CITIES and urban areas are the engines of our global economy. Standing at the intersection of commerce, culture, manufacturing, innovation and transport, the most successful metropolitan areas can increase the well-being of existing residents and newcomers alike, while significantly driving economic growth across the broader region.
In an effort to further boost its economy and leverage its unique position on the doorstep of Singapore, Malaysia are raising four artificial islands from the waters of the Johor Strait and constructing a USD $100BN smart city from scratch.
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Additional footage and images courtesy of Southern Corridor Malaysia, Sasaki Associates, Country Garden and Google Earth. Narrated by Fred Mills.