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Old March 29th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #121
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It needs some good clean up. I like the top part, but the base is terrible.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:18 AM   #122
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Some pics I took of the site on the 12th of May 2013.


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Old June 2nd, 2013, 03:44 PM   #123
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Some pics I took on the 2nd of June 2013.

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Old September 20th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #124
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News from CNA about the new Westin hotel, dated July 9th, 2013.

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By Wong Siew Ying
POSTED: 09 Jul 2013 8:54 PM



An artist's impression of The Westin Singapore. (Photo: Westin)

The Westin hotel is making a comeback in Singapore after a 10-year absence. Its owner Starwood Hotels and Resorts is aiming to double its footprint in Asia in the next three to five years.

SINGAPORE: The Westin hotel is making a comeback in Singapore after a 10-year absence.

Its owner Starwood Hotels and Resorts is aiming to double its footprint in Asia in the next three to five years.

The group has about 160 new hotels in the pipeline for Asia, one of them - The Westin Singapore - is due to open this November.

It is looking to fill 300 job vacancies, amid the tight labour situation.

Located within the new financial district in Marina Bay, the 305-room hotel will serve an increasing number of business and leisure travellers in the region.

Starwood is bullish about prospects ahead. Starwood runs 1,146 hotels and resorts across nine brands in nearly 100 countries. The group is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Chuck Abbott, regional vice president, Southeast Asia, at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, said: "The demand is going to continue to grow. We have obviously China and India, being the two largest countries in the world, Indonesia being the fourth largest, all within five or six hours (away from) Singapore.

“Right now in Asia we have over 230 hotels, I think 160 in development. We expect in the next three to five years, we will probably double our footprint from where we are today."

The Westin is making a comeback in Singapore after a 10-year absence, following the lapse of its management contract for The Westin Stamford and The Westin Plaza in 2002. Starwood said it has been scouting for a suitable location since and found one in Asia Square.

The hotel is holding a two-day recruitment drive starting from Tuesday to fill up to 300 positions, ranging from front office jobs to management associates.

The Westin expects most of these positions to go to Singaporeans.

As at 5pm on Tuesday, the hotel said its recruitment drive has already garnered close to 400 applicants.

Starwood said it will put in place more efficient work processes to overcome the labour crunch in the hospitality sector.

As the supply of hotel rooms increase in Singapore, analysts said it could put some pressure on occupancy rates, but they will still be at a healthy level at above 80 percent.

Alan Cheong, research head at Savills Singapore, said: "Overall this year, we will probably see between 2,600 and 2,800 rooms, next year we will see 4,600 rooms before tapering off in 2015 to 2,400 rooms, all in all it adds about 20 per cent to the room nights to the current stock."

Market watchers said some risks for the hotel sector include manpower shortage, which could compromise service quality, as well as the strong Singapore dollar, which affects the more budget-conscious travellers.

Last year, about 14 million international visitors came to Singapore, spending about S$23 billion.

Analysts said the tourism sector performance for the next two years should not stray too far from what has been achieved in 2012. Outlook remains bright, barring any unforeseen events.

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Old September 20th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #125
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News from TODAY dated July 10th, 2013.


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Old October 13th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #126
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Some pics I took of the development on 13th October 2013. It looks like it could be done within the next few weeks or months.


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Old December 6th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #127
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The Westin Hotel had opened for business.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #128
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If only these were taller or thinner...

What's up with the random cladding craze these days?
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Old January 1st, 2014, 02:58 PM   #129
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Pictures I posted on Dec 29, 2013. I think the project is completed.

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Old January 10th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #130
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Old January 10th, 2014, 02:46 PM   #131
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Very disappointing. It's a Short, fat, bland box with protrusions on the top corners.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 11:43 AM   #132
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Some pics from Denton Corker Mashall's website:http://www.dentoncorkermarshall.com/...s/asia-square/



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Old January 18th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #133
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 04:37 AM   #134
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Some pictures I took of the buildings yesterday.


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A few pics of the rooftop swimming pool of the Westin at night





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News from CNA.

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Tapping on technology to save water
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POSTED: 25 Sep 2014 15:32


Asia Square Tower 1 is among the eight recipients of the Gold certification under PUB’s Water Efficient Building (WEB) certification, in recognition of their “exemplary performance” in water efficiency.

SINGAPORE: At Asia Square Tower 1, which opened in November 2011, using water efficiently is not left to chance.

All 83 toilets in the building are fitted with water meters - the first building in Singapore with this feature - including major water usage areas. A leak detection system provides early warning of possible water leakage. Data collected by these systems are sent to the building’s Integrated Building Management System which is monitored 24 hours daily. Problems raised by the system are investigated by technicians immediately.

The building is among the eight recipients of the Gold certification under PUB’s Water Efficient Building (WEB) certification, in recognition of their “exemplary performance” in water efficiency. Along with 20 Silver recipients, they received their certificates from Ms Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Foreign Affairs on Thursday (Sep 25).

Asia Square Tower 1 also recycles approximately 5,000 litres of condensate water produced from the air-conditioning system, which used for irrigation, car park washing and the flushing of toilets. The various measures means that 90 million litres of water - which can fill about 20 Olympic-size pools - can be saved annually.

Sustainability Manager of Asia Square Tower 1 Philip Chan said: “I think what is more important is not the tangible savings, but the intangible savings, so that Singapore will be self-sufficient in water consumption.”

Introduced in 2004, the WEB certification was launched with just Basic Certification to encourage businesses, industries, schools and buildings from the non-domestic sector to incorporate water efficient measures in the premises and day-today operations.

Gold and Silver tiers were added last year to recognise the efforts of water users who implement water efficiency management systems and are the top 10 and 25 per cent performers in water efficiency in their respective industries.

Another Gold certification recipient, Singapore Epson Industrial (Plating Division), reported a 55 per cent water recycling rate, and S$600,000 to S$700,000, which amounts to about 8 per cent, savings on factory expenses annually. In 2011, the firm developed an innovative Membrane Chemical Recycling System that “substantially” improved water recycling rate, up from 30 per cent in 2010. The company deals in electroplating production, which requires huge amount of water.

Singapore Epson Senior General Manager Fang Shunong said: “We plan to expand our waste water treatment facility and target a 70 to 80 per cent water recycling rate over the next two to three years.”

Four new sectors were included in this year’s certification – pharmaceuticals, tertiary institutions, data centres and hospitals, an indication that more non-domestic water users are implementing water efficiency measures.

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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:18 AM   #138
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Some pictures I took of the building today.


2015-02-26-01 by w3015r, on Flickr


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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:13 AM   #139
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Nice buildings and I like the lights on their crowns at nite.
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