Issue 02 - February 2011
Out and About
in your estate!
Special focus on
p Our latest exciting Industrial space: INNO CENTRE Chapters
p Mapletree Industrial is LISTED!
Win attractive prizes on p12
C O N T E N TS
2010 has been an astounding economic
story, with a strong recovery. 2010 was also
3 New Product: INNO CENTRE
E-business spaces from 297 square feet!
an important milestone for us at Mapletree
We achieved a breakthrough with the About Your Landlord
listing of the Mapletree Industrial Trust We are Listed! Find out more.
(MIT) on the Main Board of the Singapore
Stock Exchange on 21 October 2010. MIT
is the largest Singapore Real Estate
Investment Trust (REIT) Initial Public
Offering (IPO) to date, raising some
S$1.19 billion. Read more about it on
Discover the Mapletree Industrial community and Space
page 4. Available for Lease.
We are proud to introduce our latest
industrial product to you - INNO•CENTRE.
Inno•Centre strives to cater to the needs
of small start-ups and entrepreneurs in the
6 Out and About
Improvements to the properties; More food outlets to satisfy
IT-related industries by providing offices your palette; Stylish black vests for our property management
and work spaces from as little as 297 sqft and security staff; and Winner of the prestigious LEED Gold
onwards. Be the first to see the pictures of Award!
this new kid on the block on page 3!
We have also received the LEED Gold
Certification Award for one of our What’s Happening?
properties - Tata Communications Check out the exciting activities we have done!
Exchange. We believe in contributing to
Singapore’s vision of an eco-friendly city.
Special Focus on Tenant
Congratulations to our winner of the
CITRUS Lucky Draw! Our winner walked
away with a iPad for his efforts. We also Chapters.
bring you the story and the pictures of our
CITRUS launch on 17 & 18 June 2010.
Take a look!
Find out more about what is happening in
your properties as we continue with our
upgrading and improvement works. Read
all about the interesting events that we
have organized for our tenants over the
past 6 months.
We also talk to Chapters, our tenant in our
Redhill 1 cluster and find out more about
the secrets to their success story.
And lastly, we have more prizes to give
away in our Quiz on page 12. Send in your
May the Year of the Rabbit bring great joy Learn how to look out for Potential Risks at Work!
and good luck to one and all! Gongxi Facai!
12 Last But Not Least
Important Numbers You Can Call and Win Attractive
Prizes In Our Quiz!
New Product: INNO CENTRE
Brand New E-Business Space at Bukit Merah!
Redhill 2 has a dramatic makeover for
2011! We are converting the 7th floor of
Block 1003 Bukit Merah Central from
conventional flatted factory space into
e-business spaces that are ideal for small
start-ups and entrepreneurs in the IT,
telecommunications and media businesses.
Called Inno•Centre, the 7th floor will provide
fitted spaces with move-in conditions that
requires minimal or practically no
renovations at all. Carpets, lightning and
air-conditioning are provided. Tenants
renting the space get to enjoy shared
facilities like a huge reception area,
broadband connectivity, meeting rooms,
conference rooms, discussion areas and
much more. The common corridor is also secured with access cards system and CCTV to ensure that security is top-notch.
What’s more! The small office spaces starting from 297 square feet will not only suit the needs of e-businesses, but also
guarantee that rental cost is affordable.
Located at Bukit Merah Central, Inno•Centre is well-linked to the other parts of Singapore via the Ayer Rajah Expressway
(AYE) and Central Expressway (CTE). Public transport facilities like the Redhill MRT station and Bukit Merah Bus Inter-
change are also located nearby.
Construction works for this multi-million project commenced on 1 December 2010 and is expected to be completed by the
end March 2011. We have started marketing the space and to-date, 12 units have been leased out.
For leasing enquiries, please contact
63778000 / 63777487 / 63776563
About Your Landlord
We are Listed!
From the left to right:
Mr Hiew Yoon Khong (Group CEO, MIPL),
Mr Tham Kuo Wei (CEO, MITM), Mr Wong
Meng Meng (Chairman, MITM), Mr Magnus
Bocker (CEO, Singapore Exchange Ltd), Mr
Phua Kok Kim (CEO Industrial, MIPL), and Mr
Edmund Cheng (Chairman, MIPL)
ABOUT MAPLETREE INDUSTRIAL TRUST
A Singapore REIT that invests in income-producing real estate and real estate-related assets, used primarily for
industrial purposes. With an IPO portfolio of 70 properties strategically located across Singapore, the portfolio was
valued at approximately S$2.1 billion as at 31 August 2010.
MIT’s portfolio covers an extensive total gross floor area of approximately 1.5 million square metres, comprising
business park buildings, flatted factories, stack-up and ramp-up buildings, as well as light industrial buildings. MIT
seeks to add value and improve yields of its portfolio properties through identifying and undertaking opportunities for
active asset management, asset enhancement and acquisitions.
AN INDUSTRIOUS MILESTONE
October was a record-setting month for the Mapletree Group. Mapletree achieved another breakthrough for the
execution of its real estate capital management business strategy – with the listing of the Mapletree Industrial Trust
(MIT) on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) on 21 October 2010. MIT is
the largest Singapore Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Initial Public Offering (IPO) to date, raising gross proceeds
of S$1.19 billion.
The offering of the IPO units at the top end of the indicative price range at S$0.93 per unit, received overwhelming
response with subscription rates of 27.7 times by retail investors (which excludes the reserved units) and 39.6 times
by institutional investors (through the placement tranche). The aggregate subscription rate of approximately 38 times
attested to investors’ confidence in the fundamentals and growth prospects of MIT. The successful listing of MIT also
allowed third party investors in two of Mapletree’s private funds, namely the MIT Private Trust and the Mapletree
Industrial Fund, which were the original owners of the assets in MIT, to exit at returns exceeding their investment
targets well ahead of their respective end of fund life schedules.
Immediately upon commencement of trading at 2.00 p.m. on 21 October 2010, MIT’s units soared to S$1.15 per unit,
representing a 23.7% increase over its offering price of S$0.93 per unit. The units reached an all-day high of S$1.20
per unit, some 29.0% above its offering price. At the close of trading, the units ended at S$1.16 per unit or 24.7%
higher than its offering price with approximately 345.0 million units changing hands – making it the most actively
traded counter on the SGX-ST despite having only three hours of trading.
Managed by Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd (MITM) and sponsored by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
(MIPL), MIT aims to provide long-term, regular and sustainable distributions to its unitholders.
MIT is the third REIT that Mapletree is either managing or co-managing. With the listing of MIT, Mapletree has further
strengthened its REIT management capabilities to cover the industrial sector, in addition to the logistics and retail
sectors. The outstanding IPO performance of MIT underscores Mapletree’s commitment to deliver quality product
offerings to its investors. It also helps to position the Mapletree Group for greater success in managing both private
funds as well as public REITs.
For more information on MIT, please visit www.mapletreeindustrialtrust.com
Mapletree Industrial has a range of real estate solutions to meet your business requirements. Here
are some properties with space in Singapore available for leasing.
Causeway East Woodlands
Woodlands Region Address
Central 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 Kaki Bukit Ave 1
4,790 - 20,000 sq ft
Address Contact Person
2 International Business Park Khriztopher Phay
Available Units (+65 8188 3355)
1,313 - 4,230 sq ft
Contact Person Tampines
(+65 8188 3355)
Jurong East Loyang
Second Region North
Link Changi Airport
Business Park Changi
Kolam Ayer Kaki Business Park
Tanglin Kallang Basin
Blangah Bahru CBD
Seaport 30 Loyang Way
Seaport 2,982 - 11,905 sq ft
1080, 1090, 1091, 1091A, 1092 & LEGEND (+65 8222 0693)
1093 Lower Delta Road Business Park Buildings Warehouse
Flatted Factories Regional Centres
972 - 2,929 sq ft
Contact Person Stack-up / Ramp-up Buildings Major Expressways For more information,
Light Industrial Buildings please visit www.mapletreeindustrialtrust.com or call +65 6377 8000
(+65 9797 9132)
Out and About
LEED Gold Certification Awarded to Tata Communications
Singapore is moving towards being an eco-friendly city, and we are a
part of it too. Situated at Tai Seng, our ‘Built-to-Suit’ project – Tata
Communication Exchange (TCX) – has received the highly prestigious
LEED Gold Award.
LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is an
inter-nationally recognized green building certification system, providing
a third party verification that a building or community was designed and
built using strategies aimed at improving performances in areas such
as energy saving, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction,
improved indoor environment quality and stewardship of resources and
sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED
intends to provide building owners and operators a concise
framework for identifying and implementing practical and
measureable green building design, construction, operations
and maintenance solutions. The USGBC is incepted in 1998
and has since encompassed more than 14,000 projects in the
U.S and over 30 countries covering more than a billion square
metres of real estate. A state-of-the-art building that houses one
of Singapore’s leading communications provider, Tata Commu-
nications, TCX is the first in the Mapletree portfolio to receive
the LEED Gold Award. It had earlier received the BCA Green
Mark Gold Award in 2010.
New Food Outlets Opening Near You!
Always patronizing the same stalls during mealtimes? Fret not!
Tenants in our Loyang and Commonwealth clusters are now spoilt
for choice with new food outlets opening in both clusters.
Introducing the White Tangerine Café (30 Loyang Way) and
Foodmore (Block 115B Commonwealth Drive)!
The White Tangerine Café started their operations at Loyang
in May 2010. They are an established F&B operator with three
branches at other locations in Singapore. Located at a cozy corner
in Lobby B of our building in 30 Loyang Way, the White Tangerine
Café serves a sumptuous variety of Western, Japanese and local
delights that will satisfy your mealtime cravings. White Tangerine @ Loyang Way
Completing the transformation from a simple coffeeshop to
a brightly lit food court, Foodmore has certainly brought in
more excitement at Commonwealth Drive ever since their
operations began in October 2010. Owned by Sheng Shiong,
Foodmore boasts a huge variety of cuisines and the food is
sold at highly affordable prices. Tenants are spoilt for choice
with local delights ranging from goreng pisang and chicken
rice to the more exotic Japanese ramen, steamboat etc. If
you haven’t visited these popular mealtime venues, what are
you waiting for? Hurry down today!
Foodmore @ Commonwealth Drive
Out and About
Vests in our Estates Lightings to Corridors
A brighter and safer place to work in - new, better
and brighter lights have been added and installed at
Our Mapletree colleagues who are working onsite at
the flatted factories of Kallang Basin 4, 6 and Redhill
our properties have been given a makeover. Donning
1 to light up the walkways. These new upgrades
their distinctive and stylish Mapletree Industrial vests,
at Block 25, 26, 28 and 30 of Kallang Basin 4 & 6,
you can easily identify our property management and
and Block 1001 and 1002 of Redhill 1 were done
in September and October 2010 respectively. They
have helped brighten up the space, making it safer
Answering the call from our tenants to increase the
for tenants and staff alike.
visibility of Mapletree staff at our properties, we came
up with the stylish vests you now see our colleagues
In addition to this, the lights at the basement carpark
walking around in. Do approach our friendly property
of Clementi West were given a fresh makeover in
management and security colleagues if you have any
October 2010. Drivers can now drive in a brighter
issues or just to chat!
Upgrading your Bin-Centre to Leaky Roofs No More!
As part of Mapletree Industrial’s initiatives to improve
the quality of our buildings, we embarked on an im-
We have installed new compactors to the bin centre at provement works project for our buildings at Tanglin
171 Kampong Ampat. Halt (Block 115A), Kallang Basin 4 (Block 30) and
Tiong Bahru 2 (Block 1091, 1092, and 1093)!
Now disposed waste can be quickly compacted and
tucked neatly away whist waiting for the daily garbage Water proofing works commenced in September
collection by NEA. 2010 and were officially completed in December
2010. With proper waterproofing works in place, wa-
It worked so well, you hardly notice that the trash is there ter seepage can be easily prevented and the build-
at all! No more unsightly piles. ings are now more durable!
This is one of the upgrading projects that we have Do keep a look out for more improvement works
embarked on to make our properties better and more coming your way! Synergy and Kallang Basin 6 are
attractive. next in line with works currently in-progress.
Launch of CiTRuS
For those who may be new to CiTRuS, it is the Mapletree
Industrial e-newsletter to help tenants and staff get to
know one another better, creating opportunities for
networking and business.
Production and planning for the first issue began in April
2010 as ideas for the articles were being generated by
the team. With our tenants’ interest forming the core of
CiTRuS, we came up with a host of articles aimed at up
dating and enriching our tenants with relevant information
happening around them - the CiTRuS experience. On 17
and 18 June 2010, we stirred up a great deal of
excitement at our properties with our enthusiastic and
adorable mascots who gave out flyers about the launch
of CiTRuS and encouraging our tenants to subscribe to Our mascot with our tenants
CiTRuS. Subscribers of CiTRuS were eligible to take part
in our lucky draw where the top prize was a top end iPad model (64GB 3G + WIFI)!
The inaugural issue of CiTRuS was successfully launched
on 01 July 2010 with an overwhelming 2,000 subscribers.
The quiz was also well-participated by our tenants as an-
swers came flooding in even before the quiz commenced!
The lucky draw for CiTRuS took place on 28 July 2010 and
we would like to congratulate our winner of the coveted iPad
- Mr Kan Wing Wai from Everlead Co Pte Ltd! The success
of CiTRuS would not have been possible without the active
support of our tenants. We would like to take this opportu-
nity to thank our tenants for supporting us and to everyone
who made CiTRuS possible. Please continue to support us
and look out for future issues of CiTRuS!
CEO of Mapletree Industrial, Mr Phua Kok Kim and Mr Kan
Check out page 12 for more exciting prizes!
Mapletree Industrial brought much cheer to our tenants at
the business parks by bringing in reputable merchants to
set up shop and sell delicious delicacies during the
Mooncake Festival. Big names such as Goodwood Park
Hotel, Peony Jade Restaurant, Raffles Hotel, Fairmont
Hotel and Mariott Hotel participated in the fair selling an
assortment of mooncakes. Both Mooncake Festival Fairs
were held from 2 to 3 September and 8 and 9 September
at Strategy and Signature respectively.
Mooncakes Galore at Strategy!
Our tenants were spoilt for choice as the merchants sold
a variety of mooncakes, ranging from the traditional baked
mooncakes to the mouth-watering snowskin flavoured
mooncakes. Our tenants crowded the stalls tasting the sig-
nature mooncakes. Once again, there was good response
from our tenants and we thank our tenants for showing
their support to the vendors. Look out for the next awe-
Wide Variety of Mooncakes!
Crime Prevention Exhibition
As part of our corporate responsibility to promote a safe and
secure working environment, Mapletree Industrial collaborated
with neighbourhood police stations and centres to organise
crime prevention exhibitions at our property clusters. Police
officers were dispatched to each cluster with displays
containing information about crime prevention. Extra steps
were also taken by our friendly neighbourhood police officers
to mingle with our tenants and educate them on the
importance of crime prevention.
It was a beneficial experience for our tenants as they were
reminded on the importance of being vigilant and what courses
of action to take when they notice suspicious characters
lurking in the vicinity. More importantly, the point that everyone
has a part to play in keeping our environment safe and secure
was driven home. Let us keep the “kampung” spirit alive and
Our Friendly Neighbourhood Offic
look out for one another. As the saying goes, “Prevention is ers at
better than cure!” Together, we can fight crime!
Make your money work for you -
Talks to Manage Your Finances
Once again, Mapletree Industrial collaborated with
fin-exis Pte Ltd, an independent financial agency to
bring to our tenants a series of financial talks. The
lunchtime seminars were held at Synergy and
Signature on 26 August & 29 October 2010. Not only
were our tenants treated to a sumptuous lunch
provided by fin-exis Pte Ltd, they were also wowed by
Tenants Listening Attentively As Our
Speaker Delivers Her Talk! a treasure trove of investment tips provided by fin-exis
Successful strategies in investments were shared by the resident speaker, Ms Vidhya Logendran, and she
continued to dazzle our tenants with performance charts and videos. The lunchtime talk was then concluded with
a fruitful Q & A session where tenants asked probing questions about investment strategies.
At Mapletree Industrial, we believe that the key to achieving mutual success is
through understanding each other and fostering a healthy business relationship
with our tenants. Not only do we give business back to our tenants by engaging
their services, we also bring business opportunities closer to them.
Mapletree Industrial collaborated with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore to
organise roadshows at our business parks. The roadshows were held from the
02 to 04 August 2010 and 20 to 22 September at Signature and Strategy
respectively. Tenants were able to learn about the suite of programmes and
schemes that could assist them in overseas business expansion. The first 50
early birds that registered for their free monthly IE Awareness Seminar received
free gifts from IE Singapore.
Tenants who wish to find out more about the IE roadshow can email us via
CiTRuS@mapletree.com.sg. Let us work towards maintaining a mutually
beneficial business relationship!
Missed out on our exciting events? Want to see other Events?
Contact us at CiTRuS@mapletree.com.sg 9
Interview with Chapters
Many of us are so immersed in our own world that we
hardly ever know who our neighbours are. In Special
Focus this issue, we speak to a veteran in the corporate
gift industry - Janice from Chapters.
Q: Give us a brief introduction of your company:
Chapters: We first started our operations in 1994 with a
staff strength of only two. Over the years,
we have built our reputation through word-of-
mouth and have since grown into a premier
supplier of custom and corporate gifts.
Q: What products do you sell? Who are your major
Chapters: Chapters helps you create your ideal
corporate gift. From conceptualization to
creation, at every step, we ensure that our Q: What are your company strategies? What motivates
products suit your various corporate functions you?
and needs. From custom-made carrier bags,
notebooks and reusable bags to trendy and Chapters: In Chapters, we believe in being innovative
classy choices such as thumb drives, leather and in listening to our customers’ needs.
products, and even hand held wine aerators. Delighting our customers by meeting and
You name it, we have it all. exceeding their expectation is what drives
us. In 2009, we have ventured overseas.
We have worked with multinational We have also set-up an e-shop showcasing
corporations such as MTV and Sony, and some of our readily available off-the-shelf
local companies such as Singtel and Ya Kun products. Our e-platform will be in full
Kaya Toast. operation shortly this year.
Q: Anything else you would like to comment or add?
Chapters: It has been a pleasant experience working
with Mapletree Industrial. They have been
supportive of tenants like us by providing
business opportunities to work with them.
To find out more about Chapters,
Want to be featured on Special Focus?!
Contact us at CiTRuS@mapletree.com.sg 10
Article contributed by the Workplace Safety and Health Council
Last But Not Least
Here are some important numbers that you should know.
Essential Service Hotline (24-hour basis) .................................................................................. 1800-377-6688
Property management matters
- Lift breakdown
- Toilet cleanlines
- Car park matters
Cutomer Service Hotline (Mon to Fri 8:30am - 6:30pm) .................................................................... 6377-6000
All other queries
- Lease management matter
- Billing enquiries
- Marketing opportunities
Quizzes & Prizes!
Who won wha
For the next quiz, we have 10 goodie bags consisting We would like to thank everyone who have
participated in our first newsletter quiz. Here
of an umbrella, a name card holder and a letter-opener
are some of our winners for the previous quiz:
to give away! The first 10 all-correct entries will each win
a goodie bag.
Winners of our first CiTRuS quiz!
To win, please answer the following questions:
1. How much is Mapletree Industrial Trust’s portfolio valued as at 31 August 2010?
2. When was the inaugural issue of CiTRus launched?
3. Where is Inno•Centre located? 9 Feb 2011
Please send your answers, together with your name, NRIC, company name,
contact & email address to: CiTRuS@mapletree.com.sg.
9 Mar 2011
Terms and Conditions:
Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents in Singapore except for employees of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, its subsidiaries and their
immediate families are eligible. Winners will be chosen from among contestants with correct entries on a first-com-first-serve basis. Participants
may only send in one entry per quiz. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Winners will be contacted via email. Mapletree Industrial reserves the
right to amend these terms and conditions.Our decision shall be final, binding and conclusive and no correspondence will be entertained.
Look out for the next issue of CiTRuS for more interesting news and to win
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