Forbidden forest

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SINGAPORE (Sept 3): On Sept 1, the Legacy Golf Course, designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, will be the first of three 18-hole courses to open in the sprawling 2,000-acre Forest City Golf Resort. The resort, billed as being “just a stone’s throw” from the Tuas Checkpoint in Singapore, is in turn part of Forest City, the expansive four-island project by Chinese developer Country Garden. The project includes a high-tech industrial zone, CBD, condominiums and coastal villas, and is replete with plastic seals on man-made beaches.

The success of the whole US$100 billion (S$137 billion) development now hangs in the balance.

Just a few days earlier, on Aug 27, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad created yet another stir when he said, without much preamble, that Forest City would... (Click here to read the full story)