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Thread: Aviva Open Singapore 2007
04-20-2007, 06:44 AM #69
Boat Quay and Raffles Place
Having shown you a bird's eye view of the Singapore River, Boat Quay and the Civic District, I will now bring you down to ground level for some snap shots of the neighbourhood, a locality that I'm very familiar with since I've been working there for many years.
04-20-2007, 07:18 AM #70
Two exits of the Raffles Place MRT(underground train) station lead commuters out to the refreshing open square that is surrounded by impressive buildings for offices, restaurants and shopping.
This is the financial district of Singapore which will latter be moved to nearby Shenton Way where the future Financial Hub located nearer to the Integrated Resorts at Marina Bay will be sited.
04-20-2007, 12:57 PM #71
Off topic-So, just curious..Originally Posted by Loh
Last edited by ctjcad; 04-20-2007 at 01:00 PM.
04-20-2007, 02:02 PM #72
Wow, after seeing all these wonderful high rise building, I have to say my home town Malacca is still a "bit" behind
04-21-2007, 11:08 PM #73Originally Posted by LI De Quan
04-23-2007, 12:21 AM #74Originally Posted by Han
In addition, modern hotels and shopping centres make the place more familiar with visitors.
04-23-2007, 01:10 AM #75Originally Posted by ctjcad
But I think the relocation will probably take quite some time (in year) since some of the banks, mainly local, have their own buildings around Raffles Place and leases may be on a longer term for others.
04-23-2007, 05:30 AM #76
Got to say something, Singapore is too crowded and will become even more so in years to come as it increases its population.
I still think Malaysia is a better place to live in. Sorry.
I will retire in Australia, the lucky country.
04-23-2007, 06:33 AM #77Originally Posted by X Ball
For that money, you can buy a nice big house or 3 luxury apartments in seri hartamas, one for yourself, and 2 rented out to expats.
Anyway, back to badminton please
04-23-2007, 10:37 AM #78Originally Posted by wl2172
04-23-2007, 03:36 PM #79
Off topic-Okay, thanks for the info..Originally Posted by Loh
Abt S'pore being crowded w/ so many people and properties being expensive, of course it will be and i think it goes w/ the living cost & standard also. Same story here in the U.S., esp. in big metropolitan cities like L.A., S.F., Chicago and of course N.Y. in comparison to smaller midwest/central/southeast U.S. cities. One can't compare the living cost and standard of those hussling & bustling metro-hubs to smaller, less populated cities/areas/towns.
Last edited by ctjcad; 04-23-2007 at 03:42 PM.
04-23-2007, 08:29 PM #80Originally Posted by Han
04-23-2007, 10:11 PM #81Originally Posted by X Ball
But the public services and the environment will keep pace with high standards and Singapore already has plans, some already being implemented, to transform the Garden City even more beautiful and to include the water bodies as part of our island landscape for rest and recreation.
There are many places in the world, big and extensive, but few would like to live in for various reasons, some of which concern the standard of public services, the schools, markets; the condition of the roads; an efficient transportation system; the standard of healthcare, hygiene, cleanliness, security; the availability of amenities, etc, etc.
It is not of much use if you live in a big country, in a big house but when you step out of it, you fear that you are not safe, well protected. Gangsters may gun you down, snatch thieves may just zoom by you on their motorcycles to grab your personal belongings. Crime rate is high. Added to this are the social habits of the residents, whether they spit about the place, whether they just throw their rubbish at random, etc, etc.
That may be one reason why X Ball chooses to retire in Australia, intead of remaining in Malaysia!
04-23-2007, 10:36 PM #82Originally Posted by X Ball
04-23-2007, 11:25 PM #83Originally Posted by taufik-ist
Indonesia's sudden prohibition has certainly surprised us as not only our construction activities have been slowed down but the livelihood of Indonesian workers is also adversely affected. Our government has released its stockpile of sand and it appears that we are now importing from other neighbouring countries to ease the situation and to stabilise prices.
Meanwhile, Singapore is looking into changing its method of construction with the use of more steel structures instead of relying on cement which requires sand to produce.
Hopefully Indonesia will ease its restrictions and bring the situation back to normal.
04-24-2007, 12:03 AM #84Originally Posted by Loh
The same is true for Badminton. As such, Singapore Super Series should be 8*, as in my opinion, SS has always been more competitive than any other tournaments including All-England...
04-24-2007, 12:11 AM #85Originally Posted by wl2172
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