Indeed, it comes as no surprise that Singapore is one of the leading cities globally. For instance, we’ve been crowned with the most instagrammable city worldwide, the happiest country in Southeast Asia and the best viewpoints in the world.
And now a study by Zutobi ranked Singapore as having the best roads in the world. The report was curated using a mix of data from Worlddata.info and TheGlobalEconomy website. Analysts ranked 59 cities based on road quality, road improvements, the size of the road network and road fatalities between 2019 and 2014.
Fortunately, Singapore earned first place with the highest score of 9.44/10. Singapore has the lowest road traffic deaths at 1.69 out of 100,000 people. Plus, the size of the road makes them easy and safe to drive on.
Meanwhile, the worst roads in the world are in Kuwait (1.33/10). The nation has recorded the worst deaths by road on the list, with 19 per 100,000 people. Shockingly, New Zealand came in as the fifth worst globally for poor roads, with a score of 2.93/10, largely due to earthquake damage.
Our neighbour Malaysia, ranked 12th from the bottom (3.32/10), with the Malaysian government claiming the report to be ”inaccurate and misleading”.
Here’s the five countries with the best roads:
- Singapore (9.44/10)
- Netherlands (8.62/10)
- Switzerland (8.58/10)
- Japan (8.41/10)
- Denmark (7.59/10)
Here’s the five countries with the worst roads:
- Kuwait (1.33/10)
- Costa Rice (2.24/10)
- Georgia (2.33/10)
- Panama (2.54/10)
- New Zealand (2.93/10)
At least you can feel safe while you travel by car on the best roads in the world in Singapore.