Global Media Company: Manila ranked 34th, Hong Kong 52nd among the 53 best cities in the world in 2022

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A global media and entertainment company, Time Out Group, reported on their Monday (11 July) online story that Manila is one of the best cities in the world.

The company said that they quizzed 20,000 city dwellers to rank the best cities in the world this year and Manila ranked 34th best out of 53 cities in the world according to their TimeOutIndex 2022.

To come up with the data, Time Out Group said “As ever, we’ve crunched all that data and used it to come up with our annual ranking of the world’s greatest cities. For the past two years, the list has focused on how cities pulled together through the pandemic and made life (just about) tolerable during lockdowns. But now, after two years of travel curbs, the world is opening up again, and we – like you – are itching to get back out there”.

From the index data, Manila was voted the third most resilient in this year’s survey, and not a single respondent described the city as rude – instead, it was admired by many for the welcoming and infectious smiles of its people.

“One hundred percent of respondents in Manila didn’t describe locals as rude, making it the least rude city in this year’s Index. Sixty percent said that the city was resilient, while 78 percent raved about its nightlife and party scene”, said Shirin Bhandari. 

Inviting the city to visit again, explained that the city is really thriving again. Let Manila entertain you as it has before with its high-end shopping malls, eclectic contemporary art galleries, and the edgy music venues of the south.

Meanwhile, ranked as the 52nd best city in the world, Hong Kong has been rocked by protests and pandemics, but the city remains resilient. While Hong Kong has been closed off to the world for two years, its food and drink scene has kept evolving. You’ll find everything here from hole-in-the-walls to Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as many of the region’s most-awarded drinking dens. With the opening of the massive contemporary art museum M+ and the Hong Kong Palace Museum and events like Art Basel and Art Central finally held in person this year, Hong Kong is cementing its status as one of the world’s leading art capitals.

92% of the respondents praised the city’s transit system and 72 percent of Hong Kongers said they had good access to nature or green space.