How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself

Collected together, though, this vision of — on the ground and under it, in the air and beneath the sea, a city and a country and a transnational entity all at once — feels fantastic. Then again, even as it is — born a slum-ridden speck with no oil, no hinterland and a volatile mix of ethnicities, raised with an authoritarian hand and transformed into one of the most prosperous, most politically meek nations on earth — even this tugs at the bounds of our credulity.

Source: How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself – The New York Times