BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city of Brunei, has been ranked 4th most livable city of Southeast Asia in a global survey.
According to a recent ranking of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sultanate's capital has been ranked 101st in 2018, same as in 2016 and 2015 and was in 100th place last year.
In the Southeast Asia region, Singapore ranked 37th, followed by Kuala Lumpur in the 78th place while Bangkok came in as the world's 98th most desirable city, ahead of Manila (103), Hanoi (107), Ho Chi Minh City (116), Jakarta (119) and Phnom Penh (125).
EIU's livability rating assigns scores to 140 cities based on a range of factors such as living standards, crime, transport infrastructure, access to education and healthcare, as well as political and economic stability.
In the latest ranking, Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked top, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.