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Hwa Chongians Glean Insights On Futuristic City of Tomorrow

18 Dec 2017
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On 29 November 2017, 73  Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) students and teachers visited the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC); a key collaborative project between the Chinese and Singaporean government akin to the renowned Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Eco City.

Many students were amazed by this ‘Future City’ which is a model for economic transformation and industrial upgrading. One notable similarity between SSGKC and Singapore is in urban planning where its neighbourhood centre functions like our community centers as hubs promoting sports, culture, healthcare and offering family care services.

The students and teachers were also welcomed by Hwa Chong alumnus Mr Ang Boon Peng, Vice President, Strategic Collaboration at SSGKC Investment and Development Company Limited. Mr Ang shared meaningful insights on SSGKC’s development as well as on the current Sino-Singapore relationship. Our students left with a deeper understanding and renewed appreciation of the diplomatic ties and mutual benefits essential for future development and cooperation.

在广州知识城近距离看新中两国的交流与合作
程万里 17S65

       11月29日,我校双文化浸濡团抵达广州知识城,进行实地考察。这是继苏州工业园及天津生态城后新中两国合作的标志性项目。2010年奠基的知识城总面积123平方公里,预计将于2030年落成。

       知识城的愿景是以知识经济为创新模式,汇聚高端产业与人才,打造一座经济、人文与生态高度和谐及可持续发展的城市。未来20年,这里将成为一座拥有50多万人在此生活、工作、学习、休闲的新型国际化城市家园。值得一提的是,知识城的管理系统与技术皆以新加坡为模型。无论是水资源管理、社区服务中心、教育和医疗体系,皆借鉴我国的城市管理经验以打造出宜业、宜居的智慧与生态城市。

       参访过程中,浸濡团也有幸与知识城投资开发有限公司总监翁文炳学长展开座谈。他不仅大方与学弟妹分享个人赴华深造的宝贵经验,更详细阐述了知识城的现况与前景,让大家清楚认识到中国崛起给新中两国带来的机遇,年轻一辈的我们需要更多地了解中国,才能及时搭上中国发展的快车。

翁文炳学长(左)耐心解答同学们的提问

Guangzhou Knowledge City

Photograph Credits: Su Gaoyang 17S6K

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