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From Crazy Rich Asians to a poor man’s Bali: the rise and fall (and rise) of Sentosa Cove, Singapore’s ‘Monte Carlo’, Singapore News

In Singapore’s exclusive Sentosa Cove residential enclave – touted as “the world’s most desired address” – the Cape Royale development stands out as one of the tallest buildings on the man-made island. The luxury condominium was one of the latest additions to the prestigious waterfront haven, boasting unparalleled views of the South China Sea. It even landed a cameo in last year’s Hollywood box-office hit Crazy Rich Asians . Beneath that shiny facade, though, there is another reality: not a single one of the 302 units at Cape Royale has…

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#Joeyjios: Over 800 Gudetama, My Melody and Hello Kitty inflatables invade Sentosa – but is it worth checking out? , Singapore News

The March holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re a parent, you’re probably already aware that the annual Sentosa FunFest is back for their fifth run. Complete with free admission¬†for Singapore residents from March 16-24, this year’s event includes an “invasion” by over 800 Gudetama, My Melody and Hello Kitty inflatables. Yes, they’ll be perfect for your critters to jump on and those IG-worthy family pictures to show off on Facebook. But for those without a mini-me, is the inflatable-mania worth braving the heat and making a trip…

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Drug user who drove into sea off Sentosa jailed and disqualified from driving, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A drug user drove his multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) into the waters off Sentosa Cove in 2017 and had to be rescued. Lim Jin Ping, 37, admitted that he had smoked amphetamine every day in the week before the incident on Aug 25 that year. He was sentenced to 11 months and four weeks’ jail on Thursday (Jan 10). He was also disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for two years. Lim pleaded guilty in November last year to two mischief charges as well as one count each…

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Male model admits molesting woman after Sentosa Cove party, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman who approached a male model after a Sentosa Cove private party ended up being molested by the man. Singapore permanent resident Coker Gyles Akinkumni Jagdeesh, 21, who is currently serving his national service, had pleaded guilty on Wednesday (Jan 2) to one count of molestation. Better known as Gyles Coker, the Briton had starred in a music video with homegrown singer Tabitha Nauser for one of her singles – “Rules”. Coker had also appeared in numerous fashion spreads in magazines. On Wednesday, the court heard that…

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Vendors upset over poor turnout at Sentosa event, Singapore News

Their hopes of making a killing at a festival in Sentosa were dashed when the promised turnout by the event organiser failed to materialise. Some vendors at the Get The Fun Out (GTFO) festival over the weekend claimed they made losses of four-figure sums. They said they had paid several thousand dollars in rent alone, and they made less than $300 over the three-day festival that ended yesterday. One food vendor said he had originally agreed to take part in the festival. But when he wanted to withdraw because of…

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