A Singapore property developer is targeting the super rich with parking problems by marketing luxury apartments that allow owners to keep their cars next to their living rooms, even if they are on the top floor of the 30-storey block.
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The Skypark pool atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore might be one of the most magnificent pools on earth: It's an infinity-edged oasis 650 feet above ground with a mind-blowing view of the city's skyline. It's part of a massive rooftop entertainment platform perched atop three skyscrapers.
The sun is not yet up over Singapore's Kranji Racecourse but Michael Freedman's day has already started. "Most days I'm up just before 5 o'clock," the genial Australian explains. "I get to the stables just before half past five and the track opens at 6 o'clock. It's a little different to how they do it back home or in Europe but we have to start early because of the heat here."
Singapore authorities said Wednesday they are reviewing a U.S. request for the extradition of four men believed to be part of a conspiracy in which electronic components from the United States were sent to Iran and ended up in explosives in Iraq.
Sebastian Vettel sealed his ninth win of the 2011 Formula One season in Singapore on Sunday, and the Red Bull driver is now just one point away from becoming the sport's youngest double world champion.
In a country where electoral outcomes are for the most part a foregone conclusion, the race for Singapore's next president became a relative nail-biter. But in the end, Tony Tan -- a former deputy prime minister -- was declared the winner.
Singapore's presidential candidates may all share the same name -- the common Chinese surname of Tan -- but with four candidates now officially in the race, this presidential election is the most contested in Singapore's history.
Virtually every high-end Singapore real estate agent has an anecdote about the immense wealth of Chinese clients. China's business elite is coming in flocks, they say, and buying in flocks as well. If one CEO ponies up for a $15 million abode, his buddies do the same.
An American businessman was arrested in Singapore for a series of criminal complaints against him -- not for overstaying his visa as his legal defense team claims, according to a Singapore embassy spokesman.
In the stylishly minimal surroundings of Singapore's Red Dot design museum, architect and innovative-thinker Cameron Sinclair opened the second Principal Voices debate of 2008 with a clear statement: "There is a lot of 'design for bad' out there."
It was a hot, sticky day in Jakarta, especially for visiting officials of Singapore's state-owned Temasek Holdings. They sweated for nearly four hours on Nov. 19, as Indonesia's competition commission completed its six-month probe into the country's mobile-phone sector, where Singapore companies own major stakes in two operators that between them control 85 percent of a $6 billion market.
Applicants to the Mile-High Club, whose members claim amorous encounters at altitude, could be forgiven for having their excitement aroused by the prospect of a ride on the first A380 superjumbo passenger jet.
The government of Singapore is currently endorsing a campaign to boost its recycling levels to 60 percent by 2012 (up from its 2005 levels of 49 percent). Their final target however is an ambitious "zero landfill" status, which they hope to achieve by ultimately recycling all the waste produced in the city-state.
You can't go far wrong in a truck equipped with an Astrata box. The device, half the size of a cigarette pack, can be wired into anything that moves - truck, car, shipping container - to head off nearly every conceivable type of disaster.
For the second year in a row, Singapore was ranked the world's easiest place to do business, followed by New Zealand and the United States, the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report said Wednesday.
An earthquake struck Wednesday off the western Indonesian coast, killing at least nine people, said a spokesman for the country's Social Affairs Department. I-Reporters sent in their stories, photos and video.