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SportingBD
October 5, 2017, 02:40 PM
Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka tops the list of the most stressed cities in Asia

http://www.thedailystar.net/world/asia/dhaka-most-stressful-city-asia-sydney-singapore-least-zipjet-dataleads-1468945


Those of you who live in Dhaka, is this true? what are the key factors behind Dhaka being the most stressed city in Asia? Income? Politics? Education?

Please do share.

Roy_1
October 5, 2017, 03:30 PM
All major south asian cities are stressful I guess, our cities by and large are unplanned and have to bear our massive population, I will in fact give them credit that they are up and running despite this. I have never been to Dhaka but what I keep hearing from my BD friends is that transportation is a mess there, Dhaka probably needs another city nearby that can share some of its load.

SportingBD
October 5, 2017, 03:39 PM
I remember in 2003/4 went to BD with family + Aunt's family. There was this political gathering in Dhaka. To get to the hotel, it took more than 3 hours. The driver said, it usually takes 30 minute. That was a tough experience for the whole family. I guess this doesn't happen to often.

I think being a stressful city depends on many other factors like stated in OP. Would be nice for people that actually live or lived in Dhaka to share their thoughts..

Yankees
October 5, 2017, 07:32 PM
How do you quantify something like "stress"?

If you actually look at the study, it was funded by a company that aims to reduce stress. And these are their metrics:

"major stress-inducing factors, including unemployment, debt per capita, traffic, public transport, security, pollution and density. We also considered elements such as lack of sunshine hours, which has been linked to poor mental health."

So unemployment counts as much as sunshine hours? Sounds like a BS study with BS metrics, with the only goal is to promote the company.

DinRaat.
October 5, 2017, 07:34 PM
I knew this data was ****, when Sydney was ranked first. Plus no Kabul, hahaha DataLEADS are on drugs.

iDumb
October 5, 2017, 09:39 PM
I don't think the data is that off .... the most thing I
hate about Dhaka is unleashed dogs ... I hate dogs ..and damn dogs just walks and runs around without a care in the world ...

DinRaat.
October 5, 2017, 11:12 PM
Good luck finding a nice house to stay in, house prices in Australia are cancer.

For 1 Million AUD your lucky if you can get a shack in the outskirts of the city.

Damn Chinese investors using their communist money to buy all the property, mass inflating the prices.

iDumb
October 5, 2017, 11:37 PM
Dhaka real estate is pretty expensive also . Specially in gulshan area

I wonder if they feel the stresses of Dhaka .. unlikely

DinRaat.
October 6, 2017, 12:06 AM
Dhaka real estate is pretty expensive also . Specially in gulshan area

I wonder if they feel the stresses of Dhaka .. unlikely

Nah, too busy living their phony western lifestyle acting like their rich and obnoxiously taking photos of their food to showcase to simpletons the lavish lifestyle they have.

adamnsu
October 6, 2017, 03:32 AM
Dhaka for me seems like a stressful place to live in I do agree. But tbh this study looks quite flawed as some of it is just arbitrary.

How do you measure accurately things like: mental health and physical health ?

Also the weighting for the scores are not provided too.

I mean in the top ten, no places like Palestine, Kabul (assuming they are apart of Asia) etc?? And just one Pakistan city makes it to the top ten .

Roy_1
October 6, 2017, 03:56 AM
C'mon guys 4 Indian cities are in the list, I should be the one whining :D

I am surprised Peshawar, Kabul, Quetta, Baghdad etc are less stressful than our cities.

SportingBD
October 6, 2017, 07:02 AM
Bangladesh Cricket Team.

Another reason for Dhaka being a stressful city.

Especially as most of our games are played in Dhaka.

Tigers_eye
October 6, 2017, 09:25 AM
We don't have a major public transportation system. Plus the dignitaries use their flag power to block already conjested roads. THen there is a trainline that goes through heart of the city. This needs to be moved outside the city. Use the space for underground electric train with 2 stops and as a new road on the ground.

Unemployment/Frustration: Be honest. This will solve everything. Be it at the bazar, or paying taxes, or any other social interaction.

Yankees
October 6, 2017, 09:59 AM
C'mon guys 4 Indian cities are in the list, I should be the one whining :D

I am surprised Peshawar, Kabul, Quetta, Baghdad etc are less stressful than our cities.

I just find it hilarious that Raqqa is nowhere on that list. You think ISIS controlling your city would be stressful? Nah, not according to these geniuses. Plenty of sunshine and greenery must make up for the public show of beheadings :facepalm:

Like all other studies, let's just take a dump on the south Asian cities and pretend we came up with something new. Utter nonsense.

Tigers_eye
October 12, 2017, 11:11 AM
^ Yes, I would like to take "jorip" from the people of Seoul, South Korea. Or Pyong Yong for that matter. :)

DinRaat.
October 12, 2017, 11:03 PM
^ Yes, I would like to take "jorip" from the people of Seoul, South Korea. Or Pyong Yong for that matter. :)

Pyongyang is relatively peaceful.

tonmoy.dhaka
October 13, 2017, 08:34 AM
We don't have a major public transportation system. Plus the dignitaries use their flag power to block already conjested roads. THen there is a trainline that goes through heart of the city. This needs to be moved outside the city. Use the space for underground electric train with 2 stops and as a new road on the ground.

Unemployment/Frustration: Be honest. This will solve everything. Be it at the bazar, or paying taxes, or any other social interaction.

Do not forget the special privilege that military gets. They occupy massive amount of space inside Dhaka city where civilians are not permitted to enter. Worse they also act as an impediment to city planning. Also why have a military use only airport in the heart of Dhaka city. Turn that into a park.

Lack of Legal Parking space is stressful for any driver along with the lack of respect for any traffic laws.