Author: Josh Lew
There's no arguing that Singapore is one of the more successfully planned and run cities in Asia. The air is breathable and the streets are clean. The is infused with the diverse cultures of its people. Not only is every major Chinese dialect heard, so are many Indian Languages, and of course, Malay. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether the main attraction for visitors is the people and their culture or the city itself.
Yes, Singapore is clean and safe. You can also get a ticket for littering, not flushing the toilet, or chewing gum (at least that is what the rules state). As far as I know, the practice is a bit lax, especially when tourists are concerned, but enforcement of these laws are not-nonexistent.
So, you ask, is Singapore a good tourist destination? Or should you give it a miss?
My answer. Yes. The people of Singapore make it worthwhile. The ethnic enclaves of Little India and Chinatown are full of the atmosphere that is lacking in other neighborhoods. Singapore is clean and safe, if a bit sterile.