In Singapore, it’s hardly business as usual. Startups are pushing the boundaries of technology to improve the quality of life for everyone. Join us as we visit five companies making everything from sponges that can soak up oil spills in the ocean, to robotic hands for people with neurological disorders, to laser communication devices designed to bring the internet to everyone:

NOTE: These stories were filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Great Big Story encourages everyone to stay safe and continue to social distance.

This Great Big Story was made possible by Singapore Tourism Board:, Enterprise Singapore:, and the Singapore Economic Development Board:


This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished.

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