Singapore definitely has it all. From "Mall of America" shopping
experiences replete with Tony Roma's, Black Angus, a Dan Ryan's and the requisite fast foods to Changi village where you can eat "hawker" food at reasonable prices ad stroll the boardwalk.
Singapore definitely has it's dirty underbelly. After all since Sir Raffles landed it has been a trading and sailor's port. And we all know what sailors are after when they get to port. There is a seedy side and there is definitely the young upwardly mobile club scene.
Singapore is about 45 kilometers across and about 25 kilometers north to south and is roughly crab shaped. With a population of 3 million and an additional 1 million foreign workers, it is definitely a high density, high rise city state. They have done a marvelous job maintaining greenspace as they have developed. Actually there seems to be a spot for everything. Kinda like disneyland we have Hiking Land, sailing land, kayaking land, water
skiing land, shopping
land and Sentosa Land. Sentosa is a fun place to go but I find it pretty touristy.
As a resident, I like to hang out at Changi sailing club where life is slow. Tip beers with friends both local and foreign. It is easy for a foreigner here to hang out with their own kind. I am very thankful for sailing which brings us all together regardess of home country.
Anyone visiting Singapore is encouraged to look me up and visit us at teh club.