Singapore set the benchmark for infrastructure and personal security. Photo: Handout

Tokyo, Singapore among world’s safest cities but Hong Kong slides down rankings

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Safe Cities index ranked 60 cities by assessing digital, health, infrastructure and personal security indicators
  • Cities that did well had solid health care, dedicated cybersecurity teams and disaster continuity planning, among other factors
Topic |   Singapore

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Singapore set the benchmark for infrastructure and personal security. Photo: Handout
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Mega club Zouk was in 2016 forced to relocate from its location on Jiak Kim Street because developers began building flats around it. Photo: AFP

Singapore’s nightlife boring? Unshackle us from the red tape and it won’t be, operators say

  • To many politicians in the Lion City, club culture represents little more than crime, illicit substances, vice and overindulgence
  • But businesses say the nightlife sector is ripe for a renaissance, if only officials would see the light
Topic |   Singapore

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Mega club Zouk was in 2016 forced to relocate from its location on Jiak Kim Street because developers began building flats around it. Photo: AFP
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