Singapore’s tallest building, the S$3.2 billion Guoco Tower, is the latest in a string of mega developments in the island nation. Photo: Handout

In Singapore, can monster malls scare retail woes away?

  • Instead of shrinking from the growth of e-commerce, developers are doubling down with billion-dollar shopping malls
  • Some success has been found with this approach, particularly projects close to train stations, but the future of physical retail is uncertain
Topic |   Singapore

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Singapore’s tallest building, the S$3.2 billion Guoco Tower, is the latest in a string of mega developments in the island nation. Photo: Handout
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Pedestrians cross the street on Orchard Road in Singapore. Photo: AFP

From the Indian community to Chinese to Filipinos, Singapore feels the strain of immigration

  • The Lion City’s reputation as a melting pot is being tested by rising nationalism
  • In the past, race relations were the focus, today there are divisions within ethnic groups
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Pedestrians cross the street on Orchard Road in Singapore. Photo: AFP
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