I’m writing this post as part of the Show Your World blog event hosted by Tiny Expats. Please go over there to take a look, or share your own special place. Although I’m usually more at home in the countryside, I absolutely adore Singapore. Here’s why…
Singapore is clean, modern – almost futuristic and efficient. In South-East Asia, these things can be a rarity. But it’s much more than that. It’s a big city and has plenty to do but it also has plenty of places to escape to, such as the Gardens by the Bay which are a hybrid of nature and man-made structures and remind me of something from a science-fiction film.
Singapore is a melting pot of culture, with people from many different nationalities calling it home. If I had the chance to move there as an expat I would be there in a flash. The food is diverse and very good, with just about every type of cuisine represented. You can buy anything there; we shopped until we dropped on Orchard road in a series of shopping centres which are connected by underground walkways so that you don’t have to face the blazing sun. On this trip we visited the Da Vinci exhibition at the Art Science Museum by Marina Bay Sands to get our culture hit, but there are museums covering many aspects of Singapore past and present as well as aquariums, a zoo… too many to list or visit.
And did I mention that Singapore is clean? Chewing gum is illegal and the whole city is immaculate: no litter, no rats, none of the dirt and grime you usually find. Of course Singapore has it’s problems, like anywhere, but as far as cities go it definitely wins my vote.