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anyone live there?
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Date: 11/8/10 6:34 PM

DH has a possible opportunity to take a position in Singapore.

We don't have children so we don't need info on schools or family living. I've told my DH I could live anywhere...for a set amount of time. We were almost going to relocate to NZ but it fell through. This one may be more promising...and now I'm scared! I've never been there (obviously) and know nothing about the culture or lifestyle. I'm looking on the internet for info but would love some first hand experience.

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Date: 11/8/10 6:37 PM

I *just* got ahold of PR member KiarasMom who lives in Singapore yesterday because I am planning to visit in January. I would suggest you PMing her for advice.

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Date: 11/9/10 11:43 AM

I've visited Singapore several times, and I think it's one of the easiest Asian cities to adapt to. Everyone really does speak English so communication won't be an issue. The city is incredibly clean (they work hard to keep it so) compared to the Asian and even European cities I have visited. The public transit system is really excellent; on par with London and Paris I would say. Singapore is culturally vibrant as well, with sections of the city devoted to Chinese and Indian culture. Though it is difficult to live across the world from friends and family, I think you would find a lot to see and do in Singapore.

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Date: 11/10/10 9:12 AM

My daughter travels to Singapore for business now and then. She has told me more than once that she would live there in a heartbeat, and that is with small children. She says it is spotless, has great food, and is very vibrant.
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Date: 11/10/10 4:05 PM

Sounds like Singapore is a nice place! Thank you!

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Date: 11/11/10 10:58 AM

Their judiciary can be very strict. Here's an article.
Caning

Don't get in trouble and you will be okay.

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Date: 11/11/10 11:25 AM

I went to Singapore on business and I agree with what others have said - it's very clean and modern, people speak English, the public transportation is great. My impression was that for the most part there is a lot of tolerance for different languages, religions etc.

There were a lot of museums and restaurants, and the island of Sentoso has a lot of recreational kinds of things.

One thing to keep in mind is that it is hot and humid there all the time - it's only 4 degrees north of the equator. It's the kind of humidity that makes you break into a sweat instantly and has your clothing sticking to you. New Zealand has better weather!

My impression was that a large part of the economy is based on tourists going there to shop. Most of the city looked like one big mall. A very nice one, but a mall. A colleague of mine who went to Singapore pretty frequently for work said that she thought of Singapore as the only shopping center that belongs to the UN.

Another nice thing is that you're close to other Asian-Pacific countries, so if you're inclined to travel to, say, South Korea or Japan, they're within reach.

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