14 Mar '17, 8am

Survey ranked S’pore no. 1 for infrastructure but no. 25 for quality of living https://t.co/BX7WEvTPXe

Survey ranked S’pore no. 1 for infrastructure but no. 25 for quality of living https://t.co/BX7WEvTPXe

The Straits Times reported on a survey finding on March 14, 2017: The ST article with the headline oozing with effusive praise is about Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living survey of 231 cities that has ranked Singapore pretty high up the totem pole internationally. The survey is authoritative enough to warrant coverage as it helps companies and organisations determine compensation and hardship allowances for international staff. The dozens of criteria it uses include political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and transport. Reading ST’s headline, the impression a reader would have is that Singapore is number one — which is only half the case. Because what the headline failed to mention is the fact that Singapore is ranked at an unsexy number 25 internationally for quality of living, despite being ranked number one for infrastructure. The top spot for best c...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/03/survey-ranked-spore-no-1-for...

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