Asia is an exciting example of the rapid transformation of a poor and backward region into a region of prosperity and modernization. Sixty years ago, when Asia was burdened by wars, ideological struggles, and severe poverty, no one could imagine its current development success, which is characterized by prevailing peace, openness, and remarkable economic achievements. Although it remains difficult to predict what Asia will look like in sixty years, it is possible to propose a scenario in which the lower-income countries in the region will follow the development model that has brought many countries to remarkable successes. If this scenario materializes, Asia’s prospects will be brilliant. There will be hundreds of cities like Singapore across Asia, from China to India, from Indonesia to Pakistan, and from Vietnam to Bangladesh. In this imaginative picture, although it is not perfect, Singapore can be used as a symbol of Asia’s future prospect because it has the three prominent features that characterize the development trends of the world in the twenty-first century. The first feature is embracement of globalization. Singapore is a global city that is highly international in culture and deep in economic integration with the region and the world.