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  1. Singapore beats HK in survey of Asian expats

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Singapore appears to have finally achieved its dream of being better than Hong Kong at something. The Lion City was yesterday named the most desirable destination ... say, the world's most boring city. And according to Lee Quane, regional director for ECA- which, incidentally, has its Asian office in Sheung Wan, not Singapore- being boring might ...

  2. High-fliers flee Hong Kong to breathe freely

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... All seemed to be well. Twelve months later the family was on the move to Singapore. Ethan suffered five bouts of bronchitis in three months and was diagnosed with asthma for the first time ... survey found Singapore to be the most preferred location, based on its Potential Net Migration Index. According to the survey, if all adults in the world left their countries to live anywhere ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Singaporeans have a high regard for Hong Kong and its citizens I refer to the letter by Simon Morliere ('Singapore is far better than Hong Kong in every way', March 22). I assume ... very high standards of education that provide a multilingual medium of instruction and also a multi-ethnic living environment. As a member of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), I am ...

  4. Wealth 'an advantage in climate change fight'

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and Singapore. The cities were chosen because they represented a cross section of coastal Asian cities likely to experience significant effects brought by climate change. Hong Kong had the third highest ... by five to six times. But the report, largely based on research and data compiled by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said Hong Kong was, along with Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, ...

  5. Oil hub bid does not hold water

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Nick Westra

    ... And there is already a major oil trading centre in Singapore, which is well-situated at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific, along established shipping lanes from the Middle East. Singapore has a stranglehold on the region's oil trade and handles about US$300 billion in transactions each year, according to Bloomberg. 'If they are setting it up just to match Singapore, it will fail for sure,' said Adi ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the same satellite TV region as Singapore and several more conservative (and easily offended) countries, I am used to being forced to pay for very heavily censored English-language TV programming. ... Michael Small, Mid-Levels Singapore has right approach As a Hong Kong citizen, I appreciate the initiatives taken by the government to try to rein in runaway property prices even though I do ...

  7. Pollution still deterring expats from making the move to HK

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... with top-ranked Singapore this year. 'Air pollution in Hong Kong continues to be the dominant factor that makes Hong Kong a harder location for international assignees to adapt to living in,' ... oxides, respirable suspended particulates and volatile organic compounds, had fallen by 13 per cent, 29 per cent, 54 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively. Singapore remained in first place ...

  8. Quality counts

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Fong

    ... Alex Fong Hong Kong's ranking of 71st in a global quality-of-living survey this year had the community up in arms. Regional rival Singapore secured 28th position in a table dominated ... In Mercer's companion index of 'eco-cities'- which includes waste removal, air pollution and traffic congestion- Singapore ranked 22nd and Hong Kong finished 142nd. In another ratings survey ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the wider effort to work on delta-wide pollution. The government will spare no effort on both. Elvis W. K. Au, for director of environmental protection Singapore in pole position Having just returned from Singapore and the superbly organised Formula One event, the contrast with Hong Kong's latest sporting event could not be greater. Singapore's race involved the most widely ...

  10. New-car tax fails to solve old car problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... taken up by a growing roster of cities elsewhere, starting with Singapore in 1998, and now including London, Milan and Stockholm. In a highly built-up and crowded place such as ours, where ...




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