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July 2, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scene at the local Hard Rock Cafe was jumping on a Saturday night. Elvis was blaring out of the sound system, and the staff could barely keep up with the demand for burgers and beer. That's when the American woman lit a cigarette. The music seemed to choke in mid-croon. The American's table was surrounded by a wall of waiters. The offending butt was plucked from the startled woman's hand and whisked out of the restaurant.
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February 16, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you want to find out what Singapore is all about and why it's not rattled by the Asian economic crisis, you might start at the old colonial convent on North Bridge Street that houses the Mass Rapid Transit offices. Inside the dim, ultramodern control room, half a dozen men sit at computers, loading in timetables and commands. A few feet away, a huge digital board tracks 80 rush-hour trains that are speeding under and over Singapore, each relentlessly on schedule.
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NEWS
January 3, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is success spoiling Singapore? In 25 years since independence, this island nation has grown from a swampy backwater getting much of its income as a base for Britain's imperial fleet to one of the economic powerhouses of Asia. Per capita income is more than $8,000 a year, ahead of Spain and on a par with New Zealand. Singapore's 2.6 million people also enjoy some of the best amenities in Asia, including a $2.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1992 | From Reuters
About this time each year, some of the wealthiest clients of private bankers in Singapore give fresh investment ideas the cold shoulder, no matter how potentially lucrative. It is the month of the "hungry ghosts," when, according to Taoist traditions, the gates of hell open and the spirits of the dead are free to walk among the living--and sometimes create mischief. "Few people will want to buy a dwelling or conclude a deal during the seventh lunar month (which this year is from July 30 to Aug.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1992 | From Reuters
About this time each year, some of the wealthiest clients of private bankers in Singapore give fresh investment ideas the cold shoulder, no matter how potentially lucrative. It is the month of the "hungry ghosts," when, according to Taoist traditions, the gates of hell open and the spirits of the dead are free to walk among the living--and sometimes create mischief. "Few people will want to buy a dwelling or conclude a deal during the seventh lunar month (which this year is from July 30 to Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
Four months in Singapore working as a theater director was more than enough for John-David Keller, who is back 22 pounds lighter at South Coast Repertory where he has just staged the annual holiday production of "A Christmas Carol." Keller went to that equatorial Asian city-state in June as one of the SCR entourage invited to participate in the Singapore Festival of Arts. After playing Mr.
NEWS
February 16, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you want to find out what Singapore is all about and why it's not rattled by the Asian economic crisis, you might start at the old colonial convent on North Bridge Street that houses the Mass Rapid Transit offices. Inside the dim, ultramodern control room, half a dozen men sit at computers, loading in timetables and commands. A few feet away, a huge digital board tracks 80 rush-hour trains that are speeding under and over Singapore, each relentlessly on schedule.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before South Coast Repertory departed Sunday for Singapore on the first international tour in its 26-year history, officials of the Singapore Festival of Arts had to book additional performances of the troupe's two productions to meet box-office demand.
NEWS
November 22, 2001 | S. IRENE VIRBILA, TIMES RESTAURANT CRITIC
Just off the crowded sidewalks of Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena's Old Town is another block-long restaurant row on North Raymond Avenue. The oldest residents are the formerly French, now nuevo Cubano Xiomara and the modern Chinese bistro Yujean Kang's, with Cafe Bizou carrying the banner for budget French on the far corner. Nonya has just joined the lineup.
OPINION
October 14, 1990
Excerpts of editorials and commentary from around the Pacific Rim. CHINA "The United States has actually hampered itself by continuing its sanctions against China." Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen, New China News Agency. NEW ZEALAND "Two ships are currently at sea on a secret route carrying U.S. nerve gas to the Johnston Island incinerator in the Pacific. The chemical weapons, in the form of 100,000 artillery rounds, had been stockpiled in in West Germany.
NEWS
July 2, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scene at the local Hard Rock Cafe was jumping on a Saturday night. Elvis was blaring out of the sound system, and the staff could barely keep up with the demand for burgers and beer. That's when the American woman lit a cigarette. The music seemed to choke in mid-croon. The American's table was surrounded by a wall of waiters. The offending butt was plucked from the startled woman's hand and whisked out of the restaurant.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
Four months in Singapore working as a theater director was more than enough for John-David Keller, who is back 22 pounds lighter at South Coast Repertory where he has just staged the annual holiday production of "A Christmas Carol." Keller went to that equatorial Asian city-state in June as one of the SCR entourage invited to participate in the Singapore Festival of Arts. After playing Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before South Coast Repertory departed Sunday for Singapore on the first international tour in its 26-year history, officials of the Singapore Festival of Arts had to book additional performances of the troupe's two productions to meet box-office demand.
NEWS
January 3, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is success spoiling Singapore? In 25 years since independence, this island nation has grown from a swampy backwater getting much of its income as a base for Britain's imperial fleet to one of the economic powerhouses of Asia. Per capita income is more than $8,000 a year, ahead of Spain and on a par with New Zealand. Singapore's 2.6 million people also enjoy some of the best amenities in Asia, including a $2.
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