Urban Planning in Singapore

Singapore resort lures MICE groups

Imagine you were on board an Arabia-bound cargo ship in the Strait of Malacca 1,000 years ago.

Wednesday, 11 May, 2011, 12:00am

Chinese looking to homes in Singapore

Chinese have overtaken Malaysians as the second-largest overseas buyers in Singapore's residential market, despite the Singaporean government introducing measures aimed at cooling down the market.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Regus Samsung Hub

For its fifth business centre in Singapore, Regus Samsung Hub chose Raffles Place, itself a synonym for the ultimate in desirable locations.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Capella Singapore

What is it? Conde Nast Traveller's Hot List this year named the ultra-luxurious Capella Singapore one of the top new hotels in the world. And while resort executives are reluctant to reveal which moguls are regular visitors, fans of Jackie Chan will recognise Capella's tranquil cascading pool and sprawling grounds from pictures on his blog.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A seamless experience

A leonine pride is evident as Singapore savours two new integrated resorts - Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World at Sentosa - that have lifted its tourism and Mice profile.

Revenue from business travel and the Mice sector is a boon to Singapore's tourism receipts.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Positive signs for Singapore

More than 345,000 event participants will be heading to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore over the next year or so thanks to the signing of almost 370 deals.

The occasions include marquee events, more intimate meetings, conferences and weddings, says a spokesman for Marina Bay Sands.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Youth forum gives students a new perspective

Secondary school students gained a better understanding of humanities and social sciences by taking part in a youth symposium.

14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Mainlanders gamble in Singapore as Macau permit squeeze continues

Curbs on mainlanders visiting Macau, Asia's biggest casino hub, remain tight as Beijing continues to crack down on money laundering and gambling by officials misusing public funds.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Shophouse owners offered more than HK$8,000 per sq ft

The Urban Renewal Authority is offering an acquisition price of more than HK$8,000 per sq ft to flat owners living in two clusters of pre-war shophouses in Mong Kok.

The owners of the shophouses in Shanghai Street will get HK$8,010 per sq ft while residents of shophouses on Prince Edward Road West, part of the flower market, will get HK$9,391.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Universal Studios Singapore opens

Universal Studios Singapore will open its doors today, but travel agents in Hong Kong are wary of selling tours to the new park because of 'technical and creative adjustments' which may cause some rides to be temporarily unavailable.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Mad, mad world

A Blow to the Everyday Osage Kwun Tong

The mundanity of modern life is turned on its head in this exhibition of contemporary Japanese art, which through absurdity, shock, surrealism and defiant acts of wild imagination, forces the viewer to look at the familiar and ordinary in new ways.

20 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Overseas Chinese tycoons are the stuff of legend, and legions of stories - real, fantastic and somewhere in between - have attached themselves down the years to these larger-than-life characters. One of the most colourful was Eu Tong Sen (1877-1941), a Malayan Chinese who, like many others, eventually made his home in Hong Kong.

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Poetry emotion

Edwin Thumboo leans forward in his chair and under his breath uses a four-letter word to describe Queen Elizabeth. The multi-award-winning Singaporean poet is a mellower version of the one arrested in 1954 for sedition (and subsequently acquitted) by the British colonial government.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Combine the excitement of the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix with a bit of pampering at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

26 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Learning to be leaders

A historic, high-performing independent secondary school in Singapore has torn down its subject department walls and dropped O-levels to concentrate on holistic, interdisciplinary learning. Pupils are expected to pick up new skills and knowledge and apply them to particular projects, just like in cutting-edge industries.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am