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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Centaline to branch out in Taiwan and Singapore

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by 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 ...

  6. Singapore calls off World Challenge

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Singapore's ambition to become the sporting hub in Asia suffered a blow when the inaugural World Club Challenge tournament to be held in July was cancelled, apparently ... was supposed to be another exciting date in Singapore's sporting calendar, joining the Formula One race, the Volvo Ocean Race, the 2010 Youth Olympics and the World Hockey Juniors, all part ...

  7. We can learn from Singapore's public housing programme

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is because housing is so expensive and the government leaves people to fend for themselves. Contrast that with Singapore, for example, where housing needs are tackled and 70 per cent to 80 per cent ... the security of a place to live allows people in Singapore to concentrate on working hard in their careers. The government should make decent public housing available to more people. It is also ...

  8. Singapore property bounce a belated, low-yield catch-up

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Soaring property prices in Singapore could erode its competitive edge, including against arch-rival Hong Kong, the city's founding father said yesterday... ... '[Singapore] must not allow rents to shoot up as in Hong Kong.' News agencies, SCMP, July 9 Right, let's get some minor points of confusion straightened out first. The Sunday Times referred ...

  9. Singapore prices surge

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Singapore's residential market recorded the largest gains in property prices last year since the peak in 1996 and expects to see a further 10 per cent increase this year. An index of private housing prices in Singapore has risen 15.5 per cent since the beginning of last year, according to CB Richard Ellis. Joseph Tan, a director of the residential department at CB ...

  10. Singapore, Jakarta to sign extradition pact

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Jakarta Hailed by many as a potential breakthrough in Jakarta's fight against graft, an Indonesia-Singapore extradition treaty due to be signed today could prove ... Singapore,' he said. Indonesia and Singapore have agreed to sign the extradition treaty in Bali today. Details of the agreement have been kept under wraps by both countries, which did not involve ...




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