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  1. Quick guide- Singapore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shopping There is a wealth of choice, from the smart boutiques of Orchard Road to the geeks' paradise of computer mazes such as the Funan DigitalLife Mall. Food Singapore does food ... There are plenty of gyms and spas. Local interest Many people visit Singapore on business, but it also caters to leisure pursuits and makes a good jumping-off point to the Malaysian peninsula ...

  2. Red-hot market reaches dizzying heights

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Singapore's property market is more active and vibrant compared with its neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia, as a number of foreign investors are attracted to it because of its liquidity. Similar to Hong Kong, Singapore's housing market is red hot at the moment as the demand is fuelled by a strong economy and foreign-investor confidence, according to property analysts. ...

  3. From the Lion City to Hong Kong, Australian restaurateurs prefer to keep it in the family

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... a restaurant in Singapore called the Boomerang Bistro & Bar, which we sold. Basically, we took the concept and brought it here. We tweaked it so it's more sophisticated for more intimate ... and it's difficult with the taxes, licences. Asia is more profitable. And Hong Kong is a more sophisticated kind of city. Singapore, no disrespect, from a food industry perspective ...

  4. HK may be polluted, but its liberal attitudes are a winner

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the city's dismal performance in international quality-of-living surveys. In particular, he lamented Hong Kong's poor showing relative to Singapore. He needn't be quite so concerned. There might be plenty of things to complain about when it comes to living in Hong Kong, but unfavourable comparisons with Singapore really don't figure among them. True, Hong Kong does tend to do ...

  5. Labour camp veterans reunited 60 years on

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Nick Meo in Singapore British and Commonwealth survivors of Japan's second world war labour camps were reunited with their liberators in a dawn ceremony on Monday, 60 years to the day ... the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki finally forced Japan to surrender on August 15, 1945, its forces in Singapore gave themselves up on September 12. The vanguard that landed in Singapore ...

  6. Anything but unique

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Singapore When it comes to Singapore's branding, the city state has been able to establish a clear identity that sits well with investors. So why can it not do the same with tourists? As minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew pointed out last week, during the Global Brand Forum 2004, over the last 39 years, Singapore has been able to build a strong brand ...

  7. Travellers' checks

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adam Nebbs Heritage value Describing itself as Singapore's only Peranakan-inspired luxury hotel, the InterContinental Singapore (above; www.singapore.intercontinental.com), located downtown at Bugis Junction, recently polished its cultural credentials with the extensive refurbishment of 65 Shophouse rooms and suites on its lower floors. The Peranakan population has been ...

  8. Chinese looking to homes in Singapore

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li in Singapore Chinese have overtaken Malaysians as the second-largest overseas buyers in Singapore's residential market, despite the Singaporean government introducing ... of the flats sold in Singapore's prime residential areas. Indonesian buyers accounted for 24 per cent of the sales, Chinese buyers for 16 per cent, and Malaysians for 14 per cent, it said. ...

  9. Foreigners eye city

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson As the most liveable city in Asia, Singapore's real estate- well known for its scarcity- is popular among global investors. The 2010 Quality of Living Survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting rated Singapore number one in terms of infrastructure in the world, and also the 28th most liveable city globally, making it the highest-ranking Asian city. ...

  10. Lure of the lion

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Jenkins

    ... to long-term outlook for the Singapore property market, particularly at the high and luxury end. Despite what is described as the levelling off of the market in the latter part of last year ... this time, with less of the spectacular short-term profits from 'flip' sales that were a feature of last year. Last year was a record year for Singapore's property market, with capital ...




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