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Things you like about Singapore?

Post by Edroche » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:38 pm

I'm a 'heartlander' with about 6 years in SG from Western Europe. Would be interesting to find out what other expat folks like about Singapore. Below list is quite sorry looking, anything else?

**** Update: Summary of answers *****

Monitor lizards
Cloud formations
Low Tax
The difference between fruits and fruit
Multicultural environment
Warm Weather (if you don’t like the cold/do outdoor sports)
Outdoor activities – Kayaking, Hiking, kopitiam drinking.
Animal spotting - especially monitor lizards.
Girls (looking at)
Changi Airport
Option of condo living with pool, year round.
No hooligans, groups of young kids causing trouble. Well behaved kids on average in the MRT etc.
Travel hub to other Asian destinations.
Low mortgage interest rates
Public infrastructure.
Champagne brunch
Safer for wife and kids/security
Tropics/greenery
A feed in Little India for food and atmosphere.
Food - availability and price.
Public/government services for the community
Kaya toast
Kidnapping monitor lizards.
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Post by v4jr4 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:42 pm

Perhaps the sense of security if I can compare it with Jakarta :cool:
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Re: Things you like about Singapore?

Post by beppi » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 4:36 pm

Edroche wrote:A feed in Little India
Food in general - especially the availability and price of it!

That things are generally well organised and work. Life is easy, sometimes too easy.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 7:09 pm

Low tax

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 7:15 pm

Living in a condo with a swimming pool that you can enjoy 365 days a year.

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 7:47 pm

-overall safety
-local food in coffee shops/hawker centers
-champagne brunches
-accessibility to the region (in touristic sense)
-clouds formations
-friendly government and related services (i.e. interactions with tax and other authorities)
-low taxes
-public infrastructure

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Post by uscate » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 10:25 am

Friendly people and polite kids (actually saw a boy give up his seat on a crowded bus to a 40 ish "not visibly infirm" man). Wow! :D

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Post by jsompinm » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 10:36 am

+1 for local food. Malaysia has it better, but overall it's not too bad.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 12:36 pm

uscate wrote:Friendly people and polite kids (actually saw a boy give up his seat on a crowded bus to a 40 ish "not visibly infirm" man). Wow! :D
Most definitely a rarity. He's to be congratulated, boy was probably chided by his friends later. :-|
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Post by carteki » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 2:07 pm

wow - I'm impressed. Someone started a similar post a while back and no-one put down anything positive.

The weather today is stunning (and on a Sat)

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 7:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
uscate wrote:Friendly people and polite kids (actually saw a boy give up his seat on a crowded bus to a 40 ish "not visibly infirm" man). Wow! :D
Most definitely a rarity. He's to be congratulated, boy was probably chided by his friends later. :-|
Kid's been exposed to too much politeness. Must be put in kiasuness and apathy bootcamp ASAP before the other couples' kids go there first.
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Post by x9200 » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 8:25 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
uscate wrote:Friendly people and polite kids (actually saw a boy give up his seat on a crowded bus to a 40 ish "not visibly infirm" man). Wow! :D
Most definitely a rarity. He's to be congratulated, boy was probably chided by his friends later. :-|
Is it really that bad in Boston?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 8:51 pm

:???:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by taxico » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 8:58 pm

x9200 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
uscate wrote:Friendly people and polite kids (actually saw a boy give up his seat on a crowded bus to a 40 ish "not visibly infirm" man). Wow! :D
Most definitely a rarity. He's to be congratulated, boy was probably chided by his friends later. :-|
Is it really that bad in Boston?
they don't speak right is what they are, those wacky bostonians, garbling up them Rs. :D

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 8:58 pm

Oh c'mon :roll: :)

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