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S'poreans No. 2 on CNN's 'coolest' list

S'poreans No. 2 on CNN's 'coolest' list

Singaporeans have been named the second 'coolest nationality' in the world by travel website CNNgo. -- ST PHOTO SURPRISE, surprise. 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 report, which was published last Friday. Our nerdy ways, however, were no match for the Brazilians' 'sexy, laid-back, party-loving reputation'. They clinched top spot as the coolest people on the planet. The Jamaicans came in third, followed by the Mongolians, the Americans and the Spanish. The report proclaimed geeks as no longer the laughing stock in a digital age where 'old school ...

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

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