Primed for investors

The Lion City is where the world's top earners like to invest their money.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am


Where? In Forum - a hip shopping mall along Singapore's famed Orchard Road, a long, tree-lined street boasting numerous shopping centres, restaurants, luxury hotels and bars.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

SHKP Singapore project fetches record price

Sun Hung Kai Properties and CapitaLand said their jointly owned luxury residential project at Orchard Road in Singapore sold several units at more than S$4,000 (HK$20,596) per square foot, a record in the city state.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lane Crawford House sale scrapped

Wheelock decides to develop site into prime office-retail complex due to low bids

Wheelock and Co has scrapped plans to sell Lane Crawford House in Central and will instead redevelop the 28-year-old building into a prime office and retail complex.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Singapore developer to cast wide net

The Singapore-based property developer Far East Organisation is to offer half of its latest luxury residential project to overseas buyers, a major driving force of the country's housing market.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Retail therapy

Despite the Singapore Tourism Board's constant efforts to position the 'Lion state' as an Asian shopping capital, one has to say it again and again: shopping here can be pretty boring.

Strolling down Orchard Road brings the over-familiar shops - which we have learned to love or hate depending on our sense of style - that you can find in any other world capital.

26 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Ngee An City, Singapore

Given that Singapore has so many malls, shoppers need to know which shopping centres offer a balance of designer, high street and unique boutiques. Ngee Ann City offers a good blend with a distinctly Japanese flavour.

17 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Out of step

I have long wondered whether steps are supposed to bring you good fung shui, whether they are a disguised way for the government to force me to exercise, or whether town planners just do not think about how inconvenient they can be for the disabled and the owners of pushchairs alike. But Singapore is just full of them.

1 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Streets ahead?

Singapore as a shopping paradise? This may have been the case 10 years ago, but frankly the slogan no longer rings true. I have just returned from Hong Kong and was shocked by how much more choice was on offer.

7 Dec 2004 - 12:00am


Be Sanctuary Spa

Ngee Ann City

391 Orchard Road

Ngee Ann City Shopping Arcade



18 May 2004 - 12:00am

Malls getting weirder as Christmas shopping becomes a sideshow

The equator is probably the last place on Earth you'd expect to see snow and ski-jumping this Christmas.

But that's exactly what you'll find if you brave the baking sun to do your Christmas shopping in Singapore's Orchard Road this year, along with other oddities like high-divers, synchronised swimmers, Chinese acrobats and a giant Egyptian sphinx.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Fashion People

Guess who's coming to town? Givenchy has chosen Hong Kong of all places as the site for its first flagship store in the world to sell both its men's and women's collections, plus accessories. The store opens on November 7 in Prince's Building, which we think has more than its fair share of flagship stores and it's getting awfully dull going over there for opening parties.

31 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Bookshops set trend after turning new leaf

The Southeast Asian financial crisis has become a boon for book worms as slumping real estate rentals have given birth to a new breed of mega bookstores, with Singapore being used as the launch pad for a new region-wide trend.

23 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Transformation of Orchard Road aims to create world-class street

Pavements that light up as pedestrians walk, Sculptures and sideshows to stimulate the senses and street cafes that conjure culinary delights.

21 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Another night to steer clear of the haunted highway

NOVEMBER is a chilling and potentially dangerous time to be driving along Scotts Road, one of Singapore's oldest thoroughfares, at night.

23 Nov 1997 - 12:00am