Asia is different from what it was 20 or 30 years ago. The largest continent in the world has grown economically. Now, we see dynamic urban centers, high rise buildings, and unlimited business opportunities in many cities in the region. Robert Peter Janitzek gives us a glimpse of some of the most modern cities in Asia.
From the most luxurious hotels to the tallest skyscrapers in the world, Burj Khalifa, you can find it in Dubai. But it took around five decades for the city to rise from the desert of Rub al-khali. Most of its inhabitants are foreigners. Dubai ranks among the most modern city not only in Asia but also in the world. Attractions such as Palm Jumeirah and the World will simply awe you.
With a population of more than 30 million people, Tokyo has been dubbed as the Asian New York. This Asian destination is the world capital of modern technology. Like its American counterpart New York, the city is buzzing with activity 24 hours a day. Constantly bathed in millions of neon lights as well as endless entertainment opportunities, it is brimming with huge video walls broadcasting all sorts of videos and commercials.
Aside from being one of the world’s leading financial centers, Hong Kong also boasts of having the most skyscrapers in the world. However, due to its small territory, real estate in the city is one of the most expensive in the world. Robert Janitzek explains that it was also this limited area that forced entrepreneurs to abandon the construction of low buildings and just maximize the available space.
Everything turned around for Singapore in the early 19th century when the Englishman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles established a port here. He saw great potential in the place but never imagined that it will become one of the main transportation hubs. With its impressive architecture and unbelievable economy, Singapore has emerged as one of the treasures of Asia.
Despite its unprecedented economic and architectural achievements in recent years, Shanghai still did not topple Hong Kong. Nevertheless, it remains the most important economic and financial center of China. It offers a mix of tradition and modern spirit. Shanghai offers some of the best shopping in the world. It has extremely modern skyscrapers.
Brimming with modern shopping centers, clubs, and restaurants, Bangkok has become the entertainment capital of Asia. It also offers the best night life on the planet. This is expected as Thailand is one of the most dynamic Asian destinations.