As an advanced city-state, Singapore has a unique opportunity to push forward in technologies and new practices of urban planning, transport, energy and utilities. Explaining the implementation of various methods in daily life of Singaporeans, this video shows how the Red Dot is becoming a global leading “Smart City”.
Cities and urbanization are some of the most important drivers of Southeast Asia’s economic dynamism, environmental, societal and cultural change. To better understand the challenge and opportunities they bring, here are 4 infographics summarizing urban trends on the demography and rural exodus in ASEAN.
Urbanization is one of the major trends currently shaping Southeast Asian societies, cultures, economies, businesses and environments. Being on the verge of counting more than half of its population living in urban areas, ASEAN comprises some of the largest and some of the fastest growing cities of the world.
The transition of Vietnam to an emerging market economy goes along several changes in habits and income of its population. With increasing spending, modernization of medical practices, improvement of the healthcare system and the development of technologies, numerous opportunities arise in the Vietnamese healthcare sector.
Though some countries present a better outlook than others, Southeast Asia is a very attractive region for real estate. Strong economic fundamentals, demographic dynamism, changing behaviors and the digital revolution bring new opportunities for various actors involved in the real estate sector.
Manila’s larger urban area, “Mega Manila”, is set to reach 30 million inhabitants by 2030. To cope with its growth and relieve the pressure from the population, the Philippine authorities have devised an ambitious plan of integrated urbanization and transports that will foster the sustainable development of the country’s capital city.
Strong demand is attracting an inflow of local and foreign investments in construction and real estate companies’ stocks in Indonesia. With good perspectives for the coming years and interests from both local and foreign investors and developers, the real estate sector provides very interesting opportunities in Indonesia.
With a population expected to reach 10 million by 2020, Kuala Lumpur is in need of major urban planning to enhance the well being of locals and tourists alike. To allow for its sustainable development, various projects are being implemented which will impact community livability, economic and business sustainability.
Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei, is expecting to see its population of about 200,000 people in 2014 triple by 2035. Integrated in a vision to develop and diversify the Bruneian economy, Bandar Seri Begawan’s development master plan defines objectives that will enable businesses to anticipate its expansion.
Southeast Asia is at a turning point of economic development, and three powerful trends of demography, interconnection and technology will feed its growth in the coming years. This brilliant report analysed these forces through various comparative dimensions to provide valuable business insights.