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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 08 Oct 2008 11:52 pm

MattV wrote:I've been in Tokyo 4 years, I'm an outdoor person and miss seeing forests, it costs about $200 to get out of Tokyo for the weekend, Singapore is more oudoorsy.

A friend of mine moved from Tokyo to Singapore a few years back. Guess what she hates most? That it's almost impossible to go hiking here. Singapore's tallest "mountain" is a whopping 165m (with a paved road to the top), and you need to fly for several hours to find someplace to trek that doesn't feel like a sauna full of bugs.

That said, I've also lived in both Tokyo and Singapore, and on the whole I like Sg better. It lacks Tokyo's endless reserves of new weird stuff, but it's a lot more livable: crowds aren't as crazy, prices are generally cheaper, it's a hell of a lot greener and the climate, while boring, lacks Tokyo's unpleasant extremes. So for me, living in Sg and doing getaways several times a year (which is cheap and easy) is just about perfect.

Also, what is your favorite local food in Singapore? I LOVE TO EAT!

This, on the other hand, is an excellent reason to come to Singapore :cool:
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