A small island without natural resources is no ideal trade hub. And yet, Singapore is. Similarly, a small expensive island with no space is no ideal place for a data centre hub. And again, Singapore is.
With a land mass of just 721.5 km2, Singapore’s land prices are high—there’s just not enough land to sell. The island nation’s lack of natural resources further makes utilities expensive, with Singapore having to buy water from its neighbour Malaysia. If anything, Singapore consistently ranks as one of the most expensive expensive The Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living 2020 Read more cities to live in.