But I still adore him and I have to agree. I was shocked too. We’re second coolest in the world after Brazil? Never thought of Singaporeans as one of the coolest in the world. Mongolians, sure. And the reason given – because we are the most computer literate. That’s true. But that makes us cool? I’m not sold. To me cool is not just cutting edge but something that commands awe and a desire to emulate.
Sorry fellow Singaporeans. There are many cool Singaporeans, but I just can’t think of the country as a whole as the coolest. Maybe we could win a contest for most kiasu or nerdiest? Don’t mean to offend, but just being honest here.
Anyway it turned out to be not an official kind of proper survey but just among CNN staff. I wish someone would do a real poll and that would be interesting indeed. I think New Zealanders are pretty darn cool and I like the humour of the British and quirkiness of the Japanese. I think of Americans and Canadians as very cool. So many countries I think of as cooler than Singapore, but then again I am super biased, being a jaded Singaporean myself. What do you think?