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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. The hottest spots in town

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HOTELS Unsurprisingly, Singapore's hoteliers love race week. Expect to pay a premium over normal rates, even more so if your room commands a view of the track. The Marriott On busy ... occupies a neo-classical building from 1928 which used to house Singapore's post office and government offices. Near turn 13 of the track. 'Grand Prix View' packages from S$1,000 ...

  4. I must move on, says Singapore-bound Cheyne

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has made the first move and will join the Singapore roster after completing his contract on February 1. The South African has not applied for an extension after struggling for valid opportunities and finding his application to Singapore Turf Club received positively. 'I will start there basically as soon as I finish here, which fits in well and allows me to see out my time ...

  5. Singapore's new budget airline set to take off

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Scoot, a brand new budget carrier wholly owned by Singapore Airlines, is set to take off in the middle of next year, jumping on the budget carrier boom in the region. Campbell Wilson, who headed Singapore Airlines in Hong Kong before joining Scoot as chief executive, said the name of the new airline tried to convey spontaneity, movement and a touch ...

  6. Free feast is just a click away as Singapore Takeout brings pop-up kitchen to Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the organiser's Facebook page and you might have a chance. Mobile pop-up kitchen Singapore Takeout is coming to Hong Kong next week from Thursday to Saturday and will occupy a spot at Ocean View Court, Cyberport. The mobile kitchen, initiated by the Singapore International Culinary Exchange, has already travelled to London, Paris, Moscow and New York. Chef Armin Leitgeb, from Singapore's Les ...

  7. HK and Singapore in Putra Cup showdown

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Jenkins Hong Kong and Singapore set up a final-round showdown in the Putra Cup after the pair distanced themselves from the rest of the field at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club ... leading the way with an eye-catching 67. But it was not enough to maintain his team's one-stroke advantage, which was whisked away by a resurgent Singapore, who fired a best-of-the-week ...

  8. This is one match Hong Kong is happy to lose to Singapore

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland 'Singapore 1: Hong Kong 0', proclaimed the headlines this week after reports that the owners of British football club Manchester United had ditched rumoured plans to float the club on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in favour of a listing in Singapore. 'A publicity coup for the Singapore exchange', crowed The Straits Times, while its sister paper, ...

  9. F1 takes on a fresh face in Singapore

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard Drew Formula One is heading to Singapore this week as it begins its ever expanding fly-away finish to the season. The race is one of six left on the calendar that stretches all ... by their cars he has made it look easy, which is perhaps the most difficult thing of all. Being in Singapore shows the evolution of Formula One and the change of emphasis in the sport. The race at Monza ...

  10. Heaven with the hawkers in Singapore

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung susan.jung@scmp.com After five years, I finally took a trip back to Singapore. My friend Meei was 'going home' for a visit and invited me to stay with her, and I have two more friends living there I was eager to see. Of course, I was also excited at the prospect of gorging on hawker centre food. I worried that the Formula One car race would disrupt traffic, ...




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