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Singapore is a cosmopolitan Southeast Asian city-state, where design has an important part in its development. The successful plans, strategies, land use, urban landscaping and conservation of built heritage have made Singapore a liveable and lovable home to 5.5 million people, forming a melting pot of communities, ethnicities, religions and languages. Cultural and international festivals, heritage institutions, world-class performing arts venues, museums and galleries make Singapore a desirable place to live, work and play. In shifting from manufacturing and services to an innovation industry, Singapore is harnessing the creativity of its people to develop an innovative economy. In 2003, the DesignSingapore Council was established to develop the design sector. Its task was to help Singaporean businesses use design for innovation, and enhance the capability of practitioners. In 2013, the National Design Centre was set up as a meeting point for designers and businesses to conduct business, obtain the Council’s assistance; and for the public to learn about design and innovation. Singapore will actively collaborate with UCCN cities in knowledge and talent exchanges, particularly in design innovation, with the objective of expanding UCCN’s presence and influence in the ASEAN region, and providing access and opportunities for ASEAN creative practitioners and professionals.