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April 18, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Singapore , nicknamed the Lion City, is roaring into the future with a host of new or updated tourist facilities.  This Southeast Asian city-state known for its shopping, restaurants and clean streets will be the site of several new hotels, an aquarium, major art gallery and other entertainment venues. Several tourist facilities have opened in the past year. “Singapore is keeping the new development momentum going,” said Serene Tan, regional director for the Singapore Tourism Board.
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TRAVEL
January 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation. The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory, http://www.towd.com , is a helpful website. Albania: Albanian Embassy, (202) 223-4942, http://www.albaniantourism.com . Anguilla : Anguilla Tourist Board, (800)
SPORTS
June 18, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post commenting on the NBA finals: "TV will make it into a morality play. The Knicks will be cast as outlaws, because everybody outside of New York loves to hate New York, and they have the perfect villain now in Latrell Sprewell. . . . "The Spurs, of course, will be cast as Boy Scouts defending the American way of life. Much will be made of how the San Antonio starters all went through four years of college ball.
TRAVEL
May 3, 1998 | SUSAN E. JAMES, James is an art historian and freelance writer based in La Canada Flintridge
This island city-state is an artist's mecca, the new Paris of Asia, home to some of the best contemporary artists practicing along that multicultural wheel, the Pacific Rim. You see their works displayed everywhere in Singapore--on the streets, in hotel lobbies, along the riverfront, lining the concourses of Changi Airport. Sculpture, painting, ceramic and graphic arts are flourishing here as never before.
TRAVEL
September 27, 1998 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Follow the money, a certain anonymous source told Watergate reporter Bob Woodward about 25 years ago, and that advice often serves consumers well too. But if you're a traveler looking for bargains abroad, you're better off doing the opposite: Follow the enfeebled economies.
NEWS
December 16, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. "Snow" is on the ground. Tinsel, mistletoe and boughs of holly are everywhere. Strings of twinkling lights hang like canopies over city streets, and teenagers are asking for cellular phones in their stockings. But wait a minute. Isn't it 95 degrees outside in this place 85 miles north of the equator? Aren't there more Buddhists here than Christians? And more Taoists and Muslims too? So Christmas in . . . Singapore? What's up?
TRAVEL
March 29, 1998
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TRAVEL
January 30, 2000 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
Alabama The Mardi Gras tradition in Mobile, once a French territory, is older even than New Orleans'. This year's hoopla, Feb. 23 to March 7, will be packed with more than two dozen exotically named parades (Order of the Polka Dots, Order of the Mystic Magnolias, Infant Mystics, for example). Float riders toss goodies to crowds. The Joe Cain parade on March 5 is the people's parade, the only one not affiliated with a mystic society.
TRAVEL
May 10, 1987 | MICHAEL CARLTON, Carlton is a Denver Post travel columnist
Rocketing upward, encased in steel, you take 36 seconds to reach the top of the world's tallest hotel. The elevator's rapid rise pops your ears about halfway into the journey. When you reach the top of Raffles City, 73 stories above the simmering sidewalks of Singapore, you can see three countries: Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. You can look over much of the island of Singapore, where high-rises sprout like weeds, poking into air as humid as a lily pond.
WORLD
August 24, 2003 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
At the Garden of the Humble Administrator, a Ming Dynasty jewel here in one of China's most popular tourist towns, the tally of daily visitors reached 7,400 last Sunday. That is very close to a normal crowd, said Bao Lan, an official at the garden. The turnout is also a huge jump from a few months ago, when a grand total of 40 tourists showed up.
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