Conservation Areas in Singapore

Night invaders

Foreigners are taking over the city state's nightlife. No, not the hordes of Brits and Aussies descending on the quaint, but over-hyped Boat Quay or the pretty young things at local businessman Michael Ma's latest bar. I'm talking about foreign-branded nightclubs.

Tuesday, 21 February, 2006, 12:00am

Vehicle ban could transform waterfront

Enjoying a leisurely lunch at Stanley's Oriental Restaurant with a group of friends, our view of the sea and the islands was suddenly blocked by a large delivery truck parked between us and the waterfront. A few moments later a large Mercedes Benz, with a single European woman driver, parked next to the delivery truck and left the car there with the engine running.

2 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Old and new woo tourists

Singapore's reputation as a food and shopping paradise is highlighted by two major annual events, the Singapore Food Festival and Great Singapore Sale.

But an ambitious new Tourism 21 Plan aims at positioning the Lion City as one of the world's premier all-round tourist destinations by the turn of the 21st century.

9 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

past present for future

A FEW months ago, when some bright spark in Singapore invented a robot which could do a lion dance, there was a suggestion that it might be employed to welcome tourists at Changi airport. This has not yet come to pass but you can see how it conforms to the popular perception of the Lion City itself - sanitised, smart-alecky, faintly ludicrous and with the heart of a machine.

1 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Prestigious hotel guide puts Duxton on world map

Singapore has joined one of the world's most exclusive clubs, with the historic Duxton Hotel having been selected as a member of the Relais & Chateaux Association.

The 49-room boutique hotel is not only the first in Singapore but the first in Southeast Asia to be listed by the group.

9 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Restoration brings quay back to life

SINGAPORE in the 1970s and early 1980s was like Hong Kong - happily demolishing old buildings and replacing them with new ones.

Hong Kong has continued the process throughout the boom years and scarcely a single building of any age has escaped the destruction - unless it was used by the Government or the armed forces.

9 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Promotion name of the game

THE Singapore Tourist Promotion Board's (STPB) 17 offices worldwide play a vital role in promoting the country's image. To maintain Singapore's popularity as a value-for-money destination, the STPB, together with the Consumers' Association, encourages fairtrading practices through the ''Good Retailer'' scheme.

9 Aug 1993 - 12:00am