30 Nov '17, 12pm

Singapore and Denmark can work more closely together in smart cities, maritime innovation

Singapore and Denmark can work more closely together in smart cities, maritime innovation

SINGAPORE - When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the Danish capital of Copenhagen in 2009 for a climate change conference, he was struck by the sight of people cycling after sunset in the depths of a freezing winter. "I concluded that if the Danes could cycle in winter, Singaporeans must be able to do so in the tropics," said PM Lee on Thursday (Nov 30) at a dinner he hosted for Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen at the Istana. The Danish PM is on his first official visit to Singapore. Singapore is now working hard to promote cycling as a mode of transport and can learn from Denmark in this area, said PM Lee in his toast speech. Denmark and Singapore have plenty to learn from each other as they face common challenges, he added. These challenges include an ageing population, a shrinking workforce, keeping development sustainable and preparing the economy for ...

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