I've been reading this forum for quite a while now ... i'll be travelling to Hong Kong and Tokyo next month,, and am planning a quick three day de-tour someplace, and Singapore was always my destination of choice.
However, alof of reviews you read up on here, opinions of friends is that Singapore is pretty 'STERILE' .... it's just another western capitalisitic city, and it's questioned wether i should bother going.
I'm 30 from London, bringing my girlfriend. I like touristy attractions type things, but i also want to see the real country how the indigenious population live, pick up on their culture, i love hussle bussle, i'm not too bothered about clubs, drinking etc .. but some nightlife is essential. I'm not all bothered by shopping, although i do love browsing those fake markets as a laugh, and i'm not one for countryside or scenary at all, i also have a major fear of insects (i thought i'd add it for no reason at all).
As i'm doing Hong Kong and Tokyo ... maybe Singaproe is too much of the same thing, perhaps i need something different. Are there any other cities nearby that might be a little different?
I loved Bangkok, really loved it! But my girlfriend doesn't want to go back there, and wants something a little different. I've looked at Vietnam, Cambodia, etc but where do you start? Seoul? China isn't an option cos i can't be bothered getting a visa at this late stage.