Singapore x Monocle

Monocle, one of favorite magazines, is a great fan of Singapore. In its summer 2009 issue the magazine lists top 25 most liveable cities in the world. Singapore is number 18 on that list. The 18th position is probably not enough for the kiasu Singaporeans, but I think it is a great result. My home town Helsinki was ranked 5th on the same list.

Monocle also has published a Singapore city guide. But the best is yet to come. In the August 2009 issue Monocle will have a wide report on how Singapore became a success story of Southeast Asia. The issue will be out on August 20th.


  1. Having no Starbucks is a reason to be ranked higher? Cannot LAH...

  2. Less American imperialism :)

    See how globalization spreads in North Korea: