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

Tropical paradise

A tropical rainforest island, situated on the southern precinct of Sentosa Cove, will soon be home to 18 unique villas designed by world-renowned Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

A touch of glass

Despite the turbulence in financial markets, high-end property values in Singapore and Malaysia have held up and releases of new developments continue to be well subscribed. The stellar performance of Singapore and Malaysia in recent years has inevitably slowed, but new projects are still attracting strong interest.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Fun-packed resort scouting for a head of attractions

The manager at Sentosa's HK$34b project will have to build a team of up to 500 employees

Are you ready to provide efficient service standards on behalf of a mega-attraction? A manager, attractions operations, is sought to join a Singapore-based resort that should welcome 15 million visitors when it opens in 2010.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Lion City roars again

Red hot and not expected to cool down for a while is the industry forecast for Singapore's top-end property market.

After a few relatively stagnant years virtually all segments of the real estate sector are in the throes of expansion and luxury flats are doing particularly well.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Entree: Sentosa

Sentosa is Singapore's little island of pleasure connected to its mainland by a short causeway. The beaches teem with locals playing sport, its restaurants and bars afford relaxing sea views and its countless attractions, including golf and historical forts, provide visitors with a host of activities.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am