1) Singapore is shiny. The buildings all look brand new. Here’s our hotel:
2) Singapore has lots of rules, and the governments like to advertise — and enforce — them. There are signs like this all over the place. We are in a highly touristed area, but still, it’s not quite what I expected to see just walking from our hotel to 7-11 to buy SIM cards.
3) There’s a lot of food here. Restaurants and coffee shops are everywhere. We’ll never go hungry (we had an early breakfast at our hotel’s huge buffet and briefly pondered just sitting there to continue eating through lunch).