Beginning in 2055 a seawall began to be constructed around the island nation of Singapore. This massive walls took 10 years to build and was completed in January 2065 right before the worst typhoon season in the history of mankind. The seawall survived and the city did not experience very much damage. The wall was built by experts from Venice who are also working to protect that city from sea-level rise. The city of Singapore continue to expand and large artificial islands were built around Singapore to prevent future flooding. A series of vertical farms are also constructed to provide food for the ever-growing city. The Singapore Museum of culture was also built-in 2077 and it documented the history of this country and city. The largest artificial island in this new archipelago was known as new Bangladesh which was home to Bangladeshi refugees who were escaping religious persecution and sea-level rise. Singapore became a mega-city by 2100 and was the most popular city in Asia to live in second only to new Hong Kong.