Let's get one thing straight, the people of Singapore speak a bastardized version of English, many will refer to it as Singlish. My nephew grew up there, yes is currently finishing his national service, and went to some of the more elite schools over there, and even in those schools you are taught to pronounce 'three' as 'tree' and will pull you up for it if you insist it is incorrect. Learning Mandarin can be difficult as they mix it a lot with other dialects of China.
Climate-wise, this is down to the individual. For me, and for many Singaporeans, it's too hot and you remain indoors. One thing I really do not like about Singapore, like about HK, is that they openly discriminate against people they deem as a lower class. A lot of their manual labour is outsourced to people from Malaysia, who they deem as inferior, which has lead to decades of tradition of trying to keep a pale complexion and not letting their children play in the sun.
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