Inside Singapore’s cooling system of the future


Singapore is heavily reliant on year-round air conditioning due to its tropical climate and high population density.

Deep below the city’s Marina Bay financial district, offices, shops, hotels and restaurants are being kept cool by the world’s largest underground district cooling network, offering a more sustainable way to beat the heat.

Watch the short video below for a behind-the-scenes look at this air conditioning system of the future, then read this article to discover why the UN has described district cooling as a secret weapon against climate change.

This story was first published in October 2020

Johnny Wood

Johnny Wood

Johnny Wood has been a journalist for over 15 years working in different parts of the world – Asia, Europe and Middle East. He specialises in the energy transition, sustainability and innovation.

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