I’ve always had a certain fascination with Singapore’s offshore islands, the most distant being Pedra Branca. Christmas Island used to hold that distinction, but during the British handover the territory was transferred to Australia for a sum of $20m. The residents of Christmas Island today still resemble that of Singapore, and apparently they still have old HDB style low rise flats on the island.
Now that the dispute with Malaysia over Pedra Branca is settled, Singapore is finally executing a plan that has been on hold since the 70’s to do reclamation work which will add 7ha to the current 0.9ha, almost a 9 fold expansion!
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ ... s-year-mnd
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