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Taxis Vanish in Rain as Singapore Gets Congested

I have found he taxi situation in Singapore to be poor. It is tolerable if it doesn’t rain, but even without rain is it not good (it is just too hard to find a taxi and waits are too long), … Continue reading

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Fighting Dengue Fever With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

With the ongoing Dengue fever outbreak in Singapore I wonder if they are thinking of experimenting with this option. The video was created by the Wellcome Trust (a UK based non-profit medical research organization) on this effort to fight the … Continue reading

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Singapore Science Museum

The Science Center in Singapore is focused on providing kids interactive exhibits with science content. It is worth a visit if you like such museums, it is a bit above average for such museums, in my experience. They have the … Continue reading

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Asian Civilizations Museum

The Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore is packed with great artworks. See a few photos in this post. This museum is definitely worth a visit for those who enjoy museums. The Asian Civilisations Museum’s flagship at Empress Place opened in … Continue reading

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Buddha Tooth Temple

The Buddha Tooth Temple is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Singapore. I enjoyed visiting. If you like temples, history and art it is definitely worth a visit. The site includes a museum as well as an operating … Continue reading

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Singapore Housing Market Predicted to Cool in 2013

Singapore Curbs to Slash Home Sales in 2013 Singapore home sales may fall as much as 27 percent in 2013 after climbing to a record this year as six rounds of housing curbs by the government crimps demand, according to … Continue reading

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Singapore Housing: Most Expensive and Most Affordable?

Singapore Homes Most Affordable As Rents Climb “The clincher in Singapore is that monthly installments toward repayment of your loan are lower than what you would pay in rent,” said Anantharaman, a private banker at ICICI Bank Ltd., who took … Continue reading

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Singapore Taxes Increase In Attempt to Cool Condo Prices

Singapore ‘Shoebox’ Condo Sales May Prompt Extra Taxes Singapore has been attempting to rein in prices since 2009, when the government barred interest-only loans for some housing projects and stopped allowing developers to absorb interest payments for apartments still being … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Strong GDP Growth Prompts Rise in Singapore Dollar

Singapore GDP Rebounding Prompts Faster Currency Gains Gross domestic product rose an annualized 9.9 percent in the three months through March 31 from the previous quarter, when it dropped 2.5 percent, the Trade Ministry said today. The median of 12 … Continue reading

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Gardens by the Bay

New Singapore Gardens soon to open near Marina Bay Sands Casino and Luxury Hotel. The greenhouses will allow plants from all over the world to be seen in Singapore. In June the first part of the park will open. Related: … Continue reading

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