Ok this i admit. But Australia's prices is still a lot higher than Singapore. 3 room hdb you can get for 100+k, not 300+k. In Sg, you don't actually 'own' a flat, you basically 'lease' from the gov. Prove to me where can you still get a 100k+ flat? Perhaps in some ulu destrict infested with rats , roaches and dodgy neighbours? Oh please, the african nations have rich natural resources but look what happened? Singapore has the world most open, one of the most inventive and competitive economy, that is all that matters. every modern country runs on economy not by drilling copper these days, though that helps slightly. the growth rate for singapore economy this year is expected to be around 8-10%. you call that gradually recover? lol. highest growth rate in asia possibly! the finiancial crisis hit singapore hard because singapore is a global country with the most globalised economy, hence it will obviously be affected. (but only 2-3% contraction overall, so much better than most european nations) No natural resources mean Spore can only do well in the services industry. Apart from being a succesful banking hub, you and I know most other projects have failed (eg. Sports hub, Medical hub, Education hub etc.)Spore is very vulnerable from every angle if Europe or US is going down. In Singapore, you don't need an armed ranger watching your back to feel safe Perhaps thats why Policemen in Spore are all switch-off and jobs usually are taken up by the Malays? 50% of Mainland chinese cannot even speak Mandarin. If you can speak fluent mandarin, which many Singaporeans can, they are better off than these people already. 1/7 americans cannot even read a few lines of simple english. The educated Singaporeans do speak good English, better accent than the Broad/ General Australian for sure. Haha, if 50% Mainland Chinese only speak dialects, then why do we need Spore - to teach them how to speak Mandarin? Singaporean got better accent - yea I reckon Sporean has the funniest accent and sure this is very entertaining to the listeners Australia has many geylangs as well in states where prostituition are legalised. Dozen times more than singapore Of course lo, western country what do you expect? This is the freedom of choice Australians have, but Singapore is perceived as a conservative Asian country leh, so how to promote itself as a sex hub huh? Please stop living in denial. Please stop deny Spore has yet to win any Nobel prize. Australia had 10. Shame shame Spore call itself technology advance but fact remains it has no groundbreaking technology breakthrough or innovation. You don't even need to drive in SIngapore. public transport is that good. Why is the street and highway still so jam in Spore? It is a very sad nation with drivers paying high price for a car but yet can't enjoy the ride and nowhere to drive to other than Malaysia. No Australia lacks water stop living in denial. Australia is the driest continent. South Australia is already rationing water. Singapore has NEWwater and now is almost capable of supplying all her water needs. She is not renewing the water contract with Johor when it expires next year I smell another failure project in Spore. NewWater will be NoWater in no time soon Yeah right. There are many poisionous spiders that roam into your homes in the suburb or even city area. you don't even get bugs in singapore houses because they are so clean. No la, each time I go back Spore to my parent flat I can see roaches running around in void deck and sometimes in kitchen. I got very scared. I collect spiders btw, you want to play with them? Here's what someone living in Australia thinks about the funnel web spiders around her house (most dangerous spider in the world, one bite and your child can die of posioning) How skilled do you have to be to work as a waiter etc? You pay 20aud/hr for a waiter in australia, while you pay 6 aud/hr for a waiter in singapore. From what you said you could run a cafe business in Spore then. Its very sad, in Australia every contract worker owns a company and most of them are professional and have no labour required, all their expenses go to the company tax Not really. If you have a good education/skill, you can easily find a good job in Singapore. can't say that for australia. I reckon you meant good education/skill mean having a degree or postgraduate degree. Spore has heaps of Ah nehs / PRCs graduate with Masters and Phds from unknown university. I guess its easy for them to find a job as well. Poor Sporeans, got to compete with 3rd world educated people. Last week, my company was hiring an engineer. We had 3 applicants. 1 from USA, 1 from Germany, 1 from Singapore, all almost similiary qualified. In the end we went for the SIngapore one because he had better knowledge of his field. You meant your firm hired him because he's way cheaper than the German and the American. So, the only way a Sporean can land a job if he's cheaper to hire (if skills and experience all else equal) ha ha denial Deny what? I live in both countries of course I know. The only crusine Australia lose out is of course Sporean food but everything else Australia has and they do it better ha ha. australia has what? 100 f-18s? singapore has 100+ f15s and f16s and soon f35s. they would win the f-18s in a dogfight easily. Quantity doesn't equate to Quality. Most Sporean solders are forced to serve militiary and once their 2 years is up, they go back to civilised world and throw all their military skills away(if they even had any). This is another sad fact about being a Sporean, they are forced to serve military, forced to deny university entrance , forced to compete with 3rd tier foreigners. face the facts. australia's armed forces is severely understaffed and underfunded. the fact remains Australian armed forces are sent to help Americans in war, whereas Sporean solders are sent to supply ration only.