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Old April 16th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #1
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from economy part,what is the ranking for malaysia in asia?

from economy part,how do u feel the ranking for malaysia for in asia?
i think top 1 will be japan,
then following is china include hongkong n taiwan
then korea n singapore
i think malaysia and thailand will b top 5 in asia.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #2
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I think SKorea, Singapore and Taiwan should be above China. Their population is pretty low but could generate GDP of hundred of billions. The same can be applied to both Malaysia and Thailand too. But when it comes to economic power, I agree with your list!
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Old April 17th, 2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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malaysia's GDP only reach over 100 billion dollars(real terms)
or almost 250 billion dollars if using PPP(purchasing power parity)

note: this is not accurate
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Old April 17th, 2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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i think this is wat it will look like since i am studying economics for my degree and from all the economic mags that i read.... wakak..... this table below compares countries relative to their economic size and doesnt take into account other factors such as population, equality etc therefore when u see countries like indonesia's economy is larger than malaysia but this doesnt actually mean that their standard of living in indonesia is better than malaysia..... the data i gave below are roundup numbers and not the exact number just to give u an idea the size of each economy

1. japan - $4500 billion
2.china + HK (without HK china will still be 2nd) - $1500 billion
3.india - $700 billion
4.south korea - $600 billion
5.taiwan - $300 billion
6.indonesia - $250 billion
7.malaysia - $170 billion
8.thailand - $150 billion
9.singapore - $100 billion
10.pakistan -$90 billion

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Old April 17th, 2005, 01:21 PM   #5
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i think this is wat it will look like since i am studying economics for my degree and from all the economic mags that i read.... wakak..... this table below compares countries relative to their economic size and doesnt take into account other factors such as population, equality etc therefore when u see countries like indonesia's economy is larger than malaysia but this doesnt actually mean that their standard of living in indonesia is better than malaysia..... the data i gave below are roundup numbers and not the exact number just to give u an idea the size of each economy

1. japan - $4500 billion
2.china + HK (without HK china will still be 2nd) - $1500 billion
3.india - $700 billion
4.south korea - $600 billion
5.taiwan - $300 billion
6.indonesia - $250 billion
7.malaysia - $170 billion
8.thailand - $150 billion
9.singapore - $100 billion
10.pakistan -$90 billion
how about if these data divide by population
as conclusion india,indonesia n thailand popular is much much more compare to our malaysia .
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Old April 17th, 2005, 10:43 PM   #6
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how about if these data divide by population
as conclusion india,indonesia n thailand popular is much much more compare to our malaysia .
ummm not sure about the exact table but i think it will look something like this

1. japan
2. south korea
3. Hong Kong
4. singapore
5. taiwan
6.malaysia
7. thailand, philipines..... and then will be china, indonesia and india..... and all the other countries

btw i forgot about philipines in the previous table sorry....

and about hong kong singapore and taiwan their position here is very close so they might overlap each other....
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Old April 18th, 2005, 03:28 AM   #7
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hmm...in term of GNI per capita (2003):

(Countries and territories)

1.Japan ($34,510)
2.Hong Kong ($25,430)
3.Singapore ($21,230)
4.Brunei (Unclear)
5.Macau ($14,420)
6.Taiwan ($13,320)
7.Korea ($12,020)
8.Malaysia (Disputable/artificially fixed lower rate/currency undervalue!!! hehe..)
9.Thailand
10.China
11.philippine (US $1,080 )


source: BBC

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Old April 18th, 2005, 03:35 AM   #8
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ummmm ure data looks about rite... but i am 100% sure korea and taiwan's figures are much higher.... around that of hk and singapore's of around 30000 to 20000.
malaysia is around 5000
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Old April 18th, 2005, 03:38 AM   #9
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Richest world cities (some cities like san francisco and bandar seri begawan are missing!)

Rank/ Cities/ Wage index
1 Zurich 100.0 <--- greg's hometown
2 Basel 95.8
3 Geneva 88.5
4 Oslo 86.2
5 Lugano 85.1
6 Luxembourg 82.0
7 Copenhagen 79.9
8 Dublin 73.6
9 Chicago 72.8
10 New York 70.6
11 Tokyo 67.6
12 London 65.9
13 Los Angeles 65.4
14 Frankfurt 63.3
15 Helsinki 62.1
16 Stockholm 61.9
17 Amsterdam 60.6
18 Brussels 60.0
19 Berlin 57.6
20 Miami 56.7
21 Paris 56.4
22 Vienna 56.0
23 Nicosia 56.0
24 Toronto 54.1
25 Montreal 53.3
26 Sydney 47.4
27 Barcelona 45.6
28 Milan 43.6
29 Madrid 43.5
30 Athens 41.9
31 Auckland 40.6
32 Rome 36.2
33 Taipei 33.3
34 Dubai 33.1
35 Seoul 31.9
36 Tel Aviv 31.3
37 Hong Kong 31.2
38 Lisbon 27.2
39 Johannesburg 26.5
40 Manama 26.5
41 Singapore 26.2
42 Istanbul 24.1
43 Ljubljana 19.6
44 Budapest 18.3
45 Moscow 16.9
46 Santiago de Chile 16.3
47 São Paulo 15.1
48 Kuala Lumpur 15.0
49 Prague 13.9
50 Tallinn 13.5
51 Riga 13.3
52 Bratislava 13.1
53 Warsaw 12.8
54 Shanghai 12.4
55 Caracas 11.8
56 Rio de Janeiro 11.7
57 Bogotá 11.6
58 Vilnius 11.3
59 Lima 10.9
60 Mexico City 9.6
61 Buenos Aires 9.4
62 Bangkok 8.7
63 Bucharest 8.2
64 Jakarta 7.5
65 Lagos 6.8
66 Sofia 6.6
67 Kiev 6.2
68 Manila 5.6
69 Nairobi 4.5
70 Mumbai 3.8
71 Karachi 3.5
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Old April 18th, 2005, 03:44 AM   #10
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ummmm ure data looks about rite... but i am 100% sure korea and taiwan's figures are much higher.... around that of hk and singapore's of around 30000 to 20000.
malaysia is around 5000
well..I've got it from www.bbc.co.uk
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Old April 18th, 2005, 11:41 AM   #11
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in 2000, malaysia's GDP per capita did reach over 10,700 dollars but by the next few years that figure declined to just around 9000 dollars...........that has to do with slow economic growth or maybe the population is growing faster...or maybe both.....
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Old April 18th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #12
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The figures looks good for Malaysia but our pay is still like peanuts!

Standard of living is increasing but our miserable wages are stuck since the middle ages!
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 02:27 AM   #13
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from The Star


Malaysia 36th in quality of life index

NEW YORK: Malaysia has gone up 15 positions from last year to rank 36th in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s quality of life index for this year.

With a gross domestic product per person (at purchasing power parity) of US$10,450 (RM39,710), Malaysia is now sixth among Asian countries.

Singapore is in 11th place followed by Japan (17th), Hong Kong (18th), Taiwan (21st) and South Korea (30th), among the 111 countries that were ranked.

To determine quality of life, there were nine factors taken into consideration. They included material well-being, health, which considers life expectancy, political stability and security, and family life, which covers divorce rate.

The other determinants were community life, climate and geography, job security, political freedom and gender equality.

Ireland leads the ranking, moving up from fourth last year to top spot, while the United States dropped two places to 13th. Zimbabwe is at the bottom rung.
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 05:06 AM   #14
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Hmmmm......my quality of life index are based on the number of mamaks available per capita so KL would be at the top spot!
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 05:17 AM   #15
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Hmmmm......my quality of life index are based on the number of mamaks available per capita so KL would be at the top spot!
Ish...no wonder la...there are so many mamak stall in KL
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 06:31 AM   #16
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^ Yea.....just ask any Malaysians (or at least any college students) that have studied overseas. 90% would say they missed mamak so that is why you could see why Melbourne's outdoor cafes are packed with Malaysian students cos those are like mamak substitute mah
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Old June 14th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #17
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Kuala Lumpur - 3rd World City?

is KUL a 3rd world city?

i tried so hard not to be offensive in my response/remark to a forumer bigoted opinion in "Dubai vs. KUL" thread. but i can't really blame him/her for coming up with such statement (by saying DXB is a 1st world city and KUL being a 3rd world city).. i mean how repulsive can one gets without actually having any knowledge or statistics to support one's opinion? or am i being parochial and perhaps paranoid when others have nothing better to say about KUL or my country in general?

i am waiting for his/her response in how does one categorises a city being either a 1st or 3rd world city.. to me Dubai is great no doubt, everything is sleek, new, shiny etc.. is that all there is to it for getting the title of a 1st world city? DXB CBD is neat, but what abt the surrounding? i know a lot of the so-called 1st world cities that are experiencing urban decay...

so my question to fellow malaysians here is, Is KUL a 3rd World City? what say you??
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Old June 14th, 2005, 02:57 PM   #18
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I'm not good when it comes to categorising things..but I would say KL is a world-class city and we don't face problems as big as other cities in the developed countries. For instance, we don't have that problem of the homeless or beggars all over..we do have them but still small in number and not something we worry much about. I do remember in the 80's we have beggars everywhere..and now..KL definitely has improved damn lot. Malaysia is also home to South East Asia's largest passenger car market for such a population and we are only 2nd to Singapore when it comes to car prices!
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Old June 15th, 2005, 07:15 AM   #19
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For a city to achieve first world status, many things are put into consideration. The life-expectancy of the people, educational level of the population, competitiveness of the city etc. There is urban decay, yes, even in Kuala Lumpur. For instance, the squatters (many are hidden behind signboards), and the unmaintained buildings with dirty walls, not to mention the spewing black smokes from lorries and buses. Yes, environmental protection and recycling efforts also point towards being a first world society, which, sadly, Malaysia lacks or has yet to keep up. Public officials can also soil the reputation of being "first World", eg. the corruption of city officials and policemen (Like in Malaysia sometimes people pay to pass their driver's license test, or that traffic policemen ask for a certain "bribe"). Also the mentality of people can be put into consideration, like how people would "soil public toilets". In many societies, people do not have to pay to use public washrooms. The fact that we as Malaysians need to pay to use washrooms show the fact that many of us have world class facilities around us but have yet to live up to a first world mentality. All these factors sum up to say why sometimes we are still not considered a "first world" yet, despite the fact that we have gleaming skyscrapers and a couple of "national cars". Kuala Lumpur, being the best-defining city and a model for our Malaysian society, still has a lot more to improve before achieving "First World". Just remember my fellow countrymen, gleaming towers and wide highways and enormous shopping malls do not make a city "first world".
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