I love visiting Singapore (esp when company is applying for taxis - see below) but hated living there. What gives?
I think Singapore is aesthetically a really nice place and has only got better over past five years. But I found living there was suffocating - a kind of Truman Show suburban hell. Living in Singapore made me feel I had given up on living.
And the same weather. Every day. I started to forget what month we were in.
I would not say it is boring, but it is very bland. And despite this, most locals have an oddly inflated sense of importance.
My biggest pros - the variety of food and the proximity to quick getaways
My biggest cons - the weather and the taxis.