What makes Singapore one of the most diverse, dynamic and innovative countries on the planet?

The answer is all of us.

To celebrate our 53rd year of nationhood, we bring you a collection of stories on #WhatMakesSingapore special.

Find out how Singapore is preparing for the future in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s exclusive interview. Also discover the passionate people and their pursuits that are shaping Singapore’s future in the special Singapore edition National Geographic magazine.

Enjoy a curated collection of the sights and spaces of our unique city-state from aspiring photographers and National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita. Be intrigued by how Singapore is taking the leap into the future in a documentary premiering on 18 August 2018!

“ Singapore is constantly reinventing itself, charting a new course forward amidst demographic shifts and technological change. This is our DNA. It is the challenge and opportunity of what the future holds that motivate us to create and innovate.”

— S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information