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Travellers rate S'pore as world's best city

Old Sep 23, 04, 3:21 am
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Travellers rate S'pore as world's best city

pls move this thread if it doesn't belong here, thanks.

the other thing is, being a Singaporean i can't exactly say i agree with the ratings. but hey, i am nonetheless happy (would i be called up for tea with the STB for this? i hope not! haha)

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Travellers rate S'pore as world's best city
~ Straits Times dated 21 September 2004 Tuesday

SINGAPORE has been voted the world's best city to visit in the latest annual survey by Conde Nast Traveller, an award-winning United States-based travel magazine.

Readers of the publication's British edition, who did the voting, see it as the cleanest and easiest city to get around.

The Republic catapulted from ninth spot last year to the top of the list.

The island also scored in the favourite country to visit category, where it came fourth, with readers saying it is the safest in the world. This after not even making it to the top 20 last year.

The Singapore Tourism Board's director of corporate communications, Miss Shirley Tan, said of the rankings: 'This is great news.'

Changi Airport, which did not figure in last year's top 10, was voted the best in the world.

The rankings, which are into their seventh year, are recognised worldwide as a benchmark for the travel industry.

Conde Nast Traveller has a circulation of about 83,000.

Singapore Airlines got the vote as the best airline for business travel, and was No. 2 in the long-haul leisure travel category.

SilkAir was ninth in the short-haul leisure travel section.

Raffles Hotel was named as the best leisure hotel in Asia.

Shangri-La Singapore was No. 13, but took pole position in the business hotel category.

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TOP 10 CITIES TO VISIT

1. Singapore
2. Sydney
3. Barcelona
4. Rome
5. Paris
6. Bangkok
7. New York
8. San Francisco
9. Venice
10. Dubai


TOP 10 COUNTRIES

1. Australia
2. Thailand
3. New Zealand
4. Singapore
5. Italy
6. India
7. Malaysia
8. Canada
9. Japan
10. France

SOURCE: CONDE NAST TRAVELLER
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Old Sep 25, 04, 11:01 am
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weird,weird,weird !

No doubt a clean and safe city state, but the best city in the world ???
The Brits sure have weird taste

IMHO Singapore shouldnt even be in the top 20.

Obvious cities missing from the top 10 : Florence,Hong Kong,London
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