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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. Singapore's self-image as corruption-free state on trial

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lifestyle- these cases figure among the recent spate of corruption arrests that have come to dominate the headlines in Singapore. Even for a place known for being among the most corruption-free ... is it that the accused are some of the city state's most high-profile public figures. After all, those netted in the past include the director of a major Singapore charity, the National Kidney Foundation, ...

  3. Despite Singapore's GDP lead, it's not as enviable as it seems

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com While we were worrying needlessly about Shanghai eating our lunch, we've been overtaken by Singapore Monitor column February 1, 2012 My colleague Tom Holland pointed out an interesting statistic in the Monitor column the other day. Singapore just pipped Hong Kong last year in the size of its gross domestic product. I can make ...

  4. Hong Kong is now cheaper for expats than Singapore

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Helene Franchineau Hong Kong is now more attractive than Singapore for international companies wanting to expand their footprint in the region, reigniting a long-held rivalry between the cities, according to a cost of living index. The index, drawn up by human resources consultancy ECA International, showed it was far cheaper for expatriates here than Singapore ...

  5. Singapore medical bill is heart-stopping

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It's a jaw-dropping number however you interpret it: S$24.8 million (HK$156.5 million). That was the medical bill that Singapore's leading liver-transplant surgeon Susan Lim sent ... for their bonuses. But it now appears elite doctors in Singapore- which has long aimed to be Asia's hub for medical tourism- are reaching that level. The royal family complained about it, and received ...

  6. 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. ...


    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Howard Winn The amazing tale of Richard Cranium and the VIP There have been some surprising developments in the story we wrote in the middle of last month relating to the Conrad Hotel and its lift service. This was about an incident that occurred one ...

  8. Centaline to branch out in Taiwan and Singapore

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Centaline Property Agency plans to expand its property brokerage business in Taiwan and Singapore. The first branch in Taiwan's Zhongzheng district will open in the middle of the month and four more will follow in the next six months. 'One of our colleagues submitted a proposal to the board and suggested Taiwan is a potential market for us to expand,' 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. Tale of comparisons from Singapore index makes gripping read

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Haven't been out Singapore bashing for a long, long time and can no longer refuse the call of duty. Singapore bashing restores perspective to all the boasting that comes out of the place. A friend sent me an interesting table two days ago. It was a comparison of the 10 best and 10 worst performing stocks on the Singapore stock exchange's Straits Times ...




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