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    Just like the F1 Grand Prix, it took Singapore a very long time to decide whether or not to allow official casinos or in fact any form of gambling to operate here.

    The government initially took the hardline approach to prohibit such activities which are generally considered socially unacceptable for fear that they can cause harm to the family unit if there are habitual gamblers among the breadwinners especially.

    However, people still gamble on all sorts of things illegally, so over the years the government relaxed little by little to legalize gambling on football including EPL, horse racing, lottery such as 4D and Toto, F1, etc. Why let the black market operators earn the money when such money could be earned by the government and be channeled into better use for the people, such as funding sports, artistic and educational activities and giving to charity.

    Public debate on the casino issue in Singapore was long and hard and involved a large section of Singaporean society, including the religious and social bodies. By starting very late in the game, we had the benefit of the experiences of other countries which had casinos many decades earlier. Even Malaysia had its casino in Genting Highlands long ago and many Singaporeans would go there over the weekends.

    So armed with the necessary feedback, the government, with the consent of its people, went ahead to give licences to two casino operators, but they have to operate under the integrated resorts concept that would also appeal to the family and abide by strict conditions regarding especially Singaporean visitors to the casinos.

    The casinos at Sentosa and Marina Bay will bring us tourists dollars which would otherwise go elsewhere and more jobs for our people (and foreign workers as well). They will be opened by first quarter 2010, ie, next year and will contribute to making Singapore a more vibrant and fun city. The benefits are expected to outweigh the negatives (just like the F1 GP) and the government has promised to closely monitor the situation to ensure that the family unit will not be disrupted.

    We know that the car can bring many benefits to the owner and his family but we also know that it can also kill people on the roads if the driver is negligent. But do we ban cars if people are killed in accidents?
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    The Straits Times
    Nov 19, 2009

    By Robin Chan

    THE Singapore economy is slated to grow between 3 and 5 per cent next year, the Government has said in its first official forecast for 2010.

    Gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter also expanded 0.6 per cent, from the same period last year after contracting 3.3 per cent in the second quarter, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Thursday morning, confirming that Singapore is out of the recession.

    On a seasonally adjusted annualised quarterly basis, the economy grew by 14.2 per cent in the third quarter, following growth of 21.7 per cent in the second quarter, with all major sectors registering positive growth.

    The third quarter performance was slightly lower than advanced estimates for 0.8 per cent growth released last month.

    The expansion was led by the manufacturing sector, which grew by 26.6 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter annualised basis. Increased production of higher-value pharmaceutical ingredients led to a continued surge in biomedical manufacturing output, while the electronics cluster grew modestly on the back of continued restocking activities and an uptick in consumer demand for electronic devices.

    Inflation was revised upwards and is expected to rise 2.5 to 3.5 per cent next year on the back of higher Housing Board property values.


    The economy is slated to grow between 3 and 5 per cent next year. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE
    Loh, can you point out amidst all the rather huge growth numbers stated above the real GDP growth of Singapore for the 9 months ended 2009? Also, what is the forecast for the full year 2009 real GDP growth? I am sure it cannot be positive. These are the real bottom line numbers that really count. Likewise, what is the forecast GDP growth for 2010, which had better be a big positive because you have a very low 2009 GDP number to compare with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak View Post
    Loh, can you point out amidst all the rather huge growth numbers stated above the real GDP growth of Singapore for the 9 months ended 2009? Also, what is the forecast for the full year 2009 real GDP growth? I am sure it cannot be positive. (Yes negative 2.5 to 2.0%) These are the real bottom line numbers that really count. Likewise, what is the forecast GDP growth for 2010, (Given above as between 3-5%) which had better be a big positive because you have a very low 2009 GDP number to compare with?
    The official Ministry of Trade forecast:

    http://www.singstat.gov.sg/news/news/advgdp3q2009.pdf

    2009 GDP Growth Forecast Revised to -2.5 to -2.0 Per Cent

    12 October 2009.

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced today that the Singapore economy expanded by 0.8 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2009. Growth was driven by the continued expansion of biomedical and electronics manufacturing output, and improvements in the trade-related and tourism sectors of the economy on the back of a gradual stabilisation in global economic conditions.

    Taking these factors into account, MTI is upgrading the economic growth forecast for 2009 to -2.5 to -2.0 per cent.

    Performance in the Third Quarter of 2009

    Advance estimates (1) show that in the third quarter of 2009, Singapore’s GDP expanded by 14.9 per cent on a seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter annualised basis, following a 22.0 per cent expansion in the second quarter of the year. In year-on-year terms, the economy grew by 0.8 per cent, compared to a 3.2 per cent contraction in the preceding quarter.

    The manufacturing sector expanded by 35 per cent on a seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter annualised basis, on the back of the previous quarter’s spike of 59 per cent. This increase was primarily due to a continued surge in the production of higher value active pharmaceutical ingredients in the biomedical manufacturing cluster. The electronics cluster also grew, due to continued restocking activities and uptick in consumer demand for electronic devices. However, the construction sector declined by 0.6 per cent compared to an expansion of 33 per cent in the previous quarter, because of slower construction activity for industrial building projects.

    The services producing industries expanded by 9.5 per cent on a seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter annualised basis in the third quarter of 2009, compared to a 8.3 per cent increase in the preceding quarter. The trade-related and tourism sectors (viz. wholesale & retail trade, transport & storage, and hotels & restaurants) improved on the back of a recovery in global trade flows and international travel. The financial services sector posted modest growth, supported by domestic and offshore non-bank lending and insurance business.

    (1) The advance GDP estimates for third quarter 2009 are computed largely from data in the first two months of the quarter (i.e., July and August 2009). They are intended as an early indication of the GDP growth in the quarter, and are subject to revision when more comprehensive data becomes available.

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    Default 4 top designers win awards

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    Nov 19, 2009

    By Tay Suan Chiang

    FOUR outstanding designers and seven ground-breaking designs received recognition from President SR Nathan at this year's President's Design Award, which was presented at the Istana on Thursday evening.

    The annual Award aims to promote and recognise design excellence in Singapore by embedding good design in everyday life for competitive advantage, quality of life and the environment.

    The award, now in its fourth year, is divided into two categories. It is administered by the DesignSingapore Council and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

    Under the Designer of the Year category, this award recognises designers for their creativity and achievements in any design discipline, demonstrated by a body of works.

    This year's recipients are Tham Khai Meng, worldwide creative director of Ogilvy & Mather, architect Look Boon Gee who designed Alexandra Arch, Draycott 8's architect Koichiro Ikebuchi, and creative director Chris Lee of Asylum Creative.

    In the Design of the Year category, awards are given out to products or projects in any discipline that have national significance and creative value to Singapore.


    Nov 20, 2009

    Designer of the Year

    By Tay Suan Chiang

    BY CHANGING just one letter in a name, Mr Tham Khai Meng transformed Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, into Hopenhagen, a worldwide movement to spur people to take action in dealing with climate change.

    Last night, Mr Tham, 56, the worldwide creative director at Ogilvy & Mather, was named one of four Designers of the Year at the annual President's Design Award.

    The other three recipients were designer Koichiro Ikebuchi, architect Look Boon Gee and creative director Chris Lee. They received their awards from President S R Nathan at the Istana.

    The Hopenhagen project was Mr Tham's first campaign since taking on the role of worldwide creative director at the advertising agency in New York in January. It is the awareness campaign for the United Nations Climate Change Conference that takes place in Copenhagen next month.

    Mr Tham and his team beat seven other agencies to clinch the project. Together with two other colleagues from London, the trio played around with the word Copenhagen.

    'We toyed with the idea of how to put hope back into the topic of environmental awareness,' says Mr Tham. 'The answer was staring at us. Coping... and hoping.'


    Three who harnessed the power of design

    KOICHIRO IKEBUCHI, 44, DIRECTOR OF ATELIER IKEBUCHI

    The Osaka-born Singapore permanent resident is a multi-disciplinary designer. Among his numerous projects in Asia are the interior of the Aoki Japanese restaurant at Shaw Centre, the Draycott 8 condominium off Orchard Road, several private houses in Singapore, and the Hotel Uma Ubud in Bali.

    He began working in Singapore in 1989, and in 2004, he set up Atelier Ikebuchi.

    The jury recognised his broad portfolio and praised the quiet elegance of his designs.


    CHRIS LEE, 39, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ASYLUM CREATIVE

    In 1999, Mr Lee started Asylum Creative, a design studio-cum-retail store in Ann Siang Road.

    His wide-ranging projects include interactive design, product development, environmental and interior design, packaging, branding and graphic design.

    Last year, he started the Chocolate Research Facility, which sells 100 flavours of chocolate bars. Mr Lee designed the store's colourful interiors and packaging.

    The jury acknowledged Mr Lee for his modern approach to communications and his ability to solve problems using novel ways.


    LOOK BOON GEE, 48, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF LOOK ARCHITECTS

    Mr Look is no stranger at this award ceremony. In 2007, Bishan Community Library was awarded Design of the Year.

    He founded Look Architects in 1993, bent on producing designs that would delight and fulfil specific needs.

    His recent projects include Alexandra Arch and Forest Walk at Alexandra Road and the Ascott Centre of Excellence in Scotts Road.

    The jury lauded Mr Look for exhibiting sensitivity, dedication and thoughtfulness in his works.


    This year's recipients are (clockwise from top left) Tham Khai Meng, Look Boon Gee, Koichiro Ikebuchi, and Chris Lee. -- PHOTOS: OGILVY & MATHER, PRESIDENT'S DESIGN AWARD
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    Nov 19, 2009

    By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent

    A CIVIL Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) official has been appointed as head of air navigation matters at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

    From Jan 1, Mr Mervyn G Fernando, who currently serves in the Air Navigation Commission (ANC), will take on the role of president for a year.

    The commission comprises 19 technical experts, including pilots, air traffic controllers and aeronautical engineers, who are elected by members of the ICAO council.

    They play an important role in the advancement of the safety and efficiency of civil aviation by providing technical advice, opinions and support on all matters concerning international civil aviation, said the CAAS in a statement on Thursday.

    A key aspect of the commission's responsibilities is the development and recommendation of aviation standards and guidelines.

    Mr Fernando has over 30 years of experience in air traffic control and management, the CAAS said.

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    Default New courses galore at polys

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    Nov 19, 2009

    By Jennani Durai

    BEAUTY treatments, spas and wellness centres - that is where many jobs will be opening up over the next few years.

    Another area which will need manpower is veterinary science, or the responsible care of animals used in research.

    The five polytechnics here are banking on these industries and others, and are gearing up to get students ready for them by introducing courses on everything from perfumery and cosmetics to wellness and spa management from next year.

    Polytechnics' close links with industry have traditionally made them a good barometer of which sectors are likely to see growth, and their yearly list of new courses acts as a crystal ball of sorts, offering a peek into the hot jobs of tomorrow.

    Indeed, according to the Economic Development Board (EDB), the beauty industry in Singapore, which raked in $120 million last year, is projected to grow by 30 per cent annually.

    And with five of the top 10 flavour and fragrance houses in the world now based here, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is gearing up to churn out skilled workers for them. To that end, it will introduce a new course leading up to a Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science next year.

    Regina Das (right) and Candice Cheong (middle) created the best acne cream and were announced the overall winners of the competition held during the launch of the new Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science at Singapore Polytechnic. -- PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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    The Straits Times
    Nov 19, 2009

    By Shawn Lee Miller

    A CLASSROOM in the sky with a view of Singapore from 5000 feet above ground. That is what students of UniSIM's aerospace engineering degree can look forward to come January 2010.

    As part of the programme, students will have to go through a Flight Discovery Course where they get hands-on experience operating a lightweight aircraft.

    One of the few girls in the course, 23-year-old Cindy Ng was among the first to experience the flight with a professional pilot as her teacher. She also got a chance to try her hand at controlling the aircraft.

    Asked what it is about planes that attracts her, Cindy said: 'It's big and such a big thing can fly in the sky!'

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    Default A go at wind turbines

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    Nov 19, 2009

    By Grace Chua

    THE windy city Singapore may not be, but researchers here are still confident of tapping wind power.

    Where normal wind turbines rotate like the hands of a clock, a new wind turbine on its way here spins like a top. And Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) believes it will be able to generate power at wind speeds too low for conventional wind turbines.

    It recently awarded the tender to install the device at its campus in Yio Chu Kang.

    By early next year, the polytechnic plans to install a 2-kilowatt (kw) version of the vertical-axis turbine which can power two rice-cookers or 50 fluorescent light tubes, said Mr Chan Yew Meng, senior director at NYP's school of engineering.

    The school will study the turbine's performance over time, comparing it with conventional models with a horizontal shaft. The research will be part of a new diploma programme in electrical engineering to be launched next year .

    According to local distributor CygnusPower, which won the tender, the new turbines can start generating electricity at wind speeds of 1.3 metres per second (ms), well below Singapore's average of 2ms. In comparison, conventional horizontal-axis turbines need wind speeds of 2ms to 3ms.


    By early next year, the polytechnic plans to install a 2-kilowatt (kw) version of the vertical-axis turbine which can power two rice-cookers or 50 fluorescent light tubes. -- PHOTO: NANYANG POLYTECHNIC
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    Nov 19, 2009

    By Chua Hian Hou

    SINGTEL'S Amped music service has won one of the mobile industry's top awards.

    Amped, launched in June with a bang at pop artiste Lady Gaga's concert, allows users with 3G mobile handsets to download music. The service also ties in with social networking sites and allow its users to share their musical tastes with a mobile music community.

    On Wednesday night, a panel of analysts, journalists and industry experts awarded it the Best Mobile Music service award at the GSMA Mobile Asia conference held in Hong Kong, beating rival mobile music services from India's Bharti Airtel and China Mobile.

    Amped, said SingTel chief of content and media services Edward Ying, 'is a pillar of SingTel's transformation into a leading multimedia company.'

    'Customers can look forward to more exciting regional music content and social networking features across multiple platforms, such as live chats to their favourite stars on our Amped music portal,' he added.

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    Default Google, LTA launch website

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    By Maria Almenoar

    GOOGLE and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) have launched a website that will help commuters plan their transport journeys.

    LTA is providing the online search giant with real-time traffic information so that all timings will take into account road works and traffic jams.

    While there are other online navigation systems, none use LTA's real time traffic information.

    The website also show cycling routes and Electronic Road Pricing Information.

    It can be downloaded as an application on mobile phones

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    Nov 19, 2009


    A NEW 24-hour English-language news channel, Russia Today, will debut on StarHub TV Dec 1 - and is free to viewers.

    With the launch, StarHub will be the first pay TV operator in Singapore to offer viewers here round-the-clock news and infotainment programmes from a Russian perspective, said the telco in a statement on Thursday.

    Russia Today is delivered 'live' from Moscow. Available on StarHub TV Channel 174, Russia Today is the sixth channel to join StarHub's existing tier of Complimentary International Channels. The other channels in this tier are Arirang TV, Australia Network, Deutsche Welle, KBS World and TVRI.

    'StarHub is delighted to offer our StarHub TV customers with comprehensive, credible and in-depth news coverage with a fresh perspective from Russia. Always on the lookout for quality programmes from across the globe to present to our valued customers, StarHub once again breaks the barriers by offering Russia Today to customers at no extra charge,' said Ms Ong Bee Lian, StarHub's Vice President of Home Solutions.

    Russia Today's content line-up covers a wide array of genres including news, entertainment, arts, technology and business.


    Russia Today, will debut on StarHub TV Dec 1 - and is free to viewers. -- PHOTO: AFP
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    Default Smart grid comes to S'pore

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    Nov 19, 2009

    By Jessica Cheam

    SINGAPORE will soon have its first smart grid which will feature intelligent machines that speak to each other and enable consumers to monitor and optimise their power usage.

    The Energy Market Authority (EMA) chief executive Lawrence Wong on Thursday launched a pilot project for an 'Intelligent Energy System' (IES).

    The project will test a range of smart grid technologies to enhance the capabilities of Singapore's power grid infrastructure and signals a new era for smart energy systems in Singapore, said Mr Wong.

    'With this pilot, we will lay the foundations for an even more intelligent energy system in Singapore. We will bring the capabilities of our power grid to the next level and ensure that our electricity infrastructure is ready for the future,' said Mr Wong at the Smart Grids 2009 Summit, held as part of the Singapore International Energy Week,

    The EMA will be working on this project with various government agencies, including the Economic Development Board, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the Housing & Development Board, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and the National Environment Agency.


    The Energy Market Authority (EMA) chief executive Lawrence Wong on Thursday launched a pilot project for an 'Intelligent Energy System' (IES). -- ST PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER LOH NJ
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    Default NTU don wins China prize

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    Nov 19, 2009

    By Reico Wong

    A NANYANG Technological University's don has won a scientific computing prize, becoming one of only three scientists in the world to receive this prestigious award given by China this year.

    NTU said on Thursday that Associate Professor Tai Xue-Cheng, from its School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the eighth Feng Kang Prize in Scientific Computing by China, which honours Chinese scientists in China and abroad for significant contributions biennially.

    He has been working on numerical analysis and computational mathematics, specifically image processing, in recent years.

    His mathematical modelling has been used to restore images that have been degraded due to wear and tear in their original looks. He has also developed new models for MRI medical image processing as well as other medical and industrial applications.

    Expressing 'surprise' and 'honour' over the prize, Assoc Prof Tai, who is to receive his award in Guangzhou on Monday, said: 'This encourages me to continue to strive for excellence in my research and to seek solutions for challenging scientific problems.

    'I feel that it is fun and rewarding to use mathematics knowledge to solve difficult problems from the industry and modern technology.'

    The Feng Kang Prize is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Feng Kang (1920-1993), a pioneer in the field of Chinese computational mathematics. He was a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as the founding director of the Computing Centre of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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    Default Test-bed for clean energy

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    Nov 19, 2009

    Power grid will harness electricity from variety of renewable sources

    By Grace Chua

    PULAU Ubin could be powered by the sun, wind and even waste in a year or two, when it becomes a test-bed for clean-energy technologies.

    An intelligent power grid will be set up on the island - to harness electricity from a variety of renewable power sources, and then regulate the flow of the power generated. A smart grid gets around the uncertainty of relying on one source of energy, which can make power supply patchy if, say, the wind dies down.

    The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is calling for clean-energy companies to propose plans for such a grid.

    If the experiment on the rustic island succeeds, the technology can later be applied to the generation and distribution of power on mainland Singapore.

    Smart grids being tested in Germany and the United States hold the promise of a steady electricity supply at lower cost and with less waste.

    Clean-energy technologies include the conversion of sunlight into electricity, and the use of the sun's heat to boil water and thus producing steam to drive turbines. Biofuels in the form of algae and waste are another energy source.


    [IPulau Ubin could be powered by the sun, wind and even waste in a year or two, when it becomes a test-bed for clean-energy technologies. --PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER][/I]
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    Default Meet the Entrepreneur of the Year 2009

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    by Wong Siew Ying

    SINGAPORE - The chairman and chief executive officer of International SOS, Mr Arnaud Vaissie, has been named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 in Singapore. He will head to Monte Carlo next to compete against more than 50 others for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year award.

    Mr Vaissie (picture) is co-founder of International SOS, the world's largest medical and security assistance company.

    The company started in Singapore in 1985 by offering emergency medical services in South-east Asia to multi-national corporations and tourists.

    Today, it operates in 70 countries with 6,000 staff, including 800 doctors, providing international healthcare and integrated medical and security assistance.


    Mr Vaissie credits his success to his team. He said: "International SOS is the story of men and women who have made it their vocation to help people and companies across the world in their medical and security needs. We have pioneered a new industry and realise the responsibility entrusted to us."

    And it was double joy for Mr Vaissie, who also won in the "International Healthcare" category of this year's awards.

    Mr Richard Ong, CEO of Straits Asia Resources, was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the "Natural Resources" category.

    The winners were judged on various criteria including entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, financial performance and strategic direction. The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Singapore is now into its eighth year.
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    Default F-15 training cements ties

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    DPM Teo launches new Singapore detachment in the state of Idaho

    By Jermyn Chow

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE (IDAHO) - SINGAPORE'S already-strong friendship with the United States has reached another milestone with the opening of a new long-term defence training detachment in the American state of Idaho.

    The detachment - the country's fourth in the US - will enable Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) personnel to carry out training on its newest F-15 fighter jet in the wide open spaces of the American Northwest.

    Under an agreement, 12 RSAF F-15SG fighter jets will be based at the vast Mountain Home Air Force Base, which has an airspace of more than 19,000 sq km - six times the size of Singapore's.

    About 250 RSAF personnel and their families are already there, having moved in since last year to set up the 428th Fighter Squadron. They will now work with US Air Force personnel to sharpen their fighting skills, before returning to Singapore in March to set up an F-15 squadron.

    In a speech to launch the new detachment on Thursday (Friday, Singapore time) Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean described the bilateral relationship between Singapore and the US as 'strong and warm'.

    DPM Teo, who is also Defence Minister, said the ties, which go back decades, are based on shared strategic perspectives and common interests.


    Five of the 12 RSAF F-15SG aircraft sit on the flight line of the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. -- ST PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER BEEK
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    Default The sky's your playground

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    By Terrence Voon


    THE sky is now a playground for condo residents.

    More developers are touting skybridges in new projects, tempting buyers with the promise of greenery, meals and even workouts mid-air.

    These gravity-defying structures, made famous by HDB's Pinnacle@Duxton, will pop up in Lincoln Suites, One Shenton, Sky@eleven and Silversea.

    The Quartz at Buangkok MRT, completed this year (2009), has one too.

    One Shenton has three skybridges connecting a 50-storey skyscraper to a smaller 43-storey tower.

    Two skybridges are part of private residential units which can be used for dinner parties, while the third, on the 24th floor, features a gym which can be used by all residents.


    The Sky Gym at Lincoln Suites, a condominuim project at Novena. -- PHOTO: KOH BROTHERS DEVELOPMENT PTE LTD
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