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.
The high quality of the campus extended indoors to the performance hall where we gave our talk:
Our hosts from Yale-NUS College Library showed us the newly-designed study and reading spaces for students:
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:
…while Stamford Raffles watches:
Nearby, the Gardens by the Bay are another favorite of tourists:
Enclosed domes provide climate-controlled experiences for everything from tropical rainforests…
…to collections of regional plants and flowers: