This city was built from scratch after WWII and instead of rebuilding it as an old port city, the authorities gave the world a modern metropolis. Even today, this city enthusiastically embraces sophisticated designs and incorporates them into everyday lives. The innovation has also trickled into the quality of coffee served in its cafes.
The persona of this city was shaped by the rivers. Daily life in here surrounds water-related activities such as walking over artistic bridges, hopping riverbanks in the water-taxis, and enjoying the mesmerising city canals.