Primer

Time to rethink city planning as S'pore prepares to live with Covid-19

This is the 10th of 12 primers on current affairs issues under the news outreach programme by The Straits Times and the Ministry of Education.

Singapore is in the midst of reviewing its approach to land use and city planning, in response to the pandemic's impact on how people live, work and play.
Singapore is in the midst of reviewing its approach to land use and city planning, in response to the pandemic's impact on how people live, work and play.ST FILE PHOTO

The Marina Bay area in Singapore is known for many things.

Depending on whom you ask, it is a leading financial centre where jobs are at, it has a mall with many high-end luxury brands, it is a tourist attraction, or even the place where the National Day Parade will be held this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2021, with the headline 'Time to rethink city planning as S'pore prepares to live with Covid-19'. Subscribe