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To Keep Up With Its Growth, Singapore Has a Grand Plan To Expand Underground

Yingxin Zhou works as a mining engineer in a country with no mines. He’s from Singapore, a city-state of 5.6 million residents spread over just 277 square miles. “We don’t have gold, oil, or diamonds,” he said at this month’s World Urban Forum 9. “But we mine something equally precious: space.” The central government of Singapore, which sets ambitious goals for economic growth, envisions the population growing to 6.9 million by 2030 in order to keep up with GDP objectives. That means fitting another 1.3 million residents on an island three-fifths the size…

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News: Singapore Tourism hits new heights for second year in succession

Tourism receipts and visitor arrival figures have reached record highs for the second time in two years in Singapore. Tourism receipts rose by 3.9 per cent to S$ 26.8 billion, due primarily to growth in visitor arrivals across all top ten markets and higher visitor arrivals from high-spending markets such as China, South Korea, United States and United Kingdom. Visitor arrivals increased by 6.2 per cent to 17.4 million, with 13 of the top 15 markets showing growth. Chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board, Lionel Yeo, said: “STB is pleased…

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News: Boeing unveils finalised 737 MAX 10 configuration in Singapore

Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 has reached a major milestone as the program completes the firm configuration on the airplane. This means engineers now have all the design requirements in place for what will be the largest member of Boeing’s single-aisle family. Boeing announced the achievement at the Singapore Airshow. “The steps we’ve taken to reach this point ensure the MAX 10 will be the most efficient and profitable single-aisle airplane the market has ever seen,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We’re working closely with our…

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News: Airbus stakes claim to Asia Pacific leadership at Singapore Air Show

Airbus further consolidated its market lead in Asia-Pacific in 2017, delivering 367 new aircraft to 50 operators across the region, either directly to airlines or via lessors. This accounted for over half of Airbus’ total deliveries worldwide – 718 aircraft – during the year, reflecting the importance of the region for the manufacturer. Deliveries to the region included almost 100 new widebody aircraft and marked the arrival of the long-rage A350 XWB with three new Asian operators. In 2017, Airbus also won the lion’s share of new business in the…

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News: Singapore Airlines launches new Auckland departure with Air New Zealand

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have announced they will jointly launch a third daily flight between Singapore and Auckland from October 28th next year, boosting capacity on the route by up to 40 per cent and adding more than 165,000 seats annually between the two cities. The additional service, along with a revision of current schedules, will shorten connection times and improve connectivity through the Singapore hub. During peak months the airlines will jointly operate a total of 35 return services a week between Singapore and New Zealand, including…

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News: AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore

AccorHotels announces the launch of Singapore’s newest integrated lifestyle hub with the opening of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Developed by Oxley Holdings, the complex features 772 guest rooms, 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests. Strategically located at the edge of Orchard Road, the two hotels offer guests an integrated range of gastronomy, health, fitness and lifestyle options in the precinct close to the city’s best shopping and entertainment, conveniently accessible via…

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News: Singapore Airlines selects Airbus to overhaul A380 fleet

Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the aircraft. The new cabin products will debut on five new A380s to be delivered this year and next year. Under the agreement, Services by Airbus will be responsible for service bulletin and aircraft cabin parts-kit delivery. ADVERTISEMENT Its teams will also contribute their A380…

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