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    Mon Feb 28 2011

    What can I say about Singapore? I've made extended visits to the island for over 20 years and am now well infused with the Singaporean spirit. What's great about this island nation? Well, one of the first things you'll notice is the people. They are polite and nearly everyone younger than 50 years of age speaks quite good English. Due to the government's new immigration policy allowing in many mainland Chinese, this is changing a bit. The new immigrants are a lot like the older generation who never learned English in school. The nation is clean, safe, and well organized. If you want the wild west feel of Cambodia or are looking for sleazy Thai bars, you'll not find it here. People in Singapore are proud of their standards and like keeping their country on the straight and narrow. But trust me, it's not all Squaresville and bible study. What can a visitor do here? There are a variety of parks and attractions, including the new mega-huge Marina Bay Sands Resort Casino. I... Read more

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    Sun Feb 21 2010

    Singapore is a very nice place indeed!

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    Tue Jul 28 2009

    Singapore is an impressive asian city but by no means a destination. It's a very clean, business hub, but it's a very sanitized and insulated version of the real southeast asia just outside its borders.

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    Fri Feb 13 2009

    Nice, clean city. But what more can you do on a small island city?

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    Sat Jan 31 2009

    Very clean, very safe, very excellent food. Really not a whole lot to do there, but still one of the best places in Asia (outside of Japan).

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    Thu Dec 25 2008

    I loved Singapore.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  I had never heard of pink dolphins before, but I actually got to see them in Singapore.  They're not entirely pink, but there underbelly and a portion of their snout are pink.  Gorgeous.  It is incredibly clean, but of course there are punishments if you litter, beyond getting a fine.  I believe you have to walk around with one of those advertising signs hung over your body telling everyone you are a litterbug.  This was probably the only thing I didn't like about Singapore.  There are laws for everything.  You can't even chew gum there.  They don't even sell it!  If I remember correctly, during my lesson in the rules and laws of Singapore, chewing gum was banned when the people got tired of people placing their used gum on the seats in the buses, subways, etc.  While I was there, a man from Australia was actually hanged, within a very short period of time...maybe within a few weeks of his arrival in the country, for having less than an o... Read more

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    Wed Nov 07 2007

    Beautiful city. Very comfortanble to stay without failure.

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    Tue Sep 12 2006

    The place is nice 'cause they'll cane you twice. I know because they gave us a big speech about the things they will cane you for before they let us off the ship.

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    Mon Mar 20 2006

    Singapore is a beautiful city, very clean and efficient. It is sometimes referred to as the garden city, and indeed plants are just bursting out everywhere, snaking over the highway overpasses, sprouting out of other plants, shooting up from cracks in the pavement. There are also many recreational parks - try out the MacRitchie reservoir, for instance, to do some rainforest hiking close to the city, with Macaque monkeys scampering across your path. As a former British colony, English is pretty much universally understood, although the Singapore dialect (aka Singlish) takes a bit of getting used to, as it is peppered with words from Malay and Mandarin and often delivered in a rat-a-tat fashion which leaves you scrambling to decipher what was just said in order to keep up with the conversation. The ethnic mix is primarily Chinese, with a large number of (indigenous) Malay and some Indian. The food is fantastic and cheap. Alcohol and nicotine are heavily taxed. Illegal drugs? - you had... Read more

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    Wed Feb 01 2006

    We enjoyed Singapore when we were there in February 2005. Of course, it was Chinese New Year so we saw all the decorations in Chinatown and several lion dances which we just happened upon as we were walking about. Some former students of ours and their parents took us to the Night Safari at the zoo which was quite interesting. We also enjoyed walking on the waterfront and in the parks near the waterfront.

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    Tue Nov 01 2005

    Like one big shopping mall. Just as advertised about the cuisine there, too - the best in Asia ... cheap, moderate, expensive ... it's all good. A reliable train route that circles the city/nation makes getting around a breeze. Also, it doesn't matter when you visit. It will be humid and rainy whenever you arrive. Be prepared to sweat!

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    Mon Oct 24 2005

    Singapore is clean, safe, in-order. but since it's so small, people will easily get bored. not recommended for eldery, as the living pace is so fast.

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    Thu May 20 2004

    very clean, pretty city, got good freinds there.

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    Sat Jun 21 2003

    what is there to do??

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    Sat Jan 04 2003

    Deadiningly boring. Totally sterile, and nothing to do except shop. Save your time and money- go to Thailand.

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    Fri May 11 2001

    The people there are dumb. A supressive society.

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    Fri Mar 09 2001

    Lack of culture and things to do. Westernized city.

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    Sat May 27 2000

    Singapore is clean and has some great skyscrapers. Singaporeans pride themselves on their great city but I must admit, if you could call a city anally retentive, then Singapore would suit the bill. No fun.

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    Sat Mar 11 2000

    Yeah, yeah, nice food, lots of shops, but soooo dull. Like an overgrown boyscout camp, all the citizenry shouting "We'll DOB DOB DOB DOB" to the Lee Kuan Yew (or his subsequent clone) exhortation "DYB DYB DYB DYB!". Have they given up on that fascist eugenic stuff yet?

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    Wed Feb 16 2000

    You should definitely visit Singapore. It's clean and beautiful. The food is marvelous. Don't forget to visit the food centers, such as Newton and Tiong Bahru. These places are one-of-a-kind. Oh yeah.. be sure to watch the rules there. Singapore is really strict. If you made a mistake, they'll fine you big time!! It's afterall a FINE city. :P

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    Tue Nov 30 1999

    A beutiful scyscraper-metropol witch is interesting cultural too! :o)