Foreigners have been singing praises of Singapore...they only experienced SG as a visitor and as a foreigner. Many people who write for foreign presses get their data and statistics from govt agencies and GLOs..they didnt stay long enough to experience what Singaporeans go through and so what they wrote are not credible...work in SG for some years, feel the pressure and then comment..speak with some credibility.
Look at Robert Murdoch..commenting on SG..what does he know abt SG? from what he read and saw on pics...is that credible? he probably havent visited SG..it was best for him to keep his mouth shut