I was lucky enough to get the chance to visit Singapore on my way down to Australia (thanks to some very inexpensive flights on Scoot Airlines. My time in the country was brief, but not so brief that I couldn’t learn a bit about where I was.
When you enter Singapore you are reminded that the penalty for bringing drugs into the country is death, and once you’re in Singapore you had best watch what you’re doing because you’re being watched – always. CCTV is everywhere and is used to monitor everything from loan sharks to illegal parkers.
It’s a very clean place and you can be fined for everything from spitting to jaywalking (and FYI Singapore is not down with the gays – not yet, at least).
But let’s move on from all the laws (and did I mention the outrageous cost of beer?) and focus on some other things – like how incredibly hot and humid it is here. I am literally thirsty all the time. It seems that no amount of fluid can quench the thirst brought on by the Singaporean weather (which can turn on a dime).
Overall, I enjoyed Singapore (and not just because I got to hang out with some Halfway Anywhere readers in the city’s highest craft brewery, LeVeL33). Will I go back? Probably. Would I live there? Probably not (I’m not down with humidity – unless we’re in Brazil).