30 Nov '11, 11pm

Quality of living, safety place S'pore as top-ranked Asian city

SINGAPORE: The Republic has been ranked 25th on the Mercer's Quality of Living survey - beating cities like Tokyo and Hong Kong to be the highest-ranked Asian city in terms of quality of living and safety. Vienna topped the list of 221 cities, while Baghdad came in last. Singapore rose in the rankings after coming in 28th last year. The worldwide rankings are announced annually and are based on the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey done by human resource consultancy Mercer. It ranks the cities in the world according to the living conditions in the countries - which include factors like public transport, housing, climate and schools. Singapore's closest neighbours Johor Baru came in at 101th place while Kuala Lumpur was ranked 76th. Other major cities in Asia that were ranked in the top 100 include Tokyo (46th), Hong Kong (70th), Seoul (80th) and Taipei (85th). This year, ...

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