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Live Well and Be Happy

Undoubtedly, 2020 had been a tumultuous year for all of us. For some, it could even be a year of sadness and loss. Loss of freedom, loss of stability, loss of jobs, and even loss of loved ones. As I'm writing this, the world is still battling hard with the pandemic. 

As we stepped into 2021, let's embrace Faith, Hope and Love. We will continue to learn new things, change and transform our lives to accommodate new ways of working, playing and living. Focus on family, health and the environment. Keep our mind and body active always. Besides family, remember that friends play an important role in our social and mental health. So, my friends, have a truly blessed new year. Whatever life throws at you; all this will pass.    

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January 2021

From Copenhagen to Singapore: A walking journey

by Autumnlife's Pick, 01 Dec 2016

Notably, one of the most liveable cities in the world, Copenhagen is also the most walkable. Denmark has been consistently ranked highly in global indices on education, health care, social mobility and human development. It is probably no coincidence that it is also a country renowned for its people-centric urban planning which promotes cycling and walking. Notwithstanding that it has taken the city planners over 50 years to create good pedestrian environments providing a coherent network of streets and spaces for everyone to enjoy the city, the philosophy of “pedestrians as a priority” cuts across the whole Denmark.

The writer then looks back at such development in Singapore and how it compares. Are our urban planners and Transport Ministry on the right track in transforming Singapore into a sustainable and liveable (and smart) city with better and more inclusive ways of providing comfortable, shaded and safe sidewalks and pedestrian connections? Let’s take a walk to think about this… 

Read the full article on http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/from-copenhagen-to-singapore-a-walking-journey

The writer is the founder and editor of Eco-Business, an Asia-Pacific sustainable business online publication.

 

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