Live, work, play: Life by the water calls

Hi-tech city among ideas offered for upcoming southern district

With Singapore's two cruise facilities - Marina Bay Cruise Centre (pictured) and the Singapore Cruise Centre in HarbourFront - located in the south, there is potential too for the Republic to draw more visitors by sea as it positions itself as a regi
With Singapore's two cruise facilities - Marina Bay Cruise Centre (pictured) and the Singapore Cruise Centre in HarbourFront - located in the south, there is potential too for the Republic to draw more visitors by sea as it positions itself as a regional cruise hub.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

A lush island with housing complexes, served by driverless electric vehicles only. Linked to it, an island for play and a high-tech waterfront city that is both an extension to the central business district and a link for Singapore's green pathways.

These are among the ideas urban planners have for a future area that the Government hopes to brand as the Southern Gateway of Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 21, 2018, with the headline 'Live, work, play: Life by the water calls'. Print Edition | Subscribe