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  1. Here hangs a tale

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... by the emperor into believing it was so far from Singapore that his army would never get there in his lifetime. Singapore's first professional storytelling company, the Asian Storytelling Network, and the recently established Storytelling Association of Singapore hope to stem the decline and dispel the many misconceptions about the art of storytelling, such as the image of a storyteller as an old ...

  2. Holland Village, Singapore

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Nicole Fall

    ... Nicole Fall Holland Village has a rustic appeal unique in Singapore, a city known for its shopping malls and spotless environment. The 'village' resembles a European high street, with low, terraced buildings. Restaurants representing myriad cuisines spill onto the streets, while second-floor interior-design and gift stores, along with a healthy smattering of beauty salons, ...

  3. Asian Tour won't back Indonesia, Singapore

    Posted Jan 28th 2006, 12:00am by Chuah Choo Chiang

    ... Chuah Choo Chiang in Doha The Asian Tour announced late last night it will not sanction the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open and Singapore Masters. Asian Tour chief executive Louis Martin said ... Tour from March 2-5. He said the tour has not been given any assurances on the sustainability of the Singapore Masters, also promoted by PMA, and thus will not sanction that event. Martin said ...

  4. Why Singapore is streets ahead in preserving heritage

    Posted Jan 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... state's achievements. Chan Yew Lih, of the National University of Singapore's architecture department, was speaking at a symposium at the Fringe Club, called 'Disappearing Heritage: Comparing Singapore with Hong Kong', which looked at the preservation practices of the two. 'Cultural heritage is an expression of the ways of living by a community and is passed on from ...

  5. Singapore labelled unethical investor

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... Simon Montlake in Bangkok Thais question its business dealings with Thaksin family firm The Thai press, backed by protesters, is accusing Singapore of acting unethically in its business dealings with Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Analysts warn that Singapore, whose investment arm Temasek Holdings led the $1.87 billion takeover of Mr Thaksin's family-owned Shin Corp, ...

  6. W!ld Rice goes against the grain to make Singapore connection

    Posted Jan 08th 2006, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... one and three minutes, with the whole performance lasting an hour. 'Eleanor wanted to reveal a side of Singapore that isn't usually seen,' Heng says. 'The pieces she chose revealed a very different Singapore from the Singapore one expects from reading the Singapore Tourism Board's brochures.' Among the excerpts will be Lady of Soul by Tan Tam How, about ...

  7. Packer and Ho pull out of bidding for Singapore casino

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough PBL and Melco say US$3b project offers lower expected returns than in Macau All Singapore bets are off for Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) and Macau ... expected to enjoy higher returns than those forecast for the Singapore project. 'The sooner they dropped it, the better,' CSFB analyst Gabriel Chan said. Melco, headed by Mr Ho's son ...

  8. Singapore fling

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop The creme de la creme of haute cuisine is converging on Singapore this week for the Raffles Hotel annual Wine, Food and Arts Experience. With back-to-back activities ranging from cooking classes to luncheons, dinners and wine tasting sessions, food lovers will be able to sample and learn from celebrated Michelin-starred chefs and renowned vintners ...

  9. Singapore enters Year of the Dog with a roar

    Posted Feb 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore yesterday opened for business in the Lunar New Year on an optimistic note with unemployment down and company expectations high after economic growth last year beat forecasts. Preliminary estimates put the jobless rate at 2.5 per cent in the final quarter of last year, the lowest in four years, while an official survey showed firms ...

  10. Singapore plans to share P&O spoils

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... from the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation (P&O) portfolio should the state-owned Singapore firm win an anticipated bidding war for the company. According to an executive involved ... partners involved in its proposal to buy P&O. A spokesman from its head office in Singapore would not comment. If its bid is approved, PSA will become the world's biggest terminal operator ...




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