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Singapore is Expected to Approve a Trial of Self-Driving Taxis in the City

Singapore is expected to again show that their government can be quite innovative and action oriented. Singapore plans to allow a trial of self-driving taxis on Singapore’s roads. A Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a research consortium … Continue reading

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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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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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Transportation from Singapore to Johor Bahru Malaysia

To travel from Singapore to Malaysia there are several options, nearly all use the two bridges that connect Singapore to Johor Bahru. Taxis can be caught at Queen Street to go to Johor Bahru. The taxis cost $40 to go … Continue reading

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Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia

Singapore’s economic development foresight has been tremendous for decades. Economic development is something where you need to think of the long term. Then you see what routes are available to get there you to the goal. Each country and area … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Your Dreams Hidden Away, Make Them Come True

Great post by Benny Lewis on why why you (yes, you) can be live overseas and travel. Benny, from Ireland, has been traveling for 8 years now and started with no cash. Another of his posts explains why you don’t … Continue reading

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Strong Singapore Dollar

The Singapore dollar has been very strong. This is a sign of a strong economy. But it also brings challenges for an economy when its currency appreciates. Competing against companies internationally is more difficult as those wishing to buy Singapore … Continue reading

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