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Singapore casinos hit with heavy fines for failing to deter local gamblers

Singapore's two casinos have been fined more than US$1 million since they opened in 2010, mostly for violating laws aimed at deterring locals from gambling, official data showed yesterday.

Friday, 24 August, 2012, 3:16am

VIEW TO luxury

Cashed-up mainland investors are making a beeline to the door of Singapore's luxury residential property developers. As David Neubronner, head of residential project sales at Jones Lang LaSalle Singapore, says, their interest has risen dramatically over the past few years.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

GLOBAL appeal

Foreign buyers accounted for 60 per cent of the high-end market in Singapore in the first six months of this year, up from 46 per cent last year, according to an analysis by Cushman & Wakefield. Chinese and Indonesians have dominated the upmarket segment, making up almost half of all high-priced purchases.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

SPOILT for choice

Every great global city becomes known for its iconic luxury residential buildings, and in Singapore, several districts stand out.

The waterfront district around Sentosa Cove is highly prized, especially among foreign nationals, who are allowed property ownership.

30 Sep 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


The Rasa Sentosa Resort reopened in January as Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort after an S$80 million (HK$493.74 million) renovation lasting 10 months.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Vision and foresight paying off

Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands have raised the stakes for the Mice industry in Asia-Pacific. Not only have the integrated resorts transformed Singapore, drawing more tourism and Mice arrivals - there is another trump card: political stability.

24 Sep 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

Ah Pak

Chan, Chau snap up luxury Singapore flats

Still on the subject of property investments, the attractions of Singapore's market have evidently tempted movie superstar Jackie Chan and Taiwan-based singer-songwriter Emil Chau Wa-kin to fork out millions of Singapore dollars on property deals in the island state.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

State of play

The crowd of families on the four-hour flight to Singapore is a testament to the city state's attractiveness as a quick, child-friendly getaway. Singapore is as safe as Southeast Asia gets, is easy to tour and boasts plenty of family attractions.

22 Dec 2009 - 12:00am