16 Aug '17, 4am

Singapore surpasses Hong Kong as Asia's third most liveable city: Economist report

Singapore surpasses Hong Kong as Asia's third most liveable city: Economist report

SINGAPORE — The Republic has leapfrogged Hong Kong in a global ranking of liveable cities for the first time, as it clinched its highest-ever placing of 35th out of 140 cities. The annual report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) cited Singapore’s improving educational achievements as the main factors behind its 11-place improvement. In Asia, Singapore was ranked third, after Tokyo and Osaka, respectively. "Although 10 ranking places now separate Hong Kong (45th, down two spots) and Singapore, the difference between them is marginal at just 1.6 per cent, and both comfortably sit in the top tier of liveability where there are few, if any, challenges to lifestyle,” said the editor of the survey Jon Copestake. “Singapore’s jump up the rankings can be attributed to consistent and impressive improvements in educational attainment, which has delivered a perfect score for e...

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