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Singapore is Coming Alive

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It was once known as a place where people went to work, rather than play - but a lot has changed. Singapore now boasts six of the world's best bars, 47 Michelin stars, and a vibrant mix of cultures. Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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1hourOfLove (14 days ago)
I'm from Hawaii. I'm traveling around the world SLOWLY. I've been in Singapore for 2 weeks already and will stay at least for 1 more. I'm so impressed w/this place. You guys are smaller than HALF of my hometown island of Oahu. HALF. You are smaller than New York or Los Angeles but you have universal health care (I haven't had medical insurance since my parents died), 9O% home ownership (I sleep in my minivan), one of the largest refineries in the world (I used to work for Chevron, a socially undesirable company), a desalination plant (so why is water so expensive?), a zoo, an amusement park, driverless subway trains which appear every 4 minutes, bilingualism, F-15s patrolling the skies and soon to get F-35s. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew was the right man for the right time. "Whoever governs Singapore must have that IRON in him. This is not a game of cards." You gotta love that man. I do. And I ain't Singaporean.
Ausgapore Tan (14 days ago)
singapore is boring if ure POOR
Max (1 month ago)
Singapore was more alive when it was a kampong. Now everyone is addicted to social media and artificial living. Everyone is getting more dead inside as this country grows "alive".
RJ (1 month ago)
Why is it illegal to rent out private homes in Singapore?
Ёбать вас в уста, Why did you make the video about Singapore and forget about great policy of Lee Kuan Yew, who turned a poor country into a huge and wealthy one? this is shame, it`s disrespect for their struggle!
Recorder Recorder (1 month ago)
Luxembourg of Asia. But with ports!
dserenity69 (2 months ago)
City in a garden. Cool concept!
John Doe (2 months ago)
Singapore was not founded in 1965. It just became independant in 1965. Singapore was founded at 1299. Back then it was called Singapura, which is the malay name for Singapore. In the 1810s Raffles came to singapore, and renamed singapura to singapore. In 1960, Singapore became part of malaysia, and in 1965 Singapore became independant.
Bishnu Akash (2 months ago)
Not for broke Ibn Battuta's
hectorsoy (2 months ago)
I didn't know Raffles was temporarily closed! I had Singapore sling there years ago... so expensive!! Great bar.
Wannabe Edgelord (2 months ago)
They changed the title 😂😂😂😂😂
ercan kilic (2 months ago)
I am Telling you Singapore is a Fake Country , they want us to believe its something native and traditional , hard work to become top in almost every category , its a fucking illusion , Singaporeans are everything but not Productive , IQ means for them how to be usefull in this Global Ponzi sheme .
JLPF (2 months ago)
Wah lah
JRNexGen (2 months ago)
A semi-communist concrete jungle run by corporates to funnel their taxes, living off tolerant hard working locals, drained of any culture and replaced by one influenced by their American masters. It isn't boring if you are not one of many slaves stuck living there and feeding those leeching rulers and their business oligarch masters.
tocrob (2 months ago)
JRNexGen - give one example of a real place that's better?
Siyan Qin (2 months ago)
I love SG❤️🧡💙💚
tocrob (2 months ago)
Singapore has the longest "healthy" life expectancy in the world at 76.2 ( 74.8 Japan is second and 68.5 for the USA) . Alcohol and sugar consumptions in Singapore are among the lowest in the world.
Sem Sem (2 months ago)
As a foreigner, I think neighbor Malaysia is much more interesting, beaitiful and diverse than Singapore.
Petr Frizen (2 months ago)
Magnificent Singapore!
Potato Sweet (2 months ago)
The most strict city on enviornment, litter and who knows what will happen to you(paying fines on your visit is really cool!1!)
Examinator (2 months ago)
If you want to see FUTURE, go to Singapore. On the other hand, come to my country.
Natalya Khairudin (2 months ago)
Singaporeans where u at?
GabiN64 (2 months ago)
A true utopia
Bella Umbrellla (2 months ago)
......don't think I need to see another concrete jungle -- a government so austere and harsh in their everyday treatment of people 😶
Krispy Krep (2 months ago)
But much of their citizens come to Malaysia since it's cheap.
RampageStudioHD (2 months ago)
Simgapore gained independence in 1965. It wasnt founded in 1965
Ridiculously Ridiculous (2 months ago)
singapore aint boring but eating too much potato is boring
Ng Min Xuan (2 months ago)
Sad that they didn’t feature Singapore’s Hawker centres, they’re an integral part of our culture
Bing Bong (2 months ago)
How can small country have so much fun inside ?
tocrob (2 months ago)
"attractions" /tourism is a major industry for Singapore.
Kevin Lau (2 months ago)
my favorite city in the world
Alita Battle Angel (2 months ago)
Singapore is a police state.
Superketo (2 months ago)
Singapore to Singarich
Zairon (2 months ago)
As a visitor, Singapore was not boring at all. I loved the place, but obviously living there means something else, and I can't comment on that.
Ayesha Gajrè (2 months ago)
I love this place sooo much ive been living here for more than 8 years and theres so much people dont know about singapore
Ayesha Gajrè (2 months ago)
Yess i know so many people who complain about how singapore doesnt have any cool activities like scuba diving and parasailing but singapore has ssoooo much more
tocrob (2 months ago)
Ayesha Gajrè - or Singaporeans not knowing how much better Singapore is relatively.
Matt Chow (2 months ago)
Singapore is also a benevolent dictatorship.
aku abe (2 months ago)
Its one of the richest countries BUT cant provide fresh water , electrical power source. Ironic
Adi Ahmad (2 months ago)
I never understand why the British called Singapura , Singapore. In English, it should be called Lioncity :)
DJ NVVGV (2 months ago)
Qatar has twice as higher gdp per capita than singapore And average temperatures too
aesthetic_eyelish (2 months ago)
DJ NVVGV ye im singaporean and i agree. Life is probably better there
Secret Wars (2 months ago)
Every place should be modeling Singapore
Cosmo 99 (2 months ago)
Secret Wars well Singapore is the size of a pebble compared to most other countries. It's really easy to manage such a small area. Places like The US and China are some of the most difficult to manage due to their sheer size.
Dylan Berryman (2 months ago)
My ideal city is one covered in plants and trees. This is the start of something like that.
highafchihuahua (2 months ago)
We're dead bitch
Joni Subroto (2 months ago)
And here in Indonesia we still stuck with... ah never mind.
Sundaland Please Unite (2 months ago)
Of course it's fun for the privileged. Get all the benefits from govt backed CDAC from everyone's taxpayers money
Khae Karem (2 months ago)
singapore is beautiful, clean, safe and developed... but because its a small city-state island.. its boring for singaporeans but not for tourists that come to visit for few days/weeks.. i've been to singapore in a 3 days and i explored most of singapore top attractions.. after that i was like "okay done for singapore'..
vaibhav tiwary (2 months ago)
The background music was from half girlfriend song.
Javier Tan (2 months ago)
Gardens by the Bay is a public park only at ground level tho
Destination Asia (2 months ago)
one of the my best destinations this year , you missed up the best in singapore , CHINATOWN , amazing places there
Hayley Boggess (2 months ago)
oh hey my home
Tearful T (2 months ago)
Those super trees produce power
Lardé GH (2 months ago)
I like Singapore 🇸🇬 I had decent fun & chill time there, not boring but honestly taxi drivers couldn’t stop talking about how tax system works, also most people were nice but at early morning some felt like zombies it was a very depressing morning that time when I had the most cringing quite morning in the middle of crowded bus station near some medical center at mid week, so quite that I could hear my fingers touches on that small bus ticket, will never forget that surreal morning it was oddly beautiful the sky was vanilla violet just few beams of shine reflecting through a soaring modern architecture full of plants felt like a the end of an apocalypse tbh 😌😅✨
Dominik Seljan (2 months ago)
Traveler series is just amazing! Please keep making these.
nervxxx (2 months ago)
this video just showcases the rich, extravagant, opulent side of singapore that appeals to expats and tourists, such as bars, fancy restaurants, hotels, casinos. I see no mention of more the local and accessible sides of the country like the hawker culture or nature reserves, etc
Rockylol (2 months ago)
As a person living here all my life. I have never been into those bars & restaurants in my life lol.. Too broke
Tim Rhydderch (2 months ago)
now it only needs to catch up on human rights! :)
Al pha (2 months ago)
Tim Rhydderch what human rights does it not have?
JzEatCheese (2 months ago)
Where's our hawker centers !
GDPR (2 months ago)
Awesome! 👍
Ny Alex (2 months ago)
Waitttttt,raffles hotel has one in cambodai siemreap too!!!since 1930s
Atlas Tobin (2 months ago)
It is all work if you want to afford the "luxury" of housing... Lol, I hate cities...
tocrob (2 months ago)
Atlas Tobin - it's optional if you want to keep up.
hg vg (2 months ago)
3 ethnic groups of chinese, malay, indian. but all the fun I see in the video come from the western world
Inspector Sock (2 months ago)
Take a page from Singapore’s book, America.
Fido Saurus (2 months ago)
Easy to manage when your country is slightly larger than typical resort islands. Singapore is expensive as fuck tho even for the locals. Cars and houses are extremely expensive. It's a modern small island filled with high rises, pretty similar to Manhattan. If you're into beautiful beaches, mountains and thick rainforests then Singapore is not the right place to visit.
Austin Dylan (2 months ago)
If there is 1 city that will mandatorily micro chip it's people, Singapore will definitely be the first city/state to make this happen, paving the way for the tyrannical New World Order. It's citizens are the most docile on the planet & will never revolt against tyranny.
klugshicer (2 months ago)
"six of the world's best bars", out of what? The 10 best bars? The 100 best bars? The 1000 best bars?
Daniel Madrigal (2 months ago)
Integrate apartments and solar windows or quantum dot film. Garden Apartments
J.R. Regenold (2 months ago)
To all that replied to my post: Google "refused entry to Singapore" and read some of the posts. It appears that application of their rules is inconsistent. It also seems that the profiling criteria is a mysterious and secretive process that isn't revealed to travelers even if they are detained. Its really a shame because we were regularly going there to enjoy the city and shop.
J.R. Regenold (2 months ago)
Every person has the right not to visit a country and I do choose not to try to enter again. I never contacted my embassy about this, because its not their right to interfere. After the cost of this denied entry...aboutl 700USD, I will continue to be the petulant child and not go to Singapore again. I can find other places to go that welcome my wife and I without a hassle. It would be nice if Singapore would share their Super Secret Profiling Rules so that people don't waste time and money trying to visit and spend their tourist money.
kageyamareijikun (2 months ago)
J.R. Regenold Every sovereign state has the right to deny entry to any foreigner/alien. We are not obligated to disclose the details or reasons to you. Entry into Singapore is not an automatic right. Just as Singapore has the right to refuse you entry, you as an individual have the right not to choose to come here. Your embassy cannot intervene as technically you were stopped at the borders and not allowed into the country’s territory yet. But ok continue being a bitter petulant child.
Bennet Fan (2 months ago)
I miss Singapore so much
carrionfernandez (2 months ago)
what ugly people :P
vivek sharma (2 months ago)
Never Been to Singapore but i didn't knew we are there as well 😂
Sen Amaiti Sydney (2 months ago)
The best country in the world 😍😍
Prajnadatta Meher (2 months ago)
hotel was under renovation
The end of time (2 months ago)
And now you forget it's not a democratic country like China?
Say Joo Goh (2 months ago)
We were always alive. And for fucks sake we are not part of China.
Andre Newcomb (2 months ago)
50 square miles is not a country.  It's a hustle.  A stage for pigs to snow populations.
dreamydisaster (2 months ago)
too expensive and too tame
aallpp55 (2 months ago)
It's a safe country n have loads of delicious food.
Sean (2 months ago)
This is like an ad for the two high end dining and drinking outlets
Sean (2 months ago)
And I didnt even know they exist
Danial Rosli (2 months ago)
Dear bloomberg, As a Singaporean, I am disappointed after watching this video. Here are some reasons why: 1. Historically inaccurate (“ONLY founded in 1965”. Ever heard of Sang Nila Utama?) 2. Wrong abt demographics (half of Singapore population non-Singaporeans. Really?) 3. Blatant disregard for life of different types of Singaporeans (because apparently the rest of us can afford fine-dining and five-star hotels) 4. Linking happiness & greatness to bars and non-halal restaurants, obviously catering to upper class expats and tourists 5. Glorification of controversial colonial history via Raffles
Aventanario (2 months ago)
Be careful, lots of electric kick scooters in there
Max's Cognac Review (2 months ago)
They should call it singarich
Max's Cognac Review You are definitely right. It can only be called Singarich or Manypoor.
US GH (2 months ago)
Singa means lion so lionrich
US GH (2 months ago)
Agent just because you can't afford the Singaporean lifestyle doesn't mean singapore is poor
Krash Clasher (2 months ago)
Agent Fuck off if u don’t like our country and stop wasting your time here
FuryC (2 months ago)
They also have Universal Studios there.
The (2 months ago)
It's a really tiny, crappy Universal Studios unfortunately. Better than nothing tho
DeathM10 (2 months ago)
Singapore is very expensive to live in but cheap for vacation.
Shawn Lee (2 months ago)
Jim Law (2 months ago)
See Why (2 months ago)
Singapore got so much to offer as a city if compare to other asean capital city like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur
odegaard (2 months ago)
If your idea of fun is spending a lot of money then Singapore definitely looks like a fun place. There is no shortage of expensive restaurants and expensive shopping centers. But what if you don't have a lot of money? Say you have an income of 60,000 Singapore Dollars per year. Is Singapore a nice place to live for the average man?
IRON MAN (2 months ago)
Indians are everywhere
racists are everywhere
darrendelong (2 months ago)
It's not illegal to rent out private homes in Singapore. It is illegal however to rent out public housing home or HDB homes for temporary stay. You can still get Airbnb in private housing estate.
Deon Lee (2 months ago)
everything needs money
Noah Purser (2 months ago)
AFTER WATCHING THIS VIDEO: Me: I wanna go to Singapore! The Internet: Has Singapore always been boring?
Defiant GTI (2 months ago)
Singapore the teeny weenie little kiasu island
boredbeingbored (2 months ago)
Dont know when Indonesia can be like Singapore...
Tonmi diputs (2 months ago)
I Fall in love of Singapore since the 90's seeing how green and clean and more modern it is today and more unique buildings and parks keep coming all the way. Keep it coming Singapore! ❤❤❤
Xi Jinping (2 months ago)
place boring or not depends on the person....a boring person will find every place boring wherever he goes......
Ivan Ho (2 months ago)
May seem alive. But Singaporeans are dead inside. Many are unfriendly, unhappy, over worked citizens. Hardly an original idea, don't dare to stand up for new ideas, Just telling you a bit of the truth
A (2 months ago)
Public Health And Safety Co Have you heard of Japan? I watched a video about the country once and it said that the Japanese work atleast 80 hours a week...
Haemo Ford (2 months ago)
Public Health And Safety Co No it's not. It's Japan.
aesthetic_eyelish (2 months ago)
Agent (2 months ago)
Singapore is definitely for tourism but I wouldn’t want to live there based on experience. I worked there for only a year & it stressed me out..
you guys are confusing japan, korea,etc with singapore. singapore is welcoming of immigration unlike japan and other places who don't and are actually overworking. significant amount of workload is removed thanks to this. america is far more overworked these asian countries, the problem with asian countries is not overworking but cramping huge amount of work in few hours.
Cody Chow (2 months ago)
But the people here are feeling dead.
Hi- Mi (2 months ago)
What's life? Can it be eaten? :DD Seriously though, at times some of us feel pretty dead but surely if you're spending time with your family and friends, you aren't really that dead right?
Jovan Tang (2 months ago)
Dont pull me in, im alive here
Xi Jinping (2 months ago)
Chow Jun Liang , only brain dead ppl will think ppl there look lifeless.....
Los Angels (2 months ago)
finally...it is becoming a place for human to hang around
S L (2 months ago)
i just went two weeks ago i really want to be there working for a year!!!!!!!!!!!
Alex Shuysky (2 months ago)
It's the Bahamas of the Asian Countries. Corruption money are used to fund most of the development.
Arist (2 months ago)
It doesn't matter if it's corruption or non corruption money. Capital flows in simply because the tax is the lowest in the region and the country is very very stable both short and long term wise. In other words, being super business friendly will attract a lot of FDI. The financial laws are super conservative despite what ppl here might suggest.
ARVIN (2 months ago)
You mean a tax haven?
Minh Khai Dang (2 months ago)
I can not agree more. This land stinks of the corruption money, from Indonesia, Vietnam...
iLovemyhuman (2 months ago)
Alex Shuysky. Thats cos Sg has strict and fixed financial guidance laws.
Isabel (2 months ago)
Z C (2 months ago)
authentic boring ass city
Xi Jinping (2 months ago)
Z C , ya i know....no guns n no spitting allowed.....
islandbee (2 months ago)
So dumb that renting out your own place is illegal. Staying in hotels is not the same as in a local home. That's no fun Singapore! 🇸🇬🤦
joon lee (2 months ago)
Singapore was never boring are u kidding me

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