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  1. News - Hong Kong

    For mobile millionaires, Singapore beats Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 06:19pm by Singapore

    ... Bloomberg Singapore topped Hong Kong as the most desired place in Asia for so-called mobile millionaires to reside, with quality of life cited as the main attraction, a RBC Wealth Management survey showed. Almost a third of the millionaires in Asia who live, work or spend more than half their time outside their counties of origin prefer Singapore, while 24 per cent pick Hong ...

  2. News - China

    China at the centre of global illegal timber trade, NGO says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 04:48pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... Reuters in Singapore China’s insatiable appetite for timber is driving a growing illegal trade that is stripping forests in Africa and Asia and fuelling conflict, underscoring the urgency for Beijing to enact laws to crack down, an environmental group said on Thursday. China is the world’s top importer of illegal timber, with the trade worth about US$4 billion a year, said ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Activists slam Singapore crackdown on Chinese strikers

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 06:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Activists expressed outrage on Wednesday over Singapore’s crackdown on Chinese bus drivers who staged the city-state’s first industrial strike in 26 years to demand better pay and conditions. The two-day work stoppage last week at state-linked transport firm SMRT, declared illegal by the Singapore government, has resulted in the deportation of 29 ...

  4. News - China

    China expresses concern as Singapore charges drivers for strike

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 11:24am by Bloomberg in New York and Singapore

    ... Bloomberg in New York and Singapore China said on Friday it was “very concerned” about the arrest of four of its citizens by Singapore authorities for their role in a labour protest, ... bus services. “The embassy is very concerned about this,” the Chinese consulate said in a statement on its website, referring to the arrests. The embassy in Singapore is seeking to visit ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese workers stage new protest in Singapore

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 05:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore on Thursday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese ... after hours of negotiations with rescuers, an AFP photographer said. The crane protest came 10 days after a work stoppage by Chinese bus drivers erupted at a transport firm – Singapore’s first ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Order and chaos, the calm art of Heman Chong does not reflect the disorder in his life

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mary Agnew

    ... insight and jovial self-deprecation that is as disconcerting as it is charming. Primarily a conceptual artist based in Singapore, he is also a curator and author who has received acclaim ... native Singapore because his heavily pregnant mother travelled there to visit his father and went into premature labour. Singapore's strict immigration laws meant that even though his ...

  7. News - China - SINGAPORE

    China 'highly concerned' as four bus drivers face court in Singapore

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Beijing says it hopes all sides will respond to the workers' 'reasonable requests for equal pay' China 'highly concerned' as four bus ... "The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese embassy in Singapore are highly concerned about the case," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in Beijing yesterday. Officials had been ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... removed from the tackiness of modern Macau.   Singapore swings The annual New Year's Eve Siloso Beach Party offers about as much fun as young people can have in Singapore without breaking ... accommodation, flights with Singapore Airlines and entry to the beach party from HK$3,999. About a dozen city hotels are available for up to HK$5,399 or you can stay closer to the action on Sentosa (and ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Singapore's political scandals put ours in perspective

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan compares our illegal structures with sex and corruption Singapore's political scandals put HK's own in perspective Singapore, like Hong Kong, prides ... such works on their properties. Hong Kong people like real estate, and the gossip magazines have been full of details about unauthorised additions in buildings and gardens. In Singapore, the big ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - GREAT STRIDES

    Lush hour

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by TROY DE HAAS

    ... Troy de Haas healthpost@scmp.com Lush hour The moment you step off the plane in Singapore, it's not hard to see why it is known as the "garden city", with its lush tropical ... on your mobile phone while driving can cost you three nights in jail and five lashes of the cane. Singapore enjoys a consistent summer of about 30 to 32 degrees Celsius almost all year round. ...




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