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View Poll Results: Most Overrated City?
New York City 58 28.29%
Dubai 93 45.37%
Singapore 34 16.59%
Sydney 20 9.76%
Voters: 205. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-11-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Dubai. I think its horrendous what that place reprensents.

Plus, its like 120 f all day every year, come on!!!!
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Dubai. It has no redeeming qualities that I'm aware of...
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Haven't been to Dubai so I can't judge....

I nominate Sydney here because I thought it was so meh when I visited.... I definitely choose Melbourne or even Brisbane over it....
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: London
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Sydney is a city that i just don't seem to 'get'.

I spent 6 months there four years ago and on the whole, i found it to be a very average city. For it's size it has poor shopping, a less than sensational theatre scene, only 1 or 2 good museums and it just lacked that buzz that you get from places like NY, Paris or London.

Yes, it has a very nice harbour and a few decent beaches (although i've never understood why people go to cities for the beaches and especially in a country like Oz, which has far superior ones elsewhere) but overall it felt a bit soulless to me - although Australia in general felt like a country still in the construction process.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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Probably Dubai, unless you're a Post-Modern architecture buff and love skyscrapers.

Other than that, there's not much to the place and so much is still under construction.

Add to that the extreme high humidity mixed with the extreme heat, the extreme intensity of the Sun and the very obvious signs that you're in some desert that were it not for modern technology, there's no way millions of people would live there.

Yeah, too much.

But the Emiratis are nice (if you can find them).
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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Minot, North Dakota! I don't know why it makes so many Top 10 lists...

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Old 11-12-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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Singapore is having some issues now with the number of foreigners coming in to work there. Seems that Singaporeans are being laid off so that foreign managers can bring in their friends and colleagues from back home. I can see some restrictions coming along soon to rectify this issue.

Take a look at this proposal:
New Employment Pass Rules in Singapore Impact Expat Workers : Expat News : Expat Info Desk
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I spent 6 months there four years ago and on the whole, i found it to be a very average city. For it's size it has poor shopping, a less than sensational theatre scene, only 1 or 2 good museums and it just lacked that buzz that you get from places like NY, Paris or London.
To be fair, Sydney is not nearly as big as New York, Paris or London. I think Sydney is like a lot of cities that have fallen victim to marketing hype that makes them seem more larger than life than they really are.

(The same thing has also happened to San Francisco in the U.S. and Vancouver in Canada, for example. They are nice cities, but do they compare to the world's top cities? No, I don't think so!)

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:50 PM
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Los Angeles
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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