Great advice! This is extremely helpful. I’ve done some research on the colonial history of Singapore and it’s fascinating. I’m a big fan of city life, any recommendations on living right in or around downtown? It would seem from the discussion that the areas we’ve discussed are primarily suburban but I could be wrong.
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Ahem, it’s a city state here ;) So the entire country is probably considered “downtown” =)
Our local version of downtown is usually a few busier area e.g. orchard and..but the foreigners always laugh at how all e places here look like downtown to them. You will see when you live here. Hard to explain to you esp if you are coming from a big country, e.g United States or Canada.
As to “living right”, you shouldn’t worry too much, you could see all kinds of races, and nationalities living here. Even if you see asian faces on the street, they could possibly be foreigners too.
I have seen Singapore been rated a few times as one of the top choices for expats to live in, if not the most fav place TO WORK and LIVE IN. You will see for yourself how easy is to fit in here. The ppl over here are generally friendly, accomodating, and easy going! And that’s the reason why some have come here and never went back home, and some have lived here for the last 20, 30 yrs!
Take care & Hope you enjoy your short stay here!! ;)