Changi Airport Singapore was named as the World’s Best Airport by air travellers for the third consecutive year at the 2015 World Airport Awards, held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Barcelona, Spain.
Singapore is named No 1 country for travel in 2015 by Lonely Planet. It’s her Golden Jubilee. Since sealing its independence in 1965, Singapore’s heritage buildings, hawker centres, green spaces and shopping malls have lured travellers, but new developments have elevated the experience. First there’s Marina Bay, a new entertainment precinct, then there’s the new crop of swanky hotels, new attractions like the National Art Gallery and the Singapore Sports Hub, and more than a dozen metro extensions in development.
It is not surprising to see Singapore continuing to be a world leader in terms of attractiveness to investors. It is one of the few places in the world where there is a truly integrated strategic plan which links infrastructure planning with business and social requirements. The government is very pro-business and in terms of value of built assets (see ARCADIS Global Built Asset Wealth Index) the country has the highest value per capita in the world at US$156,000. This demonstrates the commitment to infrastructure investment pursued by the government to promote the quality of life that its population requires.
Singapore ranks 2nd overall for the fourth consecutive year, owing to an outstanding and stable performance across all the dimensions of the GCI. Again this year, Singapore is the only economy to feature in the top 3 in seven out of the 12 pillars.