On 4th September 2017, a Workshop named Singapore and Hong Kong: Global Metropolises in Comparative Perspective, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Handover was held at the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel. The event was jointly hosted by Institute of Advanced Studies and Nanyang Centre for Public Administration of NTU. SCFA as one of the co-organizers, attended the Workshop.
During the workshop, experts provided up-to-date insights on the post-colonial development of Singapore and Hong Kong, with keynote speeches and a panel discussion that compare their development models in the political, economic and cultural domains. Through comparative perspective, the workshop aimed to map the prospects of these global metropolises and project their development in the next decade. Prof K K Phua, Director of NTU-IAS and President of SCFA, presented the event and gave a welcome speech. The one-day event attracted around 300 guests.