Singapore beat London and New York to top the Global Smart City Performance Index 2017, which was based on four categories: public safety, mobility, healthcare and productivity.
The country recently played host to the World Cities Summit 2018, where #Trending, as a guest of Mastercard, was given a tour to show what’s offered in a smart city.
Contactless MRT payments
A well-established public transport system caters to both residents and visitors in a city.
To cut down on the hassle of trying to figure out how the system works, Mastercard’s contactless cards doubled up as tickets for the MRT trains in Singapore. Armed with a prepaid credit card, we seamlessly tapped in and out of the train station, without visiting the ticket booths or interacting with another person.
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