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Singapore is 8th most luxurious city in the world, study finds

Ever wondered which cities have the most Prada stores, or the highest number of five star hotels? Well, some folks actually bothered to count them and it turns out, Singapore ranks in the top ten.

Singapore is 8th most luxurious city in the world, study finds

Crazy luxurious Singapore? A study has found that Singapore placed 8th in a ranking of the most luxurious cities in the world. (Photo:

These days, there are a countless number of studies surveying just about anything under the sun. Which is the world's most fatigued nation? How about the happiest country in the world? Or, the most expensive country for fine dining?

All things we’d like to know, really.

Call it pandemic boredom, but some folks in the UK have actually bothered to analyse “the number of luxury venues in a city to find out where in the world is truly the most lavish”.

The survey, conducted by, found that Paris tops the list, followed by London and Tokyo. Singapore, it seems, sits in 8th place.

Just how did this conclusion come about? Well, the methodology apparently involves the very tedious process of “counting the number of 5-star hotels, Michelin-star restaurants and number of designer stores in each city”, said in a press release.

Those with the highest total number across all three categories are ranked the most luxurious city in the world.

To be more specific, designer stores refer to “the top 10 most luxury brands”, namely Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany & Co, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, Valentino, Versace and Hermes. 

Singapore was recorded as having a total of 302 luxury venues. Paris has 630, London has 628 while Tokyo has 478.

Hmm, good to know, we guess? Meanwhile, we’ll be focusing our efforts on more pressing matters, such as counting Helen and Ivan’s number of coins (yes, we’ve yet to solve that).

Source: CNA/st/ds