Singapore ranked world's 11th most beautiful city

The Singapore skyline, featuring Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Financial Centre and the Singapore Flyer. Singapore was the highest-ranked Asian city in the list of 50.
The Singapore skyline, featuring Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Financial Centre and the Singapore Flyer. Singapore was the highest-ranked Asian city in the list of 50.ST FILE PHOTO

Singapore was recently named the 11th most beautiful city in the world, in a list of 50 cities compiled by Canada-based online travel agency Flight Network.

Topping the list was Paris, with New York and London in second and third places respectively.

Singapore was the highest-ranked Asian city, followed by Tokyo in 18th position and Hong Kong in 24th place. South-east Asian cities like Hanoi and Bangkok also made the list, coming in at 37th and 43rd spots respectively.

The results were based on the votes of more than a thousand travel journalists, bloggers and agencies.

They were asked to consider which cities had the best combination of natural and man-made beauty, the juxtaposition of nature and architecture, city culture and local weather.

Hence, a variety of diverse destinations were featured in the list, from the bustling streets of Dubai to Rome, the historic heart of Italy.

Prominent filming locations were also highlighted, such as the picturesque city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, whose ancient fortresses served as the backdrop for the popular television series Game Of Thrones.


15 MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES

1. Paris, France

2. New York, United States

3. London, United Kingdom

4. Venice, Italy

 
 
 

5. Vancouver, Canada

6. Barcelona, Spain

7. Cape Town, South Africa

8. San Francisco, United States

9. Sydney, Australia

10. Rome, Italy

11. Singapore

12. Lisbon, Portugal

13. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

14. Prague, Czech Republic

15. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2019, with the headline 'S'pore ranked world's 11th most beautiful city'. Subscribe