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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Kowloon East CBD plan follows in footsteps of Singapore’s Marina Bay

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:55am by Peggy Sito

    ... the head of research at CBRE in Singapore, said Marina Bay was successful because a government agency, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, guided the master planning and acted as the land sales ... into a new business district, following in the footsteps of Singapore's successful transformation of Marina Bay into an iconic financial landmark. "Hong Kong has similar aspirations and its ...

  2. Property - International - URBAN GROWTH

    Singapore and Hong Kong swap notes on making cities more liveable

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... As our urban spaces grow more crowded, planners in Hong Kong and Singapore delve deeper into what makes each metropolis tick Urban living is a trend that's not going away. Half ... not be at odds. After conducting a study in 2011 on sustainable development in Hong Kong, the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research group, teamed-up with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore ...

  3. Mainlanders gamble in Singapore as Macau permit squeeze continues

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... printing. Casinos planning to host junket players must provide Singapore's Casino Regulatory Authority with a report five days in advance of a trip that details its agreement with the junket ... funds. They find it easier to get to Singapore- where the world's second most expensive casino resort, built at a cost of US$5.5 billion, has just opened- than to Macau. Mainland gamblers ...

  4. Universal Studios Singapore opens

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Singapore Universal Studios Singapore will open its doors today, but travel agents in Hong Kong are wary of selling tours to the new park because of 'technical ... just the nature of theme parks- Universal Studios Singapore won't be an exception on that... Every ride is 100 per cent safe.' Robin Goh Wee Khian, an assistant director ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Venetian Macao lays off 500 staff

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... in Singapore. They may take up equivalent positions at Marina Bay Sands that are not occupied by Singaporeans, subject to approval of the city state's government. For the remaining gaming staff, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Urban planner marks Hong Kong down

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:36am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... but you can't get to most of it. Peter Cookson Smith At the same time, he says Taiwan's democratic reforms led to a change in Taipei's approach to urban planning, with more emphasis ... Kong urban planning is "top-down," he says, with "ridiculous" public consultations that don't amount to anything and little concern for what citizens actually want. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lion City just perfect for a great escape

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's love-hate relationship with Singapore is normally more talk than anything else. The city state's shopping facilities, its natural beauty and world-class infrastructure ... get away from the equatorial heat and humidity, Singapore's luxury hotels and relaxed atmosphere provide a real escape from life's stresses and strains. This summer, Cathay Pacific ...




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