Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Singapore is Booming!
I love sitting on my dining room table in my 9th floor condo. It is where Mom and Dad do their devotions during breakfast and where I get to see lots of activity out of my big window.
I was doing some research and found that the Singapore population is 5.1 million people but is projected to reach 6.9 million by 2030. Most Singaporeans live in public housing called HDB's. There is also a very good and inexpensive public transportation system consisting of busses and subways/monorails (MRT).
Part of the reason the unemployment is so low here (2.8 %) is that there is a tremendous amount of public and private funding to keep the infrastructure ahead of the population growth. The mass transit system will double in size by 2030 and there are new private condo's and public HDB's going up everywhere. From my window I can see the monorail go by every 3 minutes. There are 14 cranes in operation just in my small little corner of the world. I can also see a huge Buddha in the distance that bears some investigation...
I really don't mind being in my condo by myself when Mom and Dad are away but I need to find a way to get out of the building and do some exploring.