26 Jan '11, 3am

S'poreans are the 2nd #coolest people in the world, just behind #Brazilians

S'poreans are the 2nd #coolest people in the world, just behind #Brazilians

A recent article on CNN says Singaporeans are the second coolest people in the world, beating out Americans, Japanese and Jamaicans. Our claim to fame? Being a bunch of 'absurdly computer-literate' geeks. According to the article, Singapore is geek central and its people can therefore claim their rightful place as avatars of modern cool. It also highlighted 10-year-old Lim Ding Wen, who made headlines when he published an iPhone app he wrote at age 9. What's not so cool is that "with everyone stuck at their computers, the local government actually has to encourage Singaporeans to have sex", said the article. The tongue-in-cheek article made no bones about its entirely subjective standards for ranking nationalities, and was clearly intended to draw laughs. So who beat Singapore for the title of coolest people on earth? Samba and soccer-loving Brazilians, of course. STOMPer ...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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