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Old 07-16-2013, 03:09 PM
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Singapore is clearly first world, any other view is just silly or based on some ulterior motive/axe to grind. If you think over-priced tiny apartments, stinky streets, outdoor food vendors and overcrowded dirty public transportation make a 3rd world country, please don't come visit us in New York City!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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Why are terms associated with Cold War alignment being used in such a context?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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No. Singapore is 2nd or 3rd world. My dad was Chinese Singaporean (he's a naturalized US citizen now) and I often have to go to Singapore, if relatives die, or when things like that happen. Filthy filthy eating places, third world restrooms. Compared to the United States, its a dump. And the people there have nasty English but claim to be English speaking.

Malaysia and Thailand are both third world.

Don't be fooled by their silly antics of building the "tallest building in the whole world" once - that Petronas Towers.. These are very predictable and usual actions done by countries when they are desperately trying to act like it's a part of the developed world. UAE comes to mind.
Your dad being from a country does not make you an expert. Singapore is very first world.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Iran is 2nd world but China 3rd??

How many people really prefer living in Iran?
I wondered that myself.

I rather break China down to regions than the country as a whole. A good chunk as you know can be considered first world.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:34 AM
 
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It's not about preference.
I prefer living in Thailand over Switzerland does that make Thailand more 1st World than Switzerland?
What you prefer means little, but what all people prefer means a lot.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:41 AM
 
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GDP (PPP) per capita.
Different countries have different ways to count GDP.
I have been to Cairo and it's 20 years behind any major city in China.
Egypt has almost the same GDP per capita as China though.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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What you prefer means little, but what all people prefer means a lot.
I know many people who prefer to live in Thailand over Switzerland, still doesn't make it more 1st world...
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Different countries have different ways to count GDP.
I have been to Cairo and it's 20 years behind any major city in China.
Egypt has almost the same GDP per capita as China though.
Yeah why not make a 5th world so i could place Egypt in 4th and China in 3rd
Everyone knows China is more developed than Egypt but that doesn't mean they can't be in the same "World".
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:47 AM
 
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Singapore third world because of filthy bathrooms and eating places?

I went to Singapore in December and a majority of restaurants and bathrooms I went to in Singapore were very, very clean. And you can find filthy bathrooms/dining places in the West but it doesn't mean the West is third world.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Australia
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1st World:
Israel
Singapore
Macau
Hong Kong
Taiwan
South Korea
Japan

2nd World:
Turkey
Azerbaijan
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Bahrain
Qatar
UAE
Oman
Iran
Kazakhstan
Thailand
Malaysia
Brunei

3rd World:
Jordan
Syria
Iraq
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
India
Bhutan
Sri Lanka
Indonesia
Timor-Leste
Philippines
Vietnam
China
Mongolia

4th World:
Yemen
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Kyrygzstan
Nepal
Bangladesh
Burma
Laos
Cambodia
North Korea
What's your opinion on Armenia and Georgia? I don't see them on any of the lists.
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