The Singaporean government in shock. Singapore is not in a top 10 list

It is out now. Singapore is not even near a top 10 spot on this list made by Lonely Planet, and the Singaporean goverment and the Singapore Tourism Board is in shock after this announcement.

The Winner were Copenhagen, Denmark. Not a surprise that they made the list, but some  might argue that others should have won this list. I mean where is London for example?

First here is the top 10 list.

1. Copenhagen
2. New Zealand
3. Toronto, Canada
4. Palm Springs, California
5. Sitges, Spain
6. Berlin, Germany
7. Skiathos & Mykonos, Greece
8. New York, New York
9. Reykjavik, Iceland
10. Montevideo, Uruguay

So what how did Copenhagen outshine Singapore? Well, Copenhagen has been named the most gay friendly city in the world by Lonely Planet.

I am sure that the honest reply by the government in Singapore would be to completely ignore the existence of a list that they didn’t make the top 10 list of. Not even when Singapore is so KPI centric as it is.

But according to the Singaporean gov, then Homosexualy does not really exists and can therefore be ignored by any list making bureaucrat and politician.

The world famous travel guide has found “the most inclusive and accepting destinations that open their arms to the LGBTQ traveller“, and here Copenhagen is top notch. From personal experience, I can highly recomend Vela, the only lesbian club in Copenhagen, as well as Masken (The Mask) that is a gay bar, who also have a high percentage of lesbian guests. One of the oldest gay bars in the wold – or at least Europe’s, Centralhjornet (Think it is translated to “Central Corner”), whose origins date back to the 1950s is also located in Copenhagen. 

I wrote to the STB for a comment and how Singapore could improve, and if there were any plans to promote the country to the LGBT traveler, but the reply were that they had no comment at this point of time.

Surprisingly Amsterdam didn’t make the list either.



6 thoughts on “The Singaporean government in shock. Singapore is not in a top 10 list

    • TRS did not link to any source, so I can’t tell. But if you read the article then Namibia and Lithuania came in second and third in that list. So whatever the requirements for that list is interesting. I have been to both countries and Namibia is not at all gay friendly. In fact I would advice anyone in the LGBT community to stay away from there if they are looking for a romantic trip with their partner.

      The one I refer to dear, is the list for gay travelers and list LGBT friendly cities.

  1. Oh it’s a different list : ) and there are quite a number of top 10 lists for 2015 on the lonely planet website.

    Wonder how they made up the lists and if the travel writer wrote this article has been to Singapore?

    Do you recommend your oversea visitors to have chilli crab at Lau Pa Sat? Is club street still the new hottest new dining and drinking enclave (in mid to late 90 yes), how many tourists and residents make a visit to Haw Par Villa? (I visited once during school trip many decades ago) and the banning of chewing gum news is so yesterday.

    • Lol I think it has been at least 20 years since I went to Haw Par Villa and then I were dragged there under protest.

      Lau Pa Sat is overpriced and worn down last I went there, but haven’t seen it after it got renovated earlier this year. But I would rather take guests to the East Coast Seafood centre for chilli crab.

      There are still some “okay” places in Club Street and do remember that a few of our so-called A-list lesbians own F&B’s there, but I wouldn’t call it the hottest in Singapore – far from it.

      I would mostly bring guests to East Coast Lagoon Food Centre (also good for that holding hands walk and make out in the car afterwards lol), Chomp Chomp (if you don’t mind that the clothes smell afterwards) or any other hawker center in the heartland and away from all the tourist traps.

      And chewing gum, lol. You can get it on prescription now lol. But who really care about that any longer?

      • Haha. East coast lagoon food centre is quite a good choice for hawker food and hmm dessert but think it’s getting quite crowded, nowadays. You probably need to hold your horse a little and drive to the car park nearer to changi airport for your dssert lol

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