Property 

Can Kai Tak, Hong Kong’s former airport, take off as the city’s second business district?

The viability of repurposing Hong Kong’s former airport at Kai Tak into the city’s second business district by the 2020s is likely to fade further into the distant future, as the construction of basic amenities and infrastructure is delayed by a lengthy consultation process.A monorail network with 12 stations linking the former airport’s runway precinct with neighbouring Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay remains on paper, as the commencement of construction planned for 2018 is stuck midway in a three… Source link

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Singapore 

First Apple store inside an airport complex to open this Saturday at Jewel Changi Airport, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Apple’s second store in Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport opens on Saturday (July 13) at 10am and shoppers can expect to be greeted by staff who, between them, can speak 11 languages. The tech giant’s new two-storey store on the second level of Jewel employs more than 100 staff and some will even be able to converse with customers in sign language, Apple told media during a sneak preview of the outlet on Thursday. Besides Jewel, Apple is also planning to set up another store in Marina Bay…

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Vietnam 

Quảng Trị plans to build airport – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The passenger terminal is planned to serve one million passengers per year. — Photo baodautu.vn HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Transport to build an airport in Quảng Trị Province. The CAAV proposed building a domestic airport for both civil aviation and military aviation purpose with total investment of more than VNĐ5.7 trillion (US$244.64 million). The airport is planned to cover 312ha in Quảng Trị’s Gio Quang Commune, Gio Linh District, about 7km from Đông Hà City. The plan aims to create…

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Vietnam 

Vietnam Airlines starts operations in Russia’s Sheremetyevo airport – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Russian art performance in the ceremony welcoming the first flight of Vietnam Airlines to Sheremetyevo International Airport on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Quân MOSCOW – Việt Nam’s national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines launched its operations at Sheremetyevo International Airport of Russia on Tuesday. Flight VN63, which departed from Hà Nội, arrived at the Moscow-based airport on Tuesday morning, while flight VN62 to Việt Nam’s capital took off from the airport at noon the same day.  At the ceremony welcoming the first flight here, chief representative of Vietnam Airlines in Russia Lê…

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Singapore 

Catch Pikachu and friends dancing around Jewel Changi Airport only in July , Lifestyle, Singapore News

As if there aren’t enough reasons to head down to Jewel Changi Airport, Pokémon fans will now have a new one. For the month of July only, Pikachu and friends will be dancing their way in a Pokémon Parade that will be held every weekend, twice a day, at 2pm and 6pm. Get your phones and cameras ready for photo opportunities of the display which will see eight Pikachus, one Eevee and one Mimikyu sashaying against the iconic backdrop of the Rain Vortex. Each performance will last approximately 30 minutes…

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Singapore 

Apple’s second Singapore store to open at Jewel Changi Airport on July 13, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Apple will be opening its second store in Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport, according to the Cupertino tech giant. The Jewel store will open its doors on July 13 at 10am. In March, The Straits Times reported that Jewel Changi Airport and Marina Bay Sands are two locations where Apple is planning to set up new stores. No other information, such the size of the Jewel store, was provided. But visitors can expect the usual offerings of an Apple Store from the new outlet, such as iPhones to…

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Singapore 

Drones, bad weather cause flight delays and diversions at Changi Airport on Monday, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Unauthorised drones caused flight delays and disruptions at Changi Airport on Monday night, just days after a previous incident saw 37 flights delayed. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Tuesday (June 25) in response to media queries that approximately 15 departures and three arrivals were delayed, and another seven flights were diverted, due to bad weather and unauthorised drone activities. “As a precautionary measure, arrival and departure flights were carefully regulated for short periods of time between 8.07pm and 9.07pm,” the authority said in a…

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Singapore 

Unauthorised drones at Changi Airport: Tech, regulations can help avoid drone disruptions, say experts, Digital, Singapore News

With drones becoming more common, measures must be taken to regulate their use and ensure these devices do not disrupt air traffic in Singapore, say industry observers. The use of technology and regulations could help mitigate the issue, they added. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) revealed on Wednesday that 37 scheduled flights had been delayed after unauthorised drones were spotted flying near Changi Airport. The operations of one of the airport’s two runways were also suspended intermittently between 11pm on Tuesday and 9am on Wednesday. A multi-agency team…

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Singapore 

Unauthorised drones around Changi Airport delay 37 flights, affect operations of one runway, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some 37 flights were delayed and one of Changi Airport’s two runways saw operations affected for 10 hours after unauthorised drones were spotted flying in the vicinity of the airport on Tuesday (June 18) and Wednesday. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement on Wednesday evening: “To ensure the safety of aircraft operations and passengers, the operations of one runway were suspended for short periods of time between 11pm on June 18 and 9am on June 19.” The CAAS noted that Changi Airport continued…

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Woman injures hand after tripping on Canopy Park walking net at Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman injured her hand after tripping while walking on the sky nets attraction at Canopy Park in Jewel Changi Airport on Friday (June 14). A Jewel spokesman confirmed the incident, saying that the woman had “tripped while walking and fell forward” at around 5.05pm. A ranger on duty immediately administered first aid to the woman, said the spokesman. Canopy Park opened to the public last Monday. She added that since its opening, ground operations at Canopy Park have been constantly monitored. This includes refining operational procedures to…

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