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No other country in Asia comes before Singapore on the list of 50 most beautiful cities in the world. Photo: Unsplash/Swapnil Bapat

The Most Beautiful City In Asia Is... Singapore!

Not say we want to hao lian, but it's always such a joy to see our beloved little island sharing the same top accolades as cities like Paris, New York and London.

Based on a recent survey of more than 1,000 travel writers, travel bloggers and travel agencies, Flight Network – one of the largest Canadian-owned online travel agencies – released a list of The World's 50 Most Beautiful Cities.

According to the website: "This extensive collaboration produced the most thoughtful and definitive list of the World’s Best Cities – a guide that will inspire travellers not only in 2019 but for years to come."

It added: "This unparalleled guide will both challenge you to take a fresh look at famous megacities like New York and dream of new destinations like chilly and charming Bergen, Norway."

Singapore came in at number 11 on the list. Said Selene Brophy of, one of the judges: “This is such a special and innovative city with a rich culture, and so accommodating – you can’t but help be swept away by it all when visiting.”

Flight Network goes on to describe Singapore as a "colourful city full of tantalising sights, smells, and tastes just waiting to be found", adding that "even in such a busy city, there are still peaceful green spaces like the Gardens by the Bay which has several public greenhouses and some great seaside views too".

We couldn't agree more. In fact, what we love most are the seldom-seen parts of Singapore that don't even look like Singapore. Proof: watch the video we created for National Day this year, in which we rediscovered Singapore on a longboard with model Dione Tan.

Meanwhile, here's the complete list of The World's 50 Most Beautiful Cities:

1. Paris, France

2. New York, US

3. London, England

4. Venice, Italy

5. Vancouver, Canada

6. Barcelona, Spain

7. Cape Town, South Africa

8. San Francisco, US

9. Sydney, Australia

10. Rome, Italy

11. Singapore, Singapore

12. Lisbon, Portugal

13. Amsterdam, Netherlands

14. Prague, Czech Republic

15. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

16. Budapest, Hungary

17. Istanbul, Turkey

18. Tokyo, Japan

19. Vienna, Austria

20. Buenos Aires, Argentina

21. Toronto, Canada

22. San Diego, US

23. Quebec City, Canada

24. Hong Kong, China

25. Chicago, US

26. Bruges, Belgium

27. Madrid, Spain

28. Havana, Cuba

29. Dubai, UAE

30. Jerusalem, Israel

31. Edinburgh, Scotland

32. Quito, Ecuador

33. Zurich, Switzerland

34. Cusco, Peru

35. St Petersburg, Russia

36. Berlin, Germany

37. Hanoi, Vietnam

38. Queenstown, New Zealand

39. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

40. Seoul, South Korea

41. Dubrovnik, Croatia

42. San Sebastian, Spain

43. Bangkok, Thailand

44. Cartagena, Colombia

45. Dublin, Ireland

46. Marrakesh, Morocco

47. Bergen, Norway

48. Jaipur, India

49. Beijing, China

50. Athens, Greece

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