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Latest Orchard Road Singapore News

Bus route diversions at Orchard Road on Jul 11
SINGAPORE – There will be temporary bus route diversions at Orchard Road on July 11 (Saturday) due to the SHINE Festival event. SMRT announced in a press statement that bus services 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700A and 972 will be diverted from 6pm to …
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Flash sales, SG50 party to mark extension of Pedestrian Night
SINGAPORE: Flash sales and an SG50 "Red and White" party are just two of the themes for the popular initiative Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road, which has been extended till the end of the year, organisers said on Monday (Jun 29). The event will see …
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SHINE Festival celebrates best of youths in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Youths were seen along streets of Orchard Road on Saturday (Jul 11), partying in the SHINE Festival, as the road was lit by a spectacle of colour. The festival is in its 10th year and is organised by youths for youths. This year, SHINE …
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Latest Marina Bay Singapore News

As Ike fades into history, Bolivar enjoys a renaissance
The company plans to build a full-service marina, yacht club, condominium and a waterside restaurant on East Galveston Bay. He said his full plan is about five years out. Six houses are in various stages of construction. The lots run from $ 65,000 to …
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Temperatures in Singapore may soar by 4.6°C by end of the century: Balakrishnan
Singapore is participating actively in the preparatory conferences and related events of the COP-21, Dr Balakrishnan said, adding that the Republic has also submitted its mitigation pledge, known as the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC …
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Latest Singapore MRT News

MRT breakdown: Independent expert to look into rail network
National University of Singapore transport researcher Lee Der Horng told The Straits Times: "The engineers have narrowed it down to three possible causes, so that is a good sign. But even then, they could not be sure and my fear is that the root cause …
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COI not necessary; best to focus on finding cause of breakdown: Lui Tuck Yew
SINGAPORE — While the simultaneous breakdown of two MRT lines yesterday (July 7) was unprecedented, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said it is unnecessary to convene another Committee of Inquiry (COI) because efforts should be focused on …
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Orchard MRT mall exits shuttered on Sunday as part of 'safety protocol'
SINGAPORE: Access to ION Orchard from Orchard MRT station was cut off for nearly an hour on Sunday evening (Jul 5) after a fire alarm was triggered, the mall's management said on Monday. At 7.05pm on Sunday, the fire alarm at ION Orchard was …
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Latest Sentosa Singapore News

Color Run organiser insist Sentosa Aug 22-23 event is safe: Runners doused
The Color Run, where participants are doused with different coloured powders through a 5km route, will be held for the third time at Sentosa in Singapore on Aug 22 and 23. But some people are worried after the explosion in Taiwan. The Straits Times …
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Police investigate after boy, seven, drowns in Sentosa swimming pool
SINGAPORE – Police are investigating after a seven-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool during a family trip to Resorts World Sentosa on Sunday. Officers were called to the pool at about 6pm and the youngster was later taken unconscious to Singapore …
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Latest Singapore Casino News

Thai police chief backs casinos, PM 'not opposed' to idea
And he argued that legal casinos in Thailand would surely outperform those in Singapore – which has seen around Bt4.75 trillion (S$ 190 billion) generated each year – given the Kingdom's greater number of tourist attractions, plus its abundance and …
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Finance minister conditionally joins chorus of casino backers
FINANCE MINISTER Sommai Phasee yesterday floated the idea of setting up a casino that would be part of an "entertainment complex" in which other services including shopping malls and conference facilities would also be available. He said casinos in …
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Latest Singapore Taxi News

Swedish national jailed 12 weeks for hurting Singapore taxi driver
SINGAPORE: Swedish national Blomqvist Andreas Michel, 29, was sentenced to 12 weeks' jail for voluntarily causing hurt to a taxi driver after refusing to pay for his journey. Before District Judge Imran Hamid at the State Courts Tuesday (Jun 2 …
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Uber guarantees minimum hourly earnings for private drivers under new scheme
The move is unprecedented for the taxi business, where cabbies' income is derived solely through fare takings. The San Francisco-based start-up, which has become a rival to taxi firms in many countries, said the move was to increase its supply of cars …
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Latest Quincy Hotel Singapore News

Service standards in Singapore have sunk, says hospitality chief
Far East Hospitality operates nine brands of hotels, serviced residences and apartment hotels, including Adina Apartment Hotels, Medina Serviced Apartments, Marque, Oasia, Quincy, Rendezvous, Travelodge Hotels, Vibe Hotels and Village. After Chinese …
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New York City's mayor kicks off World Cities Summit forum
The roster of cities represented at the three-day conference, hosted at a Manhattan hotel, spanned the globe, ranging from Singapore to Petra to Pittsburgh. Attendees will participate in workshops and lectures and trade ideas and best practices to …
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Singapore hotels: 10 of the city's best
New offerings include everything from leviathan package pads to boutique beauties, with the latter featuring a range of innovative design and hospitality concepts. Arranged by area, here are 10 of the top Singapore hotels to open in the last few years.
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Promo Spesial Far East Hotel Singapura: Jelajah Kuliner Gratis dan Check-Out
Adapun hotel-hotel FEH yang berpartisipasi dalam program ini di antaranya The Quincy Hotel, Oasia Hotel Singapore, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, Village Hotel Bugis, Village Hotel Albert Court, Village Hotel Katong, Village Hotel Changi, Orchard Parade …
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Latest Singapore Hotel News

Singapore hotel market to remain tough for buyers: CBRE Hotels
THE Singapore hotel market attracted robust interest from investors in the first quarter of this year but remained a challenging market for buyers, according to CBRE Hotels. As a result, there were a limited number of deals in Q1 2015. "Investors …
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'Hideout hotel' below Merdeka Bridge busted
A 43-year-old Singaporean volunteer with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) said he visited the hideout three weeks ago. A park user had alerted the NGO to the people seen going in and out of the area under the bridge on Sundays and public holidays …
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Revealed: the nationality most likely to steal from hotels
The global poll of almost 5,000 travellers, conducted by Hotels.com, found that Singaporean and Spanish holidaymakers are also rather prone to thievery, with seven in 10 taking items from their hotel. Germany, Ireland and Russia completed the top five.
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Latest Hilton Singapore News

Bright Ruby buys Sydney Hilton Hotel for 2m, eyes Westin
Singapore-based Asian investment house Bright Ruby has acquired the Sydney Hilton Hotel on George Street for $ 442 million, Hilton Worldwide has said. Bright Ruby, which in 2013 paid nearly $ 1 billion for the Grand Park Orchard Hotel in Singapore and …
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Discover Asia with Hilton Worldwide for up to 30% less on hotel stays
SINGAPORE – Hilton Worldwide announced "Discover Asia with Up To 30% Less" mid-year promotion that will give holidaymakers more reasons to explore gems of Southeast Asia for relaxation, shopping and dining experience. Starting May 11 through June …
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Sydney Hilton Hotel sells to Singaporean Bright Ruby
The Singapore-based Chinese-backed investment vehicle, Bright Ruby has bought the Sydney Hilton Hotel on George Street for $ 442 million. Bright Ruby already owns two Sydney office towers, 10 Barrack Street and 231 Elizabeth Street. Hilton will continue …
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AIMS secures prime industrial land
The property, about 16km from Melbourne's CBD, was sold by a private company advised by Chris O'Brien, Rory Hilton and Matt Haddon of CBRE. It is leased to Patrick Autocare, on a new 10-year lease agreement, with the starting rent at … The fund also …
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Latest Singapore Casino News

Singapore Investor to Build Casino Resort in Spain
It was announced that prominent Singapore developers expressed keen interest in establishing a luxurious resort featuring a six-star hotel, beautiful gardens, a museum made of glass, golf course and last but not least, a casino. According to the …
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Opening casinos for Vietnamese: Looking at int'l experience
In Asia in general and Southeast Asia in particular, many countries have allowed local people to participate in gambling, including casinos. In neighboring countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and the Philippines, besides tourism, …
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