Singapore is helping to build a city in China for up to 500,000 people

So Singapore and China are building a city from scratch that could eventually be nearly the size of Pittsburgh and home to 500,000 people

They are hoping to attract talents from Singapore and elsewhere to create an economic hub that could rival nearby cities.

Very interesting video




Singapore was China's largest foreign investor in 2018 — and it was for the sixth consecutive year, according to the city state's trade ministry.



One major investment boost came from the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, a sprawling project that will convert farmlands into a sustainable urban development expected to eventually be home to half a million people.



The project is a 50-50 joint venture between Singapore-government backed, Ascendas-Singbridge and China's Guangzhou Development District Administrative Committee.


CNBC visited the site which began construction about five years ago and is now has a number of half-built high-rise buildings against a silhouette of cranes. It's located some 45 minutes by car from the Guangzhou, the third largest city in China, which recently connected its massive rail network to Knowledge City's new trains.



The first phase of the knowledge city has just been launched. It was built for about 80,000 people living and working across slightly more than two square miles, and in this phase alone, there will be 18 schools.

When completed, Knowledge City could eventually cover an area that's nearly 50 square miles — almost the size of Pittsburgh city in Pennsylvania.

Construction underway at Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City in China

It's now relocating farmers to high-rise buildings within the area and encouraging new companies to hire and retrain them.



By converting farmlands into a modern city, the governments hope to both create an economic hub for commerce and research while also creating a model that could eventually be applied to rural areas elsewhere in China and beyond, said Nee Pai Chee, vice president Singbridge International.

"Small is beauty," Nee told CNBC at the Knowledge City visitor center. "At a micro-level, Singapore does have its experience of how to manage, maybe, a mid-size or small-size city, so I think we can offer some of our experience to China."

The project hopes to attract some of Singapore's tech talent who are eager to tap into a bigger market.

Knowledge City is adding incentives such as subsidies and free office space to attract companies from Singapore and beyond, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies that meet its criteria. The developers are also offering to pay for things like public listing applications and are providing IPO coaching and legal assistance.

But how can this once-rural area and still mostly-vacant city, appeal to young tech talent who tend to flock to skyscraper hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong, Shenzhen or Guangzhou?

Nee said he often tells young talents coming to the southern part of China or The Bay Area that they will be "well looked after by us," as well as Enterprise Singapore — a government-backed agency that hopes to grow Singaporean companies both at home and abroad.

Singapore has a long history of collaboration with China. The Suzhou Industrial Park in 1994 and Tianjin Eco-City in 2008 are both still running.

This is real development unlike the Lego buildings owned by private companies being posted on the development section lol
 
It's crazy how smart cities are being built allover East Asian.

Meanwhile we have Somalis happily posting their shithole tuulo and cities on this site and boasting about how big their shithole is.
 
It's crazy how smart cities are being built allover East Asian.

Meanwhile we have Somalis happily posting their shithole tuulo and cities on this site and boasting about how big their shithole is.
YoUrE ViLlaGe iS sMaLleR tHaN MiNe. aCoRdInG tO GoOgLe EarTh I HaVE 20 MOrE JiiNgAd iN mY viLlage

YaH bUt mY ciTy iS mOrE DevElOPeD tHaN YoUrs

*proceeds to post couple ariel shots and Lego buildings*
 

4head

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It's crazy how smart cities are being built allover East Asian.

Meanwhile we have Somalis happily posting their shithole tuulo and cities on this site and boasting about how big their shithole is.

:deadosama:
Posting pictures of "cities" in Somalia that don't even have roads:childplease::childplease::childplease::childplease: and niggas are proud of their cities:damn:
 
Asians are amazing! Just wonderful.
We need to learn many things from them.
Asia is one of the reasons why I still have hope in Somalia.

Most of East Asia were exceptionally poor a few couple decades ago and are rich countries today. (Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea)
 
It's crazy how smart cities are being built allover East Asian.

Meanwhile we have Somalis happily posting their shithole tuulo and cities on this site and boasting about how big their shithole is.

@wesleyy

You are right about us, Somalis because it is an embarrassment posting a double storey building and considering it as a major development. However, the Chinese are building these mega ghost cities just for the sake of public works and employment purposes.



 

4head

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Asia is one of the reasons why I still have hope in Somalia.

Most of East Asia were exceptionally poor a few couple decades ago and are rich countries today. (Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea)

They have a collectivist mentality, everyone has to work for the group. They are very nationalists and they put their family above everything else as well. When one gets rich, he/she helps the family and develops the country..I want to help Somalis but i'm hopeless, everything is lost with us.
Tribalism, China's colonisation in East Africa, wars, famines...And people are not willing to sacrifice for the good of the group.
Chinese were poor in 1905, and they had many civil wars and wars against foreign countries and also many decades of hardcore maoism..But now they are challenging the US and Europe.
We need to have a country that is collectivist and we need to end tribes as long as we are not recovered! and when we are fully in shape, we can allow the existence of clans and tribes.
 
@wesleyy

You are right about us, Somalis because it is an embarrassment posting a double storey building and considering it as a major development. However, the Chinese are building these mega ghost cities just for the sake of public works and employment purposes.



What I find interesting about Chinese ghost towns is that they built in 1-3 years.
 
It's crazy how smart cities are being built allover East Asian.

Meanwhile we have Somalis happily posting their shithole tuulo and cities on this site and boasting about how big their shithole is.

YoUrE ViLlaGe iS sMaLleR tHaN MiNe. aCoRdInG tO GoOgLe EarTh I HaVE 20 MOrE JiiNgAd iN mY viLlage

YaH bUt mY ciTy iS mOrE DevElOPeD tHaN YoUrs

*proceeds to post couple ariel shots and Lego buildings*



Wallahi you guys cracked me up because it's soooo true.

"Wallahi BuRcO is BIgGEr" "NOoOoO BosAaSo is BIGGerRRR!!!!"
 

NotMyL

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So incredibly jealous of Singapore, oh how I wish we could learn from them and build our country up. It still amazes me how far they have reached in such a short time.
 

Basra

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So Singapore and China are building a city from scratch that could eventually be nearly the size of Pittsburgh and home to 500,000 people

They are hoping to attract talents from Singapore and elsewhere to create an economic hub that could rival nearby cities.

Very interesting video






This is real development unlike the Lego buildings owned by private companies being posted on the development section lol


horta Chinese are stupid. They obsession of copying America is border line madness. No matter what they do, they will always fail. Why? Because American in GOD we trust. Chinese in dog meat in their mouth they thrust. No imaan. Absolutely danyeer jaalo
 
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