Adventures of a property investor

/ EdgeProp Singapore
September 1, 2018 8:30 AM SGT
Singaporean Victor Ng talks about his approach to investing in the local real estate market and his forays into the US, Cambodia and just across the border to Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Malaysia as property cooling measures took hold over the years
Chocolate croissant, Bak Kut Teh, Kong Bak Bao, Ribeye Steak and Taiwanese Spicy Beef Noodles — these are some of the dishes that Victor Ng excels in and enjoys making for friends and family. The 47-year-old father of three (two daughters and a son) has been seriously honing his cooking skills over the past two years, although he has been “the unofficial cook” for his extended family’s Chinese New Year reunion dinners since the age of 26. “I find cooking destressing,” says Ng.
Ng: You have to know your own investment objectives, risk appetite and motivation (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
With two of his three children taking important exams this year — his second daughter is doing her Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) and his son, his GCE O-levels — Ng chauffeurs them to and from school, tuition lessons and study sessions with friends as well as cooks their favourite meals. “The children have enough pressure from school work and big exams,” he says. “Coming home to a nice dinner on weekdays or a good lunch on weekends with the whole family does wonders for their morale.”
Ng is not just a skilled cook or a stay-at-home father. He is founder of SAASH Capital, a private investment consulting firm. He advises companies that want to build their businesses in Asia. Clients include Detecon Asia-Pacific, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, and several telecommunications companies (telcos) in Vietnam. Notably, he is also an investor with a real estate portfolio as diverse as his cooking repertoire.
In Singapore, he owns a strata terraced house at The Silver Spurz at Brighton Avenue, strata shops in Bugis Cube and industrial units at Gordon Industrial Building and Bizlink Centre. In Malaysia, he has invested in two serviced apartments in Somerset Puteri Harbour in Iskandar Malaysia under a lease buyback scheme.
Investments include industrial units at Gordon Industrial Building (pictured) and Bizlink Centre (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)