10 Oct '12, 3am

Audio: Singapore is a lively, vibrant and efficient place with a cosmopolitan population

I have just left Singapore after a very enjoyable five years there. Although I would happily move back again, I think five years is enough for a small city state - a few years in Bangkok or similar for a bit more vibrancy maybe? It is relaxed, polite (except for exceptionally rude car drivers and an intolerance of cyclists), safe beyond belief, tolerant of most things except for bad behaviour in public (good) and the best place I have every been for food, though western food is poor unless you eat expensive. It is also an excellent hub to travel from (social or business), as commented, Changi is the best airport I have ever been through, and I include those that win awards elsewhere and SingAir is a great carrier to be required to use. I dispute the universality of English, as would most of the expats that live there. Business is in English, but living there is less so. Th...

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