20 Oct 2017

Singapore 2017

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As part of the trip to Hong Kong, I travelled to Singapore this October to visit Yale-NUS, a liberal arts college embedded within the National University of Singapore. Although the College was founded in 2011, its campus was recently completed and now exists as a set of linked courtyards encompassed by modern buildings in a tropical setting.

Yale-NUS College Library

The high quality of the campus extended indoors to the performance hall where we gave our talk:

Yale-NUS College Performance Hall

Our hosts from Yale-NUS College Library showed us the newly-designed study and reading spaces for students:

Yale-NUS College Library

With limited natural resources, its no surprise that the built environment is often the focus of stories about Singapore’s development and national identity. High-profile buildings by star architects have created a unique skyline, both by day:

Sky Bridge

…and night:

Sky Bridge

…while Stamford Raffles watches:

Raffles Statue

Nearby, the Gardens by the Bay are another favorite of tourists:

Gardens by the Bay

Enclosed domes provide climate-controlled experiences for everything from tropical rainforests…

Cloud Forest

…to collections of regional plants and flowers:

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

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