Downtown Core

TREASURE island booms

Singapore has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a fishing port to become a modern, flourishing metropolis. In the past 10 years alone, the city state has transformed itself into a booming economy at the heart of Southeast Asia.

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

The Garden City


Offering a safe and pleasant living environment rarely seen in modern cities, Singapore property has long been a favourite for wealthy global investors.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

What is it? Singapore's Marina Bay Sands resort is topped with a 'sky park' that scores 10 out of 10 for sheer marvel. Longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower and large enough to park 4?Airbus A380s on, the architectural wonder - suspended 200 metres above ground - has a 1.2-hectare tropical oasis and a stunning infinity pool.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Also known as the 'Garden City', because of its pleasant living environment, Singapore's booming property market was widely tipped to stall this year following the global financial crisis. Some forecast a price drop of up to 10 per cent this year, saying the top-performing luxury sector could not be immune. Despite a slow December and January, this does not seem to be the case.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


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As a globally connected, multi-cultural city, Singapore is widely regarded as one of the world's most dynamic places for work, living and business.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Living it up in the bay

When it comes to new development in Singapore, the Marina Bay area is a standout.

Spearheaded by the Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Sands integrated resort, Ocean Financial Centre and Asia Square 1 and 2, investment in Singapore's premier waterfront destination has spawned top-end residential properties with international appeal.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Urban expansion

Marina Bay is very much the new face of Singapore today, but land reclamation actually started in 1970, which the city planned for its long-term expansion.

The vision is to provide further urban expansion, attract new investments, visitors and talent to the city state.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Development scramble

Singaporean property developers are scrambling to overcome the challenges of a restricted skyline with innovative and fresh developments that cater to a population hurtling into an era of socio-economic liberation, upscale lifestyles and high-profile entertainment.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

ROARING success

Last year, Singapore attracted 3.14 million business travellers who spent an estimated S$5.26 billion (HK$34 billion), which is why one of the city's focus areas is to strengthen its position as a leading convention and exhibition city in Asia.

Contributions by MICE are hoped to help reach the country's goal of S$30 billion in tourism receipts by 2015.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Life in the fast lane

The Singapore Grand Prix is far more than a Formula One race - it's a lifestyle event.

When Singapore GP director of operations Sarah Martin is asked what entertainment rivals existed before the race arrived in 2007 she answers: 'There weren't really any.'

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The hottest spots in town


Unsurprisingly, Singapore's hoteliers love race week. Expect to pay a premium over normal rates, even more so if your room commands a view of the track.

The Marriott

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Faber the contrarian gets gold bug ... like everyone else

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Setting trends in Asia

A number of new hotels in Singapore have proved the island city-state to be a major Asian player in the field of design.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Fullerton Bay Hotell

What is it? The Singaporean hotel is named after Robert Fullerton, the first governor of the Straits Settlements (1826-1829). Opened last July, it has a fantastic location, on the Marina Bay waterfront, with a view of the Marina Bay Sands casino, which is within walking distance if you're itching to try your luck.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ups and downs

Is the love affair between investors and Singapore's luxury property market over? For a long time, it seemed the Lion City's prestige market could do no wrong, achieving what one industry player observed as 'crazy prices'.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am