Urban Planning in Singapore

Another night to steer clear of the haunted highway

NOVEMBER is a chilling and potentially dangerous time to be driving along Scotts Road, one of Singapore's oldest thoroughfares, at night.

Sunday, 23 November, 1997, 12:00am

Supply limit to boost Singapore house prices

The Singapore Government's move to limit the supply of private residential property should lead to a rise in house prices, property consultants Century 21 Singapore says.

Director Eunice Yap said the government would limit the supply of new units to 5,000 next year. About 7,000 are expected to be released on to the market this year.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Admiralty proves popular as office space sold off for $20m

A 1,799-square-foot office on the 33rd floor of the Bank of America Tower in Admiralty has sold for $20 million, according to property agents Chartersince Realty (International). In another deal, two floors in the 28-storey Effectual Building in Hennessy Road were bought for $236 million. The buyer paid about $7,000 per square foot.

14 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Jurong wins orders for $1.49b newbuildings

Singapore ship repairer Jurong Shipyard has won contracts worth S$274 million (about HK$1.49 billion) to build eight vessels, the Straits Times reported Jurong chairman Lua Cheng Eng saying.

The ships were scheduled to be completed in the next two years, Mr Lua said in the company's annual report.

13 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

CDL to market property in HK

City Developments (CDL), Singapore's largest listed private-sector property developer, is to begin marketing flats in Hong Kong for the first time.

Weak recent demand for new apartments in Singapore has prompted the company to look further afield for potential buyers.

23 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Ship-repair merger completed

Sembawang Corp (Sembcorp) and Jurong Shipyard say they have completed negotiations on a merger to create one of the world's largest ship-repair firms.

Combined, they have slightly more than 50 per cent of the Singapore market and will have a total of nine dry docks, including three very large crude carrier-sized docks, Sembcorp chairman Philip Yeo says.

2 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Opposition counts polls loss

The opposition was in disarray yesterday after its battering by the ruling party in the Lion City's eighth general election.

Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan said he would be taking the next few weeks off to decide his future after he failed to win a seat in Parliament and the party's two sitting members were defeated.

4 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Lane Crawford falls victim to untimely market forces

IF the essentials of retailing were only location, location and location, then Lane Crawford's store in Singapore should have been a winner.

Its distinctive glass cone of an entrance looks out across the junction of Orchard Road and Scotts Road, the two main shopping thoroughfares of the island.

11 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Island journey into fantasy

Sentosa island is Singapore's getaway haven for fun, education, entertainment and thrills.

The island is linked to Singapore by ferry, road and a scenic cable car ride.

9 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Footprints of history enhance city skyline

Old world charm is safe in Singapore, where historic landmarks are not sacrificed for profit but are instead sensitively woven into the city's futuristic vision.

9 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Suntec City lures convention trade

With the completion of a giant new Hong Kong-owned convention and exhibition centre - the S$1.7-billion (HK$9.28-billion) Suntec City - Singapore is this year embarking on a grand plan to establish itself as an international exhibition city.

9 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

City the perfect host

Singapore is one of the few places in the world that receives more visitors each year than its resident population.

Singapore's tourist attractions have grown and diversified in recent years.

Entertainment options vary from performances by chamber music groups to dining alfresco, or from bars and discos to night safaris at the Singapore Zoo.

19 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Changi Airport soaring success

Singapore's Changi International Airport is often voted as one of the world's best by international travel magazines.

Cargo News Asia has ranked Changi as the best airport for air cargo in Asia for the past five years.

Since it opened in 1981 it has expanded from one terminal to two, with another two terminals planned.

19 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

HDB land sale

Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB) will sell six parcels of land for residential development in its latest land tender.

The land, which the board said can hold 1,020 houses and apartments, is located in the areas of Jurong East, Tampines, Hougang, Serangoon and Woodlands with a 99-year lease.

5 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

South China Morning Post and the Hongkong Telegraph

EMPEROR Hirohito tipped his hat to newsmen. That stamps him as unfit to lead any nation. * * * THE trouble about liberation is that some people were eating so well that for them liberation is a dead loss.

1 Oct 1995 - 12:00am