions, exploring IoT, cloud computing, big data, building energy efficiency, energy management systems and intelligent hotels. This year’s show will focus on building bridges between different ‘smart industries’ such as smart home, smart community, smart building, smart real estate, smart office and smart parking.

SIBT will also hold a series of the concurrent seminars and networking events, exploring the development trends of China’s fast-growing intelligent building market, expanding business opportunities for industry players.

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