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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 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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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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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’s Green Corridor

The 26 km railroad corridor was decommissioned earlier this year. What is left is becoming an enjoyable visit to nature. As in many other countries there is great interest in turning the former railroad into a nature recreation trail. Singapore … Continue reading

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Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

Jumbo Seafood is a well respected restaurant in Singapore. I have been several times and have found that respect well earned. The food is great. The service is decent but not as good as I would hope for. Recently I … Continue reading

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Dreams and Reality: Museum D’Orsay Exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore

The Dreams and Reality exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore (now until 5 February 2012, it opened a few weeks ago) is excellent. Musee D’Orsay is one of my favorite museums; it is located in Paris, with many other … Continue reading

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