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世界上最幸福的城市:新加坡

2011-04-11 13:59

    导语:人们总是用“水泥森林”来形容都市,都市人似乎总是冷漠、孤单的,但是事实并不总是如此。作家丹·布特尼在他的新书中写了四个他认为最具幸福感的城市,这些城市有什么共同点呢?我们一起来看看吧!

  Dan Buettner, the author of Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zone Way, set out to find the happiest places on earth, and he thinks he's discovered four contenders on four different continents. What makes residents in these places so glad to be living the lives they do? Here's a hint: It has nothing to do with their material wealth, intelligence, or attractiveness. Instead, Buettner found that members of these communities, which span the globe from Denmark to Mexico, give priority to social networks and health and well-being above all—and they make choices that reflect those values. So if you're looking for a cheery destination for your next vacation, consider these four spots—and get ready to take notes on how to really live the good life:

世界上最幸福的城市:新加坡_外语教育网 

Singapore 新加坡

  With one of the highest population densities in the world and denizens known for being workaholics, it's hard to imagine the city-state of Singapore having one of the happiest populations on earth. And yet in a recent survey, 95% of them said they were either very happy or quite happy. They give their city high marks for cleanliness and safety—subways are pristine and unfailingly arrive on time, and police are seen as helpful and good at their jobs. What's more, they feel they can count on their neighbors—all 5.1 million of them. As Ahmad Nizan Abbas, a lawyer from Singapore, explained, "We used to live in fishing villages where we pulled together to help each other…… If something happens to a Malay household, the whole Malay community will be there to lend support.【外语¥教育网www.for68.com

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