Asia is not only the largest continent in the world, but also the home of the most admirable natural treasures and diverse cultures in the world. The presence of the state of the art skyscrapers, infrastructure, mystical landmarks, soothing beaches and enchanting landscapes makes Asia a place to visit for anyone’s bucket list.
Here is a glimpse of the most technological cities in Asia.
Singapore is certainly the most hi-tech city in Asia. Despite its high-rise buildings and apartment, the city also serves as research center for many renowned companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Fuji, Google, Temasek Holdings, and others. The city provides free high-speed internet to its citizens. Majority of the stores in the city accepts both mobile and credit/debit card payments. Moreover, the city has a lot of marvelous architectures, such as an underwater world and Marina Bay Sands.
Despite being one of the costliest cities in the world, Hong Kong is widely known for its high-rise skyscrapers in the world. The innovative cultures associated with Hong Kong people make them use technology in almost all aspects of their daily lives. The Octopus smart card allows the residents to make electronic payments in public transit, parking as well as private sectors business. In Hong Kong schools, students make their attendance with fingerprints. They also enjoy one of the fastest internet speeds in the Asian continent. The consistent legal system and free flow of information make the city an international hub for trade, finance, Logistics, and tourism. The city also serves as a manufacturing hub for electronics, plastics, and textiles
3Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is the capital city of South Korea. It serves as the headquarters of so many global companies such as LG, Hyundai, and Samsung among many others. Besides the digital; transactions and real-time information on jobs and transit, the city offers online policy Suggestion System to receive planning suggestions from the public. Of course, it’s impossible to discuss Seoul without mentioning Songdo. Songdo is a purpose built smart city that is adjacent to Seoul airport with a future projected population of two million people. The city has 40 percent green space, integrated sensor networks, and universal broadband. The buildings have underground tubes that are, meant to transport kitchen waste to a processing facility that converts the waste into clean energy.
Bangalore city also widely regarded as the Silicon Valley of India is the fastest growing IT hub in the country. Residents are well connected with the IT industry in the city. Google, Microsoft, Wipro, Infosys, facebook are some of the major companies that have opened offices in the city.
Tokyo is one of the latest metropolitan cities in the world with a total population close to 13.5 million. Most people in the city use smartphones, telephones, high-speed internet connection, and advanced technology. Residents ride latest cars, live in modern houses and use the best rail lines. Major airlines have directly to Tokyo from the principal cities across the world
6Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Malaysia’s capital is located nearly in Singapore. The planned high-speed rail, that will link the city to Singapore, is expected to take Kuala Lumpur t another level. Apart from the beautiful beaches the city is the home to Petronas Twin Towers, which is the tallest twin building in the world.
There are lots of lights that cover the city all night. Residents are well known for knowledge creation, human talent, and technology. The city has the highest concentration of universities and research institutes. The presence of young technology firms that funds research and development creates a better way to extract technology advancement.