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The Edge Singapore9/3/2018 08:00 AM GMT+08  • 4 min read
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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 2000-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 ($137 billion) development now hangs in the balance.

Just a few days earlier, on Aug 27, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad created yet another stir when he said, without much preamble, that Forest City would be forbidden to foreigners.

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