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Places in 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

Sanctuary lost in time

The Lion City is not all bright lights and shopping, as you will discover on Pulau Ubin, an island off the northeast coast which is a throwback to the Singapore of the 1960s.

The wooded island contains Singapore's very last kampongs (villages) and was spared from development 10 years ago when the rich wetland environment around Chek Jawa was given protection.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:40pm

City revving up for action

The Grand Prix is one of the city's most spectacular annual events. Already in its fifth year, the Marina Bay Street Circuit is transformed each September into a world-class racing circuit and entertainment hub.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:42pm

Family-friendly resorts

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

Little 'Lion' roars

Singapore is one of the most enjoyable cities to visit in Southeast Asia. Where else can you dip into the cultures of China, India and Malaysia in one day? The tiny modern, island city-state, off the southern tip of Malaysia, gets its name from the Malay word, Singapura, meaning 'Lion City'.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Luxury districts - Singapore

Defining luxury

District 9, the famed Orchard Road area, defines luxury and social status. Some of the largest shopping malls are found here, such as ION Orchard, 313@Somerset, Paragon and Orchard Central, as are some of the most prestigious homes.

Nature or business

3 May 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

A little bit of everything

Districts 1-9 and 11 (Central)

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Capital gains

Manila was once the most popular first-time overseas destination for Hong Kong tourists because of the short flight and low cost, until it was overtaken by Bangkok and Taipei. But with integrated resorts among the tourist facilities under development, the city is expected to gain renewed interest as a tourist destination.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am