Geography of Singapore

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 vegetation and manicured lawns.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 3:06pm

Family-friendly resorts

Sands SkyPark B - the 146-metre-longinfinity pool on the roof of Marina Bay Sands.

Some cities are known

solely for being gambling paradises. Fortunately, Singapore, the city state which embraced the industry and opened its first casino in 2010, did not put all of its chips

on the gaming table.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:44pm

Foreigners eye city

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.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Heritage value

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Hong Kong Eye' planned for Central harbourfront

The new-look Central harbourfront will boast a 60-metre-high observation wheel if a company that runs such wheels in several cities around the world has its way.

It would complement promenades, cafes and a maritime museum planned for the area.

The company and a partner will submit the proposal for a 'Hong Kong Eye' to the Harbourfront Commission today.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Quick guide - Singapore


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.


23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Singapore is a clean, green, hyper-efficient machine, and one of the most user-friendly cites in Asia. The multilane freeway from Changi International Airport is bordered with flowering trees and shrubs. The Mass Rapid Transit zips its way round the island with barely a hint of a rumble or rattle. Taxi drivers help passengers load their luggage into the boot.

23 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

Singapore resort lures MICE groups

Imagine you were on board an Arabia-bound cargo ship in the Strait of Malacca 1,000 years ago. Hit by a tropical typhoon, the ship rolls from side to side and starts to sink as the lights dim, and when they finally come back on, you find yourself on the seabed in the depths of the ocean, surrounded by shipwrecks and marine life.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese looking to homes in Singapore

Chinese have overtaken Malaysians as the second-largest overseas buyers in Singapore's residential market, despite the Singaporean government introducing measures aimed at cooling down the market.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Capella Singapore

What is it? Conde Nast Traveller's Hot List this year named the ultra-luxurious Capella Singapore one of the top new hotels in the world. And while resort executives are reluctant to reveal which moguls are regular visitors, fans of Jackie Chan will recognise Capella's tranquil cascading pool and sprawling grounds from pictures on his blog.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Red-hot market reaches dizzying heights

Singapore's property market is more active and vibrant compared with its neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia, as a number of foreign investors are attracted to it because of its liquidity.

Similar to Hong Kong, Singapore's housing market is red hot at the moment as the demand is fuelled by a strong economy and foreign-investor confidence, according to property analysts.

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Shophouse owners offered more than HK$8,000 per sq ft

The Urban Renewal Authority is offering an acquisition price of more than HK$8,000 per sq ft to flat owners living in two clusters of pre-war shophouses in Mong Kok.

The owners of the shophouses in Shanghai Street will get HK$8,010 per sq ft while residents of shophouses on Prince Edward Road West, part of the flower market, will get HK$9,391.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Top Singapore school seeks assorted staff

United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), a world-renowned international school in Singapore, has set up a second campus in the city state. This is in response to the surge in demand for placements in international schools as Singapore continues to grow as a compelling location for businesses and staff.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Lure of the lion

Industry experts and investors are optimistic about the mid- to long-term outlook for the Singapore property market, particularly at the high and luxury end.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am