Singapore was virtually an urban laboratory to many of us
THE breathtaking Singapore landscape, featured last week in a celebrated sketch by British architectural artist and savant Stephen Wiltshire, is a sight to behold. The urban backdrop of the city nation, which is ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the word, did not take shape by accident.
Underneath the symmetry of architectural masterpieces in the CBD and liveable satellite towns is a story of vision, will and dedication of a group of professionals in the public sector that saw to its fruition.
“Singapore was virtually an urban laboratory to many of us. We thought through the solutions to a problem, applied them, obtained feedback, refined them and reapplied on other similar projects,” says Dr Liu Thai Ker (seen here), often called the architect of urban Singapore. Read his story and those of others who played a key role in shaping the infrastructure of Singapore in our three-part series, Building a Nation, starting today.
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