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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Sands casino in Singapore stops selling shark fin

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Sands casino stops serving shark fin The US-owned Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its restaurants, the latest boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed yesterday by animal rights activists. The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531104/sands-casino-singaporestops-selling-shark-fin
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    How tiny Singapore became big player in match-fixing

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... and Mandarin have helped Singaporean fixers spread their influence abroad with the support of external investors, most believed to be from China. ‘Burying our heads in the sand’ According to writer ... now used up all their bad luck and will bring good fortune to the punter. “No more burying our heads in the sand, Singapore is a nation addicted to gambling, as is much of the region,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381925/how-tiny-singapore-became-big-player-match-fixing
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore casinos hit with heavy fines for failing to deter local gamblers

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... after the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casinos were on Wednesday fined S$357,500 (HK$2.2 million) and S$140,000 respectively by Singapore's Casino Regulatory ... in fines since their opening in 2010. But the fines are unlikely to trouble the two casinos, with MBS, owned by Las Vegas Sands, racking up US$550.2 million in revenue in the three months ending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1022079/singapore-casinos-hit-heavy-fines-failing-deter-local-gamblers
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Land scarce Singapore looks underground for space

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 06:14pm by AFP

    ... sand for reclamation has caused tensions with neighbouring countries concerned about coastal erosion. But its ruling People’s Action Party, in power since 1959, sees a bigger population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1156340/land-scarce-singapore-looks-underground-space

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