One would ask what would really make a city be described as inherently modern. In Asia, theses are the cities that both the city and central governments have invested in keystone infrastructure developments, progressive mega projects and even new urban planning. These can also be referred to as prodigious capital investments that have produce spectacular results of the 21st century. These are some of the most marvelous modern cities in Asia.
Over the last two decades, this China’s showpiece city has risen to global alpha status at a high speed. Shanghai has expanded its investments reaching higher heights each day. For instance, Shanghai Pudong international Airport was not among the best airports not so long ago. However, the airport currently handles over 40 million passengers every year. The city also has an ever expansive network of urban rail and even Maglev rail line. Also found in the city are the Pudong skyline which has 16 of the top 300 high-rises in the world. The city is currently planning to build the world’s second tallest building. One of the most modern hotels in the city is the Spa Shanghai and the Puli Hotel.
The credibility of Singapore as a modern metropolis has mainly been boosted by its billionaire casino resorts. Some of these include the restaurants by Tetsuya Wakuda and sky terrace that stand on a 1 hectare land. Other includes restaurants by Daniel Boulud and Mario Batali. The city is known to have one of the best business climates. Singapore Changi is believed to be one of the best airports in the world. One of the most popular hotels you can stay in Singapore is the Naumi hotel.(Image by BinHui Tan)
One of the most populous megalopolis in the world is Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. This city is believed to be the engine that drives the countries economy, considerably. This has left the city with no choice but to increase their investments in making it a modern city. The city has the world’s best network of city public transit. The city has also used new technologies in building high-rises that are earthquake proof. These are designed to withstand any kind of inevitable disaster that may come in the future. One of the best hotels in the city is the Mandarin Oriental hotel.
For over a decade, Dubai has earned a reputation of being the most-moneyed city in the United Arab Emirates. The city has enhanced it effort to lure investments that are non-petrol. The strides have reached the city to higher heights with its world’s tallest skyscraper and world class academic institutions. The city also has one of the best airport terminals. There is also a knowledge village which is an educational free trade zone. One of the best hotels in the city you can stay is the Armani hotel.
- Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a dynamic city that was formerly a British colony. This city is known to be vibrant offering cutting edge and exotic traditions. It has some of the most sophisticated restaurants in towering buildings. It has numerous Chinese foods hotels and marvelous street markets.(Image by MettaMomma)
These are some of the cities that you can plan to visit while in Asian to experience the best modern cities not only in Asia but also in the world.
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