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A culture of benchmarking to the best

AIMING HIGH: Singapore chased the dream of matching the First World in quality instead of incrementalism. Many of the other South-east Asian nations did not do that.

SINGAPORE has been ranked Asia's Number One and the world's No 2 in a sustainability ranking study, results of which were released recently. That should be compared with the fact that 70 per cent of Asian cities finished at the bottom. It is another feather in the city-state's cap and a perfect