Singapore may be just a tiny speck on the world map, but it is perhaps because of its petite stature, which has allowed the republic to quickly grow into a developed nation 55 years after its independence.
Being small also brings many benefits to its citizens. It’s easier to get around the country and establish infrastructure so that the people can live and work in an orderly manner. Things get done fast, and we have come to expect a reasonably high level of efficiency among the organisations that operate here.
Our homes function much like the country. Even though apartments are the most common forms of dwelling here, it is inspiring to see the various ways homeowners think out of the box when making full use of their living spaces, and come up with creative solutions to making a compact home look good and feel just as comfortable.
In this issue, we take a look at some of the most innovatively-designed homes in Singapore, and learn tips from its owners on effective space usage. At the same time, there are plenty of small space hacks and tips on essential items for those who are living alone. We hope you enjoy this read and look forward to seeing you again in August.
photography ANGELA GUO art direction NONIE CHEN