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Tokyo and Singapore trail Melbourne in 'digital nomad' ranking

List highlights places best positioned to lure new breed of remote workers

A shared working space in Tokyo: The city's remote working infrastructure, cultural attractions and other factors contribute to its appeal for "digital nomads." (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

SINGAPORE -- The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that for many, it is possible to work just about anywhere with an internet connection. A new ranking, however, shows some places offer more advantages for "digital nomads" looking to do their jobs or freelance abroad -- whenever border restrictions permit.

Asian cities broadly lag behind on the list of the best spots to live and work remotely, released Thursday by European online housing platform Nestpick. Tokyo placed sixth and Singapore seventh, as the region's only destinations in the top 10.

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