Singapore is the most innovative city in the Asia Pacific region, according to a study by consultancy Solidiance.
The Lion City took the top spot after notching the highest average ranking across six criteria including human talent, knowledge creation, technology, society, government and global integration.
Sydney came in second, while Melbourne, Hong Kong and Auckland rounded out the top five spots among the sixteen urban centers identified in the Asia Pacific region.
The study was conducted over two years with the aim of identifying Asian cities best able to attract new business and talent.
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"Singapore is still a young city, and things are not always perfect but it has built the most attractive ecosystem for companies to innovate in Asia Pacific as it constantly strives for leapfrog improvements and visible changes. Problems are not shunned under the carpet but fast-addressed," said Damien Duhamel, managing partner for Asia Pacific of Solidiance, which is based in Singapore and counts Fortune 500 companies like Nokia, Microsoft and Canon among its clients.