Daily Briefing: EU-Singapore trade deal must get National Parliaments' approval; Here's what you need to know about GuocoLand's projects

And here are 8 stylish bars in Singapore CBD.

A trade deal with Singapore should be approved by European Union countries’ parliaments as well as Brussels, an adviser to Europe’s top court said Wednesday, signaling potential difficulties in ratifying future pacts, including with the U.K. Read more here.

On June 28, listed developer GuocoLand set the market abuzz when it submitted the top bid of $595.1 million, or $1,239 psf per plot ratio (ppr), for a coveted residential site at Martin Place. The 171,535 sq ft site can yield up to 450 residential units. It attracted a total of 13 bids, with GuocoLand’s bid edging out the second-highest by just 1.2%. Based on historical data of sites sold by URA, the price psf ppr paid by GuocoLand marks a new high for a pure residential Government Land Sales site. Click here to find out more about the property developer.

After a long day at your office in the CBD, it’s time to go for your nightly dose of alcohol—preferably a cheap one. But whenever anyone mentions cheap drinks, the first bar everyone suggests is always Five Izakaya Bar. There’s a time and place for cheap beers in a sweaty bar where people jostle each other as they bob their heads to the top 40s cover band that’s playing that night. But what if you’re looking for a fancier bar with a more romantic ambience? Click here to check out eight stylish bars in Singapore.

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