22 Jan '11, 2pm

#Singapore: Singaporeans 'second coolest on earth': SURPRISE, surprise. Singaporeans have been named the second

Singaporeans have been named the second 'coolest nationality' in the world by travel website CNNgo - and it all has to do with the Republic's burgeoning geek culture. 'With its absurdly computer-literate population, Singapore is geek central and its people can therefore claim their rightful place as avatars of modern cool,' wrote Mr Barry Neild, the author of the article, published last Friday. Our nerdy ways, however, were no match for the Brazilians' 'sexy, laid-back, party-loving reputation', with the South Americans clinching top spot as the coolest people on the planet. The Jamaicans came in third, followed by the Mongolians, the Americans and the Spanish respectively. The article proclaimed geeks as no longer the laughing stock in a digital age where 'old school notions of cool have been rebooted'. Read the full story in The Sunday Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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