Urban Planning in Singapore

Trade rival pulls down Singapore port fees

Rattled by the loss of two key clients to a Malaysian rival, Singapore's giant container port is preparing to cut the rates that it charges shipping lines to boost its competitiveness.

Saturday, 29 June, 2002, 12:00am

Housing challenge

The long-awaited shake-up of the Government's housing machinery brings much needed simplicity to what was a confusing and unwieldy collection of different bodies with often overlapping mandates.

21 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Jet-setting gang accused of Singapore burglaries

Five alleged high-flying burglars from Hong Kong have been captured by Singapore police who say the men made regular business trips there to rob wealthy homeowners.

They face up to 14 years' jail each if convicted.

8 Apr 2002 - 12:00am



Pearl, 12am

Episode four of this six-part series about six young men who are incarcerated in Changi prison camp in Singapore in 1942.

30 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Campaigning mixed with regret that vote already a done deal

As campaigning in Singapore's election started yesterday there were as many pleas for votes from rival politicians as there were expressions of regret from commentators that the result was already known.

27 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Accord ends oddity of empire in mini-Malaysia

There are not many experiences in Singapore that one can fairly describe as surreal. Vigilant policing means recreational drugs are scarce, the city-state is run with exacting efficiency and many people arrange their lives in a predictable fashion.

23 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Fashion people

Keeping watch

16 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

No plans to redevelop Wan Chai stadium

I refer to the story headlined 'Queen Elizabeth Stadium may host wrecker's ball' (South China Morning Post, July 16).

18 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Tang taking China Club to the Lion City

After Hong Kong and Beijing, David Tang wants to bring the joys of the China Club to Singapore.

The businessman and socialite says he has teamed up with CapitaLand, Southeast Asia's biggest property developer, to open one of his exclusive watering holes in the Lion City next year.

6 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Oil sector's self-sufficient home rises from sea, as Barry Porter reports

Quietly rising out of the sea off Singapore's southwest coast is a giant, space-age artificial island, twice the size of Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok.

Amid little international fanfare, Jurong Island is being reclaimed at similar breakneck pace.

18 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Programme kicks off with service pledge

Led by Hong Kong Footballer of the Year Yau Kin-wai, more than 300 students helped kick off a training programme with a pledge to serve the community.

7 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

HK Land gets Goldman

Hongkong Land (HKL) has secured Goldman Sachs Asia as anchor tenant for an office and retail development in Singapore's business district.

The United States merchant bank has agreed to lease 50,000 square feet in One Raffles Link, the Hong Kong developer's first commercial development in Singapore.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Offices in Central tower put on offer

Developer Man Hing Hong Land Investment has begun soft-marketing a 31-storey office block in Central.

The 220,000 square foot Man Yee Building is at Des Voeux Road and Pottinger Street.

Rents for the grade A office space have been set at $40 per square foot based on the lettable area, according to leasing agent Cushman & Wakefield.

10 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Singapore offers chance for Moe to forget final-round collapse

Burma's Zaw Moe will attempt to make amends for his final-round collapse last weekend when he begins the defence of his US$500,000 Ericsson Singapore Open title at SAFRA Resort and Country Club today.

20 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Take greater care before being so critical

I was most amused, and I think gratified to read the letter from Kevin Mendelsohn (South China Morning Post, December 12), concerning the ongoing promotion from Cathay Pacific, but I was also annoyed.

17 Dec 1997 - 12:00am