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Asia's megacities must learn from Indonesia's capital move

Few others can afford Singapore's pricey climate crisis plan

| Singapore

It is often said that the battle against climate change will be won or lost in Asia. Yet August has offered an unusually stark example of the unequal terms on which this battle will be fought, as Singapore and Indonesia outlined bold but contrasting plans to cope with rising seas.

On Aug. 18, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong used martial language to justify a swathe of expensive new infrastructure projects to protect his island city-state.

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