Urban Planning in Singapore

Singapore and Hong Kong swap notes on making cities more liveable

A billboard for a new project in Singapore, which in recent years has put much more emphasis on providing green features. Photo: Bloomberg

After conducting a study in 2011 on sustainable development in Hong Kong, the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research group, teamed-up with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore to study high-density living in the Lion City.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 5:02pm

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.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:06pm

City revving up for action

Sebastian Vettel will bid to repeat his victory in last year's Singapore GP.

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

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

CapitaMalls bullish on mainland

Singapore-listed shopping arcade developer CapitaMalls Asia remains optimistic about the outlook for the mainland's retail property market despite slowing economic growth.

It says it expects to double the value of its assets in China to US$20 billion in three to five years.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


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As a globally connected, multi-cultural city, Singapore is widely regarded as one of the world's most dynamic places for work, living and business.

21 Jan 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

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

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

'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

URA reveals thresholds for 'demand-led' projects

Owners of flats in dilapidated buildings will be able to seek support for their redevelopment by the Urban Renewal Authority, as long as 67 per cent of them agree to do so.

1 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