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Go for the Hawker Stalls – they are all over Singapore and have a huge selection of Indian, Chinese, Malay and Pernakan cuisine. It’s very cheap and can feel noisy and chaotic, but have the courage to jump in – the results are inevitably worth it. Thunder Tea Rice is an easy first step.
It’s not a tourist attraction per se, but The Pinnacles is a big favourite of ours – several blocks of flats, connected by a sky-high walkway with a garden on top. The views are stunning and it’s the world’s tallest public housing building.
I’ve always loved swimming and here I can go twice a day – although it does mean having to keep the video off on conference calls back to the UK in the evening!
Place to meet other expatriates? Everywhere! School, condos, online all work. It’s very easy, although expats don’t live in specific expat-designated complexes like they do in some other cities in Asia.
It’s Singapore’s national pastime. The huge malls are essentially like air-conditioned high streets and are used to get out of the heat. But there is often nowhere to sit down, so put on comfy shoes.