14 Jan '12, 1am

Singapore ranked 14th friendliest country in global survey - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Singapore has been ranked 14th in a list of the world’s friendliest countries , according to a global survey of expatriates. The HSBC Expat Explorer surveyed over 3,300 expatriates in over 100 countries. In the initial survey, Singapore , Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates came in as the top three overall scorers. What impressed expats living in each of these countries were improved career prospects and high incomes. However, for the annual report by Forbes magazine on the friendliest countries, the magazine isolated the survey results to the ability and success in befriending locals, learning the native language, integrating with the local community and the assimilating into the new culture. That's when it found Singapore fell short in helping expats to feel at home with the local community. Expats living in Singapore said that they tend to hang out with fellow expats...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-ranked-14th-friendlies...

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