Time-lapse and tilt-shift specialist Keith Loutit's latest project has been years in the making. The Lion City II - Majulah is a follow-up to another impressive feature, documenting the rise and fall (but mostly rise) of skyscrapers on Singapore's skyline over the course of three years.

Channel NewsAsia reports that the four-minute video is the culmination of 500 hours of shooting from June 2013 to June 2016. The soundtrack was composed for the project by Michael Adler Miltersen in collaboration with Loutit. 

The Lion City II tells a compelling story about daily life in the shadow of urban growth. And as someone who played way too much Sim City as a kid, I'm pretty sure I could watch this on repeat all morning. Are you inspired to start a time-lapse project of your own? Let us know in the comments.