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Asian expats vote Singapore top place to live

Postby The Sun* » Mon, 03 Apr 2006 10:03 pm

SINGAPORE - Asian expatriates ranked Singapore the best place to live out of 257 locations worldwide because of its clean air, infrastructure and low crime rate, a survey published on Monday showed.

SURVEY RESULTS: The best locations in the world for Asians to live

1 Singapore
2 Australia, Sydney
3 Australia, Melbourne
4 Australia, Canberra
5 Japan, Kobe
6 New Zealand, Auckland
7 Denmark, Copenhagen
8 Canada, Vancouver
9 New Zealand, Wellington
10 Switzerland, Basel

Australia was also popular among Asians sent to work overseas, with Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra taking the next three spots, according to ECA International, a human resource consultancy for multinationals.

As more companies from China, India and Singapore expand overseas and send their employees abroad for work, employers want to know which cities are the most or least popular in order to devise suitable compensation packages.

ECA's survey, based on expatriate surveys and country data, ranked cities according to climate, social network, health facilities, transportation, education, crime and other criteria.

'Singapore scores very well on all factors' among Asians, Lee Quane, ECA's Hong Kong-based general manager, said. 'It has brilliant infrastructure in terms of housing, and transportation and quality and availability of goods and services.' -- REUTERS

http://business-times.asia1.com.sg/sub/ ... 17,00.html?


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Postby renter » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 9:20 am

When you are paid loads of extra money doing same kind of work as the locals, everywhere is a nice place.

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Asian expats vote Singapore top place 2 live

Postby NoGood » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 9:42 am

renter:

Not true, it depends on whether the locals welcome you isn't it?

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Re: Asian expats vote Singapore top place 2 live

Postby renter » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 9:50 am

NoGood wrote:renter:

Not true, it depends on whether the locals welcome you isn't it?


Spend your extra allowances, and their pigs can fly. :)

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Postby Carpe Diem » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 10:27 am

renter:

I am talking for me only, as I don't know the case of others.

"loads of extra money"? I strongly disagree. Of course when I decided to move to Singapore I took into account the fact that I would earn more. But if I really compare - for instance when living in Europe you automatically get pension and social security, which you have to take care of here - I think it tallies.

(and from what I hear, most of expatriates today get local contracts)

"everywhere is a nice place" ? Disagree again. Just to give one example you can offer me "loads of extra money" to go to Baghdad, I would not accept. Today, the main reason for me to stay in Singapore is because I like the place. I left my previous job when I was asked to relocate in Europe!
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Postby micknlea » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 2:24 pm

Wow, they voted Canberra in 4th place???? Who one earth were these people? Canberra???? :shock:

PS Not all expats around the world get paid better than the locals...nor better than back home.
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Postby Quasimodo » Tue, 04 Apr 2006 2:58 pm

micknlea wrote:Wow, they voted Canberra in 4th place???? Who one earth were these people? Canberra???? :shock:

PS Not all expats around the world get paid better than the locals...nor better than back home.


Canberra? :lol: :lol: :lol: They're not spoiled, are they?!
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Postby donno » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 12:16 pm

micknlea wrote:Wow, they voted Canberra in 4th place???? Who one earth were these people? Canberra???? :shock:

PS Not all expats around the world get paid better than the locals...nor better than back home.


horrible place...
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Postby Quasimodo » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 4:16 pm

donno wrote:
micknlea wrote:Wow, they voted Canberra in 4th place???? Who one earth were these people? Canberra???? :shock:

PS Not all expats around the world get paid better than the locals...nor better than back home.


horrible place...


then why don't you move there, arsewipe?
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Postby Saint » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 4:36 pm

I see Aldershot didn't make the top 10, must be number 11 :?


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