Singapore Daily Photo: Singapore – Marina Bay

The SIngapore Marina Bay from the rooftops of the Marina Bay Sands hotel (56th floor), during the daily show.My portfolio: http://pierrepichot.com

‘Our ethos is rational, technology-driven and forward looking and we have an IT savvy nation. At the same time, we are a highly connected island. That’s why we set up to become a Smart Nation’. There are many smart cities in the world, citing examples of the New York City, Rio de Janeiro, etc., ‘but we can take a national view, not just a municipal view’. We are compact, we have a single level of government, we ensure that there are no delays and we take a long-term view. ‘That’s why I set up a Smart Nation Programme Office under the Prime Minister’s Office to use technology to achieve social and economic objectives.’ – Lee Hsien Loong