21. June 2013 09:00
Looks like CTSI-Global knows how to choose the best places to open its new offices! According to the 2012 Mercer survey, Singapore has the best infrastructure among the world's top cities. This study ranked a total of 221 cities based on key criteria. These include measures of electricity, water availability, info communications network, public transport system, traffic congestion and airport effectiveness.
From a small fishing island with not much natural resources and drinking water, Singapore today is a city with high standards of living and clean and green environment and also an important global business hub. The change in the scenario for infrastructure in Singapore was a result of proactive and farsighted planning by the Singapore government.
With a good strategic location on the major sea route between India and China, the port of Singapore is the world's largest and busiest container port, with around 120,000 vessels docking at the port annually. This explains why international trade is a critical driver of the island republic’s economic growth. In terms of communications network, Singapore's top-of-the-line infrastructure links the nation to the rest of the world. The famous Changi Airport is constantly ranked by travellers as the best airport. An efficient public transportation network of taxis, buses and the modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system ensures that getting from one destination to another is hassle-free and affordable.
Singapore's excellent air links, network readiness and trade links with key economies connect Singapore to the world, offering a truly international market for the exchange of business opportunities, ideas and products.