17 Mar '17, 5pm

10 reasons why Singapore will be Asia's next design capital - Philippine Star

10 reasons why Singapore will be Asia's next design capital - Philippine Star

When you think of Singapore nowadays, you’re more likely to picture the Marina Bay Sands dominating its skyline than its more traditional symbol, the Merlion. There’s a reason for this: the city-state, which has long been the ideal in urban planning for Southeast Asia, has become a model for modern design as well, as evidenced by UNESCO designating it a Creative City of Design in December 2015. In our coverage of Singapore Design Week, now in its fourth year and featuring over 100 events that ran from March 7 to 12, we discovered why Singapore is well on its way to becoming the design capital of Southeast Asia. 1. They are in tune with the latest trends. Drones delivering groceries, digital showrooms — pretty soon, the brick-and-mortar furniture fair may be replaced by a virtual-reality program, but in the meantime, the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), which ...

Full article: http://www.philstar.com/modern-living/2017/03/18/1682090/...

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