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Crazy Rich 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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luisrd (13 hours ago)
The official language is Malay.
I went there this last summer Im so amazed by how the streets is super clean
Juicy Tomatoes (2 days ago)
only people with money can enjoy this..
nana jaemin (3 days ago)
Singapore was never boring to begin with
Singapore is our modern Zootopia
billy the boxer , (5 days ago)
Maga 💯🇺🇸🍻
KJ (6 days ago)
more like what to do in Singapore
Hawk Who Knows All (8 days ago)
CAPITALIST SHITHOLE, Where FORIEGNERs LIVE RICH While the LOCALS Still LIVE POOR.
MightyFish (8 days ago)
I swear that America isn't progressing at all while the rest of the world is consistently growing.
"City in a garden" - That's is actually my dream
The Mad Hatter (9 days ago)
Signapore
bob thompkins (10 days ago)
Sorry Trump Trolls, the other countries dont live in huts anymore. They've arrived, and they're here to take your business, jobs, and money.
Ed Hiran Rahman (10 days ago)
Singapore Is FULL OF FOREIGNERS!!!!!!!
Chris H (11 days ago)
*Bucket list place to visit*
DJ Tan (11 days ago)
Come to Malaysia! We got real culture!
dave choy (10 days ago)
Salty
Alan Tan (13 days ago)
It is a boring place ; I belong to the lower middle income group and I need to think twice when I spend $
Фредрик Чjен (13 days ago)
Japan, Singapore, Israel.
Lari Kipe (13 days ago)
Sorry, Singapore would not be on my top 10 list of places to visit.
Samuel Adams (14 days ago)
yuck! not impressed i thumbs down
Caroli ronoh (14 days ago)
Nice
AlphaFighter (14 days ago)
The transport service are so much better in Singapore, while a lot of transport service here in the U.S. suck dick.
darkwear gt growtopia (15 days ago)
i bet 99% peopel here is living in singapore
Jules De Vos (15 days ago)
Responsible concept thanks blow nice conscious colony question.
Licia Field's (18 days ago)
Am from Kenya and travelled to Singapore last year..I still have the wonderful photos I took at the gardens by the bay..the people are great and kind including teenagers.
dave choy (1 day ago)
+Licia Field's Now do you want to know about the money I paid to get through K immigration and customs?
Licia Field's (2 days ago)
+dave choy sorry about that we still have challenges with corruption but trying to eradicate it..the Singaporean immigration is also not very nice..actually they harassed me including going through my phone which I felt is an intrusion of my privacy..since I have never experienced that in all other countries I have visited.
EC S (2 days ago)
dave choy Lucky you didnt tell him the truth, that we have zero tolerance for corruption, thats why the country can prosper and progress. Else you may end up in the slammer LOL
dave choy (10 days ago)
I was in Kenya earliy this year on a business trip on a business visa. While meeting with my associates, I was arrested by immigration officers and thrown into the back of a van without charge. When one of the officers realized I was Singaporean, he asked me how did Singapore become so rich and successful. I replied that we do not harass investors. Paid KES200,000 and I was released and my passport returned.
Juliet Tun (20 days ago)
I think I want Singapore to let me buy a house in Singapore if I can show I am Singaporeon. I think Singaporeons are Indian and Chinese. I think my dad is part Gujarati,Punjabi and Bactrian. I think my mom is part Chinese. I want to be a Myanmar citizen and Singapore citizen. My brother George can be a USA citizen and Singapore citizen.
Samuel Johnson (25 days ago)
C-c-an I live there? How much is a house usually?
d E (25 days ago)
Ok how much did the tourism board pay you to make this video?
nadzeer harris (26 days ago)
Nothing to do in Singapore the country was small.
Laurd Reyes (26 days ago)
I'd love to visit someday <3
fcuking Sg Invain (28 days ago)
A SUPER DAMN BORING COUNTRY WHO GAINS ITS RICHES FROM MONEY LAUNDERING AND TAX HAVEN FOR CORRUPTORS FROM NEIGHBORING CPUNTRIES HAHAHAHAA FACT NOT FICTION. THEY CLAIM TOP MEDICAL AND EDUCATION CENTER, YET NONE OF ITS PEOPLE EVER WIN ANY AWARD HAHAHHAHAHAHA
dave choy (10 days ago)
Try to BS your way through this :)
fcuking Sg Invain (28 days ago)
THEY SAY THEY ARE RICH, HEALTHY, POWERFUL AND NO NEED ANYTHING, BUT THE FACT IS THEY ARE BLIND, NAKED, AND POOR (BIBLE) HAHAHAHAHHAHA
reza h (28 days ago)
They have no culture? This is the western lifestyle.
d3badge (28 days ago)
Garden by the Bay cost SGD$3bn is about USD$2.15bn! LOL surprise surprise surprise plants aren't that cheap especially when import in
Minsky (28 days ago)
Many commented that Singapore is boring due to its smallness, concrete jungle, lack of mountains, lakes etc. When I working in Singapore, I never felt boring. Why? Cos I treated Singapore as the capital city of the “country” ASEAN. I have gone to HK, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Bali, Bangkok, Ho Chi Min City, Sibu, Medan, etc etc due to its close proximity to the other Asian countries and its many cheap Budget Airlines fares. I live in LA but I never have visited NY.
Silas Bishop (28 days ago)
Singapore has been alive for a long time. Trying to piggyback off "Crazy Rich Asians"? I don't think Westerners are surprised there are rich people in Asia. Show me Crazy Rich Africans. That might surprise some people. Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia and Ghana are growing fast.
Nathan Remix (29 days ago)
Man wonder how long will singapore last . I hope it last long till i can visit it btw i live in Malaysia
n00bie (29 days ago)
Are there graveyards in singapore
Lester Chong (29 days ago)
Malaysia is another nice place for retirees
dave choy (10 days ago)
Salty
RedoneBurgz (29 days ago)
ITS ALIVE
Pokémon No.1 (1 month ago)
I’m Singaporean
Chambalero (1 month ago)
gave u a thumbs up but get a better microphone.
Kay Flip (1 month ago)
Most successful diverse city in the world - only Asians could do diversity successfully.
frank Lee (1 month ago)
damn I want visit!
thucydides Neo (1 month ago)
I get that Singapore is rich. But how are "Indian" and "Malay-muslim" quaters ever counted as attractions? I bet 90% of western and asian tourists are never interested in those places. In the end, Singapore is merely about ultra-expensive bars and garden, isn't it. Politically, it is opressive and there is no freedom of speech either.
dave choy (10 days ago)
Its called ignorance. Little India and Haji Lane are extremely popular with tourists.
Elkin Shiner (1 month ago)
This video just told me how poor I am.
Abdirashid Hassan (1 month ago)
I don’t understand this Western obsession with multiculturalism. Every video I see of cities, the first thing they seem to talk about is that whether the city is a melting-pot or and if it ain’t then that city is bland. I am sensing a globalist agenda from these mouthpieces that brandish themselves as media platforms.
K Lim (22 hours ago)
Multiculturalism is what kept Singapore safe and secure. LKY specifically designed it so that all the races would get along with each other. If you have never experienced a race riot before, I would tell you that having a boring safe environment is preferable to that any day
aastha subedi (1 month ago)
I really really really wanna visit Singapore soon.
3:00 my grandfather's cousin invented the Singapore Sling
dave choy (10 days ago)
My favourite and must on SQ flights!
There's like a fuck ton of butthurt people in this comment section.
Joel Lopes (1 month ago)
I've been there. Totally developed and vibrant place. But at the same time you can feel emptiness and sadness. It sounded fake.
kitkat12 (1 month ago)
I finally know why I feel boring when I visited Singapore it is because I couldn't afford to go to those fun place.
dave choy (10 days ago)
Cool, so its not our problem
Nijidesu (1 month ago)
But us Singaporeans are dead on the inside.
dave choy (10 days ago)
You mean you are dead. Please just represent yourself. Still kicking?
JJ Gamerz 39 (1 month ago)
WARNING: THERE ARE SALTY NEW YORKERS BEING TOXIC IN THE COMMENTS
Bitter Sugar (1 month ago)
Tbh to a local, its boring.
scylla019 (1 month ago)
Looks very cool but in fact it’s all tourist attractions. When asking locals to hang out, there’s only 2 activities: “go where to eat?” Or “go where to drink?”
scylla019 (1 month ago)
As Rem Koolhaas said in Singapore Songlines, Singapore is a Potemkin metropolis. It’s all appearances to boost tourism. In truth, we are culturally sterile. All our culture and nostalgia is remade for appearances and younger generations of Singaporeans aren’t connected to their traditions. Our nature is manmade. Our conserved buildings are a home to hostess karaoke bars and our people are pretending to be american
dave choy (10 days ago)
Luckliy you don't live in Africa, you'll write a book.
magicalworl34 (1 month ago)
As a Singaporean myself, I would never understand why people would called us "culturally rich". We are NOT. We may seemed like it, but no, we're not. I mean take the movie, Crazy Rich Asians for example. They tried to make it show as if it's all Singapore, but truth is 70% of the movie were filmed in Malaysia, while the remaining 30% are the Newton Food Centre, Marina Bay Sands, and the church. Our local dialect (Hokkien) is practically dying, because lesser and lesser people know how to understand let alone speak it. We kept claiming food from Malaysia as our food, but let's be honest, WE (Singaporean) ALL KNOW we're just kidding ourselves. So let's be real for a second here, Singapore ain't culturally rich, we are economically rich and I, for one, am extremely proud of that, but we are certainly not culturally rich. Thanks.
Hawk Who Knows All (8 days ago)
magicalworl34 Arent MIGRANTS are RICH but LOCALS are POOR.
dave choy (10 days ago)
Get real? Its a bloody movie and Thor's your neighbour
nisshan rao (13 days ago)
Well said. Now i know what's happening over there.
Lee Nick (13 days ago)
+magicalworl34 Sorry I'm not, whether it make sense, believe it or I'm happy with it, it doesn't matter, as I stating fact. And my sentence to you is that please be fair on your comment about food, as your other comments on Singapore I totally agree with you.
magicalworl34 (13 days ago)
Lee Nick ok Mr Nationalist. Whatever you say makes you happy, then believe it.
The only place in Asia worth visiting
thucydides Neo (1 month ago)
You probably have never visited Asia.
Muhammad Shafiq (1 month ago)
Without separation, Singapore would never be like this. It may be stucked like its old brother....
alansmith888 (1 month ago)
Here in Hong Kong we are falling wayyyyyy behind
Supertree grove. Wow
dave choy (10 days ago)
Powered by solar energy
Bero Bujanovi (1 month ago)
Garden seems beautiful.
my mom looks like yoongi (2 months ago)
3:00 my grandfather's cousin invented that.
Blair Yang (2 months ago)
Singapore never boring
1hourOfLove (2 months 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.
Thunder Snake (15 days ago)
There’s a difference in comparing a island of 4mil and a country of 350mil.
Yap Gim Kwee (21 days ago)
I have been to Hawaii. Hawaii is 100 times better than. Singapore
Janith Haputhanthri (24 days ago)
+Eric C much better country than USA
Armistice _ (28 days ago)
+Jack of Spades happened during 1962 where malaysia agreed to allow spore to redraw 250mil gallon of water from johor at 1.01 cent per 1000 gallon.(Inflation most likely isnt adjusted)
Ausgapore Tan (2 months ago)
singapore is boring if ure POOR
dave choy (10 days ago)
Most places are
Max (3 months 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".
dave choy (10 days ago)
The rest of the world is not addicted so social media. You want Singapore to be a Crazy Rich Kampong? Sadist
RJ (3 months ago)
Why is it illegal to rent out private homes in Singapore?
dave choy (10 days ago)
Not for short stays. Homes are not hotels 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 (4 months ago)
Luxembourg of Asia. But with ports!
dserenity69 (4 months ago)
City in a garden. Cool concept!
Иосиф Сталин (4 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 (4 months ago)
Not for broke Ibn Battuta's
hectorsoy (4 months ago)
I didn't know Raffles was temporarily closed! I had Singapore sling there years ago... so expensive!! Great bar.
Wannabe Edgelord (4 months ago)
They changed the title 😂😂😂😂😂
ercan kilic (4 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 (4 months ago)
Wah lah
JRNexGen (4 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 (4 months ago)
JRNexGen - give one example of a real place that's better?
Siyan Qin (4 months ago)
I love SG❤️🧡💙💚
tocrob (4 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 (4 months ago)
As a foreigner, I think neighbor Malaysia is much more interesting, beaitiful and diverse than Singapore.
dave choy (10 days ago)
Salty
Petr Frizen (4 months ago)
Magnificent Singapore!
Potato Sweet (4 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!)
dave choy (10 days ago)
We'll if you are prone to littering, we actually may not want you here
Examinator (4 months ago)
If you want to see FUTURE, go to Singapore. On the other hand, come to my country.
dave choy (10 days ago)
To see the PAST?
Natalya Khairudin (4 months ago)
Singaporeans where u at?
Woodland
GabiN64 (4 months ago)
A true utopia
Bella Umbrellla (4 months ago)
......don't think I need to see another concrete jungle -- a government so austere and harsh in their everyday treatment of people 😶
dave choy (10 days ago)
They force us to eat lobsters all day and choke us with champagne
Krispy Krep (4 months ago)
But much of their citizens come to Malaysia since it's cheap.
dave choy (10 days ago)
salty
RampageStudioHD (4 months ago)
Simgapore gained independence in 1965. It wasnt founded in 1965
Ridiculously Ridiculous (4 months ago)
singapore aint boring but eating too much potato is boring
Ng Min Xuan (4 months ago)
Sad that they didn’t feature Singapore’s Hawker centres, they’re an integral part of our culture
Bing Bong (4 months ago)
How can small country have so much fun inside ?
tocrob (4 months ago)
"attractions" /tourism is a major industry for Singapore.
Kevin Lau (4 months ago)
my favorite city in the world
Alita Battle Angel (4 months ago)
Singapore is a police state.
Superketo (4 months ago)
Singapore to Singarich
Zairon (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
Ayesha Gajrè - or Singaporeans not knowing how much better Singapore is relatively.
Vagina Schnitzel (4 months ago)
Singapore is also a benevolent dictatorship.
aku abe (4 months ago)
Its one of the richest countries BUT cant provide fresh water , electrical power source. Ironic
dong ding (1 month ago)
It can
Adi Ahmad (4 months ago)
I never understand why the British called Singapura , Singapore. In English, it should be called Lioncity :)

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