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Old May 12th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #141
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Would compliment F1 very well!

If only our urban development was faster, like Dubai.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #142
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Would compliment F1 very well!

If only our urban development was faster, like Dubai.
I suppose there will be more hotels beside the Sands so as to accomodate more tourists.....
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Old May 12th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #143
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Yes. If I recall there will be 5 basement levels. Also, there will be a new subway station serving the site.
Hm ... that would makes the 2009 completion date even more unlikely.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:22 AM   #144
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Hm ... that would makes the 2009 completion date even more unlikely.
unlikely doesnt mean impossible
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Old May 13th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #145
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Hm ... that would makes the 2009 completion date even more unlikely.
Let them surprise us. There seriously is a lot of construction equipment on site. At any other site, you don't see activity 24/7 and so much equipment. And even at peak construction times, you even see little activity on other construction sites.

The subway station will not be built by 2009 so no issue there. They "jus" have to build the towers and the convention centres.
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Let them surprise us. There seriously is a lot of construction equipment on site. At any other site, you don't see activity 24/7 and so much equipment. And even at peak construction times, you even see little activity on other construction sites.

The subway station will not be built by 2009 so no issue there. They "jus" have to build the towers and the convention centres.
With the F1 crowd coming, it make sense that they fast track IR & subway construction.....
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Old May 14th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #147
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Old May 14th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #148
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Fabulous....
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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #149
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General video update on all the developments around marina bay. Kinda old, sorry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWMBSXmOO3c
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 04:37 PM   #150
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CSC Holdings bags contract from Marina Bay Sands

21 May 07

SINGAPORE : CSC Holdings has been awarded a contract by Marina Bay Sands.

This is part of the project for the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.

Under the contract, CSC will carry out the piling works and build the diaphragm walls for the north podium.

The contract is worth S$240 million.

Works are scheduled to begin next month and are expected to be completed in February next year.


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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:34 PM   #151
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Marina Bay Sands project on track for completion by 2009

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SINGAPORE : The S$5 billion Marina Bay Sands project is on track to be completed by the second half of 2009.

This is despite the recent sand ban and disruption in the supply of granite.

Meanwhile, according to project designer and architect Moshe Safdie, some of the original designs have been updated.

The new addition to Singapore's cityscape is a mammoth task, especially given obstacles such as rising costs and a shortage of manpower.

But the man behind the design of this project remains unfazed.

Mr Moshe Safdie said, "It's one of those things that happen when you take a project of such a scale. It certainly didn't make it easier for us. Marina Bay Sands is looking for alternative sources as everybody else is and we'll keep going and overcome the issue."

He also said some of the designs have evolved since they were first conceptualised - like the Art-Science museum.

He said, "The form of the Art-Science museum was free form. We spent months making it a very orderly mathematical structure of spheroids which makes it a sounder structure, cheaper to build and I think more beautiful at the same time."

And beauty comes at a price.

Mr Moshe Safdie said, "The first shock and surprise is when we started excavating and we found the old sea wall which used to be the wave break which used to protect the boats in the bay. And we've had to remove that and it's been an extremely costly and complicated process."

Las Vegas Sands signed an agreement with the Singapore government in May last year, to build a S$5 billion (US$3.2 billion) integrated resort, three months after winning the bid. - CNA/ms
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #152
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:12 PM   #153
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Great news. This project will diversify Singapore's offering to tourists and will help to correct the long mistaken idea that Singapore is a boring, sterile, or restrictive place. For too long Singapore's image abroad has been muddied because "you can't chew gum" or "you'll get caned for grafitti - remember that American boy?" With this Singaporeans can turn round and say, "drinking all hours, huge dance clubs, legalised prostitution, legalised gambling, big transvestite scene, what more do you want?"
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #154
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A nice Singaporean Girl(friend) perhaps ...
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #155
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^ I met a very pretty Singaporean girl that works for Las Vegas Sands and was involved in this bid.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #156
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Prostitution is already legalised in Singapore long time ago...but only confined to the area called 'Geylang'

Yeap. Singapore gals are hot and educated. but most (not all)of the time u need lots of $$$. Guess AltinD's ten bucks can help me with that a bit.

sorry gals...just my opinion
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #157
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^ Not just Geylang. Also Orchard Towers.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #158
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I'm not interested in prostitution, I can get alot of that kind of action here, but at this specific moment I'm really dying to get a Singaporean GF (it's TRUE), so if someone wants to help ...


Back on topic (so the mods will not delete these posts and ruin my hopes ... ): If the design of the Art-Science Museum was updated, is there any indication that the design of the three towers might have been updated as well?

Also wasn't DP Architect who was designing the complex, or they were just working on the initial design by Moshe Safdie?
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #159
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nope...the tower will not get updated. At least there are no news about that.

Some pic from the past (courtesy of RafflesCity) that shows where the sea wall was...the thin long strip at the top of the pic surrounded by ship n boats was the old sea wall that they dig into.
To those who wonder why they are building on water...singapore has since reclaim that part of the sea to create a bay.

Mr Moshe Safdie said, "The first shock and surprise is when we started excavating and we found the old sea wall which used to be the wave break which used to protect the boats in the bay. And we've had to remove that and it's been an extremely costly and complicated process."

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anyway...come singapore and try to score the gals here if u r really desperate

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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #160
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omg ... what a amazing pic ... looks so comfortable like a chinese old town ... now there are skyscrapers and buisness, yaaa tahts what we want. more more more ...
btw, i had meet ma gf in singapore, hehe, going to visit soon. May i can help u .. lol muahaha
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