Before I went to Singapore on a trip hosted by Contact Singapore, I'd assumed the coolest, most progressive places to work in Asia were Hong Kong and Tokyo. I was wrong.
I guess I could have looked it up -- Mercer Consulting's annual rankings put Singapore as the best city in Asia to work and live (Geneva is No. 1 in the world; but at No. 28, Singapore ranks above London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong). Mercer measures 39 factors, including political stability, crime, currency exchange, personal freedom and health and sanitation.