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Old 08-19-2013, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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I will put Singapore in 1st world.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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1 Hong Kong
2 Beijing
3 Shanghai

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I think Shanghai is richer than Beijing ^^
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Hmm i am from singapore ... Do you have any age range and race perference etc >>
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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This is how I would rank it

1st World:
UAE
Japan
Qatar
Singapore
Israel

2nd World:
Hong Kong (because of the massive income inequality)
Taiwan (because of its poor infrastructure and low nominal gdp)
South Korea (low nominal gdp and long work hours)
Macau (casinoes get everything)
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Malaysia
East China


3rd World:
Kazakhstan
Iran
Thailand
Jordan
Philippines
Central China
Iraq
Indonesia
Mongolia
Vietnam
India
Sri Lanka

4th World:
Pakistan
Syria
Yemen
Afghanistan
Nepal
Bangladesh
Burma
Laos
Cambodia
North Korea

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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^ If you cite income inequality for HK being second world surely you have to say the same for the UAE. Most of the people in the UAE are poor foreign labourers. HK isn't as bad as the UAE.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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^ If you cite income inequality for HK being second world surely you have to say the same for the UAE. Most of the people in the UAE are poor foreign labourers. HK isn't as bad as the UAE.
I don't include foreigners. I only include locals.

If you include foreigners where will the limit go?
1. Should we include people who have been working in the country for 5 years?
2. 1 year?
3. Working in the country on a project for a couple months?
4. Working in their home countries to produce goods for that country?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Singapore is first world for the ruling elite and the many foreign business people who get special treatment for bringing their cash into the country. For most people it's a different story. Those expensive hotels, restaurants and bars are for the well heeled and tourists.

It is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Most of the population live in housing estates, crowded high rise apartments. It's really depressing to take public transportation (MRT) and see the endless groups of these concrete structures all across the island. Looks something like the old public housing we used to see here in the US for low income people or the old communist public housing that existed in Moscow and in Eastern Europe.

There's nothing really like our Social Security or Medicare for the elderly. You can often see really old people in the local food courts wiping down and clearing tables. They will work till they drop.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Singapore is first world for the ruling elite and the many foreign business people who get special treatment for bringing their cash into the country. For most people it's a different story. Those expensive hotels, restaurants and bars are for the well heeled and tourists.

It is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Most of the population live in housing estates, crowded high rise apartments. It's really depressing to take public transportation (MRT) and see the endless groups of these concrete structures all across the island. Looks something like the old public housing we used to see here in the US for low income people or the old communist public housing that existed in Moscow and in Eastern Europe.

There's nothing really like our Social Security or Medicare for the elderly. You can often see really old people in the local food courts wiping down and clearing tables. They will work till they drop.
I don't find the HDB flats depressing at all, there's a lot of greenery etc, but it's probably a nightmare for someone who hates high density. I agree the lack of medicare and old age pension is inexcusable. In that sense Singapore is Confucian in that it expects children to take care of their parents.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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Singapore is first world for the ruling elite and the many foreign business people who get special treatment for bringing their cash into the country. For most people it's a different story. Those expensive hotels, restaurants and bars are for the well heeled and tourists.

It is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Most of the population live in housing estates, crowded high rise apartments. It's really depressing to take public transportation (MRT) and see the endless groups of these concrete structures all across the island. Looks something like the old public housing we used to see here in the US for low income people or the old communist public housing that existed in Moscow and in Eastern Europe.

There's nothing really like our Social Security or Medicare for the elderly. You can often see really old people in the local food courts wiping down and clearing tables. They will work till they drop.
Singapore does not have "very bad" communities though, unlike the US.
How many Americans dare walk in downtown Detroit at night? You don't have that problem in any Asian city.
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