Singapore | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

Reclaiming Land on Sinking Islands  

In the New York Times Magazine, Samanth Subramanian describes how Singapore reclaims land from the ocean. Less wealthy nations cannot afford these measures:

Kiribati, an island nation in the Central Pacific, has bought 6,000 acres of forested land in Fiji, more than a thousand miles away, hoping to resettle some of its 100,000 people if a crisis hits. The Maldives, similarly, has talked about buying land in Australia.

How is that going to work, I wonder. Moving a whole nation into another country will cause tremendous political, legal, social and cultural issues.

What Is It Like Living in Hong Kong vs Singapore?  

I like both cities but I’m not sure I could live in Hong Kong. It’s so narrow and crowded.

Singapore Flyer

Another reason for a detour to Singapore:

And it’ll open just in time.