Singapore has rapidly been developing their residential infrastructure for several years now, turning the once barren skyline into a glittering vista sparkling with the success of their growing economy. I got the chance to visit the singapore new launch of their luxury condos a week ago which showcased several improved condominiums that show off a blend of Western luxury and Eastern conservatism. It is a fantastic style of approach which offers up high class luxury while conserving space without becoming an uncomfortably tight space in which to live and play in. Most Asian countries build their condominiums, apartments and even their homes more for the purpose of sleeping and eating – community is elsewhere. While this may not always be the case, it is a architecture style that is necessary as many countries have limited space in which they are able to develop freely without consequence.
Singapore really is on to something big. They are going to be able to go far if they are able to sustain the balance that they have achieved with spending and cost saving cuts which have allowed them this economic period of growth. By welcoming foreign investors and helping local businesses with their business friendly programs, they are encouraging growth that will make ripples for years. It is very exciting to see a country pull itself out from under economic depression, war and the stain of human rights violations. They have become a model that I feel other Asian nations should look to as an example of what smart policies can achieve without having to bow to Western pressures to cultivate a government that reflects their own. They are going to become ann influence that will have other nations looking to create trade agreements with them, especially as they are working on constructing some of the most advanced shipyards in the world.