easiest place in the world to do business. But that was in 2012. Today? New Zealand, my focus next Wednesday for Pearl's Ashes, is #1, but Singapore is #2, Denmark #3 and the USA #8.
To quote from that above-mentioned 2012 posting:
Remember the concern in Korea (1.28) and Japan (1.37) about fertility rate (FR)? Singapore is 0.78!
- 224 Singapore 0.82
- 223 Macau 0.94
- 222 Taiwan 1.12
- 220 S. Korea 1.25
- 210 Japan 1.41
- 182 China 1.60
- 142 USA 1.87
- 10 Afghanistan 5.22
- 4 Somalia 5.89
- 1 Niger 6.62
educational system, but, apparently not, for Finland is #1, Japan #2 and South Korea #3. Singapore is #15 and the USA #20. Are you getting at least a bit concerned that something bad is happening?
Then, maybe it's just plain IQ to explain their success, for Singapore is tied with Hong at #1 with average IQs of 108. South Korea is #2 at 106, Japan and China #3 at 105 and the USA #9 at 98. There are 30 countries smarter than the U.S., for the ranking system is a bit odd by counting ties as one number.
stayed the year before. Planners want to transition Singapore from a mere progressive city into a garden. Thus, this exhibit is symbolic of what life will be in in the future.
I earlier showed you their future airport. Scheduled to open next year as a pronounced upgrade, Changi Airport has already been #1 in the world for five straight years. Singapore Airlines, however, has become a bit too elitist, reflecting the general attitudes in the country.
Waku Ghin, this is now Asia's 6th best restaurant. I show here just one dish: Oscietra caviar on sea urchin. Abalone, wagyu beef, three kinds of wine and more. Decadent.
Restaurant Andre is #14 on Pellegrino's World list, and #2 to Gaggan (Bangkok). This was his salad. I specifically compared Andre with Alex Atala of DOM. I just attended Chef Atala's special dinner in Honolulu less than a month ago. I should ask the Culinary Institute of the Pacific to seek Andre Chiang next.
Next Wednesday: New Zealand.