However, when you read the article, you see that what it actually says is this :
(SINGAPORE) The Asia-Pacific region boasts some of the world's most liveable cities but also a number of the most wretched capitals on earth, according to a survey. Melbourne came in second and three other Australian cities - Perth, Adelaide and Sydney - were in the top 10 in a global list compiled by research firm the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Vancouver in western Canada topped the list. Also among the 10 best cities were Vienna, Geneva, Zurich, Toronto and Calgary.
The headline tells us that Asia is home to the world's best cities. But from the article we learn that it is actually Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney which feature in the world's top 10 cities. And none of these 4 cities are cities in Asia. The Business Times has confused Asia with Asia-Pacific.
In fact, there is no Asian city that features among the top 15. Tokyo comes in at No. 16, while Osaka and Kobe share the No. 20 spot. Hong Kong was ranked 41st while Seoul and Singapore tied for 54th place.
So the Business Times title is not very credible at all. In fact, it is quite misleading. Asia may indeed be home to the world's worst cities, but it cannot really claim to be home to the world's best cities.